Which type of storage is best for your kitchen?

by Amanda Pollard, Houzz Cabinets aren’t the only solution for your kitchen walls. You could add character with open shelving or just leave the space blank for an airy feel. Here’s a rundown of the pros for each choice, plus a few tips for overcoming the cons.

Q&A with designer Sandra Ericksen

Our Designer Network is a group of trailblazers and icons that Sunset and sister publications Coastal Living and Southern Living work with to curate the best home designs for the magazines.

The 18 best happy hours in Sonoma County

by Heather Irwin for Sonoma Magazine Happy hour has gone legit — even upscale — in Sonoma County, with craft cocktails, gourmet small bites and crowds looking to mingle and mix rather than simply get loaded on PBR and mozzarella sticks. Mixologist Paul Ammerman at County Bench in Santa Rosa. (John Burgess) Top shelf restaurants are now drawing crowds from […]

9 restaurants to try right now in Sonoma County

by Heather Irwin for Sonoma Magazine You may be trying to shed a pound or two of winter padding, but get ready to blow your New Year’s resolution at some of our favorite new (and old) restaurant and bar picks. We promise not to tattle. Eggs Benedict at Wishbone in Petaluma. (Chris Hardy) WISHBONE Whether sourcing from their own cattle […]