Voyages et Plein air
Sunset

Sunset October 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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peak performance

ONE EVENING NOT TOO LONG AGO, I booked a last-minute flight from Oakland to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to join the crew shooting the cover you hold in your hands. The journey turned out to be rife with random travel mishaps—a lost bag, a bout of altitude sickness, a heart-pounding connection in Salt Lake City. None of it mattered, however, once I was riding shotgun next to photographer Taylor Glenn in a vintage FJ40 and cruising through the wilds of Grand Teton National Park. I was rapt in wonder at the mountains, gobsmacked at my good fortune, and grateful I’d remembered one of my cardinal rules: Never turn down an impromptu adventure. Because this was my chance to meet Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi, the husband-and-wife team behind the new documentary Free…

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new & now

Grand getaways Autumn is a magical time to travel the West. Check out our picks for cool desert destinations, wine-harvest trips, and mountain drives exploding with changing leaves. sunset.com/fallgetaways. Pretty palettes Getting hitched this fall? Our wedding decor ideas take inspiration from the season’s glorious colors: sunset.com/fallweddingcolors. #latergram This year Sunset turns 120, so we asked our Instagram followers to vote on favorite past covers. The winner? This beauty from September 1963, featuring Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly. Follow us @sunsetmag for future polls, contests, and more eye-catching photography!…

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inn of the month

“We like to think John Dougherty was a sea captain,” says designer Megan Butcher of the inspiration behind her firm’s latest project: JD House, an eight-room retreat in the quaint coastal village of Mendocino. Named for its 19th-century former owner, the recently restored bed-and-breakfast—which includes a historic water tower and a cabin with Dutch doors—got a makeover that stripped away the doilies and updated the interiors with white shiplap walls, patinated wood floors, and furnishings fit for city-slicker visitors. Midcentury-style beds with caramel-leather headboards and clear acrylic coffee tables are juxtaposed with antique writing desks and Persian rugs. Sparse yet cozy amenities (soaking tubs, wood-burning fireplaces) do little to dominate your attention—and that’s precisely the point. “When you look out the windows, all you see is ocean,” says Butcher of…

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all-ages treat

Getting some pretty heavy action in our home pantries these days: a cacao-and-date-flavored spread called Chocti ($13/12-oz. jar). The twist? It’s one of the latest offerings from Fourth & Heart, a Los Angeles brand that credits its modern success story to an ancient food staple—the grass-fed clarified butter known as ghee. “My goal was to upgrade pantry staples,” says founder Raquel Tavares (inset) of her shelf-stable, paleo-certified products. “My entire life history spilled into Fourth & Heart; it felt like it was meant to be.” Following in the entrepreneurial steps of her grandmother, who made cakes and cookies in her kitchen, and her mother, an ayur vedic practitioner, Tavares grew her company into the second-largest ghee brand in the United States. Chocti, with its kid-friendly glow-in-the-dark labels, can serve as…

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armchair inspiration

Our no-fail host gift? A book that’s instantly absorbing yet easy to dip in and out of. This season, that book is What We Keep (Running Press; $25), a collection of interviews with a cast of personalities—some famous, others merely fascinating—about the objects they cherish above all others. Wild author Cheryl Strayed turns an old pincushion into a coming-of-age elegy; a firefighter from Idaho reminisces about her grandmother’s locket; and Sacramento slackliner Kimberly Weglin, pictured here high in the air at Yosemite National Park, eulogizes the 1-inch-wide length of nylon rope that “opened up everything and helped me come alive.” FAR LEFT, BOTTOM: ASHLEY BURNS; ABOVE: RYAN JENKS…

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3 fall reads for garden lovers

Dry Gardens: High Style for Low Water Gardens (Rizzoli; $55) With a foreword by Bay Area plant maven Flora Grubb, this sophisticated xeriscaping bible serves up stunning design ideas for environmentally friendly landscapes. How to Raise a Plant and Make It Love You Back. (Laurence King Publishing; $17) Born out of a cross-country, succulent-sharing friendship, popular Instagram account @houseplantclub is behind this fun houseplant primer. Terrain: Ideas and Inspiration for Decorating the Home and Garden (Artisan; $35) A crafty guide to plants as decor, this eponymous tome from Anthropologie’s sister brand provides rustic-chic project ideas for incorporating botanical elements into your home.…