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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. 236, No. 5, May

Backstage Pass
Music photographer and L.A. filmmaker Marcus Haney has been to more music festivals than he can count. Here are his top tips. First music festival? Coachella, 2010.1 was in college and a girl I had a crush on was going. I didn't have enough money...
Best. Summer Ever
Do you feel it too? That irresistible pull of summer? The days are lengthening; the outdoors is calling. Get out there and try something new-from the coziest forest glampsite to the gnarliest roller coaster, from the sandiest beach to the pool where...
Best. Summer. Ever
It's coming soon--three months of permission to play. Our list of the season's most memorable adventures will make you feel like a kid on the last day of school. Do you feel it too? That irresistible pull of summer? The days are lengthening; the...
Camp Cooking 101
Steak. Fruit crisps. Lattes! Even beginners can master the art of cooking outdoors with these recipes and tips from our brand-new book. If only you had been a Girl or Boy Scout. Or inherited the camping gene your great-uncle has in spades. Or had...
Chardonnay for Breakfast
This year, pour Mom what she really wants for Mother's Day-- with a menu from a winemaking family who know their way around this most-popular white. ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO, sitting creekside-- or more precisely, in the creek--on their land in the remote...
Dive into Bliss
When you need a reset, booking a weekend at a hotel with a stellar pool is an instant cure. We've collectively waded in hundreds. Here are the standouts. QUIET THE AWE OF A UTAH POOL AMANGIRI HOTEL A trippy desert oasis, Amangiri is gracefully...
Festival Fever
It's high times for summer music festivals, and the biggest and the best are right here in the West. Find a spot on the lawn. You don't want to miss out. You can't fully understand the Manifest Destiny-size of something like Stagecoach--the fastest-growing...
Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Coconut Chutney
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SERVES 4/50 MINUTES Designed for cilantro fans, this Indian-style chutney gives chicken breasts loads of flavor and keeps them moist in their parchment-paper packets. Don't let the grill get over 425[degrees], or the paper...
Grow: Edible Bounty
The best veggies to grow this summer for flavor and beauty--plus tips for building the ultimate raised bed. CROPS WE LOVE 'GREEN GLOBE' ARTICHOKE The focal point of any great veggie garden. Harvest unopened flower buds to steam or grill, or...
Home Base
LOS ANGELES, IT S NOT UNCOMMON TO find beautiful people lounging at members-only clubs on their lunch hours. It's less common to find them slathering butter on a baguette, as Josie Maran is doing on a Thursday afternoon. Even more unusual is the fact...
Home Base: For Entrepreneur Josie Maran, Her Mother's Quiet Hollywood Residence Will Always Be a Place to Nest
In LOS ANGELES, IT'S NOT UNCOMMON TO find beautiful people lounging at members-only clubs on their lunch hours. It's less common to find them slathering butter on a baguette, as Josie Maran is doing on a Thursday afternoon. Even more unusual is the...
In the SUNSET GARDEN
DIYRAKE TO RACKThat rusty rake may be ready to retire from yard work, but don't toss it just yet. Reinvent it as a vintage-style handtool rack by mounting it teeth-out on a shed wall. If a hole in a tool handle doesn't fit over the teeth, nest the handle...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
WE'RE LOVINGGoat cheese NiçoiseYes, you could just slather the creamy new Chevoo goat cheese from Sonoma on a baguette. But we liked the cheese-which is packed in herb-infused olive oil- so much, we made it the star of this vegetarian take on a classic...
Life of the Party
A food-blogging couple make entertaining easy--and a lot more fun--by letting their guests pitch in. By day, Hong Pham is a radiologist. His wife, Kim Dao, is a dentist. But at night, they are the Ravenous Couple, bloggers devoted to making and...
Live: Dreamy Oasis
The Los Angeles backyard of designer Bridgid Coulter may look beautifully laid-back, but it works hard too. Coulter shares her style tips. * Outdoor rooms. When Coulter and her partner, actor Don Cheadle, bought their home, their backyard was...
Play: Boho Escape
The truth is, you never outgrow a playhouse. But you do deserve an upgrade. Let this family's tricked-out tipi inspire your own backyard hangout spot. Blake Mycoskie, founder of Toms shoes, and his conservationist wife, Heather, had a tipi built...
Regina's Herb and Gruyere Frittata
REGINA'S HERB AND GRUYERE FRITTATA SERVES 6 / 30 MINUTES Regina Martinelli serves slices of this cheesy frittata on baby mache tossed with olive oil and sea salt, alongside wild boar bacon and buttered seeded sourdough toast. If your larder's short...
Spring Flings
LanaiAlan Phinney, managing editor: Known more for hikes and horseback riding than surfing, Lanai is a Hawaiian island that takes you by surprise. Its lowlands are all red cliffs, ocher hills, and green coves; upcountry is cool and pine shaded. Tech...
Spring Flings: Sunset Editors Share What They Pack for Trips around the World
Lanai Alan Phinney, managing editor: Known more for hikes and horseback riding than surfing, Lanai is a Hawaiian island that takes you by surprise. Its lowlands are all red cliffs, ocher hills, and green coves; upcountry is cool and pine shaded....
Summer Camp
I grew up in the wilds of New York City with nature as an abstract concept. Never once did I pitch a tent or pick up a paddle until my parents sent me, at age IS, to the Outward Bound wilderness program on Hurricane Island, Maine, where over the course...
Weeknight Cooking
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] HERB-STUFFED FLANK STEAK SERVES 4/45 MINUTES This rolled and tied steak is quick but impressive enough for company. Grilled carrots sprinkled with fresh herbs and drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil make an easy side dish. 1/2...
Your Checklist
SHOP Pick up roses in bloom at the nursery; a 5-gallon pot will have a more intact root system than a smaller one. To distract from roses' bare "legs," choose companion plants too; they should be sturdy enough to withstand raking or an occasional...
Your CHECKLIST
PLANTIn all but the highest elevations, sow melon seeds or plant seedlings. Try any of these heirlooms: 'Prescott Fond Blanc' (Cucumis meló), a beautifully rustic melon with warty skin and orange flesh; the mouse melon (Melothria sc abra), which is closer...
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