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I'm Heidi, editor of Muddy Hampshire & Isle of Wight, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Time for a wardrobe update? Beach, BBQ or boutique break, swish your way through the holidays with these stylish summer dresses.

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The Muddy Stilettos 2021 awards are now closed

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The most awesome lifestyle businesses across 25 counties will be announced 29th July.

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Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

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  • Going underground: street art in Hampshire
  • Going underground: street art in Hampshire


  • Blooming lovely in our #Hampshire and #isleofwight gardens at the moment. Say hello to the very talented garden designers in our #muddyawards2021 - and vote [link in bio] now - you only have until 5pm! 🌹👋 @apgardendesign @katherineleegardendesign @tennysons_gardener @beannicholsongardendesign @mistletoe_garden_design
  • We know trading in the pandemic has been so tough for so many of our amazing indie businesses. Starting one after it hit takes extraordinary creativity and determination. Our local #MuddyAwards2021 new biz finalists all have a great story behind them and huge respect from us. Check them all out - and vote for your winner! 👏🏆 @chalksgallery @bambinobabyuk @_themillionaireman @newforestteaco @zoe.andzach
  • Big up our #hampshire and #isleofwight producers - and special mention to our local #muddyawards2021 sponsors and heatwave heroes @judesicecream! 🍦🦸‍♂️ (Who wouldn’t want one of these today!). Not long left to vote for your favourite finalist - find a shady spot and do it now! @moonroastcoffee @giddynibbles @iowtomatoes @indigo_bakes @hogmoordistillery
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  • Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Ethical, eco and everywhere – with Carrie Symonds showing us how to work a sustainable wardrobe, here’s where you can rewear, repair and renew your clothes in style.

    • Best swimwear for 2021

      Best swimwear for 2021

      Nothing says summer like new swimwear. Who cares if it's the Med or the back garden, it's time to splash out. Whether it's eco, floral, striped, shaping, nautical or sporty, we've found your perfect bikini or swimsuit.

    • Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      The weather's perked up - time for new sunnies! We have you covered with our guide to the hottest frames to suit your face shape this summer.  Just don't sit on them. 

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

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2021

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Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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