Links We Love: Decorating Dos and Don’ts

Sometimes we need to let our creative instincts run wild and free. Other times we need to color within the lines. This week, here are some fun decorating ideas—plus some no-no’s to keep us within reasonable boundaries.


Which California Mission Reigns Supreme?

There are 21 Spanish-era Missions in California and each has it champions. Some people flock to San Juan Capistrano, returning time and again, just like the famed swallows. Others love San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, and who can blame them? Carmel was Junípero Serra’s favorite too. Still, others prefer the original, the 1769 Mission San Diego de Alcala, with its […]

Office Swag

Starting in early spring (which here in California means February), bags and boxes of homegrown fruits and vegetables start showing up around our offices. Lots of employees have edible gardens and, more important, are moved to share what they grow.

Hot Dog Days of Summer

Sunset has published countless cookbooks—ones on grilling, casseroles, seafood, vegetarian food, and even Chinese food. In my recent search of the Sunset archives, I stumbled upon a surprising collection of recipes. It’s not a book, but it’s more like a pamphlet. Printed in 1960, this mini-book has 45 different ways to prepare hot dogs.