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 […]

Ask the Expert: Janet Sluis on picking the right plants for your garden

We asked Janet Sluis, Sunset Western Garden Collection‘s plant expert, for her advice on picking the right plants and flowers for your gardens. Succulents are great and all, but I want some big, bright flowers that are still drought tolerant. What flowers will thrive in low-water conditions? –Krista Fisher, Riverside, CA Unfortunately “big, bright blooms” and drought tolerant is a […]

Links We Love: Breathe New Life into Your Home

From upcycling everyday items into decor, to evoking your inner child in your backyard, here are some unique ways to bring new energy to your space.

Ask the Expert: Kara Roberts on picking window treatments

My fiancée and I just bought a house and are overwhelmed with window treatment options! We want to be able to control light and make our home more efficient, plus we’d like some color and pattern. What’s the best option for us?