Voyages et Plein air
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Sunset July 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.

Pays:
United States
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Sunset Publishing Corporation
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gear shift

THOSE WHO KNOW ME are apt to read this editor’s note with a raised eyebrow. A paean to the all-American road trip? The irony is rich; I am hardly an automobile aficionado. Call it a relic of being raised in the most urban of environments, a flashback to a first-ever driving lesson that involved an accidental merge onto Manhattan’s West Side Highway. Certainly I am as blown away as the next person by the prospect of self-driving cars (or camping-friendly Tesla hacks, page 30). And my version of a Pirelli calendar pinup is the vintage Bronco on this month’s cover. But what truly gets me going is the seduction of the narrative—the sheer humanity of the shared experience that a voyage on the open road can bring. As a cultural phenomenon,…

1 min.
new & now

Pop and circumstance Reach for the stars July 4th with a nostalgic frozen treat! Try our natural-fruit knockoff of the beloved Bomb Pop: sunset.com/rocketpop. Game on! From cornhole to yard dice, 10 outdoor classics get refreshed—and encourage some fun in the sun: sunset.com/outdoorgames. Doggie DIY Taking your fur baby for a serious hike? Check out our tips for backpacking with a pup, including gear for carrying their own supplies: sunset.com/dogbackpack.…

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wallpaper moment

WHAT WE’RE TRACKING THIS MONTH With seven children ranging in age from 9 to 21—plus an extensively rehabbed 1920s Tudor in the Hollywood Hills—the creative duo known as The Novogratz are adept at delivering affordable, high-impact design solutions. Case in point: their new collection of self-adhesive, removable wallpaper for Tempaper, which is guaranteed to inspire any number of interior vignettes. We’re partial to the splashy Palm pattern for a glamorous dining area (above), or the metallic Constellations for a kid’s room ceiling worthy of an outdoor adventurer. $40/roll; thenovogratz.com.…

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feel-good beauty

We tend to be a low-maintenance lot here in the West, but we’ll cop to our share of wholesome indulgences. Tap into your inner Topanga Canyon with Whole Beauty: Daily Rituals and Natural Recipes for Lifelong Beauty and Wellness (Artisan Books; $30), by holistic expert Shiva Rose, pictured at left with friends in the teahouse she had built in her Southern California backyard. No time for a tea ceremony of your own? Below, six Western-made artisanal beauty products that bring a moment of mindfulness to your day. (Crystals optional.) LEFT AND TOP RIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHS BY NGOC MINH NGO, FROM WHOLE BEAUTY BY SHIVA ROSE (ARTISAN BOOKS) ©2018.…

2 min.
sea world

From driftwood forts to campfire paella feasts, treehouse rentals to full-moon kayak paddles, summer was made for the Northwest. That’s precisely the spirit that permeates By the Shore (Sasquatch Books; $22.95), an evocative collection of travel itineraries, recipes, kid-friendly craft projects, and local lore about this lovely part of the West. Author Nancy Blakey, a native of Bainbridge Island, Washington, grew up camping, hiking, fishing, and foraging up and down the coast, and her book serves as both inspiring armchair read and practical handbook to the natural habitat of the region—with ideas you can use elsewhere. At right, Blakey shares one beloved family tradition and instructions on how to follow suit. PERSEID METEOR SHOWER The summer night sky’s most spectacular show is the Perseid meteor shower, which peaks between August 10 and…

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warm-weather refresh

The garden is filled with blooms and bounty in July, but dry spells and hot weather can wreak havoc on perennials. Don’t feel bad if a plant needs to be replaced, particularly if it’s prominently set along a well-traveled path. These three varieties from the Sunset Western Garden Collection (sunsetwesterngardencollection.com) are quick-and-easy refreshers; they’re low-maintenance, low-water, and have handsome evergreen foliage that can handle a peak-heat planting. BULLETPROOF Platinum Beauty lomandra Variegated beauty with a grasslike habit that pops in shady corners, but won’t blink an eye at blazing heat and direct sun. TEXTURAL Clarity Blue dianella Hands-off favorite with striking upright foliage that won’t top 2 to 3 feet. Excellent in containers, but also adds punch to succulent gardens and beds of low-growing flowers. SCENTED ‘Meerlo’ lavender With an oil content that’s off the charts,…