See what was in this issue of Real Simple.

By Real Simple
Updated August 24, 2004
Jim Franco


When You Find It, You'll Know, pg. 78
A decades-long personal odyssey leads an Alabama woman to a place of peace ― and it's strangely, comfortingly, familiar.

A Day At the Beach, pg. 88
Feeling overexposed? Choose a suit and a stylish cover-up that accentuate your best features and finesse the rest.

Brisk & Bracing Drinks, pg. 96
Long, hot days call for tall, cool drinks. Five refreshing recipes put a tempting twist on summer sipping.

Take Back Your Morning, pg. 100
Don't hit that snooze button! Start the day with five earlyrisers who make a strong case for getting up with the sun.

Pretty Fast, pg. 106
If you'd still rather stay in bed...a step-by-step guide to streamling your morning beauty routine. Go from shower to street in 25 minutes flat.

Satisfying Salads, pg. 110
Not content with side-dish status only, these super-salads can stand as the centerpiece of almost any summer meal. Just dress, toss, and serve.

Simple Info

  • Clothes: pg. 38
    Ten perfect white T-shirts
  • Family: pg. 49
    Kids' travel kits
  • Food: pg. 57
    Lobster and crab
  • Garden: pg. 62
    Flowers all summer
  • Project: pg. 72
    Garage makeover

Real Life

Going In Circles, pg. 126
By tuning in to our bodies' cyclical rhythms, we can learn to live in the moment and ignore the clock.

A Personal Matter, pg. 130
A Dallas book group comes together over Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies; Real Simple talks with the author.

Life Coach: Don't Trod On Me, pg. 134
The two most dangerous myths of romantic love ― and how not to fall victim to them.

In Every Issue

  • Thoughts For The Month, pg. 4 Play
  • Editor's Note, pg. 12
  • Your Letters, pg. 16
  • Your Words, pg. 19
    Time-saving tips
  • Technique, pg. 120
    A Wireless Kitchen
  • Real Hard, pg. 140
    Prayers for All Occasions

Simple Solutions

  • In Your Own Backyard, pg. 22
    Picnicware...lounge chairs...waterworks...a lawn game...lanterns...and more...