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. 230, No. 5, May

Airstream Hotels
1. Santa Barbara The new Santa Barbara Auto Camp is the latest in a crop of quirky camper hotels around the West that have all the romance of the open road, with none of the heavy towing. In the heart of town, where reasonably priced rooms are rare,...
Alaskan Eyes
WANDERLUSTWhat can you learn about a place by visiting it over and over again? In Sitka, one long-lost local discovers ... everything."ARE YOU SURE YOU DON'T NEED A MAP?" The guy at the rental car agency looks confused, like I'd ad-libbed from the customer-service...
Alaskan Eyes: What Can You Learn about a Place by Visiting It over and over Again? in Sitka, One Long-Lost Local Discovers ... Everything
"ARE YOU SURE YOU DON'T NEED A MAP?" The guy at the rental car agency looks confused, like I'd ad-libbed from the customer-service script he memorized. "Still 7 miles of road one way from downtown, 7 the other, right?" "Pretty much. But there's...
Find Your Treasure
THE SECRET SIERRAFresh fruit pies, fishing holes, the largest living trees on Earth, and 22 more mountain good timesNORTH OF TAHOE1 COFFEEBAR How can one grind be so much better than the rest? Somehow, it is. In Truckee, perfect lattes, baked goods,...
Find Your Treasure: Fresh Fruit Pies, Fishing Holes, the Largest Living Trees on Earth, and 22 More Mountain Good Times
NORTH OF TAHOE 1 COFFEEBAR How can one grind be so much better than the rest? Somehow, it is. In Truckee, perfect lattes, baked goods, and gelato. coffeebar truckee.com. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 2 LOST TRAIL LODGE Near Truckee, off-the-grid...
Foraged Flowers
Create beautifully untamed bouquets using finds from the wild or your own backyard"Wild materials bave interesting shapes and imperfections that add character. " -Max GillTen years ago, while creating flower arrangements for a wedding, Max Gill found...
Foraged Flowers: Create Beautifully Untamed Bouquets Using Finds from the Wild or Your Own Backyard
TEN YEARS AGO, while creating flower arrangements for a wedding, Max Gill found himself short of greenery and had to improvise. "It was the night before the big event," he recalls. "I was frantically foraging a friend's garden for pittosporum clippings...
Grow Your Own Spa
MAKE IT YOURSThree of the West's top hotels share their fresh-from-the-garden spa recipes.HEAD TO THE SPASorrel River RanchMOAB, UTWhen the ranch owners started a 2-acre farm last year, the onsite restaurant couldn't use all of the bumper crop, so a...
In the Sunset Garden
PLANT [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Confetti COLORS The buds on the show-stopping new Eryssmum 'Jenny Brook' start out purple, open in coral, fade to rose, and mature back to purple. And with flowers coming and going From now through fall, the full...
In the Sunset Kitchen
FIND | COCONUT CRAZE [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Lately, our Test Kitchen has been flooded with all things coconut: oils, caramels, crisply dried chips, and yogurt. But coconut "jam"--a tropical twist on lemon curd--is the...
Live-Fire Cooking
HANDS - ONMichael Chiarello shows us how to build a firepit fast and grill great food. By Margo Truelong before he became a celebrity, Michael Chiarello loved cooking over fire. As a boy- with the Emmy-winning TV shows, the family winery, and two restaurants...
Live-Fire Cooking: Michael Chiarello Shows Us How to Build a Firepit Fast and Grill Great Food
LONG BEFORE he became a celebrity, Michael Chiarello loved cooking over fire. As a boy--with the Emmy-winning TV shows, the family winery, and two restaurants (Bottega, in the Napa Valley, and San Francisco's Coqueta) still ahead of him--he helped...
Movie Lover's Garden
A couple turns their front yard into the neighborhood's most popular theater. By Sharon CohoonWHEN RIKA HOUSTON knocks on doors to invite neighbors over for an impromptu screening, she's never short of takers. Located in the front yard of the Los Angeles...
Movie Lover's Garden: A Couple Turns Their Front Yard into the Neighborhood's Most Popular Theater
WHEN RIKA HOUSTON knocks on doors to invite neighbors over for an impromptu screening, she's never short of takers. Located in the front yard of the Los Angeles home she shares with her husband, architect Brian Ten, the cinema is unlike any other in...
Seattle's New Ballard
On Ballard Avenue, old-school fishing traditions mingle with a new wave of designers, artists, and chefs to create one of the West's most charming city streets. By Jess ChamberlainON FOOT1 The saltiest barDrinks are stiff and the fishing ties strong...
Seattle's New Ballard: On Ballard Avenue, Old-School Fishing Traditions Mingle with a New Wave of Designers, Artists, and Chefs to Create One of the West's Most Charming City Streets
1 The saltiest bar Drinks are stiff and the fishing ties strong at Ballard Smoke Shop, a local hangout since 1971. Check out the bell hanging on the wall: Fishermen still ring it after a lucrative trip, signaling that the next round's on them. (206)...
