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

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DECEMBER 2018

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  • 5 spots for the perfect Christmas Lunch

    Put down that roasting tin and step away from the turkey, Muddy is here to save you. Check out our picks for the best spots to have Christmas Day Lunch. And, relax….

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      Dockside Daal

      Want to have a fancy Ruby Murray in a rather extravagant former pier? Of course, you do! We check out Kuti's Brasserie in Southampton.

    • Autumn Walks Fireside Thomas Lord West Meon SLide

      Perfect pubs for an autumn walk

      Grab your wellies and wrap up warm, we're going to make you earn that glass of wine. 

    • Reserved Sign Restaurant Table Exclusive

      Star turn

      *Foodie klaxon* The results are in, so let's see which restaurants and gastropubs made it into the prestigious Michelin Guide for 2019 in Hampshire.

    • Farmers Market Fresh Fish

      Fabulous Farmers Markets

      Love fresh produce but don't fancy getting your stilettos that muddy? We've rounded up the top farmers' markets in the county.

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  • Booking your family hols?

    Don’t do anything till you’ve seen Flight Centre’s first Family Adventures brochure – and put yourself in the running for a £20k dream trip!

    • Fancy a weekend away in Kent?

      Course you do! We've teamed up with Southeastern to give you the lowdown on the Garden of England's hidden gems. PLUS we're giving away a luxe weekend stay there worth £500! Aren't we nice?

    • Winter boltholes

      Pack that overnighter and give yourself the break you deserve, with 37 curated cosy breaks across the Muddy counties.

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  • Victoria Hamilton Slide Menu

    Fashion fun with Victoria Hamilton

    We caught up with Hampshire-based stylist, Victoria Hamilton, about her top trends for 2019 and her funniest fashion fails.

    • Trendy Treads

      Trainers so chic that only a fool would take them near a gym are everywhere this season - including some places you wouldn't expect. Guess where these beauties are from?

    • 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.

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      Hangover Hiders

      There's nothing Muddy doesn't know about surviving a hangover. So in the interests of not being mistaken for a dug-up corpse this festive season, behold our five favourite morning after skincare saviours.

    • Self care audit

      Self-Care Audit – Quiz

      Here at Muddy we love wellbeing and we love a quiz, so a wellbeing quiz? Yes please! We've all done it - but how will you get on?

  • Frida Kahlo coffee table book

    Gotta Have It

    From fashion to flora to fragrant Frida, we’ve found the Top 10 most gorgeous new coffee table tomes for you.

    • SLIDESHOW MAYFLOWER PANTOMIME SOUTHAMPTON

      The Ultimate Muddy Panto Guide 2018!

      It's what you've all been waiting for. Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Oh no.... OK, enough! Here are 39 festive shows to keep amused this Crimbo.

    • Nadia Waterfield Fine Art

      Arty, farty and love to party? Well then, you're in luck. The Autumn Art Fair launches on Fri 12 Oct with over 40 painters and sculptors exhibiting.

    • Robin Metal Birds Competition Reader Treats

      Marvellous Metalbird

      Watch the birdie! We adore these brand new garden artworks from Metalbird. Read on for a Muddy exclusive - plus your chance to win one.

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      Blast from the past

      Fancy adding something pretty unique to your home? Then why not check out one of these awesome local retro bazaars to get the goods.

    • hands image lawyer coffin mew legal advice

      What would you ask a top lawyer?

      We asked a top legal firm to answer all your queries about family law, self-employment, wills and all that stuff you never get round to sorting out.

    • Seasonal Affective Disorder Cosy Time Winter

      Beat those winter blues

      With shorter days and longer nights, we can show you the light! Muddy's got the scoop on how to beat Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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    My favourite places: Jennie Maizels

    This Hampshire-based artist has made a name for herself with her delectably quirky doodles. Muddy chatted to her about the best spots for food, wine and generally getting a bit inspired around the county.

    • Greg Emmerson Slide Menu

      Muddy meets… Greg Emmerson

      Greg wowed us in the Masterchef kitchen earlier this year by getting all the way to the semi-finals and is now opening his very own restaurant... in Hampshire, of course!

    • Muddy meets… Craig Revel-Horwood

      Want the hot goss from the BBC ballroom? Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood dishes the dirt on this year's show.

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