more about: California

10 Ways to Save Water at Home

As we reported in our June issue, large areas of the West have been suffering from prolonged droughts. California was especially dry last year, and while this year’s rains helped mitigate the situation somewhat, the state is still facing a crisis. Even if you don’t live in California, cutting down on water usage makes sense not just from an environmental […]

Los Alamos, CA: Editor’s wine picks

A recent travel article on Los Alamos, CA—a wine-country town fifty miles north of Santa Barbara—left us wishing we could sample some of the region’s great wines from afar. Our wine editor, Sara Schneider, held a taste test at the office, and we selected our favorites—four bottles you can buy across the West. If you can’t get to Los Alamos, sipping these is the next best thing. Here are four bottles we love from that region:

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).