Sunset

Sunset Magazine is a magazine covering western homes, gardens, food and travel (five regional editions). Founded in 1898, it is a monthly publication published by Sunset Publishing Corp. Sunset Magazine subjects include home and gardening as well as travel and tourism. The senior vice president is Kevin Lynch.

Articles from Vol. 228, No. 6, June

10 Best Burbs for Biking: Million-Dollar Bridges, Cash Incentives, and Special Parking Spots-All for Those on Two Wheels
We developed this list from the nonprofit League of American Bicyclists' award program. It's easy to sing the praises of the West's bike-centric college towns (Boulder, Davis), so we chose instead to focus on communities without an obvious bike-ready...
Animagician
Believe it: Pixar's Katherine Sarafian has the coolest job at the world's coolest workplaceYOU'RE PRODUCING THE NEW PIXAR FILM, BRAVE. WHAT OO YOU OO - MORE THAN MEETINGSAND SPREADSHEETS? Yes! I get the film the director wants to make up on the screen...
Apricots
Apricot baklava strudel SERVES 8 | 1 HOUR, PLUS 1 HOUR TO COOL 1/3 cup honey 1/2 cup sugar, divided 12 oz. ripe apricots, quartered 1/3 cup each raw almonds and pistachios 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom 10 sheets (12 by 17 in.) filo dough 1/2 cup melted butter 1....
A Trick of the Eye
How do you make a small Venice house live large? Use your outdoors''we're opportunistic," says architect Deborah Richmond, referring to herself and Olivier Touraine, also an architect. But she means it in a good way: "We like to exploit possibilities...
A Trick of the Eye: How Do You Make a Small Venice House Live Large? Use Your Outdoors
"WE'RE OPPORTUNISTIC," says architect Deborah Richmond, referring to herself and Olivier Touraine, also an architect. But she means it in a good way: "We like to exploit possibilities that are already there." [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION...
Beginner's Mind
MORE THAN 25 years ago, I landed a job as an entry-level travel editor in the Los Angeles office of Sunset. My boss gave me the keys to a used Honda Civic and a new Thomas Bros. map guide (yes, it was that long ago), then pushed me out the door...
Editor's Picks
Southern CaliforniaBook your first summer sleepover3 new close-to-home hotels worth a trip1 | PALM SPRINGSTucked just far enough off the main drag to feel hidden, Alcazar's sleek white rooms instill a spa-like sense of calm around the verdant pool area,...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in 30 minutes or lessGrilled Mediterranean vegetable sandwichesRebecca Jansen, Snohomish, waSERVES 4 I 30 MINUTES¼ cup mayonnaise2 garlic cloves, minced½ tsp. lemon juice2 small zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise2...
Grill Smart
Get your summer off to a healthy startLIKE ALMOST EVERY MEAT EATER I know, I love a grilled steak with some char on it. And crisp-grilled skin on salmon and chicken? Yep, that too. Of course, over the last few years Tve read in the news that I shouldn't...
Ice Storm
Creative twists on snow cone traditions from around the world are hitting L.A. like a blizzard1 | NORTH HOLLYWOOD The artisanal syrups at le· Ic* Shavie are made from locally sourced ingrethents (some grown in the owner's backyard) like cucumber, jalapeño,...
June: Your Northern California Guide
To-do list * It's your last chance to sow seeds of beans, corn, and squash. * Keep mature hedges from getting bigger by trimming them after spring growth ends. * Cover your swimming pool or hot tub when not in use to reduce evaporation. ...
June Your Southern California Guide
To-do list* Fertilize roses, lawns, annuals, perennials, and container plants. Don't feed natives or Mediterranean plants, as this is their dormant period.* Cover your pool or hot tub when not in use to reduce evaporation.* Protect fruit crops from birds...
L.A. Day Trip Marina del Rey
Why go now: Venice's lowerkey neighbor is ramping things up with splashy new eats and summer adventure. On a driveby: You'll see a kitschy New England-themed Fisherman's Village, South Pacific-inspired street names (Bora Bora, Fiji Way), and prefab condos....
