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FASHION POP-UP: Hamerton + Jones café, Goudhurst, Fri, 14 Sept

Photos: From Instagram feed, photographer @abbieroden

Don’t you just love it when London comes to the rural sticks? One of our fave Kent countryside cafés Hamerton + Jones invite you all to a pop up featuring the gorgeous fashion blogger Bricks&Stitches and fabulous new fashion label, Miranda Dunn London, this Friday, 14 September, 9am – 2pm. Kickstart your AW18 wardrobe with luxe cashmere sweaters, gorgeous fully customisable faux fur coats (like this navy one above that I’m totally crushing on) and more fashion treasures besides. Then treat yourself to coffee and smashed avocado on toast, you multi-tasker, you.

DON’T MISS: Festival of Flowers, Leeds Castle, 15 – 20 Sept

See incredible floral displays inside the Castle, with this year’s theme being ‘Ladies Day’, taking inspiration from high fashion, high society and high-stakes horseracing. Be inspired by the creativity of international award-winning floral designers and enjoy a programme of specialist talks and demonstrations. Happening between the 15th – the 20th of September.

NEW OPENING: The Massage Company, Tunbridge Wells, Fri 7 Sept onwards

This is the second Massage Company centre to open in the UK, following the success of the first which launched over in Camberley (Surrey). The concept is pure and simple – top notch, trained massage therapists providing consistently high-quality deep tissue, sports, swedish and maternity massages across 14 rooms. So rather than massage being an add-on squeezed into your local beauticians here we have a dedicated massage treatment centre on Monson Road in central Tunbridge Wells, open 7 days a week, and until 9pm weekdays. ‘Cos we need to look after ourselves too right?

AAAND RELAX: Food & Yoga Retreat, Green Farm Kent, 28 & 29 Sept

Voted as ‘One of the Top 30 Retreats in the World’ by the Daily Telegraph, be transported into the calm and tranquility of Green Farm’s privately-run retreats. Set in the beautiful Kent countryside, Green Farm provides a stress free haven, the perfect place to rejunevate. This unique yoga based retreated includes an interactive workshop with their resident Naturopath Alice Yeates, who will be preparing and cooking food with as many fresh Green Farm’s ingredients as possible. You’ll eat a delicious lunch while Alice discusses eating for a healthy lifestyle.

NEW ONLINE SHOP: Meek Boutique

The Meek Boutique is Kent stylist Lynne Meek’s brand new online fashion shop. The Boutique is filled with Lynne’s handpicked fab clothes and accessories. Even better almost everything is under £50 and UK postage is free!

OUTDOOR FUN: New adventure playground at Hever Castle

A brilliant new adventure play area, perfectly designed for little ones, opened at Hever Castle this summer. Former JLS star and CBeebies presenter, JB Gill, who visited the castle himself as a nipper was joined by his wife Chloe and son Ace to cut the ribbon. The new outdoor play space, Acorn Dell, complements the current facilities for the under 5s. Go at the weekend or visit in Half Term and let your mudlets’ imagination run wild – whether they’re duelling in the giant sandpit or fleeing their enemies on the clatter bridge – this is a fab addition to your Hever Castle day out. Older children are already brilliantly catered for with Tudor Towers (read my review here).

GET ALFRESCO: The Chair, Canterbury 
With the talk of an Indian summer, discover the secret walled terrace garden at The Chair in Canterbury. With the kids nicely back at school, enjoy a nourishing Keastaste treatment, Brazilian blow dry or a L’Oreal colour refresh to repair the damage raged by sun, sea and chlorine. The Chair invites you to take a seat alfresco, sip one of their refreshing sparkling cordials and relax on the terrace whilst you indulge your hair and make the most out of the late summer sun.
WELLBEING: Thrive: Discovery Weekend, The Secret Manor, Tunbridge Wells, 28 & 29 Sept

A 2-day event with talks, workshops, live cooking, shopping, spa treatments, fitness and creative activities. Explore and experience wellbeing solo, with friends or the whole family! There’s so much going on with special guests such as Hollie De Cruz and Al from The Dad Network.


FASHION & BEAUTY AW18: My Time Event, Sevenoaks Mums, St Julian’s Club, 26 Sept

Parenting group, Sevenoaks Mums, have put together a morning to showcase the best local Fashion & Beauty A/W18 trends. tThe first in a series of new ‘My Time’ events, there will be guest speakers including Image Consultant & Personal Stylist Victoria Genevieve, beauty experts from Space NK and Botox & Filler specialist, Dr Ellie Holman. Get insight on new fashion trends, advice on building a capsule wardrobe, expert make-up tips and a fab goodie bag! Local Sevenoaks boutique Joie de Vivre, The Clever Dresser and Devine on Dorset Street will be also be showcasing their A/W clothing. Book your tickets via the link below!


 TRAVEL INSPO: Baldwins, #HolidayInspirations Show, Salomons Estate, Tunbridge Wells, Sat 23 Sept

Back from your summer hols and in need of planning next year’s break? Get all your holiday inspo under one roof when all the tour operators gather for Baldwins Travel Group #HolidayInspirationsShow, set at the stunning Salomons Estate. Better still when you book your tickets you can enter the FREE Prize Draw to WIN a 7 night holiday for 2 at ANTIGUA courtesy of Caribtours and Blue Waters. 

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