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. 233, No. 2, August

Accelerate Your Getaway
Monterey is also a prime pushing-off point for some of the best short road trips in the West. Here are three we love.BIG SUR 30 MILESHighway 1 into Big Sur is a postcard-perfect stretch of road, but now we're telling you to get out of the car. First...
Accelerate Your Getaway: Monterey Is Also a Prime Pushing-Off Point for Some of the Best Short Road Trips in the West. Here Are Three We Love
A bit more casual? KS: You're not going to stumble onto it unless you go exploring the neighborhood, but Ocean Sushi Deli is a local standby. RN: My favorite is the Nabeyaki udon, which is like a Japanese hot pot, with noodles, fish cake, seaweed,...
A Perfect Day in Point Arena, Ca
This small Mendocino County town celebrates summer with boulder-strewn beaches, roaming giraffes, and the state's newest national monument. By Usa TrottierThe coastline is all yoursThere was a time when only the locals and a few lucky cows knew how to...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS.Q: In light of the drought, I want to replace my lawn with something that uses less water. What's the best way? -J.D., MILL VALLEY, CADEAR J.D. Good thinking-and good timing: Smother your lawn...
Ask Sunset: Have a Question about Life in the West? We Have the Answers
Q: In light of the drought, I want to replace my lawn with something that uses less water. What's the best way? DEAR J.D. Good thinking--and good timing: Smother your lawn now at summer's peak, then replant in fall with something better when (fingers...
A Sweet Social
"If you want to be the most popular person in your neighborhood," says Anne Walker, "throw an ice cream social." As the co-owner, with Kris Hoogerhyde, of San Francisco's beloved Bi-Rite Creamery, she has resurrected the old-fashioned party at her...
A Sweet Social
Throw a garden-fresh ice cream party, with help from Bi-Rite Creamery. By Jessica Battilana"If you want to be the most popular person in your neighborhood," says Anne Walker, "throw an ice cream social." As the co-owner, with Kris Hoogerhyde, of San...
Best of the West: Our 12 Favorite Things This Month
1 California suite Hurray! Our list of much-beloved, much-mourned hotels that we're hoping to see reopen has been reduced by one. Shuttered in 2008, when the then-owners defaulted on their mortgage, the historic Heritage House, on California's Mendocino...
Big Kids' Garden
A couple trade in their lawn fora backyard that's all play and no work. By Johanna Silverwhen matt titone talks about his former lawn, he sounds a little like a child complaining about his chores. "I hate mowing," he says. "It takes hours out of your...
Big Kids' Garden a Couple Trade in Their Lawn Fora Backyard That's All Play and No Work
WHEN MATT TITONE talks about his former lawn, he sounds a little like a child complaining about his chores. "I hate mowing," he says. "It takes hours out of your weekend that could be used for something way more fun." So he and his wife, Courtney Husk,...
For a Century, Tijuana Has Been the Black of the U.S.-Mexico Border:
IT HAD BEEN JUST HOURS since I landed in San Diego and crossed into Mexico on foot, the clicking of a turnstile my only border formality. Much of the U.S.-Mexican frontier has been armored and walled off, but at the San Ysidro crossing, a Mexican border...
Gold Rush Grape
ZINFANDEL, THE QUINTESSENTIAL CALIFORNIA GRAPE, HAS A ROLLICKING HISTORY. BUT ITS BEST DAYS MAY BE RIGHT IN FRONT OF US. On a balmy, breezy Sonoma Valley afternoon, I settle in to taste Zinfandel. I'm surrounded by thick, twisted vines, many of which...
Gold Rush Grape
ZINFANDEL, THE QUINTESSENTIAL CALIFORNIA GRAPE JAS A ROLLICKING HISTORY. BUT ITS BEST DAYS MAY BE RIGHT IN FRONT OF US.n a balmy, breezy Sonoma Valley afternoon, I settle in to taste Zinfandel. I'm surrounded by thick, twisted vines, many of which were...
In the Sunset Kitchen
TIP OF THE MONTH Pile on the herbs While making this month's cucumber-herb smoothies (see page 81), we were smitten by their Persian-style herb combination. Now we're setting out our grilled meats and rice dishes as Persians do, with sabzi kbordan--a...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
TIP FROM OUR TEAM"Serve this salad with flatbread, nuts, and feta, and you've got appetizers-or call it dinner. "TIP OF THE MONTHPile on the herbsWhile making this month's cucumber-herb smoothies (see page 81), we were smitten by their Persian-style...
Island Time
IN COLLEGE, I spent one entire summer on an island. My job was strictly menial (I washed dishes and peeled shrimp), but that's not what I remember. Salty morning breezes, foggy nights, bike rides to the beach, the Sunday evening disappearance of the...
