During Drought, Should People Get Fined for Brown Lawns?

This article about a Glendora couple receiving a warning regarding their brown lawn sure caught our eyes. Attempting to be responsible in light of California’s severe drought, they stopped watering their grass and got a notice in the mail that they may be cited for a “potential public nuisance” and might be slapped a fine up to $500. Tell us: Is there a […]


Ask the Expert: Sarah Lograsso on using stone in your home

We asked Sarah Lograsso, marketing manager for Eldorado Stone, for her expert advice on using stone inside and outside your home. It’s time to invest in a fire pit. We want it to complement our surroundings and provide lots of warmth for our chilly winters. What is the newest trend for stone fire pits? –Dana Fahey, Marin, CA There is […]

Links We Love: Summer Treats

From savory dishes to icy desserts, we’ve got everything you need to keep your stomach happy. Take on a project this weekend. Make red bean ice cream from scratch. Need a fast, easy dinner? No sweat. These low-maintenance tacos will win your family over. Treat yourself well and get that new food processor you’ve always wanted. This guide will help you pick one. […]

A Look Back at Sunset‘s First Cover

Before Sunset became the lifestyle magazine it is today, it started out as Southern Pacific Railroad’s promotional tool in May 1898 to attract tourism to the West. Even though our mission essentially hasn’t changed, we’ve evolved from black-and-white to beautiful, colored photographs. You’ll see we featured a seven-page spread on Yosemite (complete with nostalgia-inducing photos from Joseph Nisbet LeConte of the Sierra […]