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. 3, September

3 Spots to Sample (Yes) Goat Yoga
BEST STRETCHWILLAMETTE VALLEY, ORLast August, Lainey Morse launched Goat Yoga (left; $45; goatyoga.net), which emphasizes happiness and laughter over concentration and form by taking the practice outdoors and introducing cute goats into the equation....
Beach Vibes, 2 Ways
Two hotels keep summer going with their appealing takes on the laid-back look. - C.L.TROPICAL THROWBACKDesign firm Official Mfg. Co of Portland drew from midcentury architect Vladimir Ossipoff, the godfather of Hawaiian modern, to inform the revamp of...
Behind the Scenes
Eever since I was a kid, I've loved reading about other people's houses. I'd cut photos from old design magazines and slide them into a scrapbook divided into chapters: "Cabin Life," "Cottage," etc. When Pinterest arrived, I would lose hours on the...
Behind the Scenes
EVER SINCE I WAS A KID, I've loved reading about other people's houses. I'd cut photos from old design magazines and slide them into a scrapbook divided into chapters: "Cabin Life," "Cottage," etc. When Pinterest arrived, I would lose hours on the trail...
British Columbia's East Vancouver
PERFECT DAYVancouver may be known as Hollywood North for its high-end shops and a skyline that directors love, but for a taste of the real action, head to the city's more eclectic side in East Van, as locals call it. Beyond downtown's glitzy skyscrapers...
College Town Smackdown
It's easy to live forever young when you have undergrads for neighbors. Special lectures are often open to the public, beer overflows, and school spirit is strong. But when it comes to rivalries, these two college towns are more like friendly competitors....
Drink All Day with No Regrets
In Portland's Central Eastside hood is one of the denser concentrations of bottlers in the country. Eight of them banded together to create Distillery Row, located mostly along a 1-mile stretch between 12th Avenue and the Willamette River. Remember:...
East Vancouver: Make a Run for the Border to See the More Independent Side of This Canadian Hub
PERFECT DAY Vancouver may be known as Hollywood North for its high-end shops and a skyline that directors love, but for a taste of the real action, head to the city's more eclectic side in East Van, as locals call it. Beyond downtown's glitzy skyscrapers...
Escape from L.A
You'd never guess that Sarah Sherman Samuel's reaction to the Palm Springs-area A-frame she now owns was horror. Horror directed at, of all things, the bathroom. "It was a windowless black hole made even darker with black tile, black-and-gold foil wallpaper,...
Escape from L.A.: A Designer's First Foray into Sonoran Style Results in an Enviable Family Getaway
You'd never guess that Sarah Sherman Samuel's reaction to the Palm Springs-area A-frame she now owns was horror. Horror directed [R] at, of all things, the bathroom. "It was a windowless black hole made even darker with black tile, black-and-gold foil...
Everyday Beauty
Rare plants from Central America and Mexico surround Eric Schulz each day in his job as a horticulturist at the University of California Botanical Gardens. But his own backyard is a little less exotic. "I'm really into the plants you find at The Home...
Everyday Beauty: A Horticulturist Reveals His Secret Passion for Mass-Market Plants
Rare plants from Central America and Mexico surround Eric Schulz each day in his job as a horticulturist at the University of California Botanical Gardens. But his own backyard is a little less exotic. "I'm really into the plants you find at The Home...
Five Ways to Get Your Craft On
EATHAVE AN ELEVATED LUNCHPerched at 6,000 feet in the stunning Wasatch Mountains, High West is Utah's first legal distillery since 1870. The sprawling facility evokes the history of the old mining-and-lumber town of Wanship, with rustic wood details,...
Get Smart
It's a tradition at Sunset's annual Celebration Weekend for our editors to show off the latest in design. But this year, we decided to up the ante and transform a 1900s cottage on our Cornerstone Sonoma campus into a high-style, high-tech space. We tapped...
Get Smart: For Sunset's Latest Project, We Designed a Connected Home for the Future-A Place Where Brains Meet Beauty
It's a tradition at Sunset's annual Celebration Weekend for our editors to show off the latest in design. But this year, we decided to up the ante and transform a 1900s cottage on our Cornerstone Sonoma campus into a high-style, high-tech space. We...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
MAKE COCKTAIL MAGICAt Alfred's, the bartenders spritz their martinis with essential oils distilled from citrus, sold in Berkeley by Mandy Aftel. Lift the glass, and a burst of grapefruit or lemon rushes up to meet you, then flavors every sip. ($16/1-0z....
