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. 234, No. 6, June

A Perfect Day in Midtown Sacramento: Summer in This State-Capital Neighborhood Is All about Beer Gardens, Art Walks, and Easy River Access
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A shop where play's the thing Sacramento's art scene grows bigger every year, and Midtown, just east of the capitol-dominated downtown, is its creative core. Galleries come alive during the popular Second Saturday Art Walk....
A Perfect Day in South Pasadena
The small town everybody loves blends classic and new: historic architecture and stylish shopping, sophisticated wine tasting and hefty banana splits. By Peter FishA breakfast buffetMaybe it's because commuters need to fuel up before they board the Metro...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS. Q. California has mandated severe water restrictions for the rest of 2015. What about good citizens like me who have already cut back? Will we be penalized by having to cut back even...
Crispy Cod Banh Mi
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Niki Nichols and her husband were trying to work more fish into their diets when they came up with this colorful sandwich. Now it's in their regular weeknight rotation. SERVES 4/45 MINUTES Vegetable oil for frying 1/2 cup...
In the SUNSET GARDEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAM"Watch plants for signs of drought stress, such as wilting or curling leaves. Japanese maples often show it early."LOW-TECH TRICKAT THE ROOTSSave water by burying an olla-a clay pot-up to its neck into a planting bed or container. Fill...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEANEASY BASICSQuick grilled dinner saladWhile testing the recipes in our feature story on grilling (page 66), we had leftover meat galore. So we gave it a new life in main-dish salads for our Test Kitchen lunches. The dressing is a cinch...
Juicy Fruit
PEAK SEASONFor breakfast, happy hour, or dessert boysenberries may be summer's most luscious treat.BOYSENBERRY BANISHESMAKES 91 HOUR, PLUS 1 HOUR FOR PASTRY TO THAWEven if you're a baking newbie, you can turn these out with ease, thanks to frozen puff...
Juicy Fruit: For Breakfast, Happy Hour, or Dessert, Boysenherries May Be Summer's Most Luscious Treat
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] BOYSENBERRY BANISHES MAKES 9 1 HOUR, PLUS 1 HOUR FOR PASTRY TO THAW Even if you're a baking newbie, you can turn these out with ease, thanks to frozen puff pastry. To keep them from sticking, remove the pastries from the...
Living with Drought
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] HERE AT SUNSET, we are more than usually obsessed with drought news. We've been tracking the scary shrinkage of California's reservoirs for two years (tourists have been finding long-lost, now-exposed Gold Rush-era artifacts...
Make Every Drop Count
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As severe drought persists throughout much of California, and with mandatory water restrictions in sight, gardeners are facing another dry growing season. The first rule: Avoid doing any major landscaping right now--even drought-tolerant...
Making It So
What happens when you bring together a city's worth of gear-heads and tinkerers and inventors? The best shop class ever! [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] After getting degrees in geology and urban planning, renaissance woman Kelley Roy founded ADX, a collaborative...
Must Love Dogs
A designer creates a relaxed, low-water landscape for a Portland homeowner-and her three canine companions. By Jim McCausland"can you make it fabulous?" Landscape architect Karen Ford says most design consults begin the way this one did-with that simple...
Must Love Dogs: A Designer Creates a Relaxed, Low-Water Landscape for a Portland Homeowner-And Her Three Canine Companions
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "CAN YOU MAKE IT FABULOUS?" Landscape architect Karen Ford says most design consults begin the way this one did--with that simple request. But "fabulous," it turned out, was just the start: The Portland homeowner, a nongardener,...
Our Best New White
Grenache Blanc comes alive in the West. By Sara SchneiderTRADITION, IN THE WINE WORLD, is generally considered a wonderful thing. We have exquisite bottles of Bordeaux and Burgundy because winemakers in those regions figured out centuries ago what worked...
Our Best New White: Grenache Blanc Comes Alive in the West
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TRADITION, IN THE WINE WORLD, is generally considered a wonderful thing. We have exquisite bottles of Bordeaux and Burgundy because winemakers in those regions figured out centuries ago what worked well, and kept doing it....
