Erika Ehmsen
Managing Editor of Sunset magazine's interactive Digital Editions for iPad/iPhone, Android devices, and Kindle Fire:
Love music, baseball, beer/wine, transit, and my electric blue Fiat 500e. From the SoCal suburbs (where I worked at Disneyland's Blue Bayou), but now a NERT-trained city dweller with camping gear, an earthquake kit, and a sweet little garden in my SF backyard.

Recent Posts By Erika Ehmsen

Reopening in style: L.A.’s Petersen auto museum

With stainless steel undulations wrapping around a bold red building, the newly redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum has a Hot Wheels flair that dares drivers to keep their eyes on the road. And when it reopens on December 7—with a pricey preview the day before—after a 13-month overhaul, the Petersen will pole-position itself as the new jewel of L.A.’s Museum Row, stealing the spotlight from fellow Wilshire Boulevard heavyweight LACMA.

Brown butter autumn squash soup and soft buttery pretzels from Heartlandia

  Having given up meat as a teenager, Digital Managing Editor Erika Ehmsen keeps an eye out for her fellow pescatarian and vegetarian guests on “Turkey Day.” Because while making a meal of veggie side dishes can be delicious, herbivore guests are always thankful for a main dish of their own—like this piquant soup with soft pretzels to soak up every drop.

7 Star Wars-themed home gadgets and gifts

Episode VII doesn’t open until the night of December 17th, but with the network broadcast of the most revealing trailer yet and with ticket sales already breaking box-office records,

See you soon: Sunset’s Menlo Park gardens are open through Oct 30

As we begin boxing up our Cliff May ranch house in preparation for our dual moves to Oakland’s Jack London Square and Sonoma’s Cornerstone, we’ll be closing the gates to Sunset‘s gardens on October 30, 2015.