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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. 6, December

FROGTOWN: Blue Herons, Bikes, and Boho Art Flourish in a Once-Neglected Waterway Neighborhood
PERFECT DAY When you think of L.A., one of the last things that comes to mind is nature. But in Frogtown, the Los Angeles River thrives anew as a result of revitalization efforts. The mixed industrial and residential pocket around it is showing...
JUMP-START YOUR YEAR: From Our Favorite Healthy-Eating Experts, 25 Tips, Hacks, and Easy Recipes (and It's Not All Kale Chips, We Swear)
LATER, SAD DESK LUNCH! Put in some time on Sunday and you won't wind up reaching for that premade Caesar salad at lunch. Take a cue from Portland recipe developer and stylist Alison Wu (wuhaus.com; @alison__wu) and roast chickpeas, veggies, and...
Making Spirits Bright: Get the Kids Together, and Rock the Paper and Scissors for These Holiday Crafts
A mid the swirl of the holidays, it can be tempting to loosen the rules on your kids' screen time. But mother of three Merrilee Liddiard has another suggestion: Give them a glue stick instead. "In our fast-paced digital age, I try to encourage creative,...
OH, CITRUS TREE: Tis the Season to Taste-Test and Choose the Best Variety for Your Yard
ALTHOUGH MANY PLANTS are dormant and the days are drizzly, there's one Test Garden chore that always cheers us up this time of year: harvesting citrus. With citrus planting season coming up--around mid-February in mild-winter regions--we're sharing...
POWDER TO THE PEOPLE: In the Colorado Rockies, Epic Snows Transform the Mountains into Idyllic Winter Wonderlands
WE GET IT: When the mercury plummets and the winds blow, it's awfully tempting to burrow under a duvet and binge on Netflix until spring. To coax yourself outside, it helps to have some powerful carrots: spellbinding wildernesses, sure, but also lively...
SWEET TALK: Decadent Dessert Wines to Top off Your Meal
THERE'S AN OLD SAYING about wine drinkers in this country: We talk dry but drink sweet--meaning that we secretly prefer wines with a little sugar left in them after the fermentation has been stopped. Brushing aside the snarky judgment buried in that,...
The Escape Artists: A Real Estate Dead-End Drove a Couple to the Hills-And to a Historic Cabin
This was Plan B. Plan A was for Levi Velvick and his partner Lupe Cope to buy a home in San Francisco, where they'd rented for five years. But after being outbid on house after house in the city, Velvick remembered the 1885 former homestead he had...
THE NEW WREATH: There's More to This Winter Standby Than Conifers and Bells. Find Inspiration in Five Inventive Takes by Floral Designer Alethea Harampolis
GARDEN FRESH "This is my tropical spin on a traditional holiday wreath," says Harampolis, co-owner of Homestead Design Collective and Studio Choo. Bonus: After the holidays, you can remove the air plants to hang around the home and transplant the...
When the Cost Is Clear
SCOTT AND MOLLY Moffat were down to their last cans of sardines and crackers. With the roads leading to the nearest stores blocked, the young couple needed to figure out how to keep their three children, pets, and horses fed. And fast. "We were close...
Winter in Bloom
WHAT A YEAR, RIGHT? I think we can all agree that making it to this moment constitutes an achievement worth celebrating. So turn to page 40, pour a Finger Lime Vodka Gimlet, and join me in a toast to the theme of this December/January issue: holiday...
Your CHECKLIST
PLANT In December, plant bare-root artichokes, arugula seedlings, fava beans, kale, and leaf lettuce, plus garlic and onion sets. Peas and potatoes go in in mid-January. Choose flowering Camellia japonica varieties for winter color. These robust...
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