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Sunset February 2018

SUNSET celebrates your love of Western living. Discover new weekend and day trip destinations, inspiring homes and gardens, and fast and fresh recipes that highlight the West's great local ingredients. For annual or monthly subscriptions (on all platforms except iOS), your subscription will automatically renew and be charged to your provided payment method at the end of the term unless you choose to cancel. You may cancel at any time during your subscription in your account settings. If your provided payment method cannot be charged, we may terminate your subscription.

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United States
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Sunset Publishing Corporation
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2 min.
a new sunset

For as long as I can remember, Sunset has been a part of my life. My parents both moved to the West from colder areas of the country, and when I was growing up in Los Angeles, the magazines, cookbooks, and iconic SunsetWestern Garden Book were always on display in our house to remind us—as if we needed reminding—of how lucky we were to live in the most beautiful place on Earth. Sunset has certainly evolved throughout its 120-year history, but its deep roots in the region remain unchanged. In its early days, it was a Western travelogue; then a literary forum for iconic writers such as Jack London, Dashiell Hammett, and Sinclair Lewis, as well as a platform for conservationists like John Muir to drive social change. During the era…

2 min.
operation sunrise

ON THE WALL OF MY OFFICE hangs a copy of the May 1906 Sunset cover by Maynard Dixon—the figure of a woman rising from a city skyline in flames, with the words “New San Francisco Emergency Edition” underneath. Every time I look at it, I feel an immediate connection to the history and heritage of this venerable brand I work for, as well as an almost tangible sense of its resilience. I think of the Sunset magazine staffers reeling from the destruction of their offices—not to mention the urban landscape as they knew it—in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. And how they picked up the pieces the following month and put out that eight-page edition regardless. Staying power. How else does a 120-year-old brand survive and thrive in our modern age?…

1 min.
new & now

Travel awards Nominate your favorite hotels and resorts, food and wine spots, tourist attractions, destination towns, travel gear, and more to receive a coveted Sunset Travel Award. Winners will be announced in our August 2018 issue: sunset.com/bestplaces2018 Super snacks Seasoned beef-and-bean chili turns cheese-topped tortilla chips into the ultimate Super Bowl party snack. Don’t expect these hearty nachos to make it to halftime! sunset.com/chilinachos Indoor plants Add greenery to your home this winter with our picks for houseplants—and tips on how to keep them thriving: sunset.com/houseplants…

1 min.
high design in the desert

HOTEL OF THE MOMENT Behold: the first and only rooftop pool in Palm Springs. But at the new Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs, an anchor of the California city’s downtown refresh, the seventh-story swim deck (designed by Chris Pardo of Elemental Architecture) is only part of the aesthetic appeal. A soaring lobby with a wall of builtin bookshelves features a mix of linen sofas and vintage leather Danish lounge chairs around a travertine cocktail table. Cognachued leather banquettes wrap the main restaurant, 4 Saints, where mood lighting comes from evocatively hung lanterns. No wonder we’re moving in this month for Modernism Week (Feb 15–25; modernismweek.com). See you by the pool. From $259; rowan palmsprings.com…

1 min.
material girl

ARTIST TO WATCH The childhood summers that Oakland maker Melanie Abrantes spent visiting her parents’ native countries—Portugal and the Philippines— helped shape her creative sensibility. In Europe, she discovered the versatility of cork as a material; in Philippine villages, she witnessed the intricacies of traditional handcrafting. Now Abrantes is known for the graceful spin she brings to the art of woodworking, with hand-turned vases, hanging planters, and more, made from sustainable cork, buckeye burl, cherry, and walnut. Her book, Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling (Clarkson Potter; $16), highlights the craft’s ease with approachable techniques and templates designed to kick-start beginner projects. Her spoon-carving kit ($89) comes with handwritten instructions, three wood blanks, and all the Japanese tools you need to get going. Welcome to your new campfire activity. melanieabrantes.bigcartel.com…

1 min.
winter uniform

SUIT UP Believe it: Hardworking flannel and fleece can, indeed, be stylish. The proof comes by way of Park City, Utah’s Basin + Range (backcountry.com/basinand-range), whose Lily Heavyweight Fleece Jacket ($120) has been spotted on no less than three Sunset editors wearing the cozy layer in the office and then transitioning with ease to after-hours adventures in the great outdoors. With a recent launch party for the new collection at High West Distillery and a lookbook that features Park City locals as models, the latest pieces exemplify the region’s enviable mountain lifestyle. Just ask Kelley Baker, one of the models and owner of Park City’s Pink Elephant Coffee Roasters (pinkelephantcoffee.com), for her favorite happy-hour hike: “Bonanza Flats is close to town with trails that range from easy, like Bloods Lake, to a…