See what was in this issue of Real Simple.

By Real Simple
Updated April 29, 2008
Lucas Allen

On the Cover

In This Issue

Thoughts, p. 4

The Simple List, p. 8

Contributors, p. 22

Editor's Note, p. 25

Everyday Celebrations
A summer-solstice cocktail party, p. 29

Your Words
How do you find the motivation to exercise?, p. 39

Summer Gift Guide

  • Father’s Day, p. 51
  • Weddings, p. 56
  • Graduations, p. 62
  • Thank-yous, p. 68
  • Clever low-cost (or no-cost) ideas, p. 74
  • Resource guide, p. 76

The Guide


  • So classic it’s ancient. Try on a tunic―centuries of style can’t be wrong, p. 129
  • Slip into something summery: five little white dresses, p. 141
  • Real Simple’s monthly guide to money savvy: hotel-cancellation fees, cross-country shipping costs, how to save on entertainment, and one reader’s spending diary, p. 195

Road Tests