Voyages et Plein air

Sunset November 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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crafting innovation

Located at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains in Los Gatos, California, Sunset’s 2018 Idea House in Silicon Valley features the quality and workmanship of a true Craftsman, but with modern design elements that speak to today’s West Coast lifestyle. While the home’s proximity to tech giants such as Netflix and Cisco played an undeniable role in the home’s concept, designer Lauren Nelson of Lauren Nelson Design delivered a space where modern Scandi and innovation meld seamlessly. “Innovation will always be knocking at the door in this technology-focused age, but that doesn’t mean classic design should be abandoned,” says Nelson. “There’s a familiarity that gives us comfort and can define what we think of as quality.” The same focus on technology and design can be found in the latest-generation Lexus ES.…

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this is our west

BY ANY DEFINITION, 120 years of uninterrupted publication puts Sunset in a rare position. Whether printing the early works of literary greats, introducing transformational architects and designers to the world, or taking a stand to protect the environment, Sunset played a pivotal role in ensuring that the West became what Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Wallace Stegner hoped would be “a society to match its scenery.” When the magazine started in 1898, the states of Idaho, Montana, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming had recently been admitted to the Union, and the Republic of Hawaii was being annexed by the United States as a territory alongside Alaska, Arizona, and New Mexico. Great Western cities like Phoenix and San Jose (the heart of Silicon Valley) were dusty frontier towns—and the population of Los Angeles hovered around…

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how the west has charged the world

The PACIFIC Best IT’S BEACH TIME. Not to dis mountains or canyons, but from our first issue (whose cover shows the Pacific across a bridge-less Golden Gate), Sunset lived for surf, sand, beach barbecues, and, oh, a tropical cocktail or two. So potent was the magazine’s love for the sea that for a while its full, official name was Sunset: The Pacific Monthly. And why not? The West is blessed with 7,623 miles of Pacific coastline, and from Zuma Beach to Santa Cruz, from Bandon to Waimea Bay, you’ll fine mile after mile of salt-sprayed joy. Look, for example, at our July 1911 cover, with its Gibson girl surfer genteelly shredding the Southern California waves. But we didn’t want our readers to merely admire—we wanted them to join her. “It’s easy—when you…

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big tops

“HELP PRESERVE GOD’S GREATEST CATHEDRAL,” Sunset implored in its June 1921 issue, warning: “when a redwood tree thirteen hundred years old is felled, chopped up into ties and grape stakes and shingles, no effort, no money can replace it.” Redwoods! Sequoia sempervirens (the tall coast variety)! And Sequoiadendron giganteum (the bulked-up Sierra Nevada brand)! Sunset loves all Western trees—oaks, aspens, palms, Douglas fir, bristlecone pines. But it probably loves redwoods most of all. Certainly, Sunset planted the trees on enough magazine covers: somber and stately (June 1904), soaring to cerulean Sierra skies (May 1962), rising from pure winter snows (December 1981). We also steered readers to the best spots to see the titans. Sequoia National Park, of course, but also Yosemite, and California’s North Coast, and Muir Woods National Monument, and…

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national treasures

1 GRAND CANYON N.P. A 140-mile drive from the North Rim, but you won’t care. Toroweap Overlook’s view—3,000 feet straight down to the Colorado River—will stay with you for years to come. 2 CHANNEL ISLANDS N.P. A one-hour boat ride from the SoCal mainland and you’re in a world of unspoiled beaches and unbroken Pacific views. 3 GATES OF THE ARCTIC N.P. AND PRESERVE Super-size Alaska scenery, caribou, musk ox, and bears—and solitude. 4 GLACIER N.P. Our favorite route? Take the Going-to-the-Sun Road’s 50 miles of high Rocky Mountain amazement. 5 BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON N.P. The spectacular South Rim Road is only 7 miles long—but what spectacular miles. 6 GREAT BASIN N.P. This Nevada park gets 3 percent of the visitors Yosemite does—more room for you to take in ancient bristlecone pines, Lehman Caves, and starry night skies. 7 YELLOWSTONE…

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dream homes

“YOU EXPECT THE HOUSE YOU BUILD to do many things for you. Not only should it give you greater comfort with less work, but it must also give you a more satisfying way of living.” Greater comfort. Less work. More satisfaction. That was the goal of Sunset’s vastly influential Western Ranch Houses book, containing 54 home plans and 105 detailed sketches. Ambitious promises. But when it came to helping readers find their perfect oasis, Sunset was never afraid of a little ambition—so long as it was practical. And not a moment too soon. In the post–World War II years, the West welcomed residents by the tens of thousands. New houses arose from the San Fernando Valley to the San Francisco Peninsula, from Tempe, Arizona, to Redmond, Washington. Why not make these…