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, February

20 Best Value Towns
Skyrocketing prices. All-cash offers. Million-dollar teardowns. With housing costs rising, the great cities of the West--San Francisco, Denver, even L.A.--are creating an existential challenge. Where can you find the right house at the right price,...
A Perfect Day in Corona del Mar, CA
Iconic beaches, killer shopping, and street corn on the sand? This O.C. hamlet is a mash-up of SoCal's greatest hits. Sun and seastars With ice plant-covered cliffs, gentle waves, and, come evening, a sea of bonfires, Corona del Mar State Beach...
Character Study: A 1930s Portland Home Gets a Makeover with an Old World-Meets-Northwest Spirit
LIGHTEN UP As part of a three-year renovation, Eva Kosmas Flores and husband Jeremy Flores turned their finished attic into a serene master suite. In the bathroom, the claw-foot tub (left) is actually made of acrylic; its relatively light weight...
Chocolate Party! Spread the Love This Valentine's Day with These Decadent Desserts for a Crowd
There's nothing better than watching people smile when they eat your food," says Naomi Robinson, the blogger behind Bakers Royale. She's talking about the parties she and her husband, Matt--who has his own blog, Real Food by Dad-often host for their...
In the Sunset Kitchen
THROWBACK Super Bowl MVP Back in 1939, Sunset published a dip recipe from reader M.K.C. of Elk Grove, California, for La Salsa con Queso--"a lively dish from Mexico," as we described it, made with canned tomatoes, diced American cheese, and a...
King of the Mountain: Jeremy Jones Built a Career Riding the World's Untamed Peaks. His Next Challenge? Protecting Them
WHEN JEREMY JONES, the best big-mountain 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
The next wave in sustainable eating: Getting to know your local fishermen. A seafood market in San Diego shows how it can be done. Rich Fischolowitz and his 14-year-old daughter have been in line since 6 a.m., staking out their spot with a couple...
Plant Kingdom
Create a modern conservatory by making foliage the star of every room. Suspended in Air Just when you think you're out of planting space, look up. Yes, like many things 70s, the hanging plant is back, macrame and all. And the perfect candidate...
Spring Reading
The first book from Sunset Test Garden creators Homestead Design Collective is called Harvest (Ten Speed Press; $22)--and it's filled with vibrant seasonal projects using plants found in your garden. This is one of our favorites. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Strip Tease: Where to Go All-In on Las Vegas' Neon Renaissance
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
Heart-pumping hikes amid spectacular scenery might just be the secret to a better you. By Irene Edwards No, this isn't your average spa vacation. Those seeking a cucumber-water-and-bathrobe kind of getaway need not apply. Because less than an hour...
The New Aperitif: Shake Up the Way You Sip before Dinner with the West's Fresh Batch of Artisanal Vermouths
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...
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 Sunsets February 2014 issue: a...
The Sweetest Peas: Usher in Spring with the Season's Earliest (and Best-Smelling) Flower
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: A New Biography of Cookbook Author Paula Wolfert Celebrates Her Visionary Life and Recipes
"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 vinegar. "Swamp it with too much wine, and it'll be dead." As in the cookbooks that have made her famous, Wolfert's...
Weeknight Cooking
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CHICKEN BROCCOLI STIR-FRY SERVES 4/ 25 MINUTES The 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...
Your Checklist
PLANT Choose magnolias, such as the dramatic but compact pinky purple 'Black Tulip', while they're in bloom, so you can be sure you like the flowers. Add 'High Fragrance' camellia to your collection. Its ruffled, pale pink flowers light up a...
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