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  • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

    Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

  • Garden Party

    Top Garden Party Tips

    Sun's out, fun's out! Turn your back yard into a party haven with our top tips for an al fresco soirée.

  • Ultimate summer wines

    Summer is here and that can only mean WINE O'CLOCK! We spoke to a top wine expert and got his top 7 picks for a fab summer tipple.

  • aubergineschnitzel

    Are you vegan curious?

    If you're toying with ditching meat and dairy, try out this vegan recipe for dinner this week - aubergine schnitzel with magic "cheese" by Food From Four. Ooh, clever!

  • vaughan

    Totally LIT!

    Traditional? Modern? Whatever your preference, we're LOVING the fabulously chic lighting and furniture from Hampshire and Chelsea Harbour’s Vaughan Designs.

  • 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.

  • Roccbox by Gozney

    14 Outdoor Essentials

    Venturing out into your garden for the first time this year? Here's all the cool cooking and homeware kit you need to jazz it up for summer. BBQ round mine, everyone!

  • Macrame deckchair

    Ready to get crafty?

    Forget its naff '70s connotations, macramé is a big news in interiors and fashion this summer. Ready to get crafty?

  • julian chichester sofa

    Julian Chichester

    Fancy super chic designer furniture complete with Hampshire origins? Then check out the work of the awesome Julian Chichester.

  • Need a speedy supper?

    You're in luck! This Mexican feast is vegan but don't be scared, it's totally delicious, filling and faff-free. Plus we grill (!) the cook for tips on dipping a toe into veganism.

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