Community - June 1, 2011

Sunset holds 'Celebration Weekend'

by Caitlin Moyles

Sunset magazine will hold its 14th annual Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, on its seven-acre campus at 80 Willow Road in Menlo Park.

This year's theme is "Make it Your Own." Sunset editors, celebrity chefs, and experts on home, garden and design will share ideas in a series of showcases, tastings, and demonstrations.

"This year's theme really celebrates the 'do it yourself' spirit of living in the west" and finding one's personal style, said Katie Tamony, Sunset editor-in-chief.

The event will feature Sunset's Cargotecture house, a green living space designed by the Seattle-based Hybrid Architecture. The home is made from a recycled cargo container and features a kitchen, bathroom, large glass windows, sleeping space for four people, and a Sunset-designed outdoor patio extension.

Seminars will offer visitors tips on home activities from beekeeping and tending chickens to brewing beer.

West Coast food trucks will be parked on site for the event.

Rick Bayless, season one winner of Bravo's reality TV show Top Chef Masters, and eight other celebrity chefs will host demonstrations on a cooking stage. There will be four daily wine seminars.

Hours for Sunset's Celebration Weekend are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. There will be free shuttle service from the Oracle parking lot at 1601 Willow Road in Menlo Park, east of U.S. 101.

Tickets at the door and online are $16 for general admission and $12 for seniors over 60.

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