Muddy says: Bringing a rainbow of colour to the natural world, talented artist Sian Storey captures creatures and flowers in her beautiful vivid paintings.
Muddy says: We love this super-luxe yet family-friendly hotel where tradition meets 21st century edge — a hard balance to maintain, but this New Forest institution manages it with aplomb.
Muddy says: Life's too short for bad wine and author, journalist and wine expert Helen McGinn of the Knackered Mother's Wine Club is here to make sure you drink well.
Muddy says: Step into the kitchen and cook up a storm as Flora imparts her gourmet know-how in her specialist cooking school, taking you from cooking zero to foodie hero.
Muddy says: Featuring the absolute best of Hampshire's crafters and creators, the Hampshire Pop Up Studio events are a must visit.
Muddy says: Easels at the ready everybody, Jennie Maizels will awaken and unleash your inner creative streak. Ready, set, PAINT.
Muddy says: Bringing a bit of that showbiz sparkle to Eastleigh, The Point opens its doors on a regular basis to amazing theatre shows, dance performances and other cultural pursuits.
Muddy says: This colourful spot in the New Forest exhibits exclusive contemporary art and sculpture from local and London-based artists, while also selling high-quality, unique gifts.
Muddy says: This New Forest-based sculptor has made a name for himself creating incredible pieces of nature-inspired art that are popular the world over.
Muddy says: A leading contemporary art gallery, and yet another reason (if needed) to visit Stockbridge.
Muddy says: A special place to retreat and write. Set between the sea and mountains of North Wales, expect residential creative-writing courses taught by professional wordsmiths including Carol Ann Duffy, Lemn Sissay and Patrick McGuinness.
Muddy says: Honest, knowledgeable & heartfelt fashion advice on which colours and shapes will make you look (and feel) fantastic; if you want your personal style to shine through, Victoria's your woman.
Muddy says: With 150 artisan gins in its online store and a pop-up presence at weddings, markets & fêtes across Hampshire, we like The Gin Stall's style. Muchos.
Muddy says: We love business productivity coach Trudy Simmons' warm, arms-open-wide approach and her intuitive ability to nail a clients' priorities. If you're starting out on your own or simply need a re-boot, her Crazy Daisy Clarity Club comes with our big ol' stamp of approval. Let's get to work.
Muddy says: Our award-winning wine merchant is a grape-lover's dream; all Champagne, fine wines, spirits and the very best, phew-the-kids-are-in-bed, easy-drinking bottles.
Muddy says: Hampshire's kitchen-demo-dynamo runs sell-out sessions in Stockbridge and Wandsworth teaching everything from cooking with spices to filling the freezer.
Muddy says: Tucked away off Andover's high street (and a two minute walk from Waitrose #justsaying), the Muddy Award winning La Di Da is the town's best-kept secret. Expect interesting, shabby-chic homeware, gifts for all AND workshops for interiors junkies including The Annie Sloane Method.
Muddy says: A friendly, approachable consultancy with a profound knowledge of contemporary art. Shows are limited to three per year giving Josie time to really understand her clients and "truffle hunt" for them; finding the best works from the very best artists.
Muddy says: Super whizzy training kitchen combined with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and zero high-octane, hell’s kitchen faff. Want to polish up your wooden spoon skills? Then this is the place to do it.
Muddy says: Build resilience, deal with stress and increase focus with Mandala Living's luminous mindfulness meditation instructor, Kate Rowlandson.
Muddy says: This light-filled, converted barn in mid-Hampshire is a special venue; perfect for stolen mornings discovering world-class and emerging artists.
Muddy says: If bunting, bonfires and barefoot dancing are your thing, then you need to know about these bell tents for weddings, hens, festivals, family glamping and muchos more.
Muddy says: Gather your dearest girls, be they friends or family, to make professional pieces that will tell their story for years, nay generations to come. Your teacher, the Royal College of Art trained Fiona Dowling, is a calm and deeply knowledgeable guide to the art of jewellery making.
Muddy says: Kingslere's inspirational gateway to fine art and interior design. Expect modern, British works from Moore, Lowry, Hitchens, Frink and more.
Muddy says: A joyous, soaring event space. Holding The Muddy Hants Awards Drinks here for fifty people worked perfectly, although there is room for many more. The acoustics are a dream, no need for a microphone, and the clean background creates striking images.