Stopping to smell the roses ... or in this case , lilies . Getting ready for the arrival of spring !
March is that wonderful month where we get little tasters of the season to come : buds on the trees , birds singing , more sunshine and a touch of warmth in the breeze . OK , so a touch of warmth may be wishful thinking , but no matter what ’ s going on outside , better weather is inevitable
( c ’ mon , Mother Nature ).
We ’ re as spring-positive as we can be this issue , celebrating with days outside ( p48 ), flirty fashion ( p71 ), gardening tips ( p96 ) and of course , we can ’ t forget Mum ! Mother ’ s Day falls on the 26th , and there ’ s plenty to do around Kent to show her you care . Or , if she ( and you ) would rather stay in , we ’ ve come up with some fantastic ways to enjoy your time together at home ( p60 ).
I think we can all agree that Kent is a fabulous place to live , but its greatness doesn ’ t stop at attractions , beaches and restaurants . Kent also boasts some truly amazing schools which we ’ re proud to feature in our extended education supplement – have a look starting on page 110 to find out more .
Enjoy this last month of winter ( woo !), and let us know what you ’ re up to in our beautiful county – stay in touch on Facebook or Twitter @ insideKENT . See you in the spring !
PERSONALISED WAND I love this gift idea for Mother ’ s Day – mums are magic after all ! Made by Kent-based Auntie Mims ( featured in this month ’ s Business Profile p148 ), this personalised wand can feature a meaningful quote , a name , or whatever you think mum would treasure .
PHOENIX BEDSIDE TABLE Mid-century modern is quite the trend these days , so I ’ m loving this mango wood table from Atkin and Thyme with its subtle metal detailing . £ 149 , www . atkinandthyme . co . uk
FLORENTYNA BLOSSOM SCENTED DIFFUSER Spring is in the air , so I ’ ll be bringing it inside with this modern interpretation of the Florentyna scent from Marks & Spencer . £ 6 , www . marksandspencer . com
MORPHY RICHARDS REDEFINE KETTLE My trusty kettle kicked the bucket last month , so I thought I ’ d take this opportunity to get one of those cool see-through ones , like this stunning version from Morphy Richards .
COOKIE WOOKIE I mean , how could you not love this cookie ? Even if you ’ re not a die-hard Star Wars fan , you can ’ t help but love Chewbacca ( or at least find him slightly entertaining ). £ 5.50 , www . notonthehighstreet . com