No-Cook Pasta Sauces
Combine a few seasonal ingrethents then toss your salsa cruda with pasta. What could be easier for a lazy summer night?Seas bells, wit h basil tomatoes, and garlicSERVES 6 I 45 MINUTESRaw tomatoes get juicy as they stand, helping to create the sauce.Vi...
No-Cook Pasta Sauces: Combine a Few Seasonal Ingredients, Then Toss Your Salsa Cruda with Pasta. What Could Be Easier for a Lazy Summer Night?
Good ingredients are key Since these sauces are relatively simple, use totally ripe produce, the best olive oil you can find, and full-flavored cheeses. Choose the right pasta for the job For smooth pesto, long noodles like fettuccine are...
Northern California Weekend
1. Hike like a local At Pogonip park, just east of UC Santa Cruz's campus, the redwoods shoot sky-high. To get into the thick of things, park your car where Spring Street dead-ends and hop on Spring Trail. Hang a right at the Lookout Trail, and...
Outdoor Parties: What Says Summer More Than Kicking Back with Friends on the Patio? Here Are 14 Inventive, Easy Ideas for Your Next Backyard Bash
Season cheese and squash Cut 4 oz. halloumi cheese into cubes. Brush cheese and 1/2 lb. mixed baby squash with 1 tbsp. olive oil, then coat with remaining rub. Skewer Thread meatballs, cheese, and squash onto 6 double sets of soaked bamboo skewers....
Paso's Time
Today, a weekend in Paso Robles dishes all the indulgence of a trip to ProvenceWE'VE SEEN THIS BEFORE. A small California town is a brief stop for fathers footing it between missions, then a dusty hub forcatile ranching, then ...wine grapes. Except that...
Paso's Time: Today, a Weekend in Paso Robles Dishes All the Indulgence of Trip to Provence
WE'VE SEEN THIS BEFORE. A small California town is a brief stop for fathers footing it between missions, then a dusty hub for cattle ranching, then ... wine grapes. Except that in Paso Robles, the rise to stellar wine has been precipitous. Less than...
So Hot, Its Cool
Palm Springs in summer? Yep, we said it. Zero crowds, killer deals, and a pool around every corner make this the place to be in June. Here's the proof.THE PRICE IS RIGHTHotel rates plummet after Memorial Day, and since desert temps still haven't reached...
Standout Blend
You say you drink only reds? Think again- there's anew white in the West that even red drinkers will loveTHREE LETTERS WILL rock your beverage consumption this summer: SBS (or SSB, as the case may be). They're shorthand for two white varieties - Sauvignon...
Standout Blend: You Say You Drink Only Reds? Think Again-There's a New White in the West That Even Red Drinkers Will Love
THREE LETTERS WILL rock your beverage consumption this summer: SBS (or SSB, as the case may be). They're shorthand for two white varieties--Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, which more and more winemakers here are blending, following the Bordeaux tradition...
Style on a Shoestring
Turning a city yam into a chic outdoor room on a tight budget is easier than you think. Interior designer Antonio Martins shows how FLEA-MARKET FINDS, luxe-looking knockoffs, and materials rescued from his own backyard. That, in a nutshell, is how...
Style on a Shoestring
Turning a city yard into a chic outdoor room on a tight budget is easier than you think. Interior designer Antonio Martins shows howFLEA-MARKET FINDS, luxe-looking knockoffs, and materials rescued from his own backyard. That, in a nutshell, is how interior...
Take Back the Burbs
A CASE STUDYTHE GLENDALE EXPERIMENTChange starts small, perhaps even with what's already sitting in your garageThe decision Kara Sergile made two years ago wasn't meant to be significant. Staring at the dusty mountain bike tucked in the back of a storage...
