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FRI 26 - MON 29 MAY 2017

MON 22 - SUN 28 MAY 2017

MAY 2017

  • The Wharf – Bugbrooke

    A cider and beer festival this weekend, with a great line-up of music, and a beautiful canal-side setting (eek)!

    • 7 brilliant beer gardens

      Hurrah, the sun has got his hat on - lets head out to one of Northants fab beer gardens

    • The Fat Duck, Bray

      The waiting list just got longer. Heston Blumenthal's Berkshire restaurant is named 10th best in the world.

    • Bravo Nuovo!

      Are we really surprised that Nuovo has maintained it’s high standards over the Northamptonshire years? Not really.

    • The Stanwick Hotel

      It's an oasis of tranquility and quality, set on the edge of the A45. It's easy to reach and even easier to relax.

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  • Muddy checks out 25 cool places to camp

    Those yurts, lodges and cool glampy sites get booked up waaaaay in advance, so heres a heads up on 25 best places to start your search.

    • Cottages for larger groups

      Looking for a gorgeous holiday stop for a group of mates/extended families/the local knitting group who really know how to party? Hang on, I’ll just get out my magician’s hat and wand and, er… abracadabra!

    • Muddy travels: Kalkan

      I can't recommend Kalkan or Pasha Apart Hotel highly enough Warm, friendly hosts, lovely cocktails, a pool outside your balcony and all at a reasonable price. Off you pop

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  • Heads up on hats

    Tis the season of weddings, regattas and races and you know what that means – hats, hats, hats! Follow our 5 tips to help you top off your outfit in style.

    • The joy of jumpsuits

      Be still my beating heart! I've always had a special place in my wardrobe for a jumpsuit and now they're back in vogue. Bring it all on...

    • The perfect Spring bag

      Need new arm candy? You can’t add Ryan Gosling to basket, but you can get your mitts on this tote that comes with a clutch and a purse too.

  • Terrific TV

    All the latest news on the best telly to watch this month, as chosen by Muddy’s square-eyed Kerry Potter. Go on, budge up and pass the remote.

    • May’s best books

      Want to get lost in a good book? Schedule some 'me time', because here’s our pick of the best new releases for the merry month of May.

    • Reviews: The Addams Family

      If you're at a loose end this week and want to entertain you, the kids, the partner, your girlfriends, please see this!

    • ‘The Hypocrite” at the RSC

      Richard Bean (of 'One Man, Two Guvnors' fame) has written a riotous new play and it's playing to full houses at the RSC.

    • Our new London hangout

      5 reasons why The Harcourt in Marylebone is officially our most favouritest public house in the big Smoke

    • Interiors: loft living

      Thanks to a new refined industrial look harking back to the '80s and '90s, the urban loft living look is back. The Furniture Quarter in Abington has the look nailed!

    • 15 Collingwood is just ‘fabulous’

      How did this bijoux, retro store become so established on the Northamptonshire interiors landscape? Muddy investigates

  • Wellbeing
    • Muddy hearts Rebecca Blake candles

      When I plump up the cushions on the sofa, light a scented candle, and curl up with a book, I feel so content. Scent for the soul.

    • 3 reasons I’m a reflexology convert

      Julie at Blue Coral reflexology is to feet what Sarah Jessica Parker is to clashing prints, and I for one will be keeping my block sessions booked up for the forseeable!

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