Well, hello! I’m Heidi, editor of Muddy Hampshire & Isle of Wight. A writer and magazine journo contributing to Waitrose Food, Journey, Food and Travel and more, I’ve lived in this fantastic county for over a decade. Keeping an eye out for the latest and greatest – and always up for an adventure – it’s my great pleasure to bring you Hampshire’s newest, quirkiest and under-the-radar highlights.
My own Hampshire journey began when I left leafy West London for sea views dockside in Southampton’s Ocean Village. Later, I moved to Winchester, Hampshire’s ancient capital, enjoying its vibrant city scene before settling in the beautiful market town of Petersfield, where I now live with my lovely husband and young daughter.
Hampshire encompasses the best of coast and countryside, with blue-flag beaches, country pubs, cosy tearooms, vibrant art, glorious gardens and wide-open spaces in the national parks of the South Downs and New Forest – not to mention its award-wining vineyards (cheers!). Then, there’s our very own unique island getaway, The Isle of Wight, with its world-class sailing, surfing and seaside dining – perfect for a staycation.
As Muddy Stiletto’s Hampshire editor, I’m here to give you the lowdown on the latest and best in independent fashion, boutique interiors, destination dining, cosy countryside pubs and a whole spectrum of other brilliant, inventive local businesses.
I’m part of a stellar team of like-minded regional editors staying true to the original Muddy Stilettos ethos that has seen the successful, friendly, in-the-know platform in Bucks & Oxon expand into 26 counties: Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Northants, Surrey, Kent, Norfolk, Suffolk, Sussex, Somerset, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Hampshire (hello!), Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Warwickshire, the West Midlands and Wiltshire.
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