more about: California

Playing Favorites with California Wines

There are exciting wines to discover from regions big and small all over the Golden State. We’re celebrating them all in September for the 9th annual California Wine Month.

Voyeur-ing in Venice…

Not Italy, but a close second. Venice, California, and we’re talking about the sickest home and garden tour in the country (and yes, sick means good).

Zone Envy: Cocktail Plants I’d Grow if I Lived in SoCal

By Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist, out in March ’13. Like most gardeners, I spend all my time thinking about the plants I wish I could grow, and very little time thinking about the ones I actually do grow. Lately I’ve become convinced that I need a tropical garden so that I can cultivate all of my favorite cocktail […]

The West Shakes Up the Way We Travel

A few months ago, Airbnb approached me to put together a Wish List of my favorite homes in the West. I enthusiastically accepted (of course). Along the way, I discovered that some of my favorite homes featured in Sunset over the years are for rent on the site.

Yes, that means you can actually spend the night in a house you’ve seen on the pages of Sunset.