Our 12 Favorite Things This Month
1 California suite Hurray! Our list of much-beloved, much-mourned hotels that we're hoping to see reopen has been reduced by one. Shuttered in 2008, when the then-owners defaulted on their mortgage, the historic Heritage House, on California's Mendocino...
Paradise West
Treasure Island. Atlantis. Neverland. Myst. Crab Key. (Dr. No's floating hideout, of course.) Islands appeal to the imagination more than any other geographic feature, and luckily, the West is full of them. We've organized our 20 favorites according...
Parads Wesst
Treasure Island. Atlantis. Neverland. Myst. Crab Key. (Dr. No's floating hideout, of course.) Islands appeal to the imagination more than any other geographic feature, and luckily, the West is full of them. We've organized our 20 favorites according...
Play It Cool
Three ways to use summer's most refreshing vegetableCUCUMBER and NOODLE SALADSERVES 4/45 MINUTESIntensely flavorful Chinese sausage is worth seeking out for this salad. If you can't find it, bacon also pairs well with the sweet cucumbers and peanut dressing.10...
Point Arena, Ca: This Small Mendocino County Town Celebrates Summer with Boulder-Strewn Beaches, Roaming Giraffes, and the State's Newest National Monument
The coastline is all yours There was a time when only the locals and a few lucky cows knew how to access the prime stretch of land between downtown Point Arena and the coast. But last spring, after a series of deals by the Trust for Public Lands,...
Sisters Act
In Central Oregon, a writer finds everything a person could want: comfort, solitude, and revered silence.THEY WILL BURY ME here one day, by God. They will toss my ashes by the heaping fistful into this high desert wind, sending great gray swirls of marrow...
Sisters Act: In Central Oregon, a Writer Finds Everything a Person Could Want: Comfort, Solitude, and Revered Silence
THEY WILL BURY ME here one day, by God. They will toss my ashes by the heaping fistful into this high desert wind, sending great gray swirls of marrow to dust the ponderosa pines. Coyotes will whine, an eagle will scream, and the eight towering peaks...
Taking the Heat
LIFE IN THE WESTHow one family rebuilt their home after a wildfireand what you can do to fireproof yoursWHEN A WILDFIRE forced Peter and Story Kombluth to evacuate their Santa Barbara home in May 2009, the last thing Peter saw was the bougainvillea catching...
Taking the Heat: How One Family Rebuilt Their Home after a Wildfire -- and What You Can Do to Fireproof Yours
Materials matter FIND OUT WHICH ONES STAND UP TO MIMES p.38 WHEN A WILDFIRE forced Peter and Story Kornbluth to evacuate their Santa Barbara home in May 2009, the last thing Peter saw was the bougainvillea catching fire. The next morning,...
The New Tijuana
For a century, TIJUANA has been the black ßß of the U.S.-Mexico border: a lost zone of seedy bars and drug-fueled violence. Now a new generation of adventurous CHEFS, ARTISTS. AND INNOVATORS are turning TJ into a city FOR THE LOCALS, BY THE LOCALS. As...
The Real Monterey
Let two locals guide you to a weekend of sushi, seafaring, and cocktail sipping along California's bountiful bay.What's the best way to see the bay?kate spencer: I highly recommend kayaking. Monterey Bay Kayaks, at the base of Wharf 2, has the top guides...
The Real Monterey: Let Two Locals Guide You to a Weekend of Sushi, Seafaring, and Cocktail Sipping along California's Bountiful Bay
What's the best way to see the bay? KATE SPENCER: I highly recommend kayaking. Monterey Bay Kayaks, at the base of Wharf 2, has the top guides who'll educate you on the bay. You're bound to see sea lions along the breakwater and cormorants swallowing...
Weeknchi Cooking: Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less
BLACK BEAN TOSTADAS SERVES 4 / 25 MINUTES Feel free to riff on this recipe by adding whatever you have on hand, including lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, or chopped cucumber. 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1...
Weeknight Cooking
Recipes in 30 minutes or lessBLACK BEAN TOSTADASSERVES 4/25 MINUTESFeel free to riff on this recipe by adding whatever you have on hand, including lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, or chopped cucumber.1 tbsp. olive oil1 garlic clove, chopped1 small onion,...
Your Checklist
PLANT Start lettuce seeds. Try cut-and-come-again salad blends, such as Renee's Garden's Paris Market Mix and Asian Baby Leaf Mix. Keep the soil moist until seeds germinate. renees garden.com. For flowers from now through fall, plant unthirsty...
Your CHECKLIST
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA"Tucking in a few bold succulents is the best way to add punch to a container filled with lacy foliage."® PLANTStart lettuce seeds. Try cutand-come-again salad blends, such as Renee's Garden's Paris Market Mix and Asian Baby Leaf Mix....
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.