Voyages et Plein air

Sunset August 2016

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2 min.
island time

THEY CALL IT the "Tofino tuxedo," the head-to-toe rain garb that Sunset deputy editor Christine Ciarmello and staff photographer Tom Story sport so fetchingly in the image to the right. A hooded yellow slicker isn't what you'd imagine as the outfit of choice on a trip to the West's best beach town, as named by the esteemed panel of judges in our second annual installment of the Sunset Travel Awards (page 65). But then again, Tofino isn't your average beach town. "It's been a longtime dream of mine to go because I love places where getting there is an effort," says Christine, who, as the former editor-in-chief of Islands magazine, knows a thing or two about memorable destinations. Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, a five-hour…

7 min.
best of the west

Sea change BEST BOYS' CLUB Call it surf style 2.0. The modern sensibility of Honolulu menswear line Salvage Public may be a departure from the mainland perception of the "Hawaiian look," but in reality, it's more in line with what locals truly wear—on and off the beach. "Our inspiration comes from the culture and environment of Hawaii," says Joseph Serrao (right), who launched the brand with brother Noah (left) and a former classmate, Napali Souza (middle). Along with tailored boardshorts and Diamond Head–imprinted sweatshirts, the fall-winter collection stars a jacket of Japanese denim that would look right at home on the streets of Echo Park (or Tokyo). This November, Salvage Public opens its first store, located in Ward Village across from Ala Moana Beach Park. Collection available Sep 1; DESIGN HOTEL, ELEVATED BEST…

11 min.
river reboot

YOU LEARN THE SHIPS pretty early in this town. Like, 5 a.m. early. But then again, Astoria and its lifeblood, the Columbia River, have a way of waking you before dawn. Maybe it's the Cannery Pier Hotel, which sits on pilings over the water, transmitting the flood and ebb of the West's greatest river straight up into your room, your bed, your body. Maybe it's the misty green knolls all around you, wrapping you and the town in its cozy little hills. Or maybe it's the endless procession of cargo ships that blot out the sky as they steam past the hotel balcony, bragging on their fantails, I have come to you from the world. It's hard to sleep in a place this dramatic. The hotel tucks a shipping report under your…

4 min.
l.a.'s subway to sea

[The following content appeared in the Northern California and Southern California edition.] The subway Angelenos aren't exactly known for their love of walking, but the Expo Line—the city's first rail extension in 63 years—may lure them from their cars. For good reason: Each of the seven new stations reveals the neighborhoods' treasures, from Korean tacos to covert galleries. Start: Culver City Although it's not one of the new stations, Culver City is an advantageous boarding point for its proximity to an unorthodox alternative to the standard L.A. mall. Platform sits in the footprint of a former car dealership, only now it stocks West Coast covetables from Freda Salvador and Parabellum instead of Pontiacs. Even if you don't buy a thing, it's fun to wander the succulent-strewn walkways, rest up on tweed-cushioned benches, and soak…

1 min.
snapshot: boulder

YOUR SATURDAY HANGOUT MT. SANITAS, A FEW MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN POPULATION 105,270 (A THIRD ARE COLLEGE STUDENTS) MEDIAN AGE 29.9 GREAT SCHOOLS SCORE (OUT OF 10) 8 CRAFT BREWERIES 21 MEDIAN SINGLE- FAMILY HOME $882,500 1-BDRM. APARTMENT $1,460 NUMBER OF YOGA STUDIOS 42 HOW TO GET AROUND ON TWO WHEELS PRIME DATE NIGHT RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE PRIZED & LOCALLY MADE AN ELKE BERGERON BAG RESIDENT OLYMPIANS 70 #1 U.S. COMMUNITY FOR PHYSICAL WELL-BEING HOUSE OF WORSHIP BOXCAR COFFEE A BOULDER LIFE Former pro cyclist Will Frischkorn shares what he loves about home. "I first visited Boulder in 1999. I was 17, training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, and I remember thinking, I want to be part of this community. Everyone seemed young and fit, like-minded. There's always been a huge concentration of professional endurance athletes here. If you're a cyclist, you simply can't beat it. Boulder sits at just the right elevation, with easy access to endless…

4 min.
fresh start

Secret storage THIS STAIRCASE DOUBLES AS A PANTRY! THE COFOUNDER OF Good Magazine was sitting on an airplane, about to fly home to Los Angeles, when a text message flashed across his screen: His house was on fire. By the time he landed, the fire had been put out, but not before it damaged the Echo Park home beyond repair. Instead of walking away from the shell of his property, Casey Caplowe did what you would expect the chief creative officer of a magazine spreading goodwill and hope might do: He saw it as the perfect opportunity to redesign his home. The hitch? Caplowe wasn't a trained architect. But that didn't stop him from drawing up plans on scratch paper, checking them with architect friends, and then progressing to 3-D models of…