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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. 235, No. 5, November

A Perfect Day in Astoria, OR
The oldest town west of the Rockies is buoyed by new breweries, galleries, and charming seafood spots. Beachside brews Often called "Little San Francisco" for its hilly streets, waterfront perch, and Victorian mansions, Astoria has a craft-beer...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS. Q: We're renters who got permission to play around with our backyard. What's the best way to add some style to this small space? --THE KNUPPELS, SAN FRANCISCO DEAR KNUPPELS Start by...
Best Fall Camping: These Campgrounds Shine in Autumn, When the Weather Is Mellow-And So Are the Crowds
ARIZONA Twin Peaks Campground Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument So far south it's almost in Mexico, this park flaunts an array of desert flora, including the sentinel-like saguaro and the organ pipe cactus. See them by driving or biking...
Cabin Fervor: Whether You Pine for the Beach, the Desert, or an Alpine River, We've Got the Ideal Base Camp for Your Autumn Explorations
Rock Reach House Yucca Valley, CA If Don Draper decamped to the desert, this is where he would go: Rock Reach House, a steel-frame, solar-powered cabin with midcentury-modern furniture. Sliding glass doors let in the bright desert light and the...
Happy Trails
Want to work off that holiday indulgence? These six hikes will give you something to be thankful for. West Fork Trail Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, AZ Autumn's leafy palette attracts a crowd, but even after the willows and oaks are bare, Oak Creek...
Here Comes the Neighborhood!
Have you taken a close look at your favorite city lately? A lot has changed. The food's gotten better, the drinks stronger, the shopping more varied. There are parklets and pop-ups and First Friday gallery walks, and it's all happening in pockets of...
Idea House Resources
TEAM ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION Design Platform, designplatformllc.com. INTERIOR DESIGN CKY Design, ckydesigns.com. LANDSCAPE DESIGN Environmental Designs, environmentaldesigns.net. CHARITY PARTNER Dumb Friends League,...
In the Sunset Kitchen: Tips from Our Team
MAKE-AHEAD GIFTS Boozy apricots If you've vowed to start early on your holiday gifts, you can't beat these two: a homemade dried-apricot liqueur and soused chocolate-dipped fruit, made once you strain the liqueur. Be sure to get California-grown...
Let It Rain: After Years of Drought, You'll Want to Gather Every Last Drop This Season in Your Garden
IT TOOK A LONG-AWAITED rainy day to put this backyard in Lafayette, California, to the test. As it poured, the designer, landscape architect David Thorne (thornela.com), looked out over the contoured landscape, watching water from the roof work its...
Midcentury Now: The Best of the Past Meets the Future of Design in Our Ranch House Makeover in Denver
When we chose a 1950s ranch house in Denver to remodel for our 2015 Sunset Idea House, the response was passionate and mixed. Some people said we should leave a good thing alone. Others pointed out that the house, which wasn't exactly iconic, could...
Planes, Trains, and Amphibians: Look, on the Runway-It's an Airport Wildlife Biologist!
Scaring geese from a flight path? Guarding endangered amphibians? Identifying escaped animals on the taxiway? That's just a typical day at the office for 32-year-old Natalie Reeder, San Francisco International Airport's wildlife biologist, who helps...
Seattle: Pioneer Square
After the 2008 recession, Pioneer Square looked like a hood gone bad: empty streets, boarded-up buildings. Today it's a shopper's delight, home to the city's top gifts. (1) 1940S BAUER POTTERY PITCHER Laguna Pottery Laguna is the mother lode...
Tale of a House
I never met a house tour I didn't want to go on. Maybe I'm just nosy (though I'm not as bad as some--I don't open any closets!). But it's always instructive to see how someone else tackles the decorating and remodeling challenges we all face. How can...
The Flavor of Fall: Baked or Roasted, Butternut Squash Delivers Chilly-Season Comfort
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] BUTTERNUT SQUASH SPICE CAKE SERVES 10 TO 12 / 2 1/2 HOURS Watch out, carrot cake. An intriguing mix of spices, plus coconut sugar for subtle sweetness, put this butternut squash cake over the top. (And did we mention the bourbon?)...
The Relaxed Thanksgiving: For the Couple Behind Healdsburg Food Destination Shed, Doug Lipton and Cindy Daniel, the Holiday Is All about the Local Harvest and Friends Pitching In
THE PREP AS MIST SETTLES OVER VINES and orchards, Doug Lipton pops open a few dozen oysters and uncorks a bottle of Champagne on the patio. His wife, Cindy Daniel, assembles a platter of vegetables that she and their guests have just picked from...
The Right Reds
Move over, Cabernet Sauvignon. Two underdogs from Bordeaux's Right Bank might make better blends--and they're just right for dinner now. THERE'S A QUESTION I'm asked more often than any other, and I'm almost always incapable of answering: What's...
The Secret Season
Pining for uncrowded campgrounds, inspiring trails, and cushy cabins? You're in luck. Fall is perfect for all three. MY FAMILY'S earliest attempt at fall camping seemed to devolve rather quickly into disaster. Picture a pleasant autumn afternoon...
Time for Tapas
Make holiday entertaining easy with do-ahead dishes, Spanish-style. "THE BEAUTY of tapas is that 80 percent of the work is done beforehand," says Ryan Pollnow, chef at San Francisco's always-packed new Spanish restaurant, Aatxe ("AA-chay"). Since...
Turn These Pages
What books will we give--and read--this holiday season? Along with such best sellers as Rinker Buck's travelogue The Oregon Trail; William Finnegan's surfing memoir, Barbarian Days; and the late Ivan Doig's Montana-rooted novel Last Bus to Wisdom,...
Weeknight Cooking
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] KALE SALAD with RED QUINOA. FENNEL, and CARROTS SERVES 4/25 MINUTES This fresh, satisfying salad makes a welcome break from rich holiday foods. 2/3 cup red quinoa, rinsed 2 small carrots (preferably mixed colors) 1/2 fennel...
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PLANT For indoor holiday blooms, pot up amaryllis bulbs to display near a sunny window. Keep at least a third of the bulb above the soil level in the pot, and water lightly but consistently. Continue planting seedlings of cool-season veggies...
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