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. 236, No. 4, April

4 Ways to Live Smart
1 MAKE OLD NEWLucky Brand design director Michelle McCormick is a genius at transforming her home using vintage goods.IF MICHELLE McCORMICK'S walls could talk, they would tell the story of a little girl who grew up strolling the aisles of flea markets...
4 Ways to Live Smart: Boost Your Home's IQ with the Latest Gear, as Well as Ideas for Reuse, Energy Efficiency, and Living Large in a Small Space
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 1 MAKE OLD NEW Lucky Brand design director Michelle McCormick is a genius at transforming her home using vintage goods. IF MICHELLE McCORMICK'S walls could talk, they would tell the story of a little girl who grew up...
A Perfect Day in Folsom
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] You know it for Johnny Cash's prison blues. But this Sacramento Valley town locks you in with new trails and the best sake in the Sierra Foothills. A little bit country The Man in Black put his stamp on this Gold Rush...
Break from the Herd
The popularity of our national parks is going up, up, up. Which is good news. But it calls for some strategic thinking on how to find the experience you want. So, what do you want? [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I WANT A ......
Break from the Herd
I WANT A...Fresh perspectiveMost trips to Oregon's Crater Lake National Park go something like this: Park at lookout point, peer into crater, exclaim, depart. But every day, a handful of people hike the Cleetwood Cove Trail to explore the inside of the...
East Side Story
After years of playing San Francisco's tough little sister, Oakland lands a starring role in its own remake story. Meet the cast of characters behind this classic comeback. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Lenny Williams eases...
East Side Story
ENNY williams eases his Prius onto Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, heading downtown on a trip through time."That was a club called the Showcase Lounge," he tells me, pointing to an office building whose art deco façade hints at the history behind it. "I...
Get Smart
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MY FRIEND Tom Story and I have been on some pretty spectacular shoots together for Sunset. The fishing cabin outside Juneau where we caught so much king crab for dinner that we cooked up enormous breakfast omelets with the...
Get Smart
my friend Tom Story and I have been on some pretty spectacular shoots together for Sunset. The fishing cabin outside Juneau where we caught so much king crab for dinner that we cooked up enormous breakfast omelets with the leftovers. The enchanted week...
In the SUNSET GARDEN
MUST-HAVEA hive of your ownIf you've ever thought about trying backyard beekeeping, spring is the time to start. Among beekeeping's many benefits (30 to 80 gallons of honey from a single hive), it helps support a struggling bee population. This topbar...
In the Sunset Kitchen
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PEAK SEASON CLASSIC GRILLED ARTICHOKES SERVES 4 / 1 1/2 HOURS A touch of char adds a pleasantly bitter counterpoint to artichokes' natural sweetness. Once you clean and simmer them, they grill in about the same time as...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
TREND Oodles of zoodlesHave you tried zoodles? The playful noodle-shaped spirals made from vegetables are getting lots of attention as wheat-free substitutes for pasta. In the Test Kitchen, though, we like them raw in colorful spring salads like this...
Korean Steak Sandwiches
KOREAN STEAK SANDWICHES SERVES 6/40 MINUTES, PLUS MARINATING TIME (AT LEAST OVERNIGHT) Gochujang, a fermented chili paste essential in Korean cooking, gives these sandwiches lots of pungent, spicy flavor. If you can't find it, substitute with a mix...
#Lifehacks 30+ Surprisingly Brilliant Ways to Solve Everyday Problems
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Instant upgrades 1 GATHER YOUR ACCESSORIES Pull out all your vases, ceramics, and other favorite objects that share a theme (shape or color) and display them in a grouping to create a focal point....
#Lifehacks: 30+ Surprisingly Brilliant Ways to Solve Everyday Problems
Instant upgrades1 GATHER YOUR I ACCESSORIES Pull out all your vases, ceramics, and other favorite objects that share a theme (shape or color) and display them in a grouping to create a focal point.2 GO DARK Swap a ho-hum off-white lampshade for a black...
Modern Mountain Cooking
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "I am not a trained chef but simply a mother who loves to cook for family and friends," says Ilona Oppenheim (above). The Swiss-born graphic designer and photographer may be underselling herself; her new book, Savor: Rustic...
