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I'm Hero, founder of Muddy Stilettos, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable across the counties.

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Gotta Have It

There's loads of fab new sportswear in the shops and online at the moment. Hop, skip and jump this way for the Muddy edit.

Gotta have it

The results are in! Meet your Muddy Awards 2021 winners

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Thanks to everyone who took part this year, and helped celebrate the most awesome indie businesses across 25 counties.

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Eat

  • Muddy eats: The Filly Inn, Brockenhurst

    Muddy eats: The Filly Inn, Brockenhurst

    To the New Forest! Cosy rooms, hearty dishes and stunning walks right on the doorstep – pull up a chair and join us at the £1m newly refurbed Filly Inn…

    • Make this: Daylesford Vegetarian Chilli

      Make this: Daylesford Vegetarian Chilli

      Did someone order a cockle-warming winter dish that’s super healthy to boot? Try this delicious and quick Vegetarian Chilli supper saviour, direct from the Daylesford chefs.

    • Best vegan & veggie eats in Bucks & Oxon

      Best vegan & veggie eats in Bucks & Oxon

      Vegan or vegetarian curious? Get your local plant-based fix at one of these foodie joints that put veggies front and centre and deliver on flavour

    • Muddy eats: The Hind’s Head, Bray

      Muddy eats: The Hind’s Head, Bray

      Step into Heston Blumenthal’s culinary time machine. The HInd’s Head in Bray takes its inspiration from the past to bring you an elegantly eccentric menu of comforting classics.

    • The Boxing Hare, Swerford, Oxfordshire

      The Boxing Hare, Swerford, Oxfordshire

      A strong Muddy fave, The Boxing Hare in Swerford comes out fighting with a Michelin chef, experienced owners, a newly renovated orangerie and celeb clientele. Book us in!

Arts & Culture

  • Culture’s calling! What to see in London in 2022

    Culture’s calling! What to see in London in 2022

    Thrilling theatre, exhilarating art, fantastic festivals – these are the tickets you need to book now. Settle in for a capital city culture hitlist, and a jam-packed 2022.

    • The 7 best things to watch on TV this week

      The 7 best things to watch on TV this week

      From the winner of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival to Stanley Tucci’s new series about the legal fallout of sunken gold, we’ve got a stonking good line-up of shiny TV to watch this week.

    • The 7 best things on TV this week

      The 7 best things on TV this week

      We’ve got highbrow; lowbrow; cutting-edge starts; triumphant returns. All the TV worth watching — from the final series of Ricky Gervais’ After Life to a sweeping Shakespeare adaptation — is right here.

    • 9 unmissable things to watch on TV this week

      9 unmissable things to watch on TV this week

      Banish any back-to-work blues with a tip-top week of brand new telly. We’re talking the return of The Apprentice, sizzling new dramas, critically acclaimed films to stream, and more!

    • Period drama hotties coming in 2022

      Period drama hotties coming in 2022

      Ladies, loosen that corset lest you faint dead away! Here’s a sneak peak at the upcoming period drama men getting us hot under the collar in 2022, plus 11 more historical hotties to drool over.

Travel

  • Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

    Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

    Introducing the hottest new hotel openings around the world. Warning: contains images of sexy bedrooms, turquoise seas and infinity pools.

    • Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Want to do your bit for the environment while enjoying your hols? Check out these eco-friendly hot spots which are clean, green and keen on a bit of luxury too.

    • Muddy stays: the Cowdray Estate, Midhurst

      Muddy stays: the Cowdray Estate, Midhurst

      Chances are if you’re planning a trip over the next months you’re back to thinking – UK, self-catering, countryside. And as it happens, I’ve just reviewed the perfect cottage for you!

Home

    • House swap – what will £850k get you?

      House swap – what will £850k get you?

      Considering a move or just need a bit of escapism from the same four walls? We’ve popped £850k in the fantasy property pot, but what does that buy you across the Muddy counties?

    • 5 hottest interiors trends for 2022

      5 hottest interiors trends for 2022

      January means spending a lot of time hunkering down at home and with all that hunkering comes some hankering – and this month, we’re after a little interiors update. Here’s what’s hot for 2022.

  • Wellbeing

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  • Want to make the most of 2022? Muddy’s culture vultures have curated the most brilliant theatre, exhibitions, festivals, music and more in the capital this year at the link in bio - including a heartfelt celebration of the undefinable Amy Winehouse at @designmuseum in Kensington. Yet yet diary out!
  • Now this is my kind of #BlueMonday! Introducing the hottest new hotel openings around the world at the link in bio (warning: may contain images of sexy bedrooms, turquoise seas and infinity pools) 💙 We’re thinking Mexico, New York then a first class flight to Greece - what about you? 😍
  • Yup it’s a bit nippy! I’ve become addicted to my early morning walks, they really help clear my head and force me to make time for myself when life gets hectic. Game plan for today - tidy up the bomb site I call home,  stream a movie whilst ‘working’ a bacon sarnie, have a massage (my regular not so guilty pleasure) and then dinner with friends. I’m working all tomorrow so I’m packing in the fun! What you up to this weekend?
  • ✏️ WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW! 🖌 Want to write the next Bridgerton? Then click the link in bio to enter our latest Reader Treat to 💞WIN💞 a romance writing course with top creative writing agency @curtisbrowncreative worth £510. Saucy bestselling book series and Netflix deal, here we come!
  • Spotted: a Muddy canal boat! All it needs is a lick of pink paint, disco ball and outdoor bar 🍸 What do you think?
  • Frosty morning vistas snapped by @muddycornwall on the school run 🏃‍♀️ ❄️

Fashion

People

  • Meet gastro green queen, Romilla Arber

    Meet gastro green queen, Romilla Arber

    Welcome to the food revolution: With sustainability more important than ever, Honesty Group founder and writer Romilla Arber talks about her mission to be green.

    • My Favourite Places – Gyles Brandreth

      My Favourite Places – Gyles Brandreth

      The author and TV personality takes us on a literary tour of his favourite Hampshire places and reminisces about childhood holidays on the Isle of Wight

    • Grace Regan: My Favourite Places

      Grace Regan: My Favourite Places

      Introducing the awesomely cool, gorgeous and talented chef Grace Regan – owner of critically acclaimed London curry house, Spicebox, who lives in Margate. To celebrate her delicious vegan cookbook we got Grace to tell us her fave places to hang out locally.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Best Places to Live 2020

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