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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. 234, No. 2, February

A Dock Called Home
After struggling to find the perfect home in San Francisco's tough market, one couple took to the water.AS SARAH AND KIMO BERTRAM prepared to move into their new home, they weren't thinking about packing or paint colors. They were thinking about the...
A Dock Called Home: After Struggling to Find the Perfect Home in San Francisco's Tough Market, One Couple Took to the Water
Sarah and Kimo Bertram's blue-and-white floating home (without a motor, it's not technically a houseboat). is moored in San Francisco's Mission Creek. AS SARAH AND KIMO BERTRAM prepared to move into their new home, they weren't thinking about packing...
A Perfect Day in Yuma, Az
America's sunniest city is also the nation's winter farm capital- with lots of fresh eats and gorgeous gardens to prove it. By Kate SiberA field-to-fork feastYuma has been a farm town for more than a century, but it wasn't until 2011 that just any visitor...
Ask a Local
If you thinkSHOW ME THE DESERTScottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy.; mcdowell sonoran.org.ACE BAILEY Up in the northern part of town, the preserve is the best place to get close and personal with the Sonoran Desert. It's...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS.Q: I love the idea of a hot-springs getaway this winter. Suggestions?-R.L.M., MORGAN HILL, CAdear R.L.M. Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is a classic destination that offers the whole package-stately...
Ask Sunset: Have a Question about Life in the West? We Have the Answers
DEAR R.L.M. Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is a classic destination that offers the whole package--stately hotels, Old West history, and elegant yet friendly eating and shopping scenes. Best of all are the hot springs themselves: Soak away your stress...
Bathroom Design Guide: Our Roundup of Great Ideas, Tips, and Products for Your Next Remodel
SHOP COLORFUL TILES The surge of Spanish and Moroccan-inflected tiles on the market means fantastic things for your floor. Be bold: Color and pattern under your feet aren't overwhelming the way they might be on walls. Ann Sacks 1. Tiempo...
Better by the Bunch
PEAK SEASONSkip the baby leaves. For the best flavor, get full-grown spinach- and try it in our gnocchi, salad, and soup.SPINACH and RICOTTA GNOCCHISERVES 4 (MAKES 67i CUPS) / 27« HOURSThere's a hefty amount of spinach in these gnocchi-which for us justifies...
Cabin Fever
Dick Proenneke lived-simply, gracefully, alone-for 30 years in the Alaska wilderness. What can a visit to his tiny sod-roof cabin tell us about solitude and self-reliance?every time I think of the remote wilderness, I think of people. This is not the...
Cabin Fever: Dick Proenneke Lived-Simply, Gracefully, Alone-For 30 Years in the Alaska Wilderness. What Can a Visit to His Tiny Sod-Roof Cabin Tell Us about Solitude and Self-Reliance?
EVERY TIME I THINK OF the remote wilderness, I think of people. This is not the contradiction it seems. As a child, I grew up marching around some of the most isolated terrain of Alaska. But almost always, I was out there fishing for king salmon, hunting...
Chefs FOR A Day
Are you as good a cook as you think? Here's one way to find out: Open a pop-up restaurant in your own dining room. Chris Colin takes on the challenge.THERE COME a few moments in life-and a small motorcade of Ubers pulling up to your house is one-when...
Chefs for a Day: Are You as Good a Cook as You Think? Here's One Way to Find Out: Open a Pop-Up Restaurant in Your Own Dining Room. Chris Colin Takes on the Challenge
THERE COME a few moments in life--and a small motorcade of Ubers pulling up to your house is one--when hard questions must be asked. What have I done? was mine on a recent Friday night. My wife and I had earned a quiet, mindless evening of Netflix....
Glen Ellen, CA: With Fresh Spots to Wine, Dine, and Relax, This Sonoma Valley Hamlet Reclaims Its Status as the Great Bay Area Escape
A new-look hotel In the early1900s, Glen Ellen was a prime getaway for San Franciscans wanting to unwind from city life. Today, the Olea Hotel carries on the tradition, luring overworked urbanites with its mix of rural tranquility and modern luxury....
Go West!: Sunset's 2015 Ultimate To-Do List
The 25 best things to eat, drink & see in the best place in the worldHike the prettiest trail! Drive the most spectacular road! Taste the freshest oysters, raft the wildest river, and, um, dress up like a reindeer! (But only if you want.) Plus-the...
Go West: The 25 Best Things to Eat, Drink & See in the Best Place in the World
Hike the prettiest trail! Drive the most spectacular road! Taste the freshest oysters, raft the wildest river, and, um, dress up like a reindeer! (But only if you want.) Plus--the six things you absolutely have to know how to do to call yourself a...
