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  • Stratford upon Avon Topiary Gin Festival, Sun July 7

    Shakespeare Distillery and Billesley Manor Hotel team up for this glorious annual gin-fest celebrating the best regional tipples on Sun July 7. Make mine a double, ta.

    • Spirit-ed Away!

      The ultimate experience for gin lovers, this Stratford upon Avon-based masterclass by the award-winning Shakespeare Distillery includes tasting, gin history and the chance to craft your own bespoke spirit.

    • No 44 on the Waterside, The Arden

      Muddy heads for a working lunch of sharing small plates at the recently refurbished brasserie of this boutique hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon with river views.

    • Bottoms up!

      The Muddy Award-winning Fizzy Moon Brewhouse has a new monthly Gin Club with tastings by artisan distillers. Muddy popped along for a tipple or two.

    • The Langton Arms, near Market Harborough

      Muddy Leics pops into this village local in Church Langton which has had a complete refurb. Gone is the dated pub and in its place is something seriously stylish.

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  • 40 Quirky Stays for Summer

    Fancy an escape that’s a leetle bit different? From yurts to lodges, shepherd’s huts to helicopters (not even joking!), the Muddy editors have pulled together the most charming, unusual escapes across 21 counties. Book in once you’ve taken your jaw off the floor.

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  • First time fashion

    Ready for an adventure? Us too! At Muddy we’ve committed to new experiences this summer (both cultural and clothes related, natch). Read on for inspo – and win a sizzling £400 hush wardrobe while you’re at it!

    • Excellent, dude!

      How has Keanu Reeves not aged in 30 years?! The laconic Hollywood star is back in a fashion campaign that's got social media a-swooning. Shall we examine the evidence?

    • Put a Ring on it!

      Warwickshire jewellery designer Tara Osborne is one of the few who can lay claim to actually putting a ring on Beyonce's finger (apart from Jay Z, obviously...)

    • Incoming: Summer Beauty Stash

      The brilliant new Saltee sunscreen is among our top picks to refresh your summer beauty routine. Summer, we're gunning for you.

    • Clean Beauty

      Natural beauty products used to be worthy but not that effective. Well, not any more! Meet your new favourite no-nasties brands.

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    • Gotta Have It

      I've got my eye on this gorgeous graphic cushion, part of Habitat's new collaboration with supercool artist Quentin Jones. Wanna see more?

    • Are you vegan curious?

      If you're toying with ditching meat and dairy, try out this vegan recipe for dinner this week - aubergine schnitzel with magic "cheese". Ooh, clever!

    • How to flex your life

      Is life an exhausting loop of sleep, work, chores, repeat? Yep. Need to make a change but now sure what or how? Er, yes. Read our interview with hot new self-help author Annie Auerbach. She has the answers!

    • Run for the hills!

      Actually don't just yet - let me tell about these brilliantly inspiring running books first.

  • Sexy Stationary

    Stationery is one of my specialist subjects. And – whoop! – it’s National Stationery Week. Check out this sexy lot. Hubba bubba!

    • The Kingsley School, Leamington Spa

      Muddy says: "A small, vibrant and family-orientated day school for girls aged 3 – 18; and boys from 3 – 11 in the heart of Leamington Spa, celebrating its 135th birthday in September.

    • May Half Term sorted!

      It feels like Easter was only yesterday! Don't worry, Muddy has you covered with the best family-friendly things to do in Warwickshire, Coventry and beyond.

  • Everyone’s talking about… The Guilty Feminist

    Love the podcast? Good news – its creator is coming to Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, this Friday (May 24). We grabbed super-talented comedian Deborah Francis-White for a chinwag.

    • Muddy Meets Terry

      Eighties skankers The Specials are back with a brilliant new album, sell-out gigs and a headline slot at Cornbury festival. We nabbed Terry Hall to talk shopping, selfies and his career as a barber.

    • Diary of a Showgirl

      Muddy meets Melissa James, who stars as sultry showgirl Dora Chance, in Emma Rice's racy, "life-enhancing" adaptation of Angela Carter's Wise Children.

    • Girls on Top!

      Muddy meets the super-talented Warwickshire actor Amelia Donkor who's making her RSC debut as a gay shepherdess and a badly-behaved female suitor in two gender-swapping comedies.

    • Muddy Meets Tom Kerridge

      ...and talks Warwick's Pub in the Park his favourite eateries and work life balance issues - yup, he has them too!

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