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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. 6, December

A Perfect Day in Olympic Valley, CA: A North Lake Tahoe Resort Community Gets a Lift with Wine Bars, a Luxe Spa, and Enough Ski Runs to Keep You Busy All Winter Long
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Double down on your skiing When sleepy little Squaw Valley hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics here, ski-jump competitors glided to a halt just short of the parking lot, a frozen meadow. The resort has grown to include 3,600...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS. Q: I love sugar cookies, but all the sprinkles and frosting on top make them too sweet for me. Are there other ways to decorate them?--K.C., PHOENIX DEAR K.C. No sprinkles?! You can...
Be a Present-Day Hero
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] From our garden and home editors to you: the handpicked gifts most likely to delight the plant whisperer and design lover on your list (1) Digging in Some things never change, like our absolute allegiance to Atlas Nitrile...
Crab Feast
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Holidays in the West mean sweet, tender Dungeness crab on the table. Here are recipes worth celebrating, from some of our favorite chefs. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] GETTING THE MOST FROM CRAB For whole crab, count on...
Desert Beauty: A Designer Turns a New Mexico Pueblo into a Little Slice of Paradise
Susan Stella first fell in love with the brown and rose-colored badlands of New Mexico when she was a girl gazing out the windows of her family's VW bus during their annual road trips from Illinois to California. "Santa Fe seemed like the most exotic...
Garden Aglow: Five Brilliant Ways to Amp Up Your Yard or Porch for the Holidays
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Starlit globes Create outdoor chandeliers by wrapping lights around old wine-barrel hoops, then suspending them from the branches of a large tree. Even easier: Rest one globe each atop two large planters flanking the front...
Holiday Game Night: How to Make Your Party Sparkle: Follow Our Plan for Playing "Guess the Bubbly."
From thanksgiving through New Year's, people drink far more sparkling wine--from all over the globe--than they do any other time of year. Most of us, though, can't tell the difference between a cava (Spain's main bubbly), say, and any other bottle...
Homemade Hearths: Get in the Spirit with These Easy Ways to Dress Your Mantel for the Holidays
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] All is calm Let a black-and-white palette be the antidote to tinsel and flashing colored lights. Spray-paint inexpensive nutcrackers white, then place them at attention beneath a paper-loop wreath. If you happen to have...
Into the Wild
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Wood bison were declared extinct less than a century ago. Now, for the first time in living memory, the shaggy behemoths are wandering the Alaska wilderness, free. A late winter Morning last March. A dawn sky you see Only...
Season's Eatings: These Nine Holiday-Ready Restaurants Guarantee a No-Fuss Noel
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It's the bite before Christmas, and all through the house... dirty dishes are piled in the sink, the ham still has an hour left in the oven, and your in-laws are arriving. Sound familiar? This year, why not gift yourself with...
The Longest Day
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It's one of the classic West Coast brags: You can surf and ski here in the same day. But has anyone actually tried it? We convinced new transplant Mickey Rapkin to take the surf & turf challenge. I moved to Los Angeles...
The Season for Memories
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] There's one Christmas ornament I'm anxious to find each year. Made by my daughter in the first grade (she's 22 now), it's a slightly misshapen six-pointed star constructed of popsicle sticks, decorated with blue and red sequins,...
The Sunset Cookie Swap
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] From across the West, you sent us your best recipes. Here they are, along with one from us in return, to sweeten your holidays. ABOUT THE COOKIE SWAP Last year, our readers shared their most beloved cookie recipes with...
Weeknight Cooking
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TAKE-TWO TURKEY NOODLE SOUP with GINGER and CHILE SERVES 4 TO 6 / 25 MINUTES After eating piles of turkey flavored with the usual sage and oregano, you'll be grateful for leftovers that taste totally different: This soup is...
Your Checklist
* PLANT Shop for bore-root fruit trees now for the best selection. Look for the new apricot-plum cross 'Summer Delight' aprium, which ripens in late July and packs more apricot flavor than a pluot. baylaurelnursery.com. Choose camellias from...
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