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Sunset is the leading lifestyle brand in the West. Through magazines and books, events and experiences, and digital and social media, Sunset covers the West's best flavors, destinations, design trends, and innovations. Sunset engages and inspires an audience of over five million educated, active and affluent consumers every month through its five regional print editions—Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Southern California, Southwest and Mountain—as well as via all tablet devices and its website. In addition to its print and digital publication, Sunset showcases the region’s unique lifestyle and noteworthy destinations through its flagship events, established home programs, licensing partners, books and International Wine Competition. Sunset is part of the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group.

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Why You Should Put Permeable Paving In Your Back Yard

(4) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 9:50 AM

By Kathleen Brenzel

Photograph by Eric Brandon Gomez

Big expanses of solid paving just don't make sense in the dry West. They allow rainwater to run off down streets and into gutters and beyond. A better choice is porous...

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Less Thirsty Choices For Lawn Grass

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 10:35 PM

By Kathleen Brenzel

2015-05-27-1432770198-1507742-ECP_220.jpg Photograph by Linda Lamb Peters

If you live in the drought-ravaged West and are looking to replace your lawn with a less thirsty grass, here's one option -- Eco-Lawn. A mixture of deep-rooted fescues, it makes a resilient...

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Drought: Changing Our Western Garden Styles?

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 2:48 PM

By Kathleen Brenzel

Photograph by Andrea Gomez Romero

A style of landscaping is catching on in the drought-ravaged West that could be called "New Age Minimalist". "NAM" gardens show off pared-down plantings in a way that recalls art pieces...

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11 Ways to Meet California's New Water Cutbacks

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 5:32 PM

By Kathleen Brenzel

2015-04-16-1429219349-4637593-sprinkler2.jpg Photography by George Olson

Governor Brown's call for mandatory water cutbacks for all Californians has a lot of us wondering what more we can do to save water, especially outdoors. And how can we get...

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8 Things You Need to Know About Rosé

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 2:58 PM

Sure, the wine cognoscenti are swooning en masse over rosé these days, but arm yourself with a few facts, and you'll be drinking better than most of them.


Fact #1: Today's rosé is better than before. The rosé on the rise...

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Top 5 Reasons to Grill After Labor Day

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 6:30 PM

Summer may be officially over, but before you pack your grill off to the garage, pause a moment, because the best is yet to come. At Sunset Magazine, we look forward every year to the shoulder season, the time when summer and fall intersect at the market with...

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Give Lamb a Chance

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 11:21 AM

Top photo -- Recipe #1: Fennel-crusted grilled rack of lamb looks elegant, but is a breeze to make.

Lamb gives some people the shudders. I know--I used to be one of them; I remember shunning a reeking, rug-textured roast on the family table, back in...

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10 Secrets to Perfectly Grilled Fish

(2) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 11:17 AM

Have you ever put a beautiful, expensive piece of fish--a side of salmon, say, or some thick halibut fillets, or a tuna steak--on the grill, only to lose big chunks of it when it glues itself to the grates? Or accidently char it, or just plain...

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Top 10 Things I Wish I 'd Known When I Started to Grill

(3) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 5:30 PM

One of the worst dinners I've ever cooked was at a borrowed cabin in Lake Tahoe years ago. The stove had blown out, and dinnertime loomed--along with my hungry extended family. So Mom and I decided we'd cook our cut-up chicken on the charcoal grill in the front yard, a...

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How to Grill Vegetables

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 5:11 PM

2014-07-21-GreatOutdoorsCookbook.pngBy grilling one or two vegetables with your main course, you can cook an entire meal on the grill. Who doesn't love that kind of efficiency? And you won't have pans to wash, either. If you grill several kinds of vegetables--and serve...

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Transform Your Camp Breakfast

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 3:20 PM

Here at Sunset we hear from people all the time who say they'd love to try camping but don't know where to start. In my mind, a good breakfast is one of the surest ways to turn a wannabe camper into a true believer.

Take my urban-loving sister,...

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Three Facts You Need to Know About Sparkling-Wine Pairing for the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 1:42 PM

By Sara Schneider Wine Editor, Sunset magazine

I've been thinking a lot about sparkling wine recently. Partly due to the season, but also because I've recently launched a new series of in-depth video lessons with

It's probably not shocking that more sparkling wine is consumed during the...

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Five Great Cabin Getaways for Fall

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 1:39 PM

Andrea Minarcek Senior Travel Editor, Sunset magazine

At Sunset, we've had cabin fever for years. Since the magazine began, in 1898, we've devoted countless pages to introducing our readers to gorgeous cabin retreats across the U.S. West. This fall, we decided to round up our very favorites and created the...

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