Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Neat Things: Sunset Magazine

With the recent downfall of a handful of fun magazines (Domino, Cottage Living, et. al.), I am thankful that one of my all time favorites--Sunset--is still going strong. Recently I received a note from Cottage Living informing me of their demise, and that I would receive Sunset for the remainder of my 2-year subscription. Of course, I was delighted to accept this as a more-than-suitable substitute!

Touted as THE magazine about 'living in the west', Sunset has been publishing for more than 100 years (wow?!). Here are the highlights just from my recent issue, January 2009:

Northwest Weekends--day trips to Portland, Seattle and Lava Hot Springs, Idaho.

Volcano Vacation--a visit to the Big Island's Kilauea!

Color Therapy--paint a room to lift your winter spirits.

Get Organized--creative ways to integrate new storage in small spaces.

Tea Houses--the new, healthy wave of bar life from Seattle to Santa Fe.

Natural Home--four ways to catch and store winter rainwater to fortify your garden.

Fast & Fresh--delicious dishes in 30 minutes or less, including watercress salad, oatmeal waffles, and three whole-wheat pasta dinners (Rachel Ray, eat your heart out!)

Wine in the West--tips on pairing wines with vegetables, plus the perfect match for seafood choucroute.

Chances are if you live in Oregon, Washington, California, Vancouver BC, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado or New Mexico, you have probably already enjoyed Sunset. If you live east of The Rockies and have visited or have an interest in the west, you might want to check it out.

Oh, and yes, they do have a BLOG!

All photos displayed in this post are copyright Sunset Magazine, January 2009.


Char said...

what, cottage living is gone too? dang.

Pfeiffer Photos said...

char: Yes, Cottage Living went the way of Domino. Most all of these magazines are published by the same company, or family of publishers, so it makes sense that they'd cut a handful all at once. Gleaning out the 'dead wood'. Sunset has been revamped with a bit more 'modern' look and vibe throughout...it's a bit like Sunset+Domino+Cottage Living now. I'm not sure if I like the new format because I was comfy with their long-running standard but it's good design (and a smart move) none-the-less, from the biz standpoint. :0)

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