The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Kent Edition

Category: Shopping

ALERT: anti-ageing Power Facial

22 Mar 2017

I’m as keen on a facial as the next 40-plus woman (no botox ever having perked up the Muddy visage). Even keener when it’s a salon’s ‘signature treatment’ and called the Power Facial (I’m thinking dramatic action movie voiceover here) suggesting this is the one that really delivers. And now I’m adding mustard (metaphorically, because that’s how keen I am) because rather than trudging into London or off to the sticks to try it, it can be found at No.

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Your SS17 style: SORTED

6 Mar 2017

With London Fashion Week giving a serious nod to all things hyper-feminine I’ve asked Sarah Gillmore one of my fave local stylists for her top tips on realistic and practical ways we can work the SS17 obsession with big sleeves, florals and ruffles into our wardrobe. Luckily, Sarah says, there’s lots of ways we can incorporate femininity fash without the need for flouncy dresses and skirts (I’m more of a jeans and pumps kinda girl).

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Can YOU guess the price…?

1 Mar 2017

Help! I’m in a love triangle and I just can’t choose between the two. Am I a city girl at heart or a country girl? The cottage in the middle-of-nowhere where I’m currently living has shown me the beauty of space and peace. But I do hanker after, okay not the city, but at least some semblance of civilisation – a bijou boutique or two at the very least.

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WIN! Cool pop up dining experience

24 Feb 2017

Bringing together my 3 favourite things – a cool, quirky pop up venue; sensational food and local Kent wine…Hush Heath Winery are taking over The Old Fire Station in Tonbridge (if you haven’t yet heard about this place read my post here) from 5 – 9 April. Each night brings a different expert chef and concept – from Wine experience to Clay Oven or Fish Masterclass. The week of events is polished off with the Hush Heath Producer himself, Richard Balfour-Lynn, joining in the fun and a 5-course slap-up meal (including wine obvs).

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Property Flirt

22 Feb 2017

Right property smarty-pants, let’s see if you can guess how much this one’s worth! Little Allens has got something for everyone, that’s for sure. It’s got the location, cute country-cottage thing going on yet with expansive space and stunning modern interiors. Oh, and I’ve not yet mentioned the equestrian facilities…

So, petticoats on show, and off we go! A new house for those of you who like to perv at property.

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Muddy cut: The Chapel, T.Wells

15 Feb 2017

I’ve been curious to try out The Chapel in Tunbridge Wells and tell you about it for some time now. There’s lots about this venue that’s really very Muddy – it’s cool and quirky; it’s a totally ‘word of mouth’ place (they never advertise and there’s no external signage on the salon) and they do things a little differently (you pay for their services by the hour, rather than per treatment!).

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WIN A £800 STAY AT ANOTHER PLACE THE LAKE!

5 Feb 2017

We do try to push the boat out on prizes for you to win, but we’ve had we had one so delicious it was literally bobbing over the water. I mean, check out this lakeside view!

Another Place, The Lake in Ullswater in the Lake District is the most ridiculously gorgeous, luxurious, stylish hotel we’ve seen in a very long time and we’ve nabbed a two night stay, worth nearly £800, for one lucky Muddy reader (and your plus one obvs).

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