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How to support the businesses you 💕 love 💕

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Treat someone special to a Stede Court Retreat Gift Voucher! Stede Court offers a haven of calmness and tranquility in the beautiful Kent countryside – a true retreat from the world. The voucher can be used for their popular bespoke residential and day retreats which are held throughout the year which include; circuits, yoga, running and walking posture, mindfulness, outdoor sauna, wild swimming, delicious healthy food, massages, country walks and cycling. Get yours here.

The Sevenoaks Bookshop is reopening Weds 2 Dec! So you can continue doing your Christmas shopping. PLUS they have a variety of Gift Boxes, making the perfect gift for Book Lovers! Including a variety of different books, delicious blend tea, a bookshop mug and some biscuits. So they can make a delicious cup of tea in their new mug, pop their feet up and enjoy their new book! Bliss.

Experience the magic of Christmas at Leeds Castle! Expect the unexpected with a stunning display of festive trees and enchanting wooden cabins as you walk along the beautiful woodland pathway through to the Princess Alexandra Gardens. The children can post their letters to Father Christmas at his special post office! Starting on 28 Nov, book your tickets here.

Lots of gorgeous offers from Chapel Down across their range of wines, beers, cider and spirits plus hampers – the perfect gift for any wine lover! You can still take a tour of the vineyards with their self-guided maps available in the winery shop.

Like cocktails? Don’t miss this! Macknade have teamed up with Laura at Wild Box Events to bring a Virtual Cocktail Making Class featuring local spirits! Join in on Thurs 26 Nov at 7:30pm via Zoom and learn how to make two delicious Kentish cocktails ahead of the festive season! Dark chocolate Orange Wild Espresso Martini and an Apple & Cinnamon Gin Fizz – yum! Tickets are £40 which include all the ingredients plus a selection of festive nibbles to enjoy! All you need is a bag of ice and a cocktail shaker. Book your tickets here.

The Spa & Green Farm have a Pop-Up Coffee and Veg Stall, selling local honey, fresh eggs, a range of vegetables plus lamb chops and mince every Thursday 10-12pm. Based in their Wildlife Community Garden.

Apotheca based in Faversham, aka the centre for natural health with over-the-counter advice, natural remedies, beauty products including a studio space for yoga and therapy rooms – has just launched an online shop! They’re adding on new products all the time so keep checking back.

Experience a taste of The Small Holding from your own home, order their ready-made hampers of local Kent and Sussex cheeseBreakfast BoxVeg Box and local wines and beers. Or have a take away, try one of their Three-Course Meal Menus including fresh and exciting dishes we all know and love from award-winning chef Will Devlin. Collection and deliveries (limited postcodes) every Fri & Sat, between 12-4pm on your designated delivery day.

Get The Corner House quality from the comfort of your own home! Choose on of their Christmas Festive Feast packages or a delicious sharing dish from their At Home Menu! Each box contains simple instructions and a video link, showing you how to finish off the food in your home. Simply place your order on their website by midday on a Wednesday for collection on Saturday morning from either Minster or Canterbury between 10am – midday. Order yours here.

Kent stylist Victoria Genevieve is back doing weekly Live Videos at trendy fashion boutique Kitch Clothing showing amazing pieces that you can chill, move, work and relax in this Lockdown! PLUS get 20% off all November long with the code -NOVEMBER20. You can pick up your order in store (if you live in Tunbridge Wells get free local delivery!) or get your goodies sent to you via the post. DM the shop on Instagram to place your order or shop online here.

The Dove in Dargate have just launched a new Takeaway Menu! Pick up some of your favourite dishes on the menu from Breadcrumbed Squid, Chicken Satay, Bouillabaiise to Venison Curry – to enjoy at home! Available Thurs-Sun. Get 3 courses for just £28.50 on Sundays! Give them a call on 01227 751085 or email them to book a slot.

Sue Davies Christmas Pop Up Shop is back – but all online this year! Open for click and collect only, Sue Davies famous Christmas shop will still be providing festive cheer just in a slightly different way! Pass by her shop in Sutton Valence for a beautiful window display where she’s displayed as many decorations as possible so you can see the decs in the flesh before buying!

