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. 5, 2017

Battle Ground
IT'S one tie chunk of rock. Stand on the Yosemite Valley floor, and El Capitan rises more than 3,000 feet above you, begging to be photographed. You step back to position your smartphone, trying to squeeze all of its granite grandeur into the frame.It's...
Botanical Beverly Hills
This may be the land of power shopping and Champagne lunches, but just a few blocks from Rodeo Drive is a place of pure natural beauty: The Virginia Robinson Gardens. Designed by the Robinsons Department Store heiress, who lived on the estate from the...
Desert Cool
people like to say that the Coachella music festival first drew them to the desert, but something else kept them here. Could be the desolate canyons and endless night skies. Or maybe it's the cool comfort of knowing that a midcentury masterpiece is just...
Everyday Rosé
As the WEATHER warms up, wine-shop shelves get increasingly rosier, with rows of bottles in hues from the palest blush to vibrant salmon. When it comes to warmweather drinking, pink is definitely the new white. In 2015 alone, the volume of rosé sales...
Going Deep
Sometimes when she's diving alongside deadly sharks or holding her breath for four minutes underwater off some remote Pacifíc atoll, Kimi Werner thinks back to the day she learned to swim. She was 5 and her father, a spearfisherman who often hunted for...
In the SUNSET GARDEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAMMUST-HAVEON POINTWhether you hang it on a wall or rest it on a table, the Point Pot commands attention. It marks the first official foray into ceramics by garden designer Dustin Gimbel, who has long experimented with ways to merge his...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
TOP TOOLTHE CAMP STOVE 2.0Anywhere a fire is allowed, you can use the powerful BioLite CampStove 2 to cook food, make coffee for a crowd, light your work area, and even charge your phone. The 8-inch-tall stove burns dry fuel like sticks, pinecones, or...
Living Laboratory
never mind beakers and bubbling potions-experimenting with seeds and soil can be just as exciting. That's what Penny Barthel discovered when she left her job as a middle-school science teacher to become a full-time mom and took up gardening in her Albany,...
Modern Victorian
Four days after our cross-country move to the Bay Area, my husband went to an estate sale and stumbled upon our new home. This unbelievable stroke of real estate fortune came at a price: Without any previous experience, we found ourselves enmeshed in...
Mother's Day Gift Guide
Gorgeous scores to give (and get), all from women-run companies in the West, Produced by Catherine Dash1SHED WOMEN'S LATTICE HAT$42; healdsburgshed.com.2SUGAR PAPER PALE PINK LEATHER IPHONE 7 CASE$40, plus $15 for monogramming; sugarpaper.com.3LUX/EROS...
Olympia
PERFECT DAYOver the past few years, Olympia has evolved from Seattle's edgy little sister into a creative capital. No wonder-it's a place that's awash in beauty. Mt. Rainier, with its yearround snowcapped peak, can be seen in the distance from most anywhere,...
Souvlaki Secrets
Growing UP IN A Greek American family, Charles Bililies was hooked on souvlaki at a young age. Later, he devoured the grilled-meat wrap-"the food of the people," he calls it-as he traveled through Greece. At home in San Francisco, he hosted his own spit-roasted...
Trailblazers
WE'RE in a pine grove at 7,500 feet when we- decide to stop for lunch. Sitting on a log, Emily Nielson, her cousin Aimee Trudeau, and their friend Mai-Yan Kwan ge.t to work, layering avocado and kale salad on sandwich rolls and.slicing . lemon zest on...
Weeknight Cooking
MISO-MARINATED FLANK STEAK with SALUDSERVES 4/30 MINUTES, PLUS 8 HOURS TO MARINATESweet-salty white miso makes beef taste wonderfully beefier. Marinate the steak the night before so it's quick to cook the next day. Serve with hot rice if you like.6 tbsp....
Wild Things
AFTER NINE MONTHS of a gut remodel that drained our bank balances and sapped our souls, my husband and I made good on our promise last fall to take the kids on their first overnight camping trip. After all, we were already camping in the middle of a...
Your CHECKLIST
PLANTSow seeds of cucumber, melon, and squash directly in the soil. If your garden space is limited, go vertical; many varieties will climb on a trellis, or, in a pinch, a large tomato cage.Plant seedlings of eggplants, peppers, and tomatoes. In cooler...
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