I'm not often keen on magazines that offer a little bit of everything. I'm a bit like one of those people that can't have different foods touching on the same plate... I like my magazines to be single discipline.
But because The Simple Things has such a strong overall identity, I've found myself enjoying all the different apects of it.
A lifestyle magazine, it covers everything from design, interiors, and food, to places of beauty, native wildlife and the history of modern culture. All with beautiful imagery and a reader friendly layout.
Issue no 6 includes such diverse features as an article about the city of Melbourne, how to grow chillies and the joys of blustery walks on the beach. It also features the beautiful home of the photographer, Debi Treloar, as well as recipes for a special Valentine dinner for two.
As well as looking great, Simple Things is worth reading from cover to cover and manages to balance interesting pieces, such as the article about photographer John Londei, with light hearted (but original) fluff like My Day in Cups of Tea!
I only have a few magazines that I buy every month - Elle Deco, Living Etc and Mollie Makes - but I'm definitely going to be adding this one to the list from now on.