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I'm Laura, editor of Muddy Warwickshire & West Midlands, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

There's loads of fab new sportswear in the shops and online at the moment. Hop, skip and jump this way for the Muddy edit.

Gotta have it

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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Culture

Little Black Book

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

Travel

  • Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

    Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

    Introducing the hottest new hotel openings around the world. Warning: contains images of sexy bedrooms, turquoise seas and infinity pools.

    • Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Want to do your bit for the environment while enjoying your hols? Check out these eco-friendly hot spots which are clean, green and keen on a bit of luxury too.

    • Review: Blackwell Grange wedding venue

      Review: Blackwell Grange wedding venue

      Looking for a dreamy wedding venue on The Cotswolds/ Warks border? Muddy has found just the place, done up to a luxurious standard and with accommodation to boot, here’s what we thought of this converted barn on a working farm

Home

  • House swap – what will £850k get you?

    House swap – what will £850k get you?

    Considering a move or just need a bit of escapism from the same four walls? We’ve popped £850k in the fantasy property pot, but what does that buy you across the Muddy counties?

    • 5 hottest interiors trends for 2022

      5 hottest interiors trends for 2022

      January means spending a lot of time hunkering down at home and with all that hunkering comes some hankering – and this month, we’re after a little interiors update. Here’s what’s hot for 2022.

    • Spinach and ricotta ravioli – revamped!

      Spinach and ricotta ravioli – revamped!

      Fresh from the new book by gut health expert Dr Megan Rossi is a surprisingly filling and easy-to-make pasta supper – maybe this health kick isn’t going to be so tough after all?

  • Wellbeing

    • Review: ILLUMI

      Review: ILLUMI

      Stuck in a hair rut or need a bit of a pamper session? We hear ya sister. Fear not, Muddy Warwickshire’s Georgina has been to check out the coolest salon in town, and you’re gonna leave feeling and looking a million dollars.

    • Megan Rossi’s Prebiotic Rocky Road

      Megan Rossi’s Prebiotic Rocky Road

      A traybake that’s actually good for your gut and tastes like a treat? Look no further than this clever recipe from the gut health expert’s new book

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Life

  • Want to learn something new in 2022?

    Want to learn something new in 2022?

    Whether you want to learn a new skill, try a new hobby or launch into a new career, here are 11 Muddy-approved courses to help you do just that!

  • Kids

    • Great outdoors – Lovely New Year walks

      Great outdoors – Lovely New Year walks

      Overindulged a bit too much over Christmas? Haven’t we all. Pull on your wellies and take on one of these walks across Warks and the West Mids. Best bit? Most of them have a pub stop.

    • The National Mathematics & Science College, Coventry

      The National Mathematics & Science College, Coventry

      A very small, super selective college specialising in STEM. Since opening in 2016 it’s become top of its class in Science, Tech and Maths – perhaps no surprise its catchy tagline is ‘Come Run With The Swift’

    • Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve
    • Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve

Instamuddy

  • Fancy a challenge? We’ve rounded up the best marathons and triathlons on our patch 🏃‍♀️. Link in bio.
  • Check out our pick of the best vegan joints in Warwickshire and the West Mids 🌱. Link in bio.
  • ✨'Anything you need, Muddy Stilettos has got it!' ✨The fabulous @davinamccall and @mdlondon chat why they LOVE Muddy on this week's @makingthecutpodcast - from the power of the Muddy Awards 💪 to why Davina will be checking out Best Places to Live next time she moves house 🏡 Go listen!
  • Trashy film clubs, Strictly stars, awesome bands and plenty at the theatre, dahling - all of this and more in Warwickshire and the West Midlands this month. Lucky us! Link in bio 📔

Fashion

  • Witness the fitness! Best sportswear to buy now

    Witness the fitness! Best sportswear to buy now

    There’s loads of gorgeous new sportswear in the shops and online at the moment. Hop, skip and jump this way for the Muddy edit.

    • Where to rent, repair and sell gorgeous designer clothes

      Where to rent, repair and sell gorgeous designer clothes

      Madonna’s cone bra is now available to rent! It’s ethical, eco and everywhere… here’s where you can rent, repair and sell-on stylish clothes, from Christmas party outfits to eye-catching clutch bags

    • 6 of the best… trench coats

      6 of the best… trench coats

      It goes with everything — from knockout dresses to comfy tees. Shop this workhorse of the fashionista wardrobe with Muddy’s top six picks for autumn / winter 2021.

  • Beauty

    • Review: ILLUMI

      Review: ILLUMI

      Stuck in a hair rut or need a bit of a pamper session? We hear ya sister. Fear not, Muddy Warwickshire’s Georgina has been to check out the coolest salon in town, and you’re gonna leave feeling and looking a million dollars.

    • Hair transformation: mumsy mane, begone!

      Hair transformation: mumsy mane, begone!

      Stuck in a hair rut? See Muddy Berkshire editor Rachel’s chic style update here – the third video in our series with the fabulous Haringtons salons

People

  • Juggling family life and a business? Here’s how to nail it

    Juggling family life and a business? Here’s how to nail it

    Muddy meets inspirational Warks mums Alice Stanek and Louise Hanson, whose meeting at the school gates was the start of a beautiful business

    • Muddy meets celeb ventriloquist Paul Zerdin

      Muddy meets celeb ventriloquist Paul Zerdin

      He won America’s Got Talent and is finally back on tour. Muddy talks to ventriloquist Paul Zerdin about weird fan mail, dressing up as Maggie Thatcher and his beef with Barney the Dinosaur.

    • 5 minutes with Emily Atack

      5 minutes with Emily Atack

      We caught up with the actress/comedian ahead of her new stand up show, Emily Atack: Has Left the Group, at The Albany Theatre where she’ll discuss dating disasters and her love of a WhatsApp group.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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