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March 2019

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  • Cocktails at the Cosy Club!

    Cocktail master class at the Cosy Club – you don’t have to ask us twice. New girl Nicky donned her stilettos and popped along to shake her stuff!

    • Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

      Spa hotel, quirky, coastal and cute - we've rounded up the best Norfolk has to offer! 

    • A cocktail, and make it snappy!

      Dry January is over, and to celebrate, we've collated the best bars across the Muddy counties in which to whet your whistle with your favourite tipple. Ibuprofen at the ready? Then we'll begin!

    • Top 50 gastropubs 2019

      … and Norfolk's triple-cooked chips stacked up nicely with two foodie pubs shortlisted. Roomy pants on? Let's tuck in.

    • Sweet Eats

      Romance in a hurry - skip starter and main and go straight for dessert? Here's five of our favourite sweet eateries.

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  • Family-friendly rentals

    Easter’s approaching, you need to reconnect with your fam, and we have just the thing to help – 30 gorgeous self-catering cottages across the Muddy counties!

    • Roundabout Farm

      Escape to this large homely barn conversion in the heart of rural Norfolk. Perfect for groups or families looking for a relaxed space with a games room, hot tub and miles of countryside to explore.

    • beach rocks blue sea

      Out-of-Season Scilly with Kids

      Cornwall meets the Caribbean on this unspoilt archipelago just 28 miles from Land's End. Here's Muddy Cornwall's top tips for visiting with the family in 2019.

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    • Natural skincare Results

      Two sisters, one multi-award winning beauty brand and 10 Balance Me bundles worth a total of £1200 to give away!

    • pot of pink face cream

      Hangover Hiders

      There's nothing Muddy doesn't know about surviving a hangover - behold our top 5 beauty secrets to looking gorgeous this festive season.

  • How He Does it?

    *The* iconic modern male dancing role is the Swan in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – so what does it take to make it? Max Westwell reveals all.

    • Need a good book?

      You're in the right place - Muddy's pro-bookworm Kerry Potter has picked this month's seven sexiest reads. And you can win the lot!

    • Calendar Girls Review

      Friendship, love, loss and laughter - honestly the best musical I've seen in years!

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      February’s best new books!

      Lets hunker down with February's must-read tomes, as chosen by Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter.

    • Romeo & Juliet

      RSC’s latest production of Romeo and Juliet at the Theatre Royal didn't disappoint.

    • Pasta is back!

      Carbs aren't evil - The Mindful Cook shares her speedy super recipe for buckwheat pasta with tuna and capers.

    • Race you to the stove

      A speedy supper with excellent health credentials? Bring out this easy-peasy spinach and chickpea curry pronto, garçon.

    • Find your Superself

      Want to become the best version of yourself? A new wellness concept is coming to Norwich and we've got the inside scoop!

    • lady drinking a huge glass of white wine

      Are you sober curious?

      Ruby Warrington, author of the new book - Sober Curious, outlines an alternative approach to alcohol .....

  • Could you be a freelance mum? 

    Muddy spent the evening with author of The Freelance Mum and chatted to five local business women to get all the inside tips on going self employed.

    • woman in business suit clutching briefcase crying chalk stick drawing of family

      Flexible working

      Full-time working mum and Muddy founder Hero Brown on flexible working.

    • A tome for working mums

      We absolutely can enjoy motherhood and careers simultaneously. Need inspiration? Grab a copy of Mumpreneur on Fire 3.

    • Top 10 Kids Books

      Our unmissable guide to the best fiction, picture books and poetry for kids and teens.

    • grey blue yellow kids cardigan

      Gotta Have It

      Our fashion favourite Cos is launching babywear this week - and we've gone gaga for it. Behold the cuteness!

  • Muddy meets Tom Kerridge…

    … and talks Marlow’s Pub in the Park (Kaiser Chiefs, people), his favourite local eateries, and work life balance issues – yup, he has them too!

    • Muddy in the Mail

      Muddy Stilettos Founder and Editor in Chief Hero Brown has been picked as one of the top 50 inspirational women in the UK!

    • hero brown in leopard print dress in woods

      Muddy makes the glossies!

      Check out Muddy Stilettos over SIX pages in the brilliant Psychologies magazine!

    • Muddy meets… Craig Revel-Horwood

      Want the hot goss from the BBC ballroom? Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood dishes the dirt on this year's show.

    • gok wan

      Gok inspired!

      My 10 favourite inspirational Gok - isms - print them out ladies and live by these wonderful life mottos!

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