Recent Posts By crowellm2013

Our favorite new design book (& Giveaway!)

One of our pet peeves when we’re considering homes for publication in the magazine is when an interior looks Decorated with a capital D–that is, like a pristine showcase for a designer rather than a place that looks lived in by actual people. That’s why we’re loving the new design book Sage Living (Chronicle Books; $30) by Anne Sage, the L.A.-based lifestyle blogger and co-founder of […]

8 icy-cool desserts and drinks

In parts of the West, this month’s temperatures may make you want to crawl right into your fridge or freezer. A better way to stay cool: These frosty treats. We dove into our Pinterest boards to find the most popular drinks and desserts for chilling. 1. The Sunset Margarita One of our all-time greatest drinks, made with citrus and a splash of pomegranate juice. 2. Nectarine […]

5 things to do in Yosemite with a toddler

Inspired by a lifetime of Sunset stories, and envious of our more adventurous friends’ Instagram feeds, my husband and I recently decided to take our first trip to Yosemite—with our 3-year-old son. Our 3 year old who is too big to fit in a hiking backpack, but too small to handle a walk of more than a few blocks before starting up with the “carry […]

Farro Tricolore with Balsamic-Fig Dressing from The Picnic

Deputy Editor Miranda Crowell, a serious grain-bowl devotee, took on Farro Tricolore with Balsamic-Fig Dressing—and fell for this highly customizable recipe.