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I'm Nancy, editor of Muddy Norfolk, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

The mercury's rising once again, but we have just the thing! Beat the heat in style with one of these pretty yet practical fans

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What’s on this month

Fancy doing something fun? Er, always! Read on for our curated picks of the best things happening near you right now

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Eat

  • 60 amazing afternoon teas to book now

    60 amazing afternoon teas to book now

    It’s Afternoon Tea Week (8-14 Aug) and we’ve found the 60 best places across the Muddy counties to get your fix. But you’d better book ’em fast — here today, scone tomorrow.

    • Have you tried the grazing craze?

      Have you tried the grazing craze?

      Forget three courses! The hot foodie trend right now is grazing – rustic boards, platters, boxes and tables laden with sweet and savoury treats. Here’s where to give it a go in Norfolk.

    • Local food producers crowned in the Great Taste Awards

      Local food producers crowned in the Great Taste Awards

      Award-winning local food and drink, you say? Hot off the press, the latest Great Taste Award winners have just been crowned. Take a look at the line-up of Norfolk producers.

Culture

Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

Travel

  • Review: Luxe holiday rental at ARC Padstow

    Review: Luxe holiday rental at ARC Padstow

    Looking for a Cornish escape for the whole crew with serious wow-factor? It doesn’t come much more stylish or slick than this reimagined country house in St Issey.

    • 8 of the best quiet beaches in Norfolk

      8 of the best quiet beaches in Norfolk

      Fancy a walk off the beaten track? Whether you prefer sand or shingle, these secluded seaside spots are perfect for a little peace and quiet. But shhh, don’t tell anyone, ok?

    • Muddy Insider Guide to the West Midlands

      Muddy Insider Guide to the West Midlands

      The Commonwealth Games has shone a spotlight on Birmingham but there’s far more to the West Midlands than its prime city. Read on for everything you need for a stay in the beating heart of England.

Home

  • Gotta Have It! Doxi Cocktails stackable bottles

    Gotta Have It! Doxi Cocktails stackable bottles

    Love a cocktail but can’t face all the faff? Step this way for Norfolk-made, ready-to-go cocktails, complete with garnishes, in the cutest stackable mix-and-match bottles. Chin-chin!

    • How to fill your home with summer scents

      How to fill your home with summer scents

      You don’t need to step into a garden to enjoy summer’s heady fragrances – here are 15 ways to enjoy your favourite flower and herb aromas in your living spaces. Breathe it in!

    • 7 of the best bistro sets to buy now

      7 of the best bistro sets to buy now

      The faintest whiff of summer sun and you’ll find us out in the garden, sunnies on and chilled spritz in hand. And to sit at? One of these seven totally chic bistro sets, darling!

  • Wellbeing

    • Pretty pop-ups! New beauty to shop

      Pretty pop-ups! New beauty to shop

      Fancy a new lippie, liner or luxe shampoo? Ready your makeup bags (and your credit card) – we’ve scoured the country for the best new beauty shops and pop-ups, including two in Norfolk.

    • Spa of the Month: Lefay Resort & Spa, Lake Garda

      Spa of the Month: Lefay Resort & Spa, Lake Garda

      Fancy being buffed, massaged, tweaked and primped? Welcome to the first in our new monthly tried-and-tested guides to the world’s best spas. See you pool side, sister!

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Life

  • How to choose the perfect wedding photographer

    How to choose the perfect wedding photographer

    Picking a photographer is one of the most important wedding-day decisions (aside from who to marry!). Muddy has enlisted an expert to help you decide who will make the final cut.

  • Kids

Instamuddy

  • It’s a good-looking setting for a beauty store. Just when you thought Norwich’s @the_royal_arcade couldn’t get any prettier, it has only gone and welcomed @juniandcostore to its parade of shops. Opened today! Check out our guide to the newest beauty pop-ups and shops in Norfolk and beyond (link in bio).
  • When your flowers match the JCB 🚜 . An unexpected find on a Norfolk farm, Portuguese-inspired @teles_patisserie is one delicious place to be. Make that a Pastel de nata for me please. Oh and you can stock up on local goodies at the self-service @yarevalleyfarmshop whilst you’re there.
  • These pupcakes were the pawfect end to a lovely morning @centrepawsnorfolk with its cafe, secure exercise field and farm walks. There was a slice of something nice for the humans too!

Fashion

  • Road trip: From Bicester Village with love

    Road trip: From Bicester Village with love

    Muddy’s teamed up with luxury open-air shopping destination Bicester Village to explore Oxfordshire’s most gorgeous fashion, eating and shopping destinations. Let’s go!

    • 12 sizzling sustainable swimwear brands

      12 sizzling sustainable swimwear brands

      Want your bikini with full eco credibility but also 100% watertight on style? Make a splash with these brilliant swimwear brands. Just add SPF and a cold drink.

    • The Muddy edit: 30 hottest summer pieces from Next

      The Muddy edit: 30 hottest summer pieces from Next

      Whether you’re heading to the beach, on a chic city break or sipping Pimm’s at a garden party – here’s how to do it in style with Muddy ed-in-chief Hero Brown’s picks, all new-in at Next.

  • Beauty

    • Pretty pop-ups! New beauty to shop

      Pretty pop-ups! New beauty to shop

      Fancy a new lippie, liner or luxe shampoo? Ready your makeup bags (and your credit card) – we’ve scoured the country for the best new beauty shops and pop-ups, including two in Norfolk.

    • Freshen up! 40 best ‘tweakment’ salons

      Freshen up! 40 best ‘tweakment’ salons

      Fancy glowing skin, a sculpted jawline or a tighter bum? No need to go under the knife – we’ve scoured the Muddy counties for the best non-invasive treatments in top-rated salons.

People

  • Why Stephen Fry calls Norfolk home

    Why Stephen Fry calls Norfolk home

    Soon to be seen fronting ‘Dinosaurs – With Steven Fry’ for Paramount+, the legendary actor and author lets us in on the secret places he most loves in his home county.

    • Can these 7 celebs pull off a moustache?

      Can these 7 celebs pull off a moustache?

      It takes a certain kind of man to pull off a moustache, and Miles Teller’s Rooster in the new Top Gun has got our surprised seal of approval. Time for a game: TO ‘TACHE, OR NOT TO ‘TACHE? Let us know if you agree in the comments!

    • Party time! Norfolk’s Muddy Awards 2022

      Party time! Norfolk’s Muddy Awards 2022

      Bubbly, balloons and brilliant businesses. Take a peek at the party for the a-mazing winners of the coveted Muddy Awards 2022. What an incredible year it has been!

    • Muddy meets… Ray Mears

      Muddy meets… Ray Mears

      He’s the guy you’d want by your side if you ever, erm, got lost in the wilderness… Yep, it’s Ray Mears, aka the Father of British bushcraft and he’s coming to our ‘hood with his new show, We Are Nature. We caught up with him to find out more.

    • Lorraine Candy: “Put your oxygen mask on first.”

      Lorraine Candy: “Put your oxygen mask on first.”

      Ex Elle editor, parenting author and mum of four Lorraine Candy talks hormones (yours!), pot-plant parenting, and how adults need to look after their own mental health

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