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September 2018

Little Black Book

The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • Ivy league

    Muddy feasts on champagne, lobster and unadulterated decadence at Winchester’s newest opening.

    • Seafood in the Forest

      English fizz & lobster mac n'cheese? Oh go on then, you've twisted our arm.

    • Mary Contrary

      Rich & smooth with a rosemary finish — yes siree, we're liking Hants' newest gin.

    • Urban, exposed brickwork inside of a cafe.

      Café. Olé.

      Winchester, Alresford, Southsea and more: your flat-white fix in Hampshire.

    • Kyoto Kitchen

      Beautifully crafted Japanese cuisine & a genuine love for local produce.

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  • New Season, New Shoes

    Do you need any encouragement to buy new shoes? Does anyone?! Clear some space on the shoe rack – I’ve rounded up my Top 15 footwear favourites for autumn, from elegant ankle boots to the super-cool sneakers.

    • 5 Hot Trends For Autumn

      Finding it hard to decipher this season's myriad trends? Never fear, Muddy's here with our guide to the best looks to suit every budget.

    • Legs Eleven

      Exercise bunnies, prepare to be wowed by the magic of, err, bamboo, thanks to this fitness & leisurewear brand.


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    • Speedy Supper

      If you're running on empty, make like an Italian lady of the night and whip up Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi's energy-boosting Tart’s Spaghetti.

    • A room being packed-up.

      How to relocate

      We've picked up some great tips from a top property search expert.

  • Wellbeing
    • Yoga guide

      From hatha to vinyasa—if you're curious, here's where to start.

    • Chewton Glen Spa

      Yes, another hard day's graft at Muddy Hants towers.

  • The future’s AllBright

    Want to start your own business? Need funding to get to the next stage? Female entrepreneurs, breathe deep, smile wide and meet your new best friends.

  • Kids
    • A Georgian stately home.

      West Hill Park School, Fareham

      A happy, romping countryside prep, where the carrot very much overrides the stick and the focus is on letting children develop in a kind, secure environment.

    • Eagle House, Crowthorne

      Looking for a non-selective co-ed day and boarding school (3-13 yrs) on the Berks/Surrey border with a strong all-rounder reputation? Well, whaddya know!

  • My Favourite Places with Josie Eastwood

    We caught up with the twice Muddy Award winner, whose new gallery space opens this November right in the heart of the Test Valley.

    • Website 101

      Web designer April Hodge on women in tech, building your own site and, erm, the best cocktails in Hampshire.

    • Muddy meets…

      Florence Nightingale, education & looking for the best in everyone with Cliff Canning, Headmaster of HCS.

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