Planter, Planter, on the Wall

I love the idea of vertical gardening. What I find a little daunting, however, is the reality of vertical gardening. I don’t care how amazing the wall is or who designed it: They are expensive, hard to care for, and often look half dead. This is exactly why I love wall planters.

A Semi-Healthy Treat for Halloween: Pumpkin-Carrot Cupcakes

Get the Look: Nickel at the Hotel Teatro

photo: Joanna Linberg A few weeks ago, I flew to Denver on a top secret Sunset mission. I can’t share the particulars yet, but know it’s going to be good. In the meantime, you need eye candy. I stayed at the Hotel Teatro in downtown Denver, which was recently renovated by Catherine Frank of Studio Frank. Both the lobby and the […]

Buying the King of Chiles at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market

“Chimayó is to chile as Havana is to cigars. After centuries of selective breeding, and irrigation from a particular mountain stream, there’s an unmistakable complexity to the chiles here, a citrus tang, a depth and richness you can’t find elsewhere.”