Wouldn't you though?
Happy birthday COS! The cooler, older sister of H&M, much-loved by the fash' pack, has given us a decade of pared-back high street style with an obsession for detail. I love it.
Fancy getting Muddy?
Sign up to my free newsletter to find the cool stuff happening near you
2FacedDance presents Run, The Point Eastleigh, Tue 25 Apr, 7.30pm
A gritty and explosive triple bill from the award winning and physically adventurous 2Faced Dance Company. Featuring three exhilarating commissions by world class choreographers Tamsin Fitzgerald, Lenka Vagnerová and newcomer Rebecca Evans, RUN explores the darker side of humanity, through an explosion of movement, theatre and design.
Beginners Yoga Workshop, Laura Green Yoga, Sun 30 Apr, 10 – 11.30am
New to yoga and a tad intimidated by yoga drop-in classes?
Oberver Observed, The Allen Gallery, ends 28 Apr
An exhibition of photographs by Jane Brown, described by Lord Snowden as a kind of English Cartier-Bresson. She worked for The Observer for over fifty years creating striking black and white portraits with natural light.
The Allen Gallery, Alton. allen-gallery
4 Seasons Recomposed, the són project, Turner Sims, Southampton
Continuing their exploration of newly imagined and interpreted music, són present a powerful and eclectic mix of string orchestra works, including The Four Seasons Recomposed by the increasingly popular post-minimalist British composer Max Richter.
Nadia Waterfield’s Spring Art Fair Preview, Sat 29 Apr
Preview Nadia Waterfield Fine Art’s exhibition of over forty British and European artists with a glass of bubbles in hand. Drinks are between 12-2pm, the exhibition itself is open daily until Sun 7 May.
Quiddity Barn, Westover Farm, Goodworth Clatford, nadiawaterfieldfineart.com
Winchester Farmer’s Market, Sun 30 Apr
It’s the farmer’s market by which all others should be judged Rick Stein told Muddy Hants recently.
If you’re looking for leftfield or craving creativity then zoom up the A34 to Oxford’s Cowley Road. Hero Brown, Muddy’s Editor-in-Chief and ex-Cowley resident, shows us round.
Gather the clan and head off to these special places to stay for larger groups.
Naughty bishops, cold baths at Winchester College and lots and lots of pubs.
The saviour of Hampshire’s hosts and hostesses, Rhona Everard, has put together a delish, last-minute Easter Day menu.
Seeking literary inspiration? Muddy’s professional bookworm Kerry Potter is here to help with her April picks, so clear space on your Kindle or bookshelves pronto.
Planning a kids trip to London this Easter? Debbie, a.k.a Ms Muddy Sussex, has curated all that is cool in the capital (and just outside).
With frazzled, time-poor cooks in mind, here’s the first recipe in our new series of speedy weekday suppers.