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. 232, No. 1, January

25 All-Time Favorite Test Kitchen Recipes
Photographs by PEDEN & MUNK It's an almost comical task to choose 25 recipes from the thousands in our archives--our treasury, as we think of it, going back to 1898. So when we sent out the call for nominations, we kept the criteria strict:...
25 ALL-TIME Favorite TEST KITCHEN Recipes
It's an almost comical task to choose 25 recipes from the thousands in our archives-our treasury, as we think of it, going back to 1898. So when we sent out the call for nominations, we kept the criteria strict: Pick your Sunset standbys, your keepers,...
A Fruitful Endeavor
Mulberries may be elusive, but their flavor is extraordinary, say these backyard growers. Plant them now and reap the rewards come summer.KEVIN and MONICA lynch didn't set out to become urban farmers. The husband and wife, both schoolteachers, started...
A Fruitful Endeavor: Mulberries May Be Elusive, but Their Flavor Is Extraordinary, Say These Backyard Growers. Plant Them Now and Reap the Rewards Come Summer
KEVIN AND MONICA LYNCH didn't set out to become urban farmers. The husband and wife, both schoolteachers, started as novice gardeners, just trying their hand at various edibles in their Palo Alto, California, backyard. Then they tasted a berry off...
A Perfect Day in Truckee, CA: A New Generation of Shop Owners, Baristas, and Chefs Are Helping to Lake Tahoe Ski Town to Greater Heights
The stores tell stories On a casual pass through Truckee, it can seem like the lineup of businesses never changes. Yes, there's the classic candy shop, the cowboy-themed diner, the T-shirt hawker. But look closer and you'll notice some storefronts...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS.Q: I've moved to a new apartment. The bathroom is old, but being a renter, I can't paint or change plumbing fixtures. Any way of making the space look a little better? -KATIE NICE, SAN LUIS...
Ask Sunset: Have a Question about Life in the West? We Have the Answers
Q: I've moved to a new apartment. The bathroom is old, but being a renter, I can't paint or change plumbing fixtures. Any way of making the space look a little better? -KATIE NICE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA DEAR KATIE Ah yes, we've all been there--the...
Best of the West: Our 10 Favorite Things This Month
1 Urban renewal Between Santa Monica's gleaming art moderne City Hall and its honky-tonk pier, where the Rand Corporation's massive headquarters used to sprawl (picture wonks in narrow ties charting the course of the Cold War), lies a pair of parks...
Big ISLAND Buzz
IT'S BRIGHT. IT'S BOLD. AND IT'S GIVING THE PEOPLE OF THIS LITTLE-KNOWN CORNER OF PARADISE A SECOND CHANCE. SAY HELLO TO HAWAII'S OTHER COFFEE.It's a slow afternoon at Will & Grace Variety Store in Na'alehu, a former sugar plantation town near the...
Big Island Buzz: It's Bright. It's Bold, and It's Giving the People of This Little-Known Corner of Paradise a Second Chance. Say Hello to Hawaii's Other Coffee
It's a slow afternoon at Will & Grace Variety Store in Na'alehu, a former sugar plantation town near the southern tip of Hawaii's Big Island. Owner Willie Tabios was up at dawn working his family's 7-acre farm before opening the tiny shop for...
BLURRING the BOUNDARIES
Are you in or out? You can barely tell the difference in this modern cabin full of natural materials and expanses of glass, by Jess Chamberlain | photographs by Thomas J. StoryThe seastars scattered over the beach clinched it-Harry and Claudia Bray knew...
Blurring the Boundaries: Are You in or out? You Can Barely Tell the Difference in This Modern Cabin Full of Natural Materials and Expanses of Glass
The seastars scattered over the beach clinched it--Harry and Claudia Bray knew this bit of land on Washington's Key Peninsula was for them. "Walking up the forested driveway with the sun coming through the trees, and seeing the water and the mountains...
In the SUNSET GARDEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAM"We can't get enough of mounted staghorn ferns. They're the gardener's version of moose antlers."DO THIS NOWHANG A STAGHORN FERNNeed to exercise your winter-idle green thumb? We've fallen in love (again) with staghorn ferns. To mount...
Kitchen Confidential
HAVING A TEST KITCHEN right down the hall can be hazardous. i realized this recently when I put on a skirt I hadn't worn in several months. It had fit perfectly in April, but in October the zipper went halfway up--and then inexplicably stopped. My...
Kitchen Confidential
HAVING A TEST KITCHEN right down the hall can be hazardous. I realized this recently when I put on a skirt I hadn't worn in several months. It had fit perfectly in April, but in October the zipper went halfway up-and then inexplicably stopped. My husband...
Our 10 Favorite Things This Month
1Urban renewalBetween Santo Monica's gleaming art moderne City Hall and its honky-tonk pier, where the Rand Corporation's massive headquarters used to sprawl (picture wonks in narrow ties charting the couse oF the Cold War), lies a pair of parks covering...
Pattern Play
STEAL THIS LOOKLayering on prints is the fastest way to recharge a room. An L.A. designer and mix master explains how.There's a secret to adding character to your home, no matter its age or style: pattern-lots of it. L.A. designer Amber Lewis regularly...
Pattern Play: Layering on Prints Is the Fastest Way to Recharge a Room. an L.A. Designer and Mix Master Explains How
There's a secret to adding character to your home, no matter its age or style: pattern--lots of it. L.A. designer Amber Lewis regularly combines ethnic textiles--as many as a dozen at a time--for rooms that look effortlessly pulled together. "A lot...
Salt Lake City
A PERFECT DAY INUtah's capital has a buzzing downtown bar scene, a brand-new retail hub, and 11 world-class ski resorts less than an hour away. By Jeremy PughThe mountains are more accessibleSet at the base of the Wasatch Range, Salt Lake City is just...
Sonoran Desert Escapes
The spas, the palms, the golf-sunny Arizona's charms have been luring the weary snowbound for decades. Its biggest appeal? There are choices for every budget. By Chris WoolstonIt's another blue-sky, 75° January day in Scottsdale, and winter feels far...
Sonoran Desert Escapes: The Spas, the Palms, the Golf-Sunny Arizona's Charms Have Been Luring the Weary Snowbound for Decades. Its Biggest Appeal? There Are Choices for Every Budget
It's another blue-sky, 75[degrees] January day in Scottsdale, and winter feels far away. Anyone teeing up for a $175 round of golf at The Boulders--where flowering cactus and natural mounds of granite frame lush green fairways-would have trouble imagining...
The Real Sun Valley
Two locals point us toward hidden hot springs, Springsteen sightings, and other peak experiences in Idaho's perfect little ski town. As told to Erin KlenowBest breakfast spot before hitting the slopes?THE KNEADERYJONNA MENDES: This place has been around...
The Real Sun Valley: Two Locals Point Us toward Hidden Hot Springs, Springsteen Sightings, and Other Peak Experiences in Idaho's Perfect Little Ski Town. as Told to Erin Klenow
Best breakfast spot before hitting the slopes? [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE KNEADERY JONNA MENDES: This place has been around for decades, and it's very country, with trophy elk and moose hanging from the walls. The menu has everything, from...
Your Checklist
PLANT Set out bare-root blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries as soon as they are available in nurseries. Fill bare spots in the garden by sowing seeds of California poppies. The colors go way beyond orange: Try 'Dusky Rose'...
Your CHECKLIST
ROCKY MOUNTAINS©PLANTStart tuberous begonias in pots indoors for flowers in 12 to 15 weeks. Fill containers with potting soil, set tubers on top, concave side up, then cover them with a half-inch layer of potting mix. Place in bright, indirect sunlight...
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