The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Kent Edition

Category: Beauty

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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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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Alternative Christmas ideas you’ll love…

13 Dec 2016

So, did you watch the grand finale? No, not X Factor – the last episode of Planet Earth 2 – of course! Sir David Attenborough delivered a stunning, unforgettable and emotionally charged swan song to the series. (If you missed it, you can watch it here.) Anyway it made me think that this year’s Christmas Gift Guide could be a little bit on the greener side. So here’s some ideas that are stylish, original and a bit thoughtful all wrapped up in one… Ta-da!

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Lava Shell Massage at The Granary Spa

18 Aug 2016

The average person is only able to fully relax for 36 minutes a day (so says a brand new study) – that’s just three hours across the entire working week. Does this sound like you? It certainly rings true with me. In the week, on a good day, (if we both happen to be home), Mr Muddy K and I might sit down to eat for half an hour, fairly late in the evening.

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Perfect Pedi at The Peacock Rooms, Sevenoaks

29 Jul 2016

I pop over to visit friends and family in Sevenoaks a lot and was excited to hear about the brand new luxury Aveda hair salon and spa that has just opened up on the high street. So a couple of weeks ago, when the sun was sporadically putting its hat on and I knew that sandals would soon be an inevitable part of my daily wardrobe, I decided to put them to the ultimate test.

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The Muddy Must-Have Summer Festival Buys

24 Jul 2016

 

Okay so everybody needs things like water, money for the bar and your ticket. Oh, and maybe wet wipes. But here are the other 15 things that should be on every festival goer’s packing list.

1. Coastal Wool Picnic Rug, John Lewis, £55

2. Aviators, Ray-Bans, Sunglasses Hut, £143

3. The Paradiso Beach Towel, You Me and the Dream, £75

4. SPF 30 Face Moisturizer, Malin + Goetz, Space NK, £28

5.

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