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I'm Ali, editor of Muddy Kent, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Nail your autumn/winter style this year, check out these hero new season pieces all from award-winning Cranbrook boutique Odyl.

Gotta have it

What’s on this month

Fancy doing something fun? Er, always! Read on for our curated picks of the best things happening near you right now

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Eat

  • Muddy Reviews: SMOQE

    Muddy Reviews: SMOQE

    Stop. Press. We have discovered the Best Burgers in Kent – and they are in Rochester. Smokey, authentic and side-steppin’, lip-smackin’ good – you need to get your chops around one of them PDQ.

Culture

Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

Travel

  • Muddy reviews: Feuerstein Nature Family Resort, Italy

    Muddy reviews: Feuerstein Nature Family Resort, Italy

    Looking for an easy to reach, hassle-free, action-packed family getaway? This South Tyrol playground ticks all the boxes for a year-round Muddy escape.

    • Top five family travel trends

      Top five family travel trends

      From far-flung adventures to amazing festivals and multi-generational getaways, here’s the definitive Muddy Travels guide of where to head next with your brood.

    • A taste of Valletta

      A taste of Valletta

      Malta’s capital has a food scene on fire right now so we just had to sample it on a whirlwind city break, enjoying the amazing architecture, culture and buzzy bars along the way.

Home

  • Where are the Best Places to Live 2022?

    Where are the Best Places to Live 2022?

    Our obsession with upping sticks and moving shows no sign of abating. Lucky then that for our new intake of Best Places to Live we’ve partnered with Strutt & Parker estate agents!

  • Wellbeing

    • Water fun with Paddle Cabin!

      Water fun with Paddle Cabin!

      Calling all explorers! Tick this off your summer bucket list and try a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) session with new watersport venture, Paddle Cabin in East Peckham.

    • Spa Day: Green Farm

      Spa Day: Green Farm

      In need of some me-time, spa treatments or a luxury break away? Say hello, how are you and pass me that fluffy towel to Green Farm Kent.

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Life

  • Back in the office? We’re here to help!

    Back in the office? We’re here to help!

    Feeling unprepared to head back to the office after a year WFH? Muddy to the rescue with eight essential Do’s and Don’ts (and yes, you will have to change out of sweatpants).

  • Kids

    • Muddy Reviews: SMOQE
    • Muddy Reviews: SMOQE

Instamuddy

  • Fancy giving your walls a lot more character by adding some art to your home? 🖼 @westendhousegallery is set in the heart of beautiful, historic #Smarden. This contemporary gallery shows original artworks including paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery and glass - at prices to suit all purses.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Don't miss their Christmas Exhibition on Sat 13 and Sun 14 Nov, enjoy mulled wine, festival nibbles and of course, a fantastic selection of artworks. Make a note in the diary now!
  • Discovered the super-friendly @skinandbeautyclinic_ sitting pretty on #Tenterden High Street and WINNER of Best Beauty Salon in the Muddy Awards 2021? As if you needed another reason to go, book before the end of the month to get 20% OFF all Environ Facials plus get a 20 min Swedish Back Massage for just £20. Book your appointment now!
  • 🏡 WIN £400 WORTH OF VOUCHERS TO BE SPENT IN LENLEYS 🏡  Don't say we don't treat ya! Win a £400 home makeover from @lenleys in #Canterbury - enter in seconds and have your space transformed in time for Christmas! Link in bio 👏
  • Half term looms (aaaaaargh!) so what to do with the little monsters and terrible teens? 🎃 Fear not, Muddy to the rescue with the lowdown on the best things to do locally, from ghoulish to super-cute - link in bio! 👻
  • ❤️ WHAT'S ON THIS WEEKEND ❤️ There's a medieval pageant, harvest farm feast, Hoftoberfest in Sevenoaks and errr a big moon...It's all happening across #Kent, link in bio!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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There's 1 more sleep until Canterbury's amazing Medieval Parade & Trail! Beginning at 11am at the Westgate Towers where the trial continue until 5pm throughout the city centre 👏 We can't wait!

Fashion

  • A new leaf: your autumn wardrobe essentials

    A new leaf: your autumn wardrobe essentials

    Bright knits, checks, big handbags, even bigger boots. We’ve got your autumn/winter 2021 fashion fix sorted.

    • Stack it up!

      Stack it up!

      Why settle with one ring, when you can have three? Feast your eyes on these stacking rings from contemporary Kent jeweller The Diamond Setter.

    • All that glitters! Bonkers sequin tote bags

      All that glitters! Bonkers sequin tote bags

      Time to get some sparkle back in our lives. First step: this Anya Hindmarch bag. Even if it’s just to salivate over…

  • Beauty

    • Our pick of the best beauty advent calendars 2021

      Our pick of the best beauty advent calendars 2021

      This month the Liberty beauty advent calendar launches along with the John Lewis and M&S versions… you’ve gotta snap them up now before they sell out (yes, really!)

    • Bye Bye Wrinkles…

      Bye Bye Wrinkles…

      Fancy taking 10 years off your face? I reckon I may have found just the person to do it. Enter skin expert extraordinaire, Ellie Hoskin, and her team from Skin & Beauty Clinic in Tenterden…

People

  • Grace Regan: My Favourite Places

    Grace Regan: My Favourite Places

    Introducing the awesomely cool, gorgeous and talented chef Grace Regan – owner of critically acclaimed London curry house, Spicebox, who lives in Margate. To celebrate her delicious vegan cookbook we got Grace to tell us her fave places to hang out locally.

    • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

      Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

      “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

    • Meet the makers part two: your local Indie Store heroes

      Meet the makers part two: your local Indie Store heroes

      As we step back into the real world, it’s more important than ever to support local. In the second part of our Meet the Maker series, we talk to eight of our Indie Store businesses to find out what makes them special.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2021

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2021

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Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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