Take Back the Burbs: Sure, City Dwellers Have Embraced Biking as a Convenient Way to Get around. but the Next Bike Wave Is Brewing Were Most of Us Live
The decision Kara Sergile made two years ago wasn't meant to be significant. Staring at the dusty mountain bike tucked in the back of a storage room behind her garage--the bike's tires were flat; it hadn't been used in more than a decade--all she really...
The Bee Couple
Chelsea and Rob McFarland are adding buzz to L.A.'s urban residential beekeeping movementIT'S JUST A REGULAR old Sunday at the Mar Vista farmers' market. Or is it? A woman buzzes around in yellow tights, a black tutu, bee antennae, and a pair of wings....
The Best in Show: The Biggest Stars in Art and Music Shine Bright This Summer. Find a Spot on the Lawn-The Festival Is about to Begin
START HERE For me, the perfect summer festival means ... ROCKING OUT What kind of rock we talking? ROCK 'N' ROLL HARD (RED) ROCK Patchouli, friend or foe? I BUY IT BY THE LITER MAKES ME NAUSEATED ep The rocks star at the...
The Dry Look
A SINGLE POT, like icing on a cake, can be all you need to dress up a deck, porch, or entry. But this summer--after an and winter through much of the West--we're ditching the idea of using annual flowers for big dollops of color. Instead, we're opting...
The Gear You Need: What to Took for in a Bike, and How to Use It All
THE BIKE Electra Ticino 8-speed $850; electrabikes.com 1 REAR RACK Front baskets are cute, but Loading them down can affect steering. Rear racks can allow more carefree riding. 2 COMFORTABLE SEAT Myth exposed: Puffy gel seats aren't...
The West's Rubies
To find out why Rainiers from central Washington are valued above all other cherries, we went to the sourceIt's too hazy to see Mt. Rainier but it's the trees in front of us, so heavy with fruit they look freclaed with red, that grab my attention.We...
The West's Rubies: To Find out Why Rainiers from Central Washington Are Valued above All Other Cherries, We Went to the Source
It's too hazy to see Mt. Rainier but it's the trees in front of us, so heavy with fruit they look freckled with red, that grab my attention. We pull off a dirt road and into Mark Hanrahan's cherry orchard, just east of the peak. I step out of the...
Top the Dog
5 tasty ways to give yours a littel personality this summerThe tech billionaireCelebrate the IPO with luxury all the way.Kobe beef hot dog (morx/oods.com) or all-beef hot dogBrioche bunWashed-rind triple-cream cheese, such as Red Hawk (cowgirkreamery.com)Dijon...
Top the Dog: 5 Tasty Ways to Give Yours a Little Personality This Summer
The tech billionaire Celebrate the IPO with luxury all the way. Kobe beef hot dog (marxfoods.com) or all-beef hot dog Brioche bun Washed-rind triple-cream cheese, such as Red Hawk (cowgirlcreamery.com) Dijon mustard Baby arugula mixed...
What's in Season? Apricots
Apricot bakfava strudSERVES 8 I 1 HOUR, PLUS 1 HOUR TO COOL1/3 cup honey½ cup sugar, divided12 oz. ripe apricots, quartered¼ cup each raw almonds and pistachios½tsp. ground cardamom10 sheets (12 by 17 in.) filo dough½ cup melted butteri. Preheat oven...
Yard-Long Beans
This super-size version of a summer staple will wow you in the garden and on the plateIn your gardenSporting slender, snakelike pods, yard-long beans look like regular green beans that just never quit. To be honest, there's not much difference in flavor...
Yard-Long Beans: This Super-Size Version of a Summer Staple Will Wow You in the Garden and on the Plate
In your garden Sporting slender, snakelike pods, yard-long beans took like regular green beans that just never quit. To be honest, there's not much difference in flavor between the two, but who could resist growing something so wild-looking? (Not...
You Said It
Dream camperI was tempted to hide the May issue from my husband when it arrived in the mail yesterday. It featured a teardrop camper on the cover, and he has been obsessed with wanting one for the past couple of years. Keep in mind that he is 6' 2'',...
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