See what was in this issue of Real Simple.

Ellen Silverman

On the Cover

In This Issue

Thoughts, p. 10

The Simple List, p. 14

Contributors, p. 38

Editor's Note, p. 41

Everyday Celebrations
A festive spring luncheon, p. 43

Your Words
What eco-friendly changes have you made in your life?, p. 51


Life Lessons
Gain a child, lose yourself? Writer Meg Wolitzer weighs in, p. 83

The Motivator,
Life coach Gail Blanke explains three steps for coming to terms with your past―and moving on p. 203

Where to buy the products in this issue, p. 292

Real Life
Meet reader Gwyn Cready, p. 296

Real Simple To Go, p. 298

The Guide


  • So many neutral nail polishes, so little time. How to find the right one for you, p. 91
Life Style
  • Spring classic: White-hot suits that dazzle any way you wear them, p. 111
  • One woman’s favorite turquoise bag, plus 12 colorful options to brighten your wardrobe, p. 121
Body Home The Organizer
  • Real Simple transforms the playroom of a Philadelphia family into a tidy and creative space worthy of their budding artiste, p. 171

Road Tests