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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. 239, No. 5, November

Adventures in Wonderland
SURREAL VISTAS, HEART-RACING CLIMBS, and one DREAMY BASE CAMP. ZION IS ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY. As I scramble up slickrock, where hundreds of thousands of years ago running water formed an impossibly narrow groove, the nerves kick in. Palms begin...
A Tail of Two Cities
If you're considering a big move with your entire pack, it pays to take a dog's-eye view on the matter and look for sunny, active cities with year-round outdoor fun. Take Boulder, Colorado: The Front Range city is a paradise for pups (and people) who...
Decorate with Dessert
DECONSTRUCTED PIESERVES 8 TO 10/30 MINUTES TO 1 HOURTo create this tablescape, arrange seasonal fruits and leaves along the center of your dining table. Then, when it's time for dessert, bring out bowls, spoons, and paring knives; whipped cream; and...
Diy Dream House
It started with a FaceTime tour. Anna and Austin Smith, who were living in Washington, D.C., but planning a move out to Colorado, watched as their realtor virtually ushered them through a 1972 ranch house in Denver. "It was dark and cramped, with brown...
DIY DREAM HOUSE: To Renovate a Fixer-Upper on a Budget, a Couple Rolled Up Their Sleeves and Hit the Internet
It started with a FaceTime tour. Anna and Austin Smith, who were living in Washington, D.C., but planning a move out to Colorado, watched as their realtor virtually ushered them through a 1972 ranch house in Denver. "It was dark and cramped, with brown...
Five Reasons to Visit Now
EATTHE FOOD IS OFF THE HOOKOver the years, thousands of migrants have passed through or hunkered down in Tijuana, bringing influences from Mexico's richest food regions (like Oaxaca and Veracruz) and from as far away as Italy and Japan. Chefs Miguel...
Fuel for the Big Feast
THE PRESSURE IS ON when ? comes to choosing wine for the holiday. Yes, we're all looking for fine bottles that can also handle cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes. But we also want something everyone can start drinking early and keep drinking late-just...
FUEL FOR THE BIG FEAST: Our Top Bottles for Your Thanksgiving Table
THE PRESSURE IS ON WHEN IT comes to choosing wine for the holiday. Yes, we're all looking for fine bottles that can also handle cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes. But we also want something everyone can start drinking early and keep drinking late--just...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
EASY BASICSLAST-MINUTE TURKEY RUBIn case the grand PorchettaStyle Roast Turkey (page 78) isn't in the cards this year, we've translated its licorice-y, mildly spicy flavors into a quick rub (below) for a whole bird. Coat a turkey all over with olive...
L.A. Makers
A new wave of artists aren't flocking to the city to work in movies or music. They're here for the clay. Meet the rising stars of Los Angeles's booming ceramics scene. "WINTER'S A CHOICE, and I choose no," says ceramic artist Ben Medansky, a Chicago...
La Revolucion in 12 Hours
The shift from drinking town to culture leader is most evident in this infamous tourist center, now being renovated by design-minded developers and crafty entrepreneurs. The party isn't over--but it now comes with better coffee. 9:30 A.M. Start...
Late Bloomer
WHEN SHE TOOK ON this West Seattle backyard, landscape designer Lisa Port wanted to create a garden that would shine year-round. But she admits to playing seasonal favorites: "I really love this garden in fall because it gets kind of unruly," says Port...
LATE BLOOMER: As the Weather Cools Down, a Northwest Garden Comes into Its Own
WHEN SHE TOOK ON this West Seattle backyard, landscape designer Lisa Port wanted to create a garden that would shine year-round. But she admits to playing seasonal favorites: "I really love this garden in fall because it gets kind of unruly," says...
Magic Trick
OF all the eye-popping, science-based techniques that modernist cuisine has given the world-the gels, the foams, the pea juice "caviars"- sous vide, or temperature-controlled cooking in water, is the one that's truly useful for home cooks. "Sous vide...
My Happy Place
IT WAS DAY ONE of the CamelBak Pursuit Series (pursuitseries.co), and I was riding to my tent in the back of a Polaris RZR when Sunset travel editor Lauren Ladoceour took my picture. We had been squabbling good-naturedly over which one of us would...
RIDE OF A LIFETIME: The Waggy Is Back! but for Some, It Never Really Left
IT came topped with a giant red bow--a gift from my husband to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. I walked off the plane in Hailey, Ida ho, passed through the sleepy airport, and there she was, waiting curbside: a 1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, ready...
Ride of Lifetime
IT came topped with a giant red bow- a gift from my husband to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. I walked off the plane in Hailey, Idaho, passed through the sleepy airport, and there she was, waiting curbside: a 1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, ready...
Sacramento
PERFECT DAYNo mere refueling stop on the way to Tahoe, Sacramento is a bustling riverside city of bars, shops, and galleries, plus restaurants that draw from the bounty of the surrounding farmland. Midtown remains the center of action; just this summer,...
SACRAMENTO: The Golden State's Seat of Government Is Quickly Becoming a Capital of Cool
PERFECT DAY No mere refueling stop on the way to Tahoe, Sacramento is a bustling riverside city of bars, shops, and galleries, plus restaurants that draw from the bounty of the surrounding farmland. Midtown remains the center of action; just this...
Thanksgiving at the Brewery
IN OREGON'S WILLAMETTE VALLEY, WOLVES & PEOPLE PAIRS THE FEAST WITH FARMHOUSE ALES. FLAVOR bombs, one after another. There's nothing mild-mannered about the food on this Thanksgiving table. Fennel-scented turkey crowds up against a crunchy oyster...
The Adventure of a Lifetime
There truly is no destination quite like Alaska. With endless natural beauty and an abundance of arts and culture, there are so many unique things to see and do, making Alaska a "bucket list"-worthy vacation. With over 70 years of experience, Gray...
Waterfront Revival
SINCE 1953, the Alaskan Way Viaduct has separated downtown Seattle from its lifeblood, the Puget Sound. But that double-decker highway will be moving underground, making way for a walkable green space designed by the same architect behind Manhattan's...
WATERFRONT REVIVAL: A Major City Project Is Sparking an Explosion of Activity Where Downtown Seattle Meets the Salish Sea
SINCE 1953, the Alaskan Way Viaduct has separated downtown Seattle from its lifeblood, the Puget Sound. But that double-decker highway will be moving underground, making way for a walkable green space designed by the same architect behind Manhattan's...
Weeknight Cooking
ONE-PAN PORTABELLA MUSHROOM SHEPHERD'S PIESERVES 4 TO 6 / 40 MINUTESLeftover Thanksgiving mashed potatoes make it easy to whip up shepherd's pie on a weeknight. This vegetarian version is as hearty as the beefy original, thanks to meaty portabella mushrooms,...
Your CHECKLIST
PLANT Plant a feast for butterflies. Grow natives such as ceanothus, coffeeberry, lupine, oaks, and wild buckwheat, which provide critical food for caterpillars. Replace old, woody lavenders and salvias with fresh plants. Sow a cover crop...
Your CHECKLIST
PLANTPick healthy-looking shrubs and trees, which can be a bargain this late in the season. Spread 6 inches of organic mulch over the base of each plant; after planting, keep their rootballs evenly moist until the ground freezes solid.Start bulbs of...
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