Sebastopol, Ca
5 REASONS YOU'LL LOVEA big- buzz opening brings the best of wine country to one sleepy Sonoma town. By Jenna ScatenaThe new artisan amusement park"We're bringing the artisans out of the woods and into the town center," says Barney Aldridge, owner of...
Sebastopol, CA: A Big-Buzz Opening Brings the Best of Wine Country to One Sleepy Sonoma Town
The new artisan amusement park [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "We're bringing the artisans out of the woods and into the town center," says Barney...
SITKA for the SENSES
SEEST. MICHAEL'S CATHEDRAL Follow the noon bells to the center of town and, if you're lucky, you'll catch a peek of the two bald eagles that roost atop the church's cross, in near-perfect imitation of the classic Byzantine eagle iconography. $5 donation;...
Taste Spring
MARKET FRESHWhat to cook this month: eggs, peas, and spring onionsMARKET FRESHHealthyGREEK YOGURT DEVILED EGGSMAKES 24/ 1 HOURWe've swapped out mayo for Greek yogurt to make these party favorites healthier, and added Dijon mustard for a kick.12 hard-cooked...
Taste Spring: What to Cook This Month: Eggs, Peas, and Spring Onions
Healthy GREEK YOGURT DEVILED EGGS MAKES 24 / 1 HOUR We've swapped out mayo for Greek yogurt to make these party favorites healthier, and added Dijon mustard for a kick. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 12 hard-cooked large...
The Awesome West. Always
IF I HAD to describe my love for the West, I could do no better than to point to Sunset's July 1917 cover: a painting of an enormous orange sky soaring above a tiny campfire scene. The cover celebrates the grandeur of a Western night and captures the...
The Inner Sanctum
SEATING AREA The large sofa is covered in a commercial-grade Sunbrella fabric that's tough enough to handle frequent crowds and the occasional spilled drink. The clean-burning gas firepit is ringed with a wide band of concrete, so it doubles as a table.PROJECTOR...
The Real Santa Fe
ASK A LOCALThe best way to know where to go in New Mexico's capital? Round up local tastemakers and get them talking.As told to Erin KlenowEATEl Parasol391 DINOSAUR TRAIL A 1833 CERRILLOS RD.ROSI SIMPSON: The best greenchile burger, best tacos, best...
The Real Santa Fe: The Best Way to Know Where to Go in New Mexico's Capital? Round Up Local Tastemakers and Get Them Talking
EAT El Parasol 298 DINOSAUR TRAIL & 1833 CERRILLOS RD. ROSE SIMPSON: The best green-chile burger, best tacos, best .4 breakfast burrito in town. Hands down. ERIN WADE: Oh yeah, they don't play around. RS: To me. a good breakfast burrito...
The Secret Sierra
We all think we know California's Sierra Nevada. But many of the mountains' best wonders- unlikely as it seems- are waiting for you to discover them.Here's where l am:on a horse on the McGee Canyon trail in the Sierra Nevada 3SO miles east of San Francisco,...
The Secret Sierra: We All Think We Know California' Sierra Nevada. but Many of the Mountains' Best Wonders-Unlikely as It Seems-Are Waiting for You to Discover Them
Here's where I am: on a horse on the McGee Canyon trail in the Sierra Nevada 350 miles east of San Francisco, 320 north of Los Angeles, and seemingly an infinity from anything that looks like civilization. Below me, the canyon's rock slopes frame a...
The Summer of the Picnic Club
For a warm-weather twist on a DINNER PARTY, these PORTLAND FRIENDS take it outside. Here's their step-by-step to EATING IN THE PARK.OR ALL THE GRIAT MEALS I've eaten in our food town, some of the best have been at picnics. Everything tastes better outside....
The Summer of the Picnic Club: For a Warm-Weather Twist on a Dinner Party, These Portland Friends Take It outside. Here's Their Step-by-Step to Eating in the Park
OF ALL THE GREAT MEALS I've eaten in our food town, some of the best have been at picnics. Everything tastes better outside. In fact, my friends and I are so enamored with picnics that last year we formed a club around them: the Portland Picnic Society....
Wake Up Happy
ALASKA I WILDFLOWER BONANZA Camp Homer A quiet alternative to the generator-filled sites along the Homer Spit, the new Camp Homer (6 miles inland from town) offers15 tent pads amid a field of fireweed that produces shoulder-high blooms from...
WINE to GO
In boxes, cartons, canisterswine's ready to hit the road. We trolled for good tastes inside.SIP1. Bandit Nonvintage Pinot Grigio (California; $9). Pretty citrus wraps around juicy apple, melon, and peach.THE PACKAGE 1-liter Tetra Pak: 1 Vi bottles total,...
Wine to Go: In Boxes, Cartons, Canisters-Wine's Ready to Hit the Road. We Trolled for Good Tastes Inside
1. Bandit Nonvintage Pinot Grigio (California; $9). Pretty citrus wraps around juicy apple, melon, and peach. THE PACKAGE 1-liter Tetra Pak: 1 1/3 bottles total, and less than 12 the carbon footprint of a bottle (from production to delivery). ...
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