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. 238, No. 2, 2017

20 Best Value Towns
NEVADA CITY, CA1WHERE THE SUMMER OF LOVE NEVER ENDEDAsk Matthew Ticciati to describe his first Halloween after moving to Nevada City in the Sierra Foothills, and at first you get the happy clichés of rural life: the whole town dressing up, every porch...
A Perfect Day in Scottsdale
A full flightScottsdale may be known for its ritzy resorts and day spas, but stroll Old Town-a clutch of porticoes and swinging saloon doors-and you'll see the place hasn't lost its rustic roots. Today's pioneers? Winemakers from Cochise County, the...
Character Study
When food photographer and blogger Eva Kosmas Flores and her husband, Jeremy Flores, left Los Angeles for Portland three years ago, they dreamed of setting up a homestead where they would tend to vegetables and a sisterhood of hens. When they couldn't...
Chocolate Party!
Party tipGive your table a festive feel by playing with height, says Naomi. Use a tall stand for the cake, a medium-height tray for the glasses of late mousse, and a platter for the ice cream 7 sandwiches.There's nothing better than watching people smile...
Elderflower-Infused Honey
One of the easiest ways to preserve fresh elderflowers is by adding them to honey. The combination is an effective remedy for sore throats, early-season colds, and allergies. Add elderflower honey to tea or simply enjoy it by the healing spoonful. We...
King of the Mountain
WHEN JEREMY jones, the best bigmountain snowboarder on the planet, went looking to settle down, he didn't choose Colorado or Chile or the high reaches of the Swiss Alps. He chose California. "I'm in San Diego right now with my family getting one last...
Ocean to Table
Rich Fischolowitz and his 14-year-old daughter have been in line since 6 a.m., staking out their spot with a couple of beach chairs and a cooler. Behind them, the line has swollen to about 100, like a scene outside an Apple store.And then the market...
Strip Tease
GROUSE ALL YOU WANT about the Las Vegas Strip- too crowded, too phony-but at some point everyone gets sucked into its tractor beam. Whether you're being dragged to a bachelorette party or yukking it up at a convention, chances are that sooner or later...
The Four-Day Reboot
No, this isn't your average spa vacation. Those seeking a cucumberwater-and-bathrobe kind of getaway need not apply. Because less than an hour after arriving at the private compound on Stinson Beach, California-once you step on the scale for your weigh-in...
The New Aperitif
drinks before dinner? In this country, thoughts traditionally turn to martinis or Manhattans. The answer to the question in France, Italy, or Spain, though, is often vermouth-neat, chilled, or over ice.In the aperitif-wine family, vermouth is lightly...
The New Zen
These riffs on traditional spa therapies and wellness retreats offer fresh escapes from the everyday hustle.R&R festivalsForget the asceticism of the typical meditation retreat-these getaways are all about reconnecting with people. Near Flagstaff,...
The Next Great Place
A YEAR AND A HALF AGO, when my family and I were contemplating a cross-country move to California, I became obsessed with Bay Area real estate and read everything I could get my hands on. One of the articles was from Sunset's February 2014 issue: a cover...
The Sweetest Peas
One of Erin Benzakein's earliest childhood chores was snipping sweet peas out of her great-grandparents' garden in Walla Walla, Washington, to put in vases. Now a flower farmer and floral designer in Washington's Skagit Valley, she does the exact same...
Timeless
TIMELESSA new biography of cookbook author Paula Wolfert celebrates her visionary life and recipes. By Margo True"START SMALL," Paula Wolfert said to the four of us from Sunset. We were standing in her kitchen in Sonoma, learning how to feed homemade...
Weeknight Cooking
CHICKEN BROCCOLI STIR-FRYSERVES 4/25 MINUTESThe workhorse of the weeknight dinner, chicken gets a little zip of excitement by getting cooked in a hot wok with bell peppers and broccoli for crunch and color. Be sure to have all your ingredients ready...
Your CHECKLIST
PLANAssess your landscape to decide where low-water plants can replace thirsty bluegrass. Start in spots where lawn doesn't grow well (such as in shade) or in areas that are difficult to water or mow (such as hillsides). Remove the sod and till in several...
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