In the Western HOME
The deep endOur vote for makeover hue of the moment: matte black. The bold design choice is also surprisingly versatile, finding a range of expression in elements from furniture to faucets. Below, the Keystone tile collection from Waterworks brings drama...
Lodi Leads
WHEN MARKUS AND LIZ BOKISCH realized growing Spanish grapes was their destiny, they abandoned Napa Valley and headed to an unexpected place: Lodi. The choice was more astute than crazy, as winemakers in this region due east of the Sacramento Delta know...
Lodi Leads: If Your Impression of Lodi Wine Involves the Bottom Supermarket Shelf, Look Again-The Region Is Burgeoning with Top-Notch Bottles and Surprising Varieties
When markus and Liz bokisch realized growing Spanish grapes was their destiny, they abandoned Napa Valley and headed to an unexpected place: Lodi. The choice was more astute than crazy, as winemakers in this region due east of the Sacramento Delta...
Outsider's Passage
Are you here to work with the tourists for the season?" asked a low voice coming from the back of the checkout line. He stood tall in Carhartt pants, chuckling under his full beard. Was I that obvious? I'd only arrived from Breckenridge, Colorado, to...
Outsider's Passage: Working in an Alaska Cruise-Ship Town, One Writer Learns to Live in Two Places at Once: Bustling Tourist Stop by Day, Remote Fishing Village by Night
"Are you here to work with the tourists for the season?" asked a low voice coming from the back of the checkout line. He stood tall in Carhartt pants, chuckling under his full beard. Was I that obvious? I'd only arrived from Breckenridge, Colorado,...
Pole Bean Salad with Ginger-Soy Tofu
POLE BEAN SALAD with GINGER-SOY TOFU SERVES 4/ 45 MINUTES Tossed with a bright vinaigrette, tender pole beans and tofu make a hearty vegan dinner. Serve warm or chilled. 1 pkg. (16 oz.) extra-firm tofu, drained, patted dry, and cut into 1/4-in.-thick...
Return to Glamour
HOW DO YOU COMPETE WITH NOSTALGIA?That's the challenge chef Daniel Patterson faced when his restaurant group began updating Alfred's Steakhouse in San Francisco two years ago. Founded in 1928 by an Italian immigrant named Alfred Bacchini, the restaurant...
Shelter at the Edge of the World
i grin nervously at my fellow passengers as the floatplane hefts itself out of the muddy Fraser River and heads toward the snowcapped mountains of Vancouver Island. The pilot gets the 10-seater aloft, banking up by an arena built for the 2010 Olympic...
Shelter at the Edge of the World: Deep within British Columbia's Remote Wilderness Lies a Once-in-a-Lifetime Hideaway
HELLO VERTIGO, MY OLD FRIEND. I GRIN NERVOUSLY at my fellow passengers as the floatplane hefts itself out of the muddy Fraser River and heads toward the snowcapped mountains of Vancouver Island. The pilot gets the 10-seater aloft, banking up by...
Steakhouse Dinner Party
Eating at Alfred's Steakhouse in San Francisco (see "Return to Glamour," page 80) inspired us to tackle that magnificent multicourse experience at home. To make the cooking less overwhelming, we spread it out over several days (see "Have a Game Plan,"...
Sweet on Peppers
PEPPER, CUCUMBER, and CHICKEN SALADSERVES 4 (MAKES 5Va CUPS) / 20 MINUTES, PLUS 1 HOUR TO STANDA bright cumin-lemon dressing works well with any thin-skinned pepper. Try a rainbow of them, or focus on one palette, like yellow-orange. To turn the salad...
The Deep End
Our vote for makeover hue of the moment: matte black. The bold design choice is also surprisingly versatile, finding a range of expression in elements from furniture to faucets. Below, the Keystone tile collection from Waterworks brings drama to the...
Weeknight Cooking
POLE BEAN SALAD with GINGER-SOY TOFOSERVES 4/45 MINUTESTossed with a bright vinaigrette, tender pole beans and tofu make a hearty vegan dinner. Serve warm or chilled.1 pkg. (16 oz.) extra-firm tofu, drained, patted dry, and cut into ½-in.-thick strips1/3...
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PLANTLettuces grow easily in containers. For convenience, choose a packaged mix such as Renee's Garden's Wine Country Mesdun (reneesgarden.com). Follow planting instructions on the packet, set in a sunny spot, and water lightly but frequently. Harvest...
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PLANT Lettuces grow easily in containers. For convenience, choose a packaged mix such as Renee's Garden's Wine Country Mesclun (reneesgarden.com). Follow planting instructions on the packet, set in a sunny spot, and water lightly but frequently....
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