insideKENT Magazine Issue 59 - February 2017 - Page 6

WELCOME Enjoying a chilly day in beautiful Canterbury, the focus of this issue’s Town Spotlight (p62) Wow, where did January go? I blinked, and here we are in another month of 2017. February, that freezing cold, love-filled month where we all start to count down the days until we see the first signs of spring. Although we may be forced to suffer through week upon week of wintery gloom, you can always keep warm under a blanket with the newest issue of insideKENT. This month is all about love, from Valentine’s Day gifts (p127), to romantic recipes (p73) to planning the perfect Kentish wedding (p31). If you were one of the lucky gals/guys to get engaged over the Christmas holiday, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in this issue. Your dream wedding cake? Head over to p34. The ideal DJ? Check out p42. A fairytale venue? Yep, we have plenty of those – flip to p50 for our top spots to say “I do”. If you’re not getting hitched anytime soon, don’t worry – there’s plenty in this issue for you, too. Food & drink, fashion, days out, events, arts, health & wellness – it’s all here. Happy reading, stay warm, and see you next month! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• MY FAVOURITE THINGS THIS MONTH... HOTEL CHOCOLAT MELTING HEARTS (DARK) It’s February – another month to use a national holiday as an excuse to eat chocolate! And if there’s one holiday that means choccie, it’s Valentine’s Day. If you’re like me and prefer dark to milk, don’t miss out on these melt-in-the-mouth beauties. £5.50, www.hotelchocolat.com TIME TO REVIVE SMOOTHING HOT SALT SCRUB I love a beauty product that you can tell works after just one use, and this hot salt scrub definitely falls into that category. It warms as you massage it into your skin, so it not only relaxes you instantly, but sloughs away dead skin cells to smooth and soften from the first use. £9.50, www.marksandspencer.com AMAZON ECHO DOT I got one of these little guys for Christmas, and although it might not completely revolutionise my life, it’s endless fun, and is thoroughly helpful when I have my hands covered in ingredients and I need to know how many ml are in a cup. £49.99, www.amazon.co.uk ANTLER AIRSTREAM II CABIN SUITCASE For all the travelling I’m hoping to do this year, I’ll be using this Antler cabin suitcase. Big enough for all of my short-break necessities, it will fit in the cabin of EasyJet and RyanAir (plus most, if not all, of the other airlines). £139, www.antler.co.uk ALPHA RUG One element that’s often put on the back burner when designing an interior is the floor, but it’s one thing that can change the look of your room immensely. If you’re a symmetrical design lover, this Alpha Rug might be the perfect addition to your space. £399, www.furniturevillage.co.uk 6