Flow Tunbridge Wells, winner of Best Yoga Studio in Kent in the 2018 and 2019 Muddy Awards, will be by your side this lockdown with their much-loved online yoga classes. They are also running a donation based Online Meditation Drop-In Class every Monday evening at 6:30-7pm to raise funds for Nourish Community Foodbank who have seen a 75% increase in referrals since the outbreak of Covid. Book in the class for free or choose to donate £2, £5, £8 or £10. All donations will go straight to Nourish – they raised £61 in this week alone! Feel better by helping yourself and helping Nourish simultaneously!

Arya in Ramsgate known for their amazing tapas style, small plates menu – are now doing Home Delivery on Fridays and Saturdays! Click here to see their delicious menu. They will be delivering for FREE in hourly slots from 6pm-9pm to Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. Pre order your feast now: aryaramsgate@gmail.com

Get a discounted entry to Hever Castle Gardens Weds-Sun until 20 November! Enjoy a stunning autumn walk in the 150 acres of space, let off some steam in the play areas and enjoy takeaway food and drinks. Tickets will cost £10 for adults and £6 for children (5-17 year olds), just pre-book your ticket online!

Missing your Afternoon Tea from The Ambrette already? Well! They are offering Afternoon Tea Home Delivery & Collection, 8am to 9.30pm, 7 days a week, delivering to Ashford, Faversham, Canterbury, Thanet, Deal, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Folkstone and Dover! Experience a special afternoon feast with a twist from the comfort of your own home. Click here to see what’s included in the Afternoon Tea for Two.

Samsara, the beautiful Retreat and Yoga Studio in the heart of Kent, run by husband and wife team Lori and Dipu, is offering plenty of online courses to keep you stretched and sane. Still experience the Samsara magic (just through your screen!) for £10 a class. They have a range of classes, in the evening throughout the week with Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga! Click here for full class details.

The Korean Cowgirl is now available for takeaway! Choose from your favourite Korean Cowgirl classes and pick them up from Cave Hotels in Boughton. Smoked beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs, Cowgirl burgers or double-fried sticky chicken wings – we’re salivating! See the menu here.

Time to start planning your festive food. Macknade’s Christmas Order Forms are now live, making your Christmas food shopping easier than ever. Choose your festive favourites from across their food halls including classic Christmas cheeses, Kelly Bronze turkeys and bottles of Kentish sparkling. Simply download the form, email your order at christmas@macknade.com and the Macknade elves will work to guarantee you the most magical Christmas possible. Then call in to choose your day to collect your goodies – easy peasy!

There’s also a FREE bottle of Derringstone Pinot Meunier from award-winning local vineyard, Simpsons Estate, up for grabs for everyone spending over £150 on their pre-order. Delicious with your Christmas turkey or even smoked salmon!

Indendepent artist run gallery in Deal, DON’T WALK WALK, they hold International reputation for presenting quirky and exciting work. Don’t miss their new ‘Monster Mash’ Halloween Show running until 15 Nov, full of art perfect for those who are after something a little different. We think you’ll like; Fabienne Jenny Jacquet who’s work has been featured in Evening Standard, Financial Times and Shoreditch Magazine. Go see!


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4 comments on “How to support the businesses you 💕 love 💕”

  • LisaBeaumont April 28, 2020

    Please can you add that A21taxis Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells and atheWeald is open to give no obligation quotes on transport solutions for family holiday staycations

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  • Mandie Davis May 15, 2020

    Les Puces are offering online French classes. We deliver the book and project to you and then you have access to a folder of online videos (story, song, karaoke, worksheets, game). We are based in Tunbridge Wells but can deliver anywhere.

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  • Lucy @yogabylucy June 5, 2020

    Thank you Ali and Muddy, the #supportlocal movement has been such an amazing boost for small businesses trying to survive during lockdown.

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    • aliagnew June 6, 2020

      Thank you Lucy for your lovely comment! That’s great to hear and exactly what we were aiming for… So many wonderful indie businesses out there that we all love and want to support where we can. Hope the yoga continues to go well xA

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