Passing on traditions: New boots

new-boots

So shiny, not a mark on them. And all that leather, suede or, for the extrovert, patent. Your little bitty strappy sandals are all very well but with a pair of boots there’s far more shoe to show-off and tell.

The Festival of Thrift: Meet Gerardine and Wayne Hemingway

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From catwalk fashion to social housing, Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway have packed in a lot. The Simple Things chatted to them about their latest venture, the Festival of Thrift.

Food from afar: Pasteis de nata recipe

pasteis de nata | the simple things magazine

It’s got sweet, flaky pastry, it’s got custard – what’s not to love about Portugal’s Pasteis de nata?

Simple style: Flip-flops

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Read our potted history of flip-flops in August’s issue of The Simple Things? Have a little look at our top flip-flop outfits.

Simple style: The Tea Dress

tea dress style | the simple things

Read our potted history of the tea dress in July’s issue of The Simple Things? Have a little look at our top dress and shoe combos.

Making: Upcycled jeans runner

upcycled denim runner | the simple things

Give an al fresco meal the stylish setting it deserves. Turn a picnic into an occasion with our upcycled jeans runner project.

Simple style: The White T-shirt

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Read our potted history of the classic white T-shirt in June’s issue of The Simple Things? Have a little look at our tee outfits.

Food from afar: Pintxos recipe

Pintxos recipe

Pintxos are elegant bites from the Basque region. Try a recipe for Sun-dried Tomato, Goats Cheese, Pistachio & Balsamic Pintxos.

A midsummer night’s feast: wine matches

gathering blog wine matching

Enjoy a laid-back celebration in the lingering dusk with super-chilled drinks and plenty of nibbles with our midsummer night’s feast.

Simple style: The Plimsoll

Simple Style | The Plimsoll

Read our potted history of the classic plimsoll in May’s issue of The Simple Things? Have a little look at our top trainer outfits.