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Tasty new restaurants, gorgeous new shops plus a stunning new staycation destination - here's all the curated, cool and quirky news you need to know this month.

5 BRAND NEW HOT OPENINGS…

Luxe Vida, Tunbridge Wells High St

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Brand new lifestyle and home store, Luxe Vida, has just opened along the High St in Tunbridge Wells which is full of the most gorgeous things, curated so beautifully. Show your support and go visit, you’ll be sure to find something you love in here.

Number Eight, Sevenoaks

Listen up! Stuart Gillies, former CEO of Gordon Ramsay Group, is opening a second restaurant and bar in Kent. Have you been to Bank House in Chislehurst? It’s lovely! We’re very excited about Number Eight which will be in a 16th century corner building with a courtyard terrace in Sevenoaks very soon. Alongside the private dining space seating up to 16 people, it will also have a space called The Gallery, an area to showcase up-and-coming artists. Oooh we liiike.

Blossom, Tenterden High St

Have you discovered Blossom Home on Tenterden High St yet? Well we have and can tell you it’s a destination vintage store and café. They offer vintage pieces, curated items for the home and a coffee shop area on the ground floor.

Bond Street To Your Street, Ashford Designer Outlet

The first independent store to open in Ashford Designer Outlet you say? If you don’t know already, you need to know about Bond Street to Your Street, the preloved luxury fashion boutique making it safe, quick and easy to buy or sell designer clothing, shoes and accessories. Owner Emma Pinfold has gone from strength to strength with their first store in Tenterden, then Rye and now the first independent store in Ashford Designer Outlet – girl power! Discover the preloved store on the East side of the Mall and explore the wide variety of different high-end brands where each item is carefully authenticated and cleaned by the team so you can be confident in your purchase. Make a big difference to the planet and save you some extra pennies! Win, win!

Artisserie Patisserie, Tenterden High St

Coming soon! Renowned Michelin starred chefs Graham Garett and Chris Underwood are opening a bakery, Artisserie Patisserie on Tenterden’s High St. Details are pretty schtum at the minute but make sure to follow their Instagram for all the latest updates, we’re excited!

AND THE REST…

AND RELAX: Green Farm Spa, nr Ashford

Spa days just got a whole lot better at Green Farm Spa! This idyllic countryside retreat has got a brand new Sauna with wonderful countryside views across the farm. Count us in!

WELLBEING: Learn To Meditate Course, from 6 Jan

Winners of Best Yoga/Pilates Studio in Kent – in fact they’ve only gone and done the hat trick and won 3 years in a row – Flow is well known for the brilliant yoga on offer. But there’s much more to this special space than that. A wellness haven hidden in the heart of Tunbridge Wells – this small but perfectly formed studio is your one-stop shop for all things wellness-related.

Now in its fourth run, join Learn To Meditate either in-Studio or online, kicking off from 6 Jan 2022. This life enhancing 8 week course is designed to support you in your meditation journey (no matter where you are currently) with breath-work practices and habits. 

Think meditation is a bit woo-woo or hard to get your head around? This course is totally down-to-earth and straight forward – explaining the science behind this ancient practise and teaching you how to do it. Life changing.

Plus – it even made the news recently – the latest guidelines from the National Institute for Care and Excellence, (Nice) recommends Meditation as a mainstream first port of call for boosting mental health. Sign us up!

EXPLORE: lumière, Tunbridge Wells

Winner of Best Interiors Store in Kent in 2021 Muddy Awards – has gone online! The shiny new e-store is now live and you’ll want to browse this gorgeous home boutique’s range of up to 3000+ lights. If you’re in the mood to spruce up your home, look no further…

FREE EVENT: From The Inside Out, London, Thurs 6 Jan

How we feel on the inside and how we look on the outside are intrinsically linked. Join sustainable style coach Becky Leeson from Becky’s Wardrobe and personal transformation coach Julia Darlington for a FREE half-day event in London at the AllBright Club on Thurs 6 Jan 2022. They are on a mission to support as many women as they possibly can through their From The Inside Out Programme providing women with practical and tangible steps and tools to feel confident and empowered everyday, in the way we think and dress. Need a boost? Book your ticket now!

GLAMPING: Yurts at Bewl Water, book now

Nothing compares to being snuggled up in your yurt on a winter’s evening. See Bewl Water’s brand new Mongolian Yurts, warmly furnished comfortably accommodating up to 4 guests in one double bed and two single beds including a beautiful log wood burner to keep you toasty – perfect for families or couples! There’s plenty of things to do on-site from biking, fishing, country walks and laser tag.

Plus get a FREE continental breakfast included in your stay (pastries, yoghurt, fresh juice, coffee and tea) collected from or eaten in the Waterfront Café. Just £125 per night with a minimum 2 nights stay. Book now!

KIDS: Learn French online with Les Puces

The latest Les Puces French hybrid pack has just landed. In this new module Petit Paul wants to be a firefighter, but what does he need? It turns out he needs quite a bit! Let your little ones learn useful vocabulary and phrases about clothing, help Paul tidy his room, repair his clothes and learn how to be a firefighter. Listen or read to a fun bilingual story, sing a catchy song and have lots of fun completing the worksheets! Subscribe for £19 a month to never miss a module or buy a one-off module for £43 and discover how Les Puces can making learning French fun for your kids.

BOTTOMS UP: Chuko Chuko

Introducing Chuko Chuko Kent’s first vegan, spicy craft beer – it’s something a bit different to spice up those cold Jan evenings that’s for sure! Produced by much-loved Karara Foods. It’s an original spicy beer with a unique Indian twist, fancy trying it? Pop down to Macknade’s Food Hall in Faversham to pick up a bottle!

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