Simple style: The denim jacket


Read our potted history of the trusty, tireless denim jacket in April’s issue of The Simple Things? Investing in a classic denim jacket should see years of wear. But what to wear with it? Here are our top denim jacket style picks. Clockwise from top left: 1. Go nautique with a classic Breton tee, Toast £49… Continue reading

Win a luxury hamper worth £150


From large family-friendly properties to romantic boltholes, New Forest Living offers a collection of luxury holiday cottages across the New Forest National Park. For a taste of what the New Forest has to offer, New Forest Living is giving one lucky new Facebook liker the chance to win this wonderful artisan hamper worth £150, filled… Continue reading

Reader offer: Luxury cottage retreat


10% off bookings at beautiful holiday cottage: Cappele Cottage, Snowdonia Standing alone in a peaceful valley, Cappele Cottage near Corwen, Snowdonia effortlessly mixes contemporary style with rustic character. Cappele’s idyllic location is perfect for hiking and biking in the Snowdonia Hills or simply relaxing and romancing and enjoying some of the wonderful food that Wales has… Continue reading

Asparagus with Gill Meller, River Cottage

asparagus the simple things blog

River Cottage’s head chef explains why home-grown asparagus is worth waiting for, in April’s issue of The Simple Things. “We’ve been waiting three years for our asparagus bed at River Cottage to yield anything considered ripe for cutting,” says Gillon Meller. “Patience, our gardener insists, is the watchword when growing this delicate little plant.” “The… Continue reading

Food from afar: Bomboloni

Bomboloni blog

Bomboloni: delightful to say, even more delightful to eat. And possibly even onomatopoeic, if you attempt to exclaim “bloomin’ lovely!” while you’re eating them! Doughnuts fulfil a basic human craving the world over and countless countries have their own spin on them – there’s the French beignet, the Turkish tulumba and the Israeli sufganiya to name but a fraction…. Continue reading

Kirstie Allsopp presents The Handmade Fair

kirstie allsopp handmade fair

We are delighted to announce that we’ve teamed up with Kirstie Allsopp and Hobbycraft to bring you The Handmade Fair, coming this September to Hampton Court Palace! Join The Handmade Fair mailing list to get all the latest updates and for access to the ticket pre-sale.

Birdsong and Beethoven

Birdsong and Beethoven

Birdsong doesn’t just sound lovely – it’s also good for us. Have a listen to our some of favourite birdsong music

Recipe: Brioche hot cross buns

Brioche hot cross buns | The Simple Things

Get everyone’s favourites on the table with our laid-back Easter brunch, featuring a new take on an old classic: brioche hot cross buns

Grow indoor herbs PLUS a competition

How to grow herbs indoors in unusual containers

Add colour to your kitchen and flavour to your food…and win some brilliant freebies along the way!

Recipe: Dark chocolate and raspberry tarts

recipe for dark chocolate and raspberry tarts from the Simple Things magazine

With four cake and biscuit recipes to choose from, April’s issue of The Simple Things is a baker’s dream come true. Want more? These dark chocolate and raspberry tarts are pastry perfection