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Inside Sunset Magazine’s grand opening at Cornerstone this weekend

Sunset magazine garden editor Johanna Silver in the greenhouse at the Sunset test gardens at Cornerstone Sonoma on Arnold Drive. (Photo: Erik Castro/for The Press Democrat)

Jim Jenkins, of Jenkins Construction, who is the general contractor for the outdoor area, instructs a worker on installation of kitchen equipment.

The Sunset Outdoor Kitchen Stage at Cornerstone will be ready for the grand opening on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)(1 of 5) (From left) Kevin Griffin, Mario Newton and Donald Lewis install the banner at the entrance to the outdoor kitchen. The Sunset Outdoor Kitchen Stage at Cornerstone will be ready for the grand opening on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)(2 of 5) Julie Lennon, executive director of marketing at Time/Sunset, takes time to walk through the almost-completed kitchen area. The Sunset Outdoor Kitchen Stage at Cornerstone will be ready for the grand opening on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)(4 of 5) Sunset magazine garden editor Johanna Silver in the greenhouse at the Sunset test gardens at Cornerstone Sonoma on Arnold Drive. (Photo: Erik Castro/for The Press Democrat)(5 of 5) Jim Jenkins, of Jenkins Construction, who is the general contractor for the outdoor area, instructs a worker on installation of kitchen equipment.The Sunset Outdoor Kitchen Stage at Cornerstone will be ready for the grand opening on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)(1 of 5) (From left) Kevin Griffin, Mario Newton and Donald Lewis install the banner at the entrance to the outdoor kitchen. The Sunset Outdoor Kitchen Stage at Cornerstone will be ready for the grand opening on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)(2 of 5) Julie Lennon, executive director of marketing at Time/Sunset, takes time to walk through the almost-completed kitchen area. The Sunset Outdoor Kitchen Stage at Cornerstone will be ready for the grand opening on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)LORNA SHERIDANINDEX-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER | May 12, 2016, 6:56PMAll you need to knowTickets for the celebration are $35 online, $45 at the gate, kids 12 and under are free in advance, $5 at gate. A wine glass is $15 wine and it include two taste tickets. Additional taste tickets are $3 each. Beer and wine seminars cost $20 with tastings.VIP ticket holders can enter at 10 a.m., they receive a gift bag, unlimited beer, wine and spirits tastings, access to a VIP lounge access and catered meals and snacks.There is a shuttle from the Plaza from 9:30 a.m. all day. There is also parking at Sonoma Valley Airport with shuttles. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, VIPs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advance tickets are available at sunset.com/cw.Who will you find at Cornerstone besides SunsetArtefact Design & Salvage Chateau SonomaEurasian Interiors Keating WinesThe LoopMeadowcroft Wines Nomad Chic Park 121 Café & Grill Poseidon Vineyard & Obsidian Ridge Prohibition SpiritsPotter Green & Co. Sonoma Valley Visitors BureauStrata a|p Tesoro FlowersAfter much anticipation, national home-and-garden magazine Sunset will unveil its new outdoor kitchens, test gardens and an Airstream Village this weekend at Cornerstone Sonoma.This is the magazine’s first time hosting its annual “Celebration” event at its new “country house” in Wine Country. The two-day event includes celebrity chef demos (including MVP Warrior guard Steph Curry’s wife Alyesha); more than 50 home, garden and travel seminars; wine, beer and spirits tastings; shopping; and live music.Throughout the weekend, in addition to the cooking demonstrations on Sunset test kitchen stages, food editors will cook campfire recipes from Sunset’s new “Camp Sunset” cookbook. Visitors will tour Sunset’s test gardens, which are divided into distinct “garden rooms”: a cocktail garden, a farm garden, a gathering space, a backyard orchard and a flower room. And scattered throughout the Cornerstone campus will be a caravan of Airstream and travel trailers, some reimagined as cocktail bars, retail shops and home layouts.Julie Lennon, Sunset’s executive marketing director, manages the magazine’s operations at Cornerstone. She estimates upward of 5,000 visitors will stop by over the course of the weekend.In anticipation of Sunset moving in, retail space at Cornerstone has been snapped up in recent months, including outposts of Chateau Sonoma, Nomad Chic and the Loop, as well as a new Prohibition Spirits tasting room opening this weekend.Sarah Anderson’s French-style home décor store, Chateau Sonoma, left its West Napa Street location to open at Cornerstone Sonoma in November. High-end apparel, accessory and furniture shop Nomad Chic opened its doors the same week. The popular Plaza women’s clothing store, The Loop, op

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