Winter is starting to feel rather long right now isn’t it? With the glitz of Christmas over, and the novelty of hibernating wearing off?
Now, we’re big fans of a winter seascape (it’s beauty is much more delicate and subtle in the colder months) but even with all this stunning scenery around us we’ve been on the search for some soul cheering activities…
Here’s our top tips local to fight February fatigue when in Margate!
1. Get a haircut - @meraki_hair_margate
There’s nothing like a fresh cut or a new style to make you feel instantly good about yourself. It gives a whole new dimension to your overall look too & is a perfect lift while waiting for new clothing to hit the shops.
We recommend the brilliant Meraki hair, who have recently opened just along from us in the High Street. It’s so great to see the Eastern Quarter of the town coming back to life.
2. Warm up in a Hot Pod - @hotpodyogamargate
When the February fog rolls in & you just feel as though you’ll never be warm again, head to our upstairs neighbours, Hot Pod Margate. You’ll unwind your mind, work your body AND be able to feel your toes again, all in their inflated heated purple pod. You might not want to leave until until at least April. Find them at Margate House, 39-41 High St, Margate.
3. Feed your body and soul with sustainable seafood at Angelas @angelas_of_margate
This gem of a restaurant on The Parade serves simple seafood and seasonal vegetable-based dishes. It’s also great for the soul as you can leave knowing that they compost all their food waste, giving to the Windmill Community Gardens to turn into more of their raw, organic ingredients!
4. Treat yourself to just a bit more knitwear – it’s Sale time?
We’re all of course dreaming of Spring, shiny new clothes, the potential to shrug off a layer or two and the tantalising promise of actually going out without a jacket. However, and we hate to break it to you, it is still going to be a while? In the meantime why not treat yourself to one of our beautiful knits (they remind us of soft evening skies) at half price (in store & online www.ruskinclothing.co.uk - also see our Insta feed @ruskin_clothing )
5. Get outside.
Now, you’re warmed up, fed & looking groomed you can head out outside for some fresh air and walk our fantastic beaches.
For a break from the elements there’s always wonderful exhibitions on at Turner Contemporary - @turnercontemporary - also, we are looking forward to seeing ‘A Current Under Sea’, which is part of their off-site programme, over the road at The Pie Factory (5 Broad St).
Afterwards, we love to head to Mala Kaffee, the tiny Swedish coffee house on the Harbour Arm for the most delicious caffeine hit, and a taste of something sweet.
Let’s hope for sunshine in coming weeks, and if you’ve any suggestions for other ways to combat the Winter blues let us know & we’ll write part 2!