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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

Ooooh, something smells lovely! These clever candle subscriptions make a thoughtful winter gift (even if it's for yourself - shhhhh, we won't tell).

Gotta have it

What’s on this month

Lucy Porter be prepared comedy What's on Hampshire January 2022

Fancy doing something fun? Er, always! Read on for our curated picks of the best things happening near you right now

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Eat

Culture

Little Black Book

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

Travel

  • Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

    Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

    Introducing the hottest new hotel openings around the world. Warning: contains images of sexy bedrooms, turquoise seas and infinity pools.

    • Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Want to do your bit for the environment while enjoying your hols? Check out these eco-friendly hot spots which are clean, green and keen on a bit of luxury too.

    • The must-read Muddy skiing guide

      The must-read Muddy skiing guide

      Want to book a ski holiday this year but not sure where to go? Snow problem! Whether you’re a family with beginners, hitting the après ski with friends or want an extreme mountain peak adventure, read on.

Home

  • Property flirt! A Grade II-listed townhouse

    Property flirt! A Grade II-listed townhouse

    How’s this for a High Street special? Come take a tour of this historic 4-bed end of terrace property in picture-perfect Odiham – then guess the price!

    • House swap – what will £850k get you?

      House swap – what will £850k get you?

      Considering a move or just need a bit of escapism from the same four walls? We’ve popped £850k in the fantasy property pot, but what does that buy you across the Muddy counties?

    • 5 hottest interiors trends for 2022

      5 hottest interiors trends for 2022

      January means spending a lot of time hunkering down at home and with all that hunkering comes some hankering – and this month, we’re after a little interiors update. Here’s what’s hot for 2022.

  • Wellbeing

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Life

Instamuddy

  • First #weekendescape of 2022 at the fabulous Filly Inn! Reopened after a £1m restoration, head to the link in bio to find out what we made of this new-look 16th Century #newforest pub🐴🍷
  • Muddy’s been on the treatment bench checking out the new #aquafacial at the always friendly (and fragrant!) Time To Be Me salon in #petersfield. Did it get a glowing review? Find out at the link in bio! PLUS - our pick of more fab #facials at salons around #hampshire. 🌸💆🏼‍♀️
  • ✨'Anything you need, Muddy Stilettos has got it!' ✨The fabulous @davinamccall and @mdlondon chat why they LOVE Muddy on this week's @makingthecutpodcast - from the power of the Muddy Awards 💪 to why Davina will be checking out Best Places to Live next time she moves house 🏡 Go listen!
  • Refreshing spa sesh and vitamin boosting smoothie at the fab @thewoodlandspa in #lancashire. Fancy a dip this #wellness January? Check out our pick of the best #spa breaks around #hampshire and the @muddystilettos counties at the link in bio! 🧖🏼‍♀️💦

Fashion

People

  • Foodie green queen, Romilla Arber

    Foodie green queen, Romilla Arber

    Deliciously sustainable: food writer and Honesty Group founder Romilla Arber tells us all about her mission to be green.

    • My Favourite Places – Gyles Brandreth

      My Favourite Places – Gyles Brandreth

      The author and TV personality takes us on a literary tour of his favourite Hampshire places and reminisces about childhood holidays on the Isle of Wight

    • Muddy meets: Ed Byrne

      Muddy meets: Ed Byrne

      Muddy caught up with the Essex-based Irish funnyman to chat jokes, family, famous friendships and not being a d**k.

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

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 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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