Road Trip, Recharged
Dan Brooks lives on a quiet cul-de-sac just outside downtown Napa, a soft-spoken, middle-aged guy in beach hat and sandals. He flies a medical helicopter for a living. Until one recent morning, when I pull up in his driveway, though, he is a complete...
Road Trip, Recharged: A Drive to Napa in an Electric Vehicle Brought This San Francisco Couple to a Place Refreshingly Different
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dan Brooks lives on a quiet cul-de-sac just outside downtown Napa, a soft-spoken, middle-aged guy in beach hat and sandals. He flies a medical helicopter for a living. Until one recent morning, when I pull up in his driveway,...
Rosemary Chicken Paillards
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ROSEMARY CHICKEN PAILLARDS SERVES 4/40 MINUTES Paillards, pieces of meat that have been pounded thin, are great for weeknights because they cook fast. If you have time the night before to rub them with seasonings, they'll...
Secret History
PICTURE yourself driving through wine country. Rows of uniform vines are marshaled on either side, branches raised in trellis-bound salute. Then you come upon a vineyard that defies conformity. Boughs reach wildly in every direction; trunks are thick...
Secret History: DNA Testing Is Revealing the Delicious Heritage of Some of California's Best Wines
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PICTURE YOURSELF driving through wine country. Rows of uniform vines are marshaled on either side, branches raised in trellis-bound salute. Then you come upon a vineyard that defies conformity. Boughs reach wildly in every...
Show Starter
Thanks to more than $ 100,000 in donations, a walk-in theater space now towers over Hayes and Octavia Streets-the intersection Proxy founder Douglas Burnham is helping transform into a cultural crossroads. This season, the architect behind Hayes Valley's...
Slow-Cooker Brisket with Smoked Paprika
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SLOW-COOKER BRISKET with SMOKED PAPRIKA SERVES 6/45 MINUTES, PLUS 6 TO 8 HOURS IN A SLOW COOKER Save time and oven space this Passover: Use a slow-cooker for brisket that's tender when pierced, with a rich, velvety sauce. Start...
Sweet Talk
When I bake for family and friends, I'm not trying to impress them," says Rosie Daykin, the owner of Vancouver's Butter Baked Goods. "I want to spoil them, celebrate them, or make what wasn't such a great day a little better."Daykin has no formal training....
Sweet Talk: Just in Time for Mother's Day-Or Any Day at All-Star Baker Rosie Daykin Reveals Her Secrets for a Perfect Cake
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When I bake for family and friends, I'm not trying to impress them," says Rosie Daykin, the owner of Vancouver's Butter Baked Goods. "I want to spoil them, celebrate them, or make what wasn't such a great day a little better."...
Tea 2.0
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE ANCIENT CROP IS SUDDENLY THE HOTTEST THING GROWING. AND ONE FAMILY FARM IN OREGON IS LEADING THE WAY. ELIZABETH MILLER inherited a lot of things from her father and grandfather: a love of farming. A belief in environmental...
Tea 2.0
ELIZABETH miller inherited a lot of things from her father and grandfather: a love of farming. A belief in environmental stewardship. An instinct for innovation. And tea.Elizabeth and her husband, Chris Jenkins, are among the country's few small-batch...
The Oaktown Lowdown
Want the 411 on the 510? Here's where to eat, drink, shop, and play, from Uptown to Downtown, Rockridge to Temescal. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ...
Weeknight Cooking
SPRING HERB and GOAT CHEESE LINGUINESERVES 4/30 MINUTESNow's the time to use spring herbs with abandon, adding them by the handful to salads, eggs, and pasta. This quick vegetarian main dish combines your choice of herbs with a little cream and some...
Your Checklist
PLAN When plotting your vegetable bed, group plants with similar irrigation needs; you'll save water and keep crops healthy. Basil, cucumbers, and tomatoes all need consistent water. Herbs such as rosemary, sage, and thyme need only occasional water...
Your CHECKLIST
* PLANWhen plotting your vegetable bed, group plants with similar irrigation needs; you'll save water and keep crops healthy. Basil, cucumbers, and tomatoes all need consistent water. Herbs such as rosemary, sage, and thyme need only occasional water...
Zen in the City
One of only three remaining neighborhoods of its kind in the country, San Francisco's historic Japantown is anything but static. The six-block enclave has been wooing art and design lovers of late with its Zen boutiques, sushi and ramen restaurants,...
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