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. 237, No. 1, July

Born to Ride
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When people talk about "living the dream," they might mean a mega-mansion or a first-class ticket to the South of France. We, however, have a few different ideas. Give us a weekend in a simple cabin by the shore, a picnic...
Fresh off the Vine: A Young Family's Hillside Yard Becomes Their Go-To Snack Bar
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Kids who run toward their veggies? It's a parent's dream. And it's a reality in the San Anselmo, California, backyard of photographer Rachel Weill and her husband, David Levitt. When their sons Daniel, 11, and Joshua, 7, get...
Industrial Revolution: One Creative Couple Brought a Humble 1948 Cabin in Topanga Canyon into the Future
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Chad and Lara Hogan went out for a hike and came back with a home. Although the couple had been house hunting around California's Topanga Canyon for a while, they were taking a break when they stumbled...
Pop Stars
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MANGO COCONUT POPS MAKES 8 (1/4-CUP SIZE) POPSICLES 20 MINUTES, PLUS 6 HOURS TO FREEZE Velvety mango puree makes these popsicles seem extra-indulgent, although each has only a splash of coconut milk. 2 cups diced ripe,...
Portland Forever
We've made no secret of our love for this cool and quirky town--but a fresh spate of discoveries keeps us coming back for more. Here are six prime reasons to visit PDX right now. LOCAL GOODS Anyone with even a minor appreciation for functional...
Rose's Big Year: Dry, Crisp, and Very Food-Friendly, Pink Wine Has Come a Long, Long Way
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IN THE WORLD of West Coast rose, first came sweet "white Zinfandel," in the 70s--followed by three decades of furious disavowal of the bright pink wine. "Me? I wouldn't touch the stuff!" (Yet all the while, millions of cases...
Sleep like a Log
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Glamping is no longer a buzzword--it's a movement (and a boon to those who lack the skills to pitch a tent). Here, 18 spots to camp in style. Wake up to birdsong as a breeze carries the scent of a cedar forest into your...
The Good Life
A family-friendly renovation that's easy on the environment? It's a win-win. CALL IT THE HOUSE THAT SKYPE BUILT. In 2011, while living as expats in Tokyo and then Singapore, Stephanie Kerst and her husband, Stuart, took on the renovation of a Menlo...
The Greatest Road on Earth
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS ARE HAVING A BIG BIRTHDAY BASH THIS SUMMER. FOR THE ULTIMATE CELEBRATION, JOYRIDE ALONG U.S. 89, WHICH CONNECTS SIX OF THE COUNTRY'S GREATEST PARKS, WINDING THROUGH A LANDSCAPE OF FIRE AND ICE. WE...
This Party's Smokin': Take It from L.A. Chefs Quinn and Karen Hatfield: When Ribs Are on the Mem, You Can't Go Wrong
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It's only noon, but Quinn Hatfield is already putting ribs into a smoker for a party that he and his wife, Karen, are throwing at their home in Laurel Canyon, California, that evening. Starting the meat early and then letting...
Tomatillo Salsa Verde
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TOMATILLO SALSA VERDE MAKES 3 CUPS / 30 MINUTES, PLUS 45 MINUTES TO COOL Chef and cookbook author Joanne Weir first made this tangy salsa at Copita, her restaurant in Sausalito, California. It's still her favorite salsa for...
Weeknight Cooking
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SHORTCUT TANDOORI CHICKEN SERVES 4 TO 6 30 MINUTES, PLUS OVERNIGHT TO MARINATE This version of the classic is super-simple (no tandoor oven required) and very tasty. Add a few vegetables to the grill and some naan to round out...
Welcome to Americana
Red, white, and blue. Beer and barbecue. Flagstaff and the Fourth are a match. Here's your guide to a most patriotic weekend. JULY 2 4 P.M. BEER O'CLOCK This is a college town, so it's no surprise that there's good craft beer on every corner....
Your Checklist
"A small strolling garden can be very high impact." A HARVEST Apple, peach, pear, and plum trees may be heavy with fruit this month. Clean up fallen fruit regularly to discourage rodent pests. PLANT Create a Fourth of July container garden....
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