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. 239, No. 2, August

Agave to the Rescue
This sculptural garden in Woodside, California, was the happy solution to a pesky problem. The property was battling an infestation of horsetail, a tenacious weed, when landscape designer Chris Jacobson (gardenarlgroup.com) signed on to the project....
Bang for Your Buck
Are your wine dollars stretching thin? A variety of market forces has made Western bottles a little less affordable. Here's how three producers are bucking the trend, offering a delicious quality-to-price ratio. ALIT WHY WE LOVE IT The wines...
Bang for Your Buck
ALITWHY WE LOVE IT The wines are made from great vineyards (farmed organically) and allowed to ferment naturally-but for Alit, these traditionally expensive picks don't result in hefty price tags.HOW THEY KEEP PRICES DOWN Willamette Valley legend Mark...
California's Midtown Santa Cruz
Deviate from the flip-flop-beaten path in favor of a lively little neighborhood that rivals a day at the beach. The boardwalk may be the marquee attraction in Santa Cruz, especially since its recent $14 million revamp. But the truth is the city's...
Choose Your Own Adventure
A family backyard makes room for play, wonder, and just the right amount of risk-taking. An East Coast native, Sari Lehrer had a clear idea of what a backyard should be: "a flat expanse of lawn." But when she and her husband, Eli, moved from Manhattan...
Clean Break
Inspired by his time paddling out into the Pacific, pro surfer Kelly Slater turns his attention to the environment. The greatest surfer of all time answers the door wearing fuzzy slippers. Kelly Slater offers a big smile and a handshake at the entrance...
Clean Break
The greatest surfer of all time answers the door wearing fuzzy slippers. Kelly Slater offers a big smile and a handshake at the entrance to his midcentury cottage in San Clemente, California, as his Chihuahua mix, Action, warily sniffs my feet. I'm ready...
Diy Picnic Blanket
Known for her whimsical gift sets and illustrated paper goods, Christine Schmidt of San Francisco's Yellow Owl Workshop (yellowowlworkshop.com) also excels at turning everyday objects into works of art. That's the premise of her third book, Make It Yours:...
DIY Picnic Blanket
Known for her whimsical gift sets and illustrated paper goods, Christine Schmidt of San Francisco's Yellow Owl Workshop (yellowowlworkshop.com) also excels at turning everyday objects into works of art. That's the premise of her third book, Make It...
Exit through the Gift Shop
If you're among the hundreds of thousands heading to a national park this summer, chances are good you'll pick up a souvenir patch or kitschy snow globe to seal the memories for a lifetime. In addition to ogling the marquee attractions, like the Teton...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
OUTDOOR STYLEFeelin' the heatYes, a wood-fired oven is an investment, but it pays off in decades of amazing outdoor parties. Our pick: the Fomo Piombo, newly installed at our Cornerstone campus (comerstonesonoma. com). Handcrafted in American Canyon,...
Life as Art
For one creative couple in San Francisco's Mission District, home is the ultimate canvas. Even in a city full of candy-colored houses, artist Windy Chien's San Francisco Victorian stands out. In the front, it features an ombre exterior that shifts...
Life as Art
Even in a city full of candy-colored houses, artist Windy Chien's San Francisco Victorian stands out. In the front, it features an ombré exterior that shifts from yellow to red; in the back, it morphs from yellow to green to bright blue. The design is...
Midtown Santa Cruz
The boardwalk may be the marquee attraction in Santa Cruz, especially since its recent $14 million revamp. But the truth is the city's mix of surf and nostalgia extends beyond the saltwater taffy and Skee-Ball. About 2 miles inland, new businesses are...
Parsley and Potato Omelet
PARSLEY and POTATO OMELET SERVES 4/40 MINUTES For an omelet that's fluffy and tender, we've borrowed a trick from J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, author of The Food Lab: salting eggs ahead of cooking, which keeps the yolks' proteins from bonding tightly and toughening...
Poolhouse Rocks
PARTY PAD. ELEGANT GUESTHOUSE. QUIET RETREAT. THIS LITTLE STRUCTURE DOES IT ALL. THANKS TO SOME INGENIOUS DESIGN TRICKS. New York's gray days have nothing on Southern California's eternal sunshine. Just ask a formerly bicoastal family who decided...
Poolhouse Rocks
New York's gray days have nothing on Southern California's eternal sunshine. Just ask a formerly bicoastal family who decided to settle down in Brentwood a few years ago. Determined to make the most of the area's indoor-outdoor lifestyle, they hired...
Space Odysseys: How to Put Yourself in the Path of the Great American Eclipse and Other Celestial Wonders This Summer
Coming soon to a sky near you: summer's most anticipated blockbuster. Around 9 a.m. Pacific time on August 21, the first coast-tocoast solar eclipse the United States has seen in nearly a century begins to chart a course from Lincoln City, Oregon,...
Star Struck
AND JUST LIKE THAT, here we are in the height of summer. From my office, I can smell the steaks grilling on our balcony, a scent more associated with lazy weekend afternoons than a meeting-packed Wednesday morning. A hanging tent, back from a test...
Star Struck
AND JUST LIKE THAT, here we are in the height of summer. From my office, I can smell the steaks grilling on our balcony, a scent more associated with lazy weekend afternoons than a meeting-packed Wednesday morning. A hanging tent, back from a test run,...
Summer Gold
ISRAELI STRET CORNSERVES 4/35 MINUTESWe reimagined Mexican street corn with Israeli flavors, seasoning the grilled ears with tangy yogurt, salty feta, herbs, citrus, and a little heat.1/3 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt or labneh (yogurt cheese)1 tbsp....
The Big Chill
Remember the frozen treats of childhood, straight from the truck with the tinny tune? Turns out they're even better homemade. ROCKET POPS MAKES 6 (3 OZ.) OR 8 (2 1/4 OZ.) POPS/ABOUT 5 HOURS Made with fresh fruit, these pops will be a revelation...
Travel Stars 2017
AFTER MUCH SPIRITED DISCUSSION, countless days on the road, and plenty of nights sleeping around the West, we're excited to share the hotels, landmarks, gear, and travel trends that have made our year. Use this highly subjective list to help plan your...
Travel Stars 2017: 67 Reasons to Explore the West Now
AFTER MUCH SPIRITED DISCUSSION, countless days on the road, and plenty of nights sleeping around the West, we're excited to share the hotels, landmarks, gear, and travel trends that have made our year. Use this highly subjective list to help plan your...
Weeknight Cooking
MONDAY NIGHT GRILLED VEGETABLE PLATTERSERVES 4/45 MINUTESThis dish is an easy way to jump-start the week-and cook outside on a summer night. Prep everything the night before to make it come together even more quickly, and serve with warm, crusty bread....
What We Crave Now
Holistic health expert and cooking instructor to the stars Pamela Salzman recently published her first book, Kitchen Matters: More Than 100 Recipes and Tips to Transform the Way You Cook and Eat-Wholesome, Nourishing, Unforgettable (Da Capo Lifelong...
What We Crave Now
Holistic health expert and cooking instructor to the stars Pamela Salzman recently published her first book, Kitchen Matters: More Than 100 Recipes and Tips to Transform the Way You Cook and Eat-Wholesome, Nourishing, Unforgettable (Da Capo Lifelong...
Your CHECKLIST
"What's amazing about these plants is that they 'll last for decades."JOHANNA SILVERGARDEN EDITORGARDEN WE LOVEAgave to the rescueThis sculptural garden in Woodside, California, was the happy solution to a pesky problem. The property was battling an...
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