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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. 233, No. 1, July

A Perfect Day in Reno
No longer the poor man's Vegas, Nevada's second city ups its game with sophisticated food and drink, and a riverfront full of fun. By Freda MoonStroll, sip, savorEvery third Saturday, Renoites take to the streets for the monthly Reno Wine Walk. Twenty...
A Perfect Day in Reno: No Longer the Poor Man's Vegas, Nevada's Second City Ups Its Game with Sophisticated Food and Drink, and a Riverfront Full of Fun
Stroll, sip, savor Every third Saturday, Renoites take to the streets for the monthly Reno Wine Walk. Twenty bucks gets you a glass, wristband, and map of the more than 20 wine bars, coffeehouses, clothing boutiques, art galleries--even an attorney's...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS.Q: My husband and I like to enjoy a glass of wine out on our patio after work. But here in Reno, it gets hot in the summer-up in the 90s. What white wines are especially refreshing? And my husband...
Ask Sunset: Have a Question about Life in the West? We Have the Answers
0: My husband and I like to enjoy a glass of wine out on our patio after work. But here in Reno, it gets hot in the summer--up in the 90s. What white wines are especially refreshing? And my husband actually prefers red wines--would any work in our...
Best of the West: OUR 12 FAVORITE THINGS THIS MONTH
Pillow sight Squares. Parallelograms. Circles, not quite concentric. 'Mangles, equilateral and otherwise. Relax--you're not facing that pop geometry quiz you've had nightmares about for the past decade or so; these are just a few of the playful...
Cascades: Sun Mountain Lodge's Main Lobby; at Right, Lodge Wrangler Debra "Red" Schrock
The Cascade Range may have been named for its countless waterfalls, but its true calling card has to be its rugged, crumpled peaks--the Liberty Bells, the Seven-Fingered Jacks, the Steamboat Prows--all rising abruptly from deeply carved valleys and...
Dinner Afield
Host your own pop-up outdoor meal, with tips and a recipe from the pros who started the craze. By Tara DugganJIM denevan edges his vintage bus an inch to the right, to align it with a row of com at a farm near Santa Cruz, California. The chef and maverick...
Geometry Lesson
IDEA GARDENBold shapes and patterns make this garden striking from¿Many gardens are viewed from above only during the planning process-as a drawing on paper. But when landscape architect Mark Tessier designed this front yard in Manhattan Beach, California,...
Geometry Lesson: Bold Shapes and Patterns Make This Garden Striking from Every Angle
Many gardens are viewed from above only during the planning process--as a drawing on paper. But when landscape architect Mark Tessier designed this front yard in Manhattan Beach, California, he had both the bird's-eye view and the eye-level one...
In the SUNSET GARDEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAM"Our DIY fountain draws goldfinches, sparrows, and juncos to the Test Garden."JOHANNA SILVER, ASSOCIATE GARDEN EDITORKNOW-HOWCITRUS FIX"There's no off-theshelf potting mix that suits citrus's needs," says Aaron Dillon of Four Winds...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAMSHOPPING SMARTSSTONE FRUITWith larger stone fruit, it's what's inside that counts. Look for "freestone," which means the pit easily detaches from the fruit with a cut and a twist, if you want perfect slices for salads or tarts. "Cling"...
Life Preservers
Zuma is a sandy, sun-kissed, much-loved L.A. beach. It also has some of California's nastiest rip currentsand nearly mythic lifeguards who are every bit as fierce in the battle to keep you safe.ZUMA BEACH is stunning, no doubt about it, a 2-mile-long,...
Life Preservers: Zuma Is a Sandy, Sun-Kissed, Much-Loved L.A. Beach.it Also Has Some of California's Nastiest Rip Currents-And Nearly Mythic Lifeguards Who Are Every Bit as Fierce in the Battle to Keep You Safe
ZUMA BEACH is stunning, no doubt about it, a 2-mile-long, half-a-football-field-wide swath of sand the color of a light spray tan, edging an ocean that has something for everyone. The surfers are out, and so are the run-in-and-belly-flop teenagers,...
Max out a Small Yard
TWO GARDENS in the space of one--that's what Shauna and Mike Harden imagined for their tiny San Francisco backyard. "We wanted a 'free' zone where our older daughter could run around without too many limits," Shauna says. But they also wanted a space...
Max out a Small Yard
TWO GARDENS in the space of one-that's what Shauna and Mike Harden imagined for their tiny San Francisco backyard. "We wanted a 'free' zone where our older daughter could run around without too many limits," Shauna says. But they also wanted a space...
OFF the HOOK
In a sea of grim news about fish, West Coast albacore is one you ean eat without worry. Discover how to make the most of this prize catch.A torpedo-shaped creature that looks as if it's been dipped in liquid silver; shooting through the water at up to...
Off the Hook: In a Sea of Grim News about Fish, West Coast Albacore Is One You Can Eat without Worry Discover How to Make the Most of This Prize Catch
A torpedo-shaped creature that looks as if it's been dipped in liquid silver, shooting through the water at up to 25 miles an hour, albacore tuna is an unexpectedly beautiful fish. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION...
