Christmas holiday issue – taster


Think of this as our present to you – a whole extra issue of The Simple Things to savour over the holiday period. We’re seeing in the new year with old friends, looking the cat’s meow in a flapper dress and finding ways to get through all that Stilton. Here’s the cover to look out… Continue reading

Munich Christmas markets

MyCity. Munich

Brass bands, twinkling lights and Glühwein… Will Taylor seeks out the best Christmas markets in Munich. FAVOURITE PLACE TO STAY Cortiina Hotel, Ledererstraße 8, 80331 If you’re looking for a stylish, friendly place to base yourself in the heart of the city then this is the hotel for you. A fine example of refined design, the… Continue reading

Etsy Christmas table

Etsy Christmas Table

Want to make your own christmas table a little more creative this year? Seek out handcrafted products from Etsy and let your imagination fly. Christmas Table curated by The Simple Things Online marketplace Etsy asked us to be one of the first UK partners to curate our finds through Etsy Pages. Click on any of the… Continue reading

Christmas cover reveal!

The Simple Things Christmas 2013 cover

Take a sneak peek at our gorgeous Christmas issue. It’s packed with beautifully simple ideas for your most relaxed Christmas ever. Subscribers will have their copies dropping on the mat early next week and you can find us in WH Smith, Marks & Spencer and larger supermarkets from 8th November.

Wordless Wednesdays: It's past Twelfth Night…

Wordless Wednesdays

If your Christmas decorations are still up do take them down to avoid bad luck in 2013!

Two Thirsty Gardeners: Spruce up your kitchen – eat and drink your Christmas tree!

Two Thirsty Gardeners Spruce Vodka

Recycle your Christmas tree in a tasty way, by turning it into spruce oil, vinegar and vodka! Let our green-fingered bloggers show you how!

New Year's Day: Reflecting upon 2012, and planning 2013…

Susannah Conway Workbook 1

Our columnist Susannah Conway offers two really practical ways for you to take stock of 2012 and forge ahead into 2013 without making the traditional (inflexible!) New Year resolutions – download her Unravelling Workbook and Monthly Planner for free…

Winter activities: A brace of classic family card games…

Winter Activites family card games

A brace of easy to play card games that the whole family can enjoy – perfect for after lunch or dinner, and before the New Year’s Eve celebrations begin…

Winter activities: Ice skating

Skating at Somerset House

The light on the ice, the music, the hot chocolate – we love ice skating! here’s our lowdown on how to get the most out of it and find your local venue…

Wordless Wednesdays: Boxing Day walkies, anyone?

Wordless Wednesday Courteney Rodda dog

After all of that rich food and drink, maybe a stroll is in order?