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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. 4, April

A Perfect Day in Davis, CA: This Laid-Back Sacramento Valley Suburb Is Adding New Gloss to Its Long-Standing Rep as a Hotbed of Contemporary Art
Since the 1960S, sweeping agricultural landscapes and a faculty of famed artists at the University of California, Davis, have inspired painters and sculptors who have set up shop here in this college town. Today, galleries, lively restaurants, and...
A-Plus Revival: When a Pair of Fun-Loving Designers Take on a Classic Cabin in the Woods, the Result Is a New Icon in the Making
The first time Jason and Laura O'Dell checked out a mouse-friendly, woebegone 1963 A-frame at the edge of Big Bear Lake, they swept their two young kids into their arms so they wouldn't touch anything. Yet as fans of the iconic architectural style,...
A Shop of Your Own: Why It Pays to Become a Regular at Your Local Indie Wine Merchant
"THIS wine is giving me a taste memory of a taste I've never even had!" says Nino Padova, rather mysteriously. The memory, apparently, is of sitting with his grandfather in Italy, drinking marsala. In fact, the wine we're sipping is slightly oxidized,...
Chez Panisse Sugared Rose Petals
CHEZ PANISSE SUGARED ROSE PETALS MAKES 1 1/2 CUPS/1 HOUR At Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, spring desserts are often served with a scattering of sugared rose petals. Chopped into colorful confetti or served whole on a cake, the petals have a...
Dig into Spring: Whether You're Planning a Front-Yard Redo or Looking for a New Favorite Flower, Here Are the Best Reasons to Get Your Hands Dirty
MAKEOVER THE FRONT-YARD FIX There are better ways to save water besides letting the lawn go brown. By Johanna Silver AT THE HEIGHT of California's drought, Sue Smith and Georganne Rosenberger did everything they could think of to save water...
Local Motion
The next generation of homestays offer more than a place to crash--they're a crash course on a city as seen through the eyes of its denizens. Come, be a neighbor. When I first came to L.A. as a tourist, it sucked," says Giorgia Ori, walking alongside...
Microwave Cooking Hacks
When it comes to smart home devices (see page 54), don't underestimate the good old microwave. Some of our favorite ways to use it go way beyond reheating leftovers. LIGHTNING-FAST JAM You don't need any canning equipment to make great jam--this...
Plugged In
At the entrance to Cornerstone Sonoma, where the Sunset Test Gardens and Outdoor Kitchen are located, a sweet little cottage with a white picket fence beckons visitors like something out of a Thornton Wilder novel. Brides often rent it when they book...
Smell-Good Greenery: Alluring and Wildly Useful, Scented Geraniums Are Finally Getting Their Place in the Sun
The red or white geraniums you'll find at garden stores everywhere have a reputation for being reliable--and boring. Brush by a scented geranium, however, and you'll be intrigued. The diverse Pelargonium genus includes more than 140 varieties known...
The FAB Life: A Family Creates an Idyllic Weekend Retreat That Revolves around Nature
While visiting New Zealand with their three kids, Grant and Shaya Kirkpatrick fell in love with what the locals call the bach lifestyle. "We'd see Kiwis pack up their car, throw a kayak on the roof, and head out to a rural cottage to spend the weekend,"...
The Future Is Here: We Show You How to Up Your Home's IQ in 10 Steps
If you're feeling outsmarted by smart-home technology these days, you're not alone. While the Internet of Things is intended to simplify life, the vast number of options can be intimidating. We get it: In fact, we're currently hard at work designing...
The Promised Land: In the Mojave Desert Town of Nipton, the Spirit of the Western Frontier Has Transformed a Forgotten Outpost into a Self-Sustaining Ecotopia Where the Dream Lives On
ONE RULE OF Nipton living is that you never try to out-shout the train. The noise might not seem so deafening closer to civilization, but in this Mojave Desert town, 60 miles south of Las Vegas, silence holds dominion. On my first visit there last...
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* PLANT Early in the month, sow seeds of quick-to-harvest cool-season vegetables such as carrots, mesclun lettuces, radishes, and spinach. Late in the month, sow seeds of summer crops such as beans, corn, and squash. Hold off on planting tomato...
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