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DECEMBER 2019

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  • 13 Festive Feasts in Hants and IoW

    ‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry – and whether it’s traditional festive fare or something slightly quirkier we’ve sussed the best places to go in Hants & IoW.

    • Gastro Heaven!

      30 of the best cookery courses across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds, and impress even the fussiest dinner guest.

    • Cliveden-view

      Is this the UK’s sexiest restaurant?

      If it’s good enough for Meghan (we’re on first name terms), it’s good enough for Muddy. The Cliveden Dining Room is Deco fabulous has the swagger of Harry Styles on heat.

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      Is your favourite local restaurant on the list?

      The list of Michelin star winners, that is. The prestigious 2020 awards have just been announced - did your fave make the grade? Take a look at the full line-up for our region.

    • Secret Supper Club

      Autumn Supperclubs

      Forks at the ready? It's time to get eating with our round-up of Autumn supper clubs. Greek, vegan and covert text messages, there's something for every taste.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

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

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  • Southampton Harbour Hotel

    Southampton Harbour Hotel

    With a super chic aesthetic that has dashes of the Hamptons, here’s what you need to know about Southampton Harbour Hotel – the city’s only 5* spot.

    • The 37 coolest party palaces

      Got a big birthday celebration looming? Or fancy a weekend away with your squad? We've sniffed out the 37 dreamiest party palaces across the land, available for exclusive hire. Grab your gang and let's go!

    • 24 hours in Matera

      Have you seen the new James Bond car chase scenes around southern Italy? Happens that Muddy was there this summer, checking out the cool places to go. Make mine a martini, shaken not stirred while I tell you my insider tips.

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  • How to do sofa chic

    Never mind all the parties, the thing we’re most looking forward to this Christmas is hunkering down at home. Here’s what we’ll be wearing – just accessorize with a book and mince pie.

    • Shake up your style

      Throw out the rule book, become a fashion rebel and ring the changes this festive season - voilà, our top style tips for rebooting your wardrobe.

    • Party like you mean it

      Harvey Nichols has come up trumps this season so here's my wishlist to whet your whistle. Plus win £500 worth of party clobber!

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      To Ink or not to ink? That is the question that's getting the Muddy office fired up this week. Two editors battle it out (*ducks for cover*).

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      J’adore/ J’abhor

      It's Movember, the month when blokes grow moustaches to raise money for charity. Turns out the Muddy crew have VERY mixed views on men's facial hair. Where do you stand?

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    • How to tablescape like a pro

      Tablescaping basically means making your dining table look nice in case some bugger Instagrams it. Here's how to wow your guests this Christmas.

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      Home truths

      Buying a house is an emotive act, fuelled by all kinds of desire - protecting a family, starting a new life, following a dream. Three Muddy readers open the door to their homes to share their personal stories.

    • Gastro Heaven!

      30 of the best cookery courses across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds, and impress even the fussiest dinner guest.

    • CAN YOU EAT YOURSELF HEALTHY AND HAPPY egg healthy food bowl

      Can you eat yourself happy and healthy?

      The Natural Health Hub in Lymington is a one-stop-shop to give your body and mind a good ol' detox. With that in mind, we sent Muddy's Robyn to give her eating habits a scientific overhaul.

  • Are you an imposter too?

    Self doubt, anxiety and an inability to believe in your own success. I’ve just been there and it’s not pretty. Here’s how to stop it happening to you.

    • Durlston Court

      Durlston Court Preparatory School

      This small co-ed prep school near the Dorset border has a real family feel, excellent academic results and even has its very own ceramics studio.

    • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

      Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

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    How Helen Glover does it

    Champion rower, mother, partner to Steve Backshall and all round marvel – Muddy meets Helen Glover to talk fitness, family and breaking her Olympic gold medal (oops).

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      Muddy Meets Julia Donaldson

      Muddy's Sussex editor Debbie had a chat with the legendary kids' author Julia Donaldson about books, performing, fave local attractions and buying a post office.

    • John Challis

      Muddy meets Boycie

      Muddy caught up with actor John Challis aka Boycie to talk alter egos, brandy vs. gin, wheeling, dealing and what it was like to hang out with Oliver Reed.

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