December 2010

Your guide to holiday gifts and decorating, the best ski towns in the West, planning your Christmas feast, and more.

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Top 10 ski towns in the West

Whether you’re all about the hot toddies, Wild West saloons, or après-ski eats, we’ve got the place for you

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  • Garden

    Growing gifts

    For a thoughtful gift that lasts, start with just the right vessel, add the perfect plant, and voilà

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  • Garden

    Found space

    Inventive ways to turn a bleak lawn and driveway into a lush, livable garden

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  • Food

    Dig in!

    From lighter veggie dips to more indulgent appetizers, choose from a dozen crowd-pleasing party dishes

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  • Food

    The meal of the year

    The holidays are made of rich memories–and matched with rich food. Three writers share stories on both

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  • Travel

    6 reasons to get away to Long Beach

    Gorgeous coastline, great eats, and zero crowds make this region a winner this winter

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  • Travel

    Happy Trails

    An epic backpacking trip is one way to see the Arizona Trail. But a chill hiking weekend in the throwback town of Superior will do just fine

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  • Travel

    Colorado day trip: Grand Lake

    Celebrate an old school Colorado winter season with sleigh rides, ice skating, and hot chocolate surrounded by snow-covered peaks

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    Arizona day trip: Downtown Glendale

    Get into the holiday spirit Southerwestern style with palms strung in white lights, gingerbread festivals in the park, and fun seasonal shopping in downtown Glendale

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Enchantment Resort
For a most soothing Sedona experience, tuck yourself...