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. 231, No. 3, September

Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS.Q: My husband and I hope to arrange a family reunion this fall.We live in Amador County in Northern California-there are 8 family members right here, plus more elsewhere in California and more...
Ask Sunset: Have a Question about Life in the West? We Have the Answers
Q: My husband and I hope to arrange a family reunion this fall. We live in Amador County in Northern California--there are 8 family members right here, plus more elsewhere in California and more in Colorado and New York, for a total of 22. Ages...
Best of the West: Our 12 Favorite Things This Month
1. Hopewell quilts Cotton-and-linen color-block quilts from Hopewell Workshop, the L.A. Studio of Eliza Kenan and Claire Oswalt, call to mind the paintings of Mark Rothko. Powerfully simple, they work equally well with woodsy and modern decor. From...
Crisp Chicken Confit
MAKES 4 WHOLE LEGS / 1 HOUR, PLUS AT LEAST 12 HOURS TO MARINATE AND 8 HOURS TO COOK Although it takes a while, confit doesn't require much hands-on time. This method works for duck or rabbit too. Jasinski prefers duck or chicken fat for the confit,...
Decoding Syrah
This versatile red can be earthy and lean, rich and fruity- or just plain blah. Here's how to find the best bottles.there's a grape that makes complex red wines that are far more interesting with food than ever-popular Cabernet. It's the grape of some...
Decoding Syrah: This Versatile Red Can Be Earthy and Lean, Rich and Fruity-Or Just Plain Blah. Here's How to Find the Best Bottles
THERE'S A GRAPE that makes complex red wines that are far more interesting with food than ever-popular Cabernet. It's the grape of some of France's most revered reds. And it thrives in the West's Mediterranean climate. Introduce this variety here,...
Drive. Dine. Walk. Gawk. Find Joy. the Ultimate Guide to 735 Gorgeous Miles of California's Highway 1
DAY1 / ESSENTIAL STOPS Laguna Beach to Santa Monica MILES > 60 NUMBER OF BOATS IN NEWPORT HARBOR 9,000 SURF SHOPS IN HUNTINGTON BEACH 13 LIGHTS ON SANTA MONICA PIER'S PACIFIC WHEEL 160,000 Highway 1 begins unceremoniously, emerging...
Let It Ride
WANDERLUSTMiles from the sparkle of the Strip, cyclists are cashing in on Las Vegas' biggest secret: world-class biking.at first, i kept my bike in my room, boxed from the plane ride, and wandered the Strip on foot, doing reconnaissance. I'd just arrived...
Let It Ride: Miles from the Sparkle of the Strip, Cyclists Are Cashing in on Las Vegas' Biggest Secret: World-Class Biking
AT FIRST, I KEPT my bike in my room, boxed from the plane ride, and wandered the Strip on foot, doing reconnaissance. I'd just arrived from Portland, a cyclist's dream city, with hundreds of miles of bike lanes and gratis valet bike parking at summer...
Liberation Road
One of the great joys of growing up in the West is to have highways upon which to write our memories. Four decades ago, Highway 1 was the final leg in my journey from Los Angeles to college in Santa Cruz. I was 17, a single child living with a self-involved...
Love at First Sight
It was 1975. He was driving, I was looking. We were from Iowa, but we hadn't quite realized what rubes we were until we got to Highway 1. He had been here before--on his way to and from Vietnam--so he was the guide. In L.A., he bought me cotton candy...
Orange Endive Salad with Chicken Confit
SERVES 4 / 20 MINUTES Rich, salty chicken confit, served with these ingredients, becomes a complete--and perfect--meal. "The watercress is spicy, endive is more bitter, oranges are sweet, avocado is creamy. There's a reason why everything is in...
Our 12 Favorite Things This Month
1. Hopewell quiltsCotton-and-linen color-block quilts from Hopewell Workshop, the L.A. studio of Eliza Kenan and Claire Oswalt, All to mind the paintings of Mark Rothko. Powerfully simple, they work equally well with woodsy and modern * decor. From $365;...
Our Camera Man
"WHEN YOU'RE A Sunset photographer, this is your office." That's the envy-provoking caption Tom Story used for one of his shots on Instagram back in June, when he was photographing Highway 1 for this issue. A staff photographer since 2000, Tom has...
Our Camera Man
when you're a Sunset photographer, this is your office." That's the envyprovoking caption Tom Story used for one of his shots on Instagram back in June, when he was photographing Highway 1 for this issue. A staff photographer since 2000, Tom has shot...
Past Perfect
EASY STYLEInspired by Sunset's archives, five designers create a house for Western living today.The Sunset archives are a gold mine of design inspiration. The magazine practically invented the outdoor living room, featured glass walls as far back as...
