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, May

Battle Ground
For more than a century, national parks have amazed and delighted. But they've also divided. Longtime Sunset WRITER PETER FISH takes a look at America's Best Idea in the age of anxiety. IT'S ONE BIG CHUNK OF ROCK. Stand on the Yosemite Valley floor,...
Botanical Beverly Hills: In a Neighborhood Known for Its Glitz, a Lush and Sprawling Garden Offers a Breath of Fresh Air
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...
Daily Harvest
It was a box of blueberries from her in-laws' 60-acre farm that helped Andrea Bemis find her true calling. "I said, 'Take me to where these are grown. I want a different life,'" she recalls of the somewhat impulsive decision that led her and her husband,...
Desert Cool: Now That the Party Kids Have All Gone Home, It's Playtime in the Coachella Valley
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...
Everyday Rose: These Pinks Are Easy Going Down-And Easy on the Wallet
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 warm-weather drinking, pink is definitely the new white. In 2015 alone, the volume of rose sales...
From Backyard to Backcountry
Photograph by THOMAS J STORY START HERE Whatever kind of camper you are, there's a trip within reach to help you relax among nature's finest. THE FIRST TIME I pitched a tent, it rained. And not just a gentle pitter-patter to help my 10-year-old...
Going Deep: For Hawaiian Spearfishing Champion Kimi Werner, a Good Catch Is as Much about Putting Food on the Table as It Is a More Connected Way of Life
Sometimes when she's diving alongside deadly sharks or holding her breath for four minutes underwater off some remote Pacific atoll, Kimi Werner thinks back to the day she learned to swim. She was 5 and her father, a spearfisherman who often hunted...
Grilled Asparagus and Prosciutto Cobb Salad
GRILLED ASPARAGUS and PROSCIUTTO COBB SALAD SERVES 6 AS A MAIN DISH / 1 HOUR In this fresh take on the classic Cobb, a little smoky char adds depth to asparagus and green onions, and the grill turns prosciutto into crisp shards. Choose large asparagus...
Living Laboratory: A Science Lover Discovers the Possibilities Waiting in Her Own Backyard
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...
Modern Victorian: Editor-in-Chief Irene Edwards Shares Her Family's Yearlong Remodel-And the Sources, Tips, and Lessons Learned along the Way
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...
Trailblazers: Miles from Civilization, the Women Behind the Blog Dirty Gourmet Take Backcountry Cooking to New (Crazy Delicious) Frontiers
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 get to work, layering avocado and kale salad on sandwich rolls and slicing lemon zest on...
Washington's Olympia: Everywhere You Look, This Port City Is Alive with the Spirit of the Northwest, from Cutting-Edge Food to Artisanal Crafts to Live Music
Over 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 year-round snowcapped peak, can be seen in the distance from most anywhere,...
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...
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PLANT Sow 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....
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