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May 31, 2011 > Sunset Magazine opens its doors

Sunset Magazine opens its doors

By Mona Shah
Photos By courtesy of Sunset Magazine

"Westerners have always looked for ways to redefine and improve the world around them and this year's Celebration Weekend is dedicated to that spirit of individuality and innovation," says Katie Tamony, Sunset's editor-in-chief. This annual rite of spring when the magazine opens its doors to the public is like stepping into the pages of an issue of the magazine.

Guests enjoy touring the beautiful and bountiful gardens, educated by a number of cooking demonstrations and tastings, do a bit of brew and wine tasting, and pick up tips and traits to use in their own homes and gardens.

This year Sunset celebrates the DIY spirit of the West. Join Sunset editors, featured chef Rick Bayless, and experts from the worlds of food, wine, garden, home, and design as they share tips, tastings, demonstrations and inspiration that brings the "Make It Your Own" experience to life.

This year's "Cargotecture" Idea House is a studio cottage converted from a shipping container. The ideal scale for urban density or rural retreat, the "cargotecture" home can be secured, relocated, and made as nomadic and off-the-grid as you want. Sunset will show attendees how they can make this "cargotecture" their own through creative use of elegant finishes, furniture, accessories, decking, and landscaping.

Food Trucks are the newest in roving restaurants. Some of the West's most popular food trucks will park on-site to give visitors a taste of how the West's savvy cooks have updated and elevated street food. No Twitter feed necessary!

This annual outdoor festival is considered to be one of the West Coast's biggest lifestyle events and the rare treat to see the seven-acre Sunset campus is worth the trip.

Sunset Magazine Celebration Weekend
Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunset Magazine Headquarters
80 Willow Road, Menlo Park
Tickets: $16 General Admission, $12 Seniors (60+) Free Under 12

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