In the SUNSET GARDEN
TIPS FROM OUT TEAMPRO TIPBright spotsHow do you make the most of the dormant season in the garden? "Accessorize," says Molly Wood, an Orange County-based garden designer and shop owner. Her go-to pieces: green and blue glass floats (used in Japan to...
In the Sunset Kitchen
Doable DIY Grinding our own wheat, milking our own cow ... We've gone deep into DIY over the years at Sunset. So we appreciate the creative, easy ideas in Williams-Sonoma Better from Scratch (Weldon Owen, 2014; $25) by Portland author Ivy Manning,...
Spanish Goes Modern
The yard outside a historic L.A. home gets a surprising makeover.THE BORING LAWN NEEDED TO GO. That much was certain when Brian Bell, a guitarist for the band Weezer, bought his 1920s Spanish-style house. So he hired landscape architect Mark Tessier...
Spanish Goes Modern: The Yard outside a Historic L.A. Home Gets a Surprising Makeover
THE BORING LAWN NEEDED TO GO. That much was certain when Brian Bell, a guitarist for the band Weezer, bought his 1920s Spanish-style house. So he hired landscape architect Mark Tessier to create a front yard that pays homage to his home's architecture,...
The Future Lives Here
Bozeman loves horses. And high-tech. Hugh Delehanty explores the Montana town where Old West gallops into New.I'D cometo bozeman looking for cowboys. A friend who lives there had told me that this once-legendary cow town at the foot of Montana's Bridger...
The Future Lives Here: Bozeman Loves Horses. and High-Tech. Hugh Delehanty Explores the Montana Town Where Old West Gallops into New
I'D COME TO BOZEMAN looking for cowboys. A friend who lives there had told me that this once-legendary cow town at the foot of Montana's Bridger Range would be the perfect place to witness the shift from the Old West to the New West. But so far, all...
The Real Scottsdale: While Everyone Flocks to Phoenix for the Super Bowl, Eat, Shop, and Play Nearby in Arizona's Best Resort Town
SHOW ME THE DESERT Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve 18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy.; medowell sonoran.org. ACE BAILEY Up in the northern part of town, the preserve is the best place to get close and personal with the Sonoran Desert. It's...
Weeknight Cooking
Recipes in 30 minutes or lessPOMEGRANATE MOLASSESGLAZED CHICKEN and CARROTSSERVES 4/30 MINUTESPomegranate molasses, a staple ingredient in the Eastern Mediterranean, gives this one-pot dish a delectable tang. (For other uses for this molasses, see "In...
Weeknight Cooking: Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less
POMEGRANATE MOLASSES--GLAZED CHICKEN and CARROTS SERVES 4 / 30 MINUTES Pomegranate molasses, a staple ingredient in the Eastern Mediterranean, gives this one-pot dish a delectable tang. (For other uses for this molasses, see "In the Sunset Kitchen,"...
What's on Your List?
someone asked me recently what I thought the main difference was between the East Coast (where I lived for two decades before returning to California) and the West. "Westerners are more smug," I said, only half-joking. When The Weather Channel broadcast...
What's on Your Lost?
SOMEONE ASKED ME recently what I thought the main difference was between the East Coast (where I lived for two decades before returning to California) and the West. "Westerners are more smug," I said, only half-joking. When The Weather Channel broadcast...
Wheel Man
A pioneer of Northern California's mountain bike scene, Joe Breeze just can't sit still. His latest project: a museum celebrating the past, present, and future of cycling.Back in the 1970s, Marin County native Joe Breeze became notorious for racing clunky...
Wheel Man: A Pioneer of Northern California's Mountain Bike Scene, Joe Breeze Just Can't Sit Still. His Latest Project: A Museum Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of Cycling
Back in the 1970s, Marin County native Joe Breeze became notorious for racing clunky old two-wheelers down a mountain trail so steep that it was known as Repack. (As in, you had to repack the grease in your wheels' hubs after each run, they would get...
Wines with Soul
THERE ARE ENOUGH Westerners pining for the South to support a whole restaurant trend. (I lived in Tennessee myself as a child, so I get it.) Spicy fried-shrimp po'boys, smoky bowls of gumbo, fried chicken spiked with hot sauce or cayenne in its marinade...
Your CHECKLIST
SOUTHWEST"Golden barrels brighten the cool blue palette."KATHLEEN BRENZEL, GARDEN EDITORPLANTIn intermediate-desert areas, set out bare-root fruit trees, including apples, apricots, Asian pears, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums, and pluots.For best...
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