Past Perfect: Inspired by Sunset's Archives, Five Designers Create a House for Western Living Today
The Sunset archives are a gold mine of design inspiration. The magazine practically invented the outdoor living room, featured glass walls as far back as 1946, and has done stories on the best possible way to design with sunlight for at least 60 years....
Peak Season: Full of Beans
Spicy, fried, or pickledthree new ways to make a green bean lover out of anyoneTips for cooksSHOPYou can't go wrong with haricots verts, the slender, very tender beans eaten when only a few inches long; classic Blue Lake, with dark green, plump pods...
Resources: Our Celebration Weekend Home Project Was Made Possible by These Sponsors and Contributors
INTERIOR SPONSORS Appliances: GE Monogram, monogram.com Ceiling tiles: Armstrong Ceilings, armstrong.com Fabric: Sunbrella, sunbrella.com Furniture: Room & Board, roomandboard.com Hardwood/vinyl floors: Armstrong Flooring Products,...
Rosemary Grilled Leg of Lamb
SERVES 8 TO 10 2 3/4 HOURS, PLUS 24 HOURS TO MARINATE Ford's generous hand with rosemary enhances the smoky flavor from the grill. The recipe is adapted from his upcoming book with Carolynn Carreno, Taming the Feast: Ben Ford's Field Manual to...
Southside Sacramento, CA: This Industrial Neighborhood in the Capital Buzzes with Craft Cocktails, a Farmers' Market, and Summer's Last Snow Cone
Artists call it home What was once a wasteland of auto body shops and shuttered warehouses has become the city's creative core. At its heart is Verge Center for the Arts, home to some two dozen studios in a single gigantic warehouse that hosts everything...
Suddenly, Illicitly Yours
Los Angeles is all about escape routes, and the California 1 is mine: The stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between Santa Monica and Malibu is the easiest way to get anywhere. Most of the tune, that's a beautiful thing. Nearly every drive begins with...
The New Ranch
It's prefab and fab, modular and modern, eco- and kid-friendly. And this Montana update of a 1950s icon makes the most of its Big Sky views.HUGE EXPANSES OF GLASS. Exterior walls that roll up and virtually disappear. Almost 2,400 square feet of deck....
The New Ranch: It's Prefab and Fab, Modular and Modern, Eco- and Kid-Friendly. and This Montana Update of a 1950s Icon Makes the Most of Its Big Sky Views
HUGE EXPANSES OF GLASS. Exterior walls that roll up and virtually disappear. Almost 2,400 square feet of deck. The Moseley family's home in Montana's Ruby Valley is a Western design classic in the making. But truth be told, when Paul Moseley thought...
The Other Las Vegas: Why Come to Sin City Just to Lose Your Shirt? Here's Where to Spin Your Wheels, Plus Three Other Desert Adventures That Will Take Your Breath Away
BIKE At Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, pedal the 13-mile Scenic Drive from the visitor center through a picture-perfect Mojave Desert landscape. The route isn't for the faint of heart, with its 1,000-foot elevation gain in the first...
THE POWER of 1
Drive. Dine. Walk. Gawk. Find joy. The ultimate guide to 735 gorgeous miles of California's Highway 1ESSENTIAL STOPS ALONG THE WAYby Matthew Jaffe & Christine RyanTRANSPORTING STORIESby Jane Smiley, Maile Meloy & Hector TobarASTONISHING HISTORY...
The Real Portland
Two design-minded locals give us the inside track on the land of walnut ink and hipster picnics. As told to Erin KlenowFAVORITE FARMERS' MARKETPortland Farmers Market at PSU1717 s.w. park ave.Patrick long: I still love the downtown Portland State market....
The Real Portland: Two Design-Minded Locals Give Us the Inside Track on the Land of Walnut Ink and Hipster Picnics
FAVORITE FARMERS' MARKET Portland Farmers Market at PSU 1717 S.W. PARK AVE. PATRICK LONG: I still love the downtown Portland State market. People complain about the crowds, but I take it as theater. AVERY THATCHER: It's great. I buy the...
Why You'll Love Saratoga, Wy
Leaf peeping, hungry trout, and steaming hot springs make September prime time in this picturesque cow town. By Kelly BastoneBig, big trout awaitThe North Platte River flowing through Saratoga is "the best wild-trout fishery in the Lower 48, bar none,"...
Your CHECKLIST
ROCKY MOUNTAINSPLANTPerk up container plantings with frost-resistant osteospermum. For added protection, cover them when temperatures are forecast to fall below 30°.Sow spinach. 'Bloomsdale Long Standing' is one of the hardiest varieties; other good...
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