Playing with Fire
A summer's worth of phenomenal grilled dishes, tricks & tips from masters of the flame around the WestARC BURGERSMAKES 4 BURGERS / 1 1/2 HOURS, PLUS 3 1/2 HOURS TO FREEZE AND SEASON MEATFor these deluxe burgers, Noah von Blöm mixes ground rib-eye,...
Playing with Fire: A Summer's Worth of Phenomenal Grilled Dishes, Tricks & Tips from Masters of the Flame around the West
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ARC BURGERS MAKES 4 BURGERS / 1 1/2 HOURS, PLUS 3 1/2 HOURS TO FREEZE AND SEASON MEAT For these deluxe burgers, Noah von Blom mixes ground rib-eye, short ribs, and bacon, and cooks the patties in...
Rescue Mission
BEFORE & AFTERTwo architects turn a falling-down 105-years-old beach house into a family oasis.THE STORY BEGINS with headboard. Portland-based Melody and Brian Emeriek were visiting her parents in Seaside, Oregon, when they went out for a walk and...
Rescue Mission: Two Architects Turn a Falling-Down 105-Year-Old Beach House into a Family Oasis
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE STORY BEGINS with beadboard. Portland-based Melody and Brian Emerick were visiting her parents in Seaside, Oregon, when they went out for a walk and passed an abandoned beach cottage that was up for sale--and priced as...
Socal Insider
A guide to what's happening now in your neighborhoodSTAY & PLAY / HollywoodSecond actWhen real estate developer Jacques Massachi learned that the dilapidated 1904 Victorian farmhouse he'd just bought was, in fact, one of the oldest houses still standing...
Sunset Travel Awards 2015
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE BEST. Everybody seems to have an opinion on what the best looks like, whether you're talking burritos or original screenplays, Super Bowl ads or handcrafted IPAs. Sunset has an opinion too. And has voiced it in every...
The Real Santa Cruz
ASK A LOCALGet the best of summer-waves, brews, a classic roller-coaster ride-at this legendary California beach town.An iconic boardwalk and world-class breakers are just some of the bright spots in this coastal community. Two natives take us on a tour.FAVORITE...
The Real Santa Cruz: Get the Best of Summer-Waves, Brews, a Classic Roller-Coaster Ride-At This Legendary California Beach Town
An iconic boardwalk and world-class breakers are just some of the bright spots in this coastal community. Two natives take us on a tour. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] EVE KRAMMER Co-owner, Teresa's Gourmet Foods (teresasgourmetfoods.com) STACY...
Travel Awards 2015
THE BEST. Everybody seems to have an opinion on what the best looks like, whether you're talking burritos or original screenplays, Super Bowl ads or handcrafted IPAs.Sunset has an opinion too. And has voiced it in every issue since 1898. We've always...
Weeknight Cooking
The book Sheet Pan Suppers (Workman, 2014; $16) by Molly Gilbert brings a whole new perspective to the art of dinner: Everything cooks right on a rimmed baking sheet, quickly and with little cleanup. Here are some of Gilbert's recipes, created especially...
Weeknight Cooking
The book Sheet Pan Suppers (Workman, 2014; $16) by Molly Gilbert brings a whole new perspective to the art of dinner: Everything cooks right on a rimmed baking sheet, quickly and with little cleanup. Here are some of Gilbert's recipes, created especially...
Wild
Long considered a symbol of the frontier, wild horses have roamed the West for centuries. But has their day ended? Inside the fight over America's mustangs [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "Horse people," a guy named Monty in a cowboy hat tells me, "always...
Wild Horses
Long considered a symbol of the frontier, wild horses have roamed the West for centuries. But has their day ended? Inside the fight over America's mustangs"Horse people," a guy named Monty in a cowboy hat tells me, "always cry when they leave here."...
Your Checklist
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] GARDEN WE LOVE Low-water dreamscape A silvery blue plant palette accented with stones gives this Beverly Hills garden its sense of tranquility. Gary Mason of Los Angeles-based Sanctuary Landscape Architecture (sanctuaryla.net)...
Your CHECKLIST
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA"Sticking to a silver palette keeps the focus on the textures of the plants and stones."LAUREN DUNEC HOANG. TEST GARDEN DESIGN ASSISTANTPLANTPut in tropicals and subtropicals, including banana, citrus, palms, and papaya. For vibrant...
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