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The Drunken Botanist branches out: Amy Stewart’s new crime novel

Writer Amy Stewart is widely known for her six nonfiction titles about gardening—and the allure, curiosity, and danger of plants and the natural world. Stewart has appeared in Sunset‘s pages on topics ranging from the cut-flower industry to poisonous plants to botanical cocktails, all themes of her bestselling books.

4 new hotels in the West, perfect for a staycation

September’s greatest road trip, an alien invasion and more great travel finds

It’s time to plan your weekend! Here with inspiration: our 5 favorite travel finds of the week.

Just call her the Waste Ace

Just four years out of Lewis & Clark College, Claire Cummings has carved out a niche at Bon Appétit, a food service based in Palo Alto, California, with 500-plus cafes—the word “cafeteria” is gently discouraged—around the country.