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
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 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...
A Perfect Day in Corona del Mar, CA
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 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,...
Character Study: A 1930s Portland Home Gets a Makeover with an Old World-Meets-Northwest Spirit
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 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...
Chocolate Party! Spread the Love This Valentine's Day with These Decadent Desserts for a Crowd
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 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...
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
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 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...
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. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Rich Fischolowitz and his 14-year-old daughter have been in line since 6 a.m., staking out...
Plant Kingdom
Create a modern conservatory by making foliage the star of every room. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 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....
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
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 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...
The Four-Day Reboot
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Heart-pumping hikes amid spectacular scenery might just be the secret to a better you. By Irene Edwards [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] No, this isn't...
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
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 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,...
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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