The Press: Glowing Sunset

Sunset magazine is a sort of Western-accented Better Homes & Gardens. A monthly, Sunset tells readers how to 1) barbecue pig in their backyard; 2) cook such exotic edibles as poi, geoduck and abalone; 3) build their bedrooms around the swimming pool; 4) keep a riding horse in the backyard.

This week the magazine gave in to its own sales talk, and moved from a drab San Francisco office building to a new, $500,000 ranch-house building in suburban Menlo Park, with glass partitions, barbecue pits, foot-thick adobe walls, floors of Indian-made tile, beams, acres of gardens. The staff, who mostly moved with...

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