insideKENT Magazine Issue 61 - April 2017 - Page 8

WELCOME

Happy as can be at this year ’ s Taste of Kent Awards ( p99 )
April is one of my favourite months of the year , for lots of different reasons : half term events , nice weather ( sometimes ), and most importantly , Easter chocolate .
Last month , I had the privilege of attending the 2017 Taste of Kent Awards – an annual event to celebrate the ‘ cream of the crop ’ of Kent ’ s food and drink . Besides being a great excuse to dress up in my fanciest garb and do my nails , we enjoyed a three-course gourmet dinner , and loved seeing the winners take to the stage to accept their much-deserved awards . Read all about the event and 2017 ’ s winners on p99 .
If you ’ re looking for some Easter inspiration , look no further than this issue of insideKENT . From egg hunts ( p56 ) to whipping up a delicious dinner at home ( p95 ), this issue is packed full of ideas .
As we ’ re all in such spring-y moods , we thought there ’ s no better month to celebrate the great outdoor sport of golf than April ( p47 ). The feature has inspired me enough to finally make plans for my first-ever golf outing at Etchinghill this weekend . Wish me luck !
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MY FAVOURITE THINGS THIS MONTH ...
EXTRA THICK ‘ ROCKY ROAD TO CARAMEL ’
Half caramel chocolate Easter egg , half 40 % milk chocolate with cookies and puffed rice , filled with more chocolate . Yes , please .
£ 27 , www . hotelchocolat . com
MINIRIG PORTABLE SOUND SYSTEM You might recognise Minirig from last month ’ s issue , but I just had to feature it again , because it ’ s definitely become one of my very favourite things , ever . The sound is mind-blowing , it ’ s stylish and it ’ s made in the UK – what ’ s not to love ? £ 369.98 ( 2.1 system ), www . minirigs . co . uk
REBU AQUA OMBRE SALAD BOWL With all of the incredible local produce we have on our doorsteps , enjoying fresh salads is one of my favourite things about spring ; enjoyed even more when served in this swanky ombre bowl from Amaroni . £ 16 , www . amaroni . com
WOODEN SATURN NECKLACE If you , like me , enjoy binge-watching
www . etsy . com / uk / shop / kateslittlestore
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