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Gee Cartwright

Gee Cartwright Cookery

Muddy says: Hampshire’s kitchen-demo-dynamo runs sell-out sessions in Stockbridge and Wandsworth teaching everything from easy everyday recipes to sophisticated dishes for entertaining.

Cookery Schools

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Seaview Art Gallery

Muddy says: Could there be any more beauty on the Island? Why, yes.. yes there could be! Step into the Muddy Award-winning Seaview Art Gallery for a piece of living, breathing Wight life for your home.

Accessories

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The Montagu Arms Hotel

Muddy says: Countryside side charm with added glamour, The Montagu Arms Hotel in Beaulieu offers guests top-quality foodie kudos along with its picture-postcard location.

Fun Finder

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Serendipity Diamonds

Muddy says: Gorgeous bling, a fab family ethos and major ethical credentials. Serendipity Diamonds in Ryde is as sparkly as the gorgeous jewellery they sell.

Accessories

Stirrup Tap

The Stirrup Tap Bar

Muddy says: Giddy up for some gin-soaked fun with the gorgeous converted horsebox - The Stirrup Tap Bar.

Bartenders

Careys Manor

Careys Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst

Muddy says: Can't decide between a seaside break and a forest retreat? Well at Careys Manor you don't have to. This luxury hotel is tucked in-between the two for the ultimate countryside getaway.

Brunch

Royal Victoria Chapel

Royal Victoria Country Park

Muddy says: With 200 acres of prime Hampshire countryside comprising of mature woodland, rolling grassland and its very own shingle beach, escape to nature at this beautiful Hampshire country park.

Activities

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The Grosvenor, Stockbridge

Muddy says: Following a change of ownership and big plans to follow this gorgeous Georgian hotel is tipped to be THE next hot spot in Hampshire.

Brunch

Miss Mollie

Miss Mollie’s Flowers

Muddy says: Lights, camera, FLOWERS! Miss Mollie's are a whizz with flora and fauna, creating magical arrangements for weddings, events and just because.

Florists

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Kings Arms, Christchurch

Muddy says: This beautiful Georgian manor makes the perfect pied-à-terre to discover the delights of Christchurch and even has its very own award-winning restaurant.

B&B

The Gin Tin Bar

Gin Tin Bar

Muddy says: This isn't just any old tin van... this is an old tin van with added GIN! Woohoo!

Bartenders

Solent Forts

Solent Forts

Muddy says: Ahoy there! Set sail out to sea for possibly the most unusual hotels in the UK... if not the world!

Food & Drink

New Place Hotel

New Place Hotel

Muddy says: Situated in a leafy part of the south coast, this Grade I listed hotel comes complete with a croquet lawn, family rooms eisure facilities and 32 acres of woodland to explore.

Family-friendly stays

Charles Nobel

Charles Nobel

Muddy says: With 45 years of experience in sourcing gorgeous diamonds and gems, head to Charles Nobel in New Milton for that perfect bit of wedding (or everyday!) sparkle.

Gifts

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Southampton Harbour Hotel

Muddy says: Can't decide between a seaside break and a city escape? Well you don't have to with a stay at the fabulous Southampton Harbour Hotel.

Brunch

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ChalkStream™ Trout

Muddy says: Sustainably produced and from the purest of Hampshire waters, ChalkStream™ Trout is a fillet above the rest.

Caterer

Thorpe Confectionery

Muddy says: Put down that boring old bar of choc and eat some of the fabulous hand-crafted chocolate and confectionery from Alton based Thorpe Confectionery. And, no, you don't have to share.

Food & Drink

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Cotton Candy Weddings

Muddy says: Cotton Candy Photography specialise in capturing the most beautiful personal moments of your special day.

Photographer

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Little Kitchen Company

Muddy says: Big party or intimate picnic, Muddy award winner The Little Kitchen Company will create delicious food for ANY occasion.

Brunch

GatesBakes Nature Wedding Cake

GatesBakes

Muddy says: Super-talented cake creator GatesBakes can turn your dreams into decadent, tasty cakes whatever the occasion.

Caterer

Hotel Du Vin Winchester

Hotel Du Vin, Winchester

Muddy says: With its gorgeous Bistro and opulent rooms, the original Hotel Du Vin in Winchester, ticks all the boxes for understated luxe.

Brunch

Cherry Tree Door

Twilight Trees

Muddy says: Fancy bringing the great outdoors indoors? Twilight Trees specialise in amazing faux trees to take your event or home decor up several branches.

Florists

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Penton Park

Muddy says: An award-winning wedding venue tucked away in the Test Valley, Penton Park is a grand, yet homely, spot where you can say 'I do'.

Bartenders

Front House Pylwell Park

Pylewell Park, Lymington

Muddy says: If you haven't got your very own stately home to hand, then why not borrow this one? Pylewell Park is a gorgeous New Forest location for weddings, parties and functions.

Party

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Riverside Lifestyle

Muddy says: A beautiful holiday let in the Hampshire countryside that also offers yoga, painting and their own homespun products for visitors.

Cottages

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Jewellery Moves

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.

Accessories

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The Enchanted Manor, Niton

Muddy says: This historic B&B has won fame for its super romantic vibes and excellent location.

Fun Finder

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Warbrook House Hotel, Eversley

Muddy says: This Georgian mansion is located on the Hampshire/Berkshire border and offers relaxing rooms and a brand new spa on its 121 acres.

Food & Drink

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The Wellington Arms, Stratfield Turgis

Muddy says: Get all the best of a traditional British inn while getting all the mod-cons at the newly refurbed, Wellington Arms.

Caterer

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Chewton Glen Hotel, The New Forest

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.

Courses

BohoBetty

Boho Betty

Muddy says: Boho Betty is an Andover based jeweller that designs fashion-forward bracelets, necklaces and accesories for all tastes and budgets.

Accessories

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The Point, Eastleigh

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.

Café

BombaySapphireGlassHouse

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Muddy Says: Home to one of the most famous gins in the world. Not only do they make the legendary drink here, but you can take a fascinating tour and even hire it out as a venue. Cheers!

Drink

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New Forest Classic Cars

Muddy says: Trade in that sensible motor for a real beauty on wheels. Not only do New Forest Classic Cars restore and sell vintage E-Types but, you can hire the car of your dreams for a spin.

Car Hire

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Greedo, Lymington

Muddy says: This hip little eatery in Lymington brings a bit of that London-metropolitan vibe (and rather fantastic food) to the Hampshire countryside.

Brunch

KookyTwo Jewellery

Muddy Says: Fashionable, understated and ideal for any occasion, the team behind KookyTwo jewellery have their fingers firmly on the style pulse and at a brilliant price point.

Accessories

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Lime Wood Hotel, Lyndhurst

Muddy says: The perfect forest escape that oozes with laid-back luxury, not to mention a kitchen complete with celebrity chefs.

Fun Finder

The Pig Hotel Brockenhurst New Forest

The Pig Hotel, Brockenhurst

Muddy says: A spot of rustic glamour in the New Forest, The Pig is known for their amazing culinary repetoire and sumptuous, but relaxing, rooms.

Fun Finder

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The New Forest Paddle Sports Company

Muddy says: The only way to explore The New Forest's heartbreakingly beautiful coastline.

Courses & workshops

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Victoria Hamilton Lifestyle

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.

Courses

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Berry Bros & Rudd Wine, Basingstoke

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. 

Caterer

English Sparkling Wine

Hattingley Valley Wines

Muddy says: Park that prosecco, we're English Sparkling Wine girls all the way. Curious? Hattingley Valley produces some of the world's finest fizz... from grapes grown on Hampshire chalk. #proud

Drink

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