Our 12 Favorite Things This Month
1 Pillow sightSquares. Parallelograms. Circles, not quite concentric. Triangles, equilateral and otherwise. Relax-you're not facing that pop geometry quiz you've had nightmares about for the past decade or so; these are just a few of the playful graphic...
Party Tips
SCOUT YOUR LOCATION. To avoid having your party crashed by park rangers, check regulations before setting up a table at the local beach or park. Or ask a nearby farmer, vintner, or friend with a vegetable garden if they'll share space. Find out if...
Pink Is the New White
The summer wine of choice in the South of France, dry rosé has finally taken root in the West. By Sara SchneiderSIPJUST WHEN MODERN, high-quality winemaking was picking up steam in the West, good pink wine got derailed by a single accident. The mishap...
Pink Is the New White: The Summer Wine of Choice in the South of France, Dry Rose Has Finally Taken Root in the West. by Sara Schneider
JUST WHEN MODERN, high-quality winemaldng was picking up steam in the West, good pink wine got derailed by a single accident. The mishap occurred in 1975 at Napa Valley's Sutter Home Winery Owner Bob Trinchero was attempting to make a dry "white Zinfandel"...
Rustic Edge
THE RANCH HOUSE RIDES AGAIN-THIS TIME WITH A DASH OF OLD WORLD CHARACTER.The ranch house is as quintessentially Californian as Yosemite and artichokes. So when Eric Olsen, an architect who grew up surrounded by the iconic style in Newport Beach, saw...
Rustic Edge: The Ranch House Rides Again-This Time with a Dash of Old World Character
The ranch house is as quintessentially Californian as Yosemite and artichokes. So when Eric Olsen, an architect who grew up surrounded by the iconic style in Newport Beach, saw a textbook ranch house in Corona del Mar, he fell fast for its modern but...
San Juans: Dunton Hot Springs: Former Ghost Town Turned Luxury Resort
There's nothing soft about the San Juan Mountains. Fourteen of Colorado's 58 Fourteeners are clustered here, making this one of the highest portions of the Rockies. Only the hardiest miners and ranchers ventured into these chilly peaks, and even today,...
Sierra Neuada
Sierra scenes, clockwise from top: pack trip at McGee Creek Pack Station; dock at Sardine Lake Resort; 'Yosemite Valley; Lake Tahoe. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] California's signature mountain range...
Slice of Summer
July calls for a nectarine a day (at least). Here are three new ways to enjoy the juicy fruit.Tips for cooksGO FOR FRECKLESSun spots on nectarines are a sign of sweetness; a red blush is just a varietal characteristic. Choose fruit that's fragrant and...
Slice of Summer: July Calls for a Nectarine a Day (at Least). Here Are Three New Ways to Enjoy the Juicy Fruit
Tips for cooks GO FOR FRECKLES Sun spots on nectarines are a sign of sweetness; a red blush is just a varietal characteristic. Choose fruit that's fragrant and has a little give or is only moderately firm. WAIT TO CHILL For the fullest...
The High Life
Hike. Swim. Cool off. Luxuriate. The West's most magnificent mountains are waiting for you.THE CASCADESCool blue lakes and luxury lodgesTHE SAN JUANSLofty peaks and scenic drivesTHE SIERRA NEVADAHorseback rides and snug resortsTHE WASATCHWildflowers...
The Real Capitol Hill
ASK A LOCALSeattle's coolest corner owns the city's best food, shopping, and cocktails. Three locals point the way. As told to Erin KlenowFavorite park on a summer day?ALISA FUROYAMA: Doesn't matter the season, you can't beat Volunteer Park. It's the...
The Real Capitol Hill: Seattle's Coolest Corner Owns the City's Best Food, Shopping, and Cocktails. Three Locals Point the Way. as Told to Erin Klenow
Favorite park on a summer day? ALISA FUROYAMA: Doesn't matter the season, you can't beat Volunteer Park. It's the biggest park on the Hill. I'll start at the Conservatory, which houses a wide range of plants. I try to never miss the amazing staghorn...
Wasatch: Lake Blanche, High in the Wasatch Range
Few ranges pack in more drama per square mile than Utah's Wasatch. For starters, there's the steepness: Rising abruptly from the valleys east and west of the range, the near-vertical mountainsides make Salt Lake City skyscrapers look lilliputian. Then...
Weeknight Cooking
Recipes in 30 minutes or lessCHICKEN STEAMED OVER GINGER-GARLIC RICESERVES 4/30 MINUTESWe've taken a specialty of Singapore, Hainanese chicken, and adapted it for a quick dinner without sacrificing its succulence. Fresh vegetables and an intense cilantro...
Weeknight Cooking: Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less
CHICKEN STEAMED OVER GINGER-GARLIC RICE SERVES 4 / 30 MINUTES We've taken a specialty of Singapore, Hainanese chicken, and adapted it for a quick dinner without sacrificing its succulence. Fresh vegetables and an intense cilantro sauce add crunch...
Your CHECKLIST
ROCKY MOUNTAINS*PLANTAdd unthirsty succulents like agave, aloe, or kalanchoe to tired-looking flower beds.Freshen containers with sunloving flowers sold in bloom, like cannas, coreopsis, lilies, rudbeckias, and sunflowers.MAINTAINwhen fancy-leafed geraniums...
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