The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Kent Edition

Category: Gifts

Muddy SOS:

18 Dec 2016

Whether it’s a Christmas or New Year party you’re going to, it’s the time of year that accentuates all those gaps in your winter wardrobe, right? And I for one, recently had a realisation – somewhere between running around after the Mudlets, work and Christmas shopping for the entire family I had completely lost my style mojo. Even if there were hidden gems in my bulging wardrobe, in the last minute whirlwind of getting ready (taxi’s here in 10 mins!), I could never find them.

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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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Perky, little pop up Christmas Shop, in Sutton Valence

7 Dec 2016

Sutton Valence, you saucy little thing, I’ve discovered your secret! For three months of the year The Old Butcher’s Shop in this pretty rural village, between Maidstone and Headcorn turns into a perky, quirky Christmas pop up store – and it’s soooo worth a visit. Wander down the narrow street into the heart of the village (it feels very quaint – possibly Medieval?) and you’ll find it packed with gorgeous unique decorations – think wreaths, garlands, baubles, lights and ornaments of every kind, all hand-made and cute-as-they-come.

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Heart-warming goodies for your home

31 Oct 2016

The Danish concept of hygge is quickly spreading its warmth across the world.

From slipping your feet into warm slippers to snuggling up on the sofa in a candle-lit living room – add these things to your home and create that cosy feeling that, up until now, we’ve never really had a name for…

And here’s where you can buy the goodies:

1. Faux Fur Throw, Cox & Cox, £225.00

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