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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • Macknade Fine Foods

    With a new deck area to eat out in the sunshine and a big birthday bash (you’re invited by the way) to celebrate 40 years of delicious fine foods in Faversham this award winning restaurant and deli is well worth a visit…

    • Eat out: Powder & Magazine

      Muddy tries Rochester's new hidden gem - a casual gastro dining restaurant for discerning food and drink fans. You’ll love the cool historic setting in the old Royal Navy Ordnance Depot.

    • Afternoon Tea Treats

      Looking for a sweet treat for your mother, mother-in-law or your good self this Mothering Sunday? Here's our guide to 10 of the best...

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  • First time fashion

    Ready for an adventure? Us too! At Muddy we’ve committed to new experiences this summer (both cultural and clothes related, natch). Read on for inspo – and win a sizzling £400 hush wardrobe while you’re at it!

    • Well, Hello You!

      How has Keanu Reeves not aged in 30 years?! The laconic Hollywood star is back in a fashion campaign that’s got social media a-swooning. Shall we examine the evidence?

    • Spring Wardrobe Update

      This sunshine yellow tote bag is the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe - and here's a Muddy 10% off this, plus other goodies, from The Alex Edit.

    • Caisters Hair Lounge

      Muddy says: A family-run, friendly salon in Hawkhurst that offers great haircuts without the pretension. Think rural approachability at its best…

    • Celeb skin secret!

      CACI is the facial that all the celebs love (and don't worry - it's totally pain-free!) Muddy went to try it out and guess which singing star we spotted when we were there?

  • The books you MUST read this summer

    June’s best new books are a corking bunch, including Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert’s breathtaking new novel. Check out Kerry Potter’s reviews…

    • BOOK NOW! Black Deer Festival

      After the phenomenal success of last year – the UK’s only Americana and country music festival is back. Happenin' this June just outside Tunbridge Wells, book your tickets now!

    • Need a brilliant new read?

      A stunning debut novel, a futuristic thriller and an exquisite memoir are among books editor Kerry Potter’s marvellous May picks.

    • Festival Fever

      'Tis the season for drinking too much cider and getting sunburnt in a field under the guise of being a live music fan. Here's our pick of the best local music festivals. See you down the front!

    • April’s best new books

      Quick, spring-clean your bedside table or Kindle to make room for Muddy books editor's Kerry Potter's awesome April picks.

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    • Found: dream home in Kent

      Even the loveliest London properties are usually short on space. Add in inflated prices, higher demands on the best school options and built-up skylines...it’s no wonder more people than ever are moving down this way.

    • 14 Outdoor Essentials

      Here's all the cool cooking and homeware kit you need to jazz it up your garden for summer. BBQ round mine, everyone!

    • Celeb body anyone?

      Stede Court is the luxury, countryside fitness & wellbeing retreat run by celebrity trainer Kathryn Freeland. Go for the day and take a friend for FREE with this Muddy exclusive offer!

    • Keep on running!

      Muddy tries out the Runner's Full MOT at all-new The Kent Running Coach and finds it to be brilliantly practical and not at all preachy - and you can get 30% OFF here!

  • Sexy Stationery

    Stationery is one of my specialist subjects. And – whoop! – it’s National Stationery Week. Check out this sexy lot. Hubba bubba!

    • 5 killer tips for better work/life balance

      The juggle is real - and not going anywhere - so how the hell can we to get it right?! Let's ask the work/life balance experts for some help.

    • Want to intern at Muddy?

      Muddy Kent is looking for a brilliant intern for writing, researching and generally enjoying being part of the team. Could it be you, or someone you know?

    • May Half Term

      But Easter was only yesterday I hear you cry! Don't worry, Muddy has you covered with the best family-friendly things to do over May half term in Kent and beyond.

    • Review: Marlborough House School

      An exceptional all-round prep school in Hawkhurst, where the focus is on nurture and a high...

  • How to flex your life

    Is life an exhausting loop of sleep, work, chores, repeat? Yep. Need to make a change but now sure what or how? Er, yes. Read our interview with hot new self-help author Annie Auerbach. She has the answers!

    • No, Tom, Noooooo!

      Is this the most excruciatingly cringey celebrity advert ever? Quite possibly Mr Hiddleston, quite possibly!

    • Muddy meets Tom Kerridge…

      ... and talks Pub in the Park (Basement Jaxx, people), his favourite local eateries, and work life balance issues - yup, he has them too!

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