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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • Bistro du Vin, Winchester

    Ooh la la! The Bistro du Vin, Winchester serves up très bon French fare in a relaxed Anglo-Gallic ambience.

    • Off The Rails Meatloaf pineapple gravy

      All Aboard!

      Tickets, please! We nipped to Off The rails on the IoW to confirm its First Class foodie credentials.

    • myers touch supper club

      Spring Supper Clubs

      If you fancy something a little different from your local gastro-pub then take a peek at these awesome supper clubs popping up over Hants and IoW this spring.

    • cliff house slide

      The Cliff House, Barton on Sea

      The type of spot where you go for lunch and find yourself at 9pm, glass of wine in hand, The Cliff House in Barton on Sea is the perfect place to while away a day.

    • Tortellini

      Super perfecto

      Is it the New Forest or Little Italy? Ray's Italian Kitchen in Milford-on-Sea is bringing a bit of Med living to the south coast. We sent Robyn to check it out.

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  • best places to live winch slide

    Do you live in the best place in Britain?

    A new survey of the UK’s loveliest locales sees Hampshire trending. But you knew that already right? So does your neighbourhood make the list?

    • New Forest Safari Campers Flame Slidemenu

      Rub-A-Dub-Dub

      Always up for an adventure, we tasked Muddy's Robyn to test drive one of these retro beauties from New Forest Safari Campers. Groovy baby!

    • Enchanted Manor Slide

      Enchanted Manor, Niton

      Romantic, quirky and definitely one-of-a-kind. Muddy checks out the famous Enchanted Manor in Niton on the Isle of Wight.

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  • First time fashion

    Ready for an adventure? Us too! At Muddy we’ve committed to new experiences this summer (both cultural and clothes related, natch). Read on for inspo – and win a sizzling £400 hush wardrobe while you’re at it!

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    • Coconut G&T

      You NEED to try this cocktail

      Take your bevvy up a notch with a fantastic twist on a classic drink, courtesy of Helen McGinn aka Knackered Mothers Wine Club.

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      Need a speedy supper?

      I declare salad season officially open! This hearty chicken one is easy-peasy to make but packed with flavour.

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      How to flex your life

      Is life an exhausting loop of sleep, work, chores, repeat? Yep. Need to make a change but now sure what or how? Er, yes. Read our interview with hot new self-help author Annie Auerbach. She has the answers!

    • work life balance books

      5 killer tips for better work/life balance

      The juggle is real - and not going anywhere - so how the hell can we to get it right?! Let's ask the work/life balance experts for some help.

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    Sexy Stationery

    Stationery is one of my specialist subjects. And – whoop! – it’s National Stationery Week. Check out this sexy lot. Hubba bubba!

    • Cute babywear

      Is there a new little prince or princess in your family too? Click this way for the cutest newborn clothes around. Awwww!

    • highfield slide

      Highfield and Brookham Schools, Liphook

      Muddy says: This pre-prep and prep school offers a whopping 175 acres of space for kids to run around in while they excel academically.

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  • Muddy meets Nik Kershaw

    Nik Kershaw is laconic, laid-back, and *very very* funny – read on for his views on Live Aid, embarrassing his kids, the Let’s Rock the Moor pecking order and (OMG) being a grandfather!

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      Muddy meets Terry

      Eighties skankers The Specials are back with a fab new album and a headline slot at Cornbury festival. We nabbed Terry Hall to talk shopping, selfies and his career as a barber.

    • Liz Earle Slide

      Muddy Meets Liz Earle

      Born and raised in Hampshire, Liz Earle is famous for her quest to improve health and wellbeing. Muddy caught up with her for some top lifestyle tips.

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      No, Tom, Nooooo!

      Is this the most excruciatingly cringey celebrity advert ever? Quite possibly Mr Hiddleston, quite possibly!

    • Michael Slide Menu

      My Favourite Places with Michael Turner

      An aficionado of stainless steel, Hampshire artist Michael Turner shares with Muddy his absolute top spots around the county.

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