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I'm Sophie, editor of Muddy Gloucestershire & Worcestershire, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

It's all about the alfresco entertaining this month. So here are 10 essential picks and ideas for making your next garden party go with a bang - all from local Glos & Worcs businesses.

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  • Chicken and mango salad with chilli lime dressing

    Chicken and mango salad with chilli lime dressing

    Balmy summer days call for quick, easy and light lunches like this chicken and mango salad, ready in just 20 minutes. Pair with Naked Wines at 63% off.

    • Wild mushroom and artichoke tagliatelle

      Wild mushroom and artichoke tagliatelle

      Veggies, pasta, wine: all the food groups represented. Rustle up this earthy, vegan dish in under an hour and enjoy in the sunshine with a glass of wine (at 63% off from Naked Wines).

    • The most and least expensive homes in Glos – revealed!

      The most and least expensive homes in Glos – revealed!

      Want to know where to find the most expensive - and cheapest - homes in the county? If you're as curious as we are (a lot) here's the grand reveal - the Gloucestershire's hotspots to get on your radar (or just for a nose).

    • On yer bike! 8 Scenic bike rides

      On yer bike! 8 Scenic bike rides

      Pack your pannier, hop in the saddle and hit the hills with our hand-picked choice of the best scenic bike rides and e-bike experiences in Glos & Worcs.

    • 7 Woodland retreats you can buy

      7 Woodland retreats you can buy

      Want to own a pocket of paradise? A year of lockdown and discovering the joys of nature has sent us into a slow living, nature-loving frenzy with people snapping up woodland idylls. Want to know where's up for grabs on your doorstep? Read on.

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

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  • Tipple n tour: The drink trail of the summer

    Tipple n tour: The drink trail of the summer

    Love an artisan tipple? Then you’ll want to go on this new, bespoke, bud-to-bottle, 17-stop trail that will take you to some of the region’s finest artisan drink producers. Here’s how to do it.

    • 12 Private dining rooms for a rocking reunion

      12 Private dining rooms for a rocking reunion

      It's been so long since we've seen our loved ones it's high time to plan that reunion in style. Have someone else do the cooking and washing up and reap all the fun, by booking one of these Glos & Worcs pubs and restaurants with private dining rooms.

    • 15 Best alfresco pubs & bars

      15 Best alfresco pubs & bars

      Want to know where to head for a spritzer in the sunshine? We've cherry-picked the best spots for you from Ibiza-vibe gardens to circus-themed tipis by the riverside and laid back pub gardens.

  • Take a walk on the wild side: Fantasy Forest Fest
  • Take a walk on the wild side: Fantasy Forest Fest

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  • Which Photographer will snap up a prestigious Muddy Award this year? You decide! NOMINATE the creative talent behind that perfect family shot, stunning landscape or lifestyle image now, click the link in bio 📷 #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • What Interiors Store do you rely on to deck out your casa with the coolest, quirkiest homewares and furnishings? Show your local champion some love by nominating them now (link in bio) 😍 #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021 #glos #gloucestershire #cotswolds #cheltenham #cirencester #stowonthewold #malvern #worcester #stroud #chippingcampden #cotswoldinteriors #cotswoldstyle
  • Just a Muddy editor on a night out with a large glass of wine! I’m lucky enough to be staying at the funky and fabulous @inglesideciren - an 18th century Manor House  turned boutique hotel - swipe to see some amazing interiors spam - and erm hello sexy wallpaper in the loos! ... it’s a theatrical tour de force - candy floss pink walls, deep green velvet sofas and  design details that’ll makie you feel like you’re in Manhattan for the night 💚💗 this place is seriously cool. Even my bath tub has its own runway lights. Here’s me making the most of the alfresco dining in the  Firepit, tonight there was even some fabulous live piano for an extra La La Land vibe. If you want to read more see my review coming soon. And if you’ve got a favourite boutique stay / small hotel go vote for it now in our awards (link in bio 👆).
  • Ohhh we love a good Restaurant - and we’re spoilt for choice in our locale. Cast your gastronomic NOMINATION for your favourite fine dining spot or informal restaurant with a great buzz 🍽️ #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021 #glos #gloucestershire #cotswolds #worcs #worcestershire #cheltenham #cirencester #worcester #stroud #nailsworth #malvern #stowonthewold #chippingcampden
  • Want to say a big thank you to the Hair Salon that transformed your lockdown tresses? Then NOMINATE them for a coveted Muddy Award this year. Click the link in bio 💇 #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • 📺 Muddy's on the telly! 📺 Our Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, filmed an episode of The Hotel Inspector with Alex Polizzi before Covid and it's just popped up on the box this week on Channel 5 (head to My5 to watch it on demand: https://my5.tv/the-hotel-inspector/season-16/episode-1-the-dukes). 
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Think you can give Alex a run for her money? Show us you know your stuff by nominating your best local Boutique Stay (with under 30 rooms) for a Muddy Award at the link in bio - and pronto - the nominations stage closes 22 Jun! 💋 #MuddyAwards2021 #InLoveWithLocal
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  • Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Ethical, eco and everywhere – with Carrie Symonds showing us how to work a sustainable wardrobe, here’s where you can rewear, repair and renew your clothes in style.

    • Best swimwear for 2021

      Best swimwear for 2021

      Nothing says summer like new swimwear. Who cares if it's the Med or the back garden, it's time to splash out. Whether it's eco, floral, striped, shaping, nautical or sporty, we've found your perfect bikini or swimsuit.

    • Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      The weather's perked up - time for new sunnies! We have you covered with our guide to the hottest frames to suit your face shape this summer.  Just don't sit on them. 

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    • 10 Summer trends to get on your radar

      10 Summer trends to get on your radar

      Stepping into summer with no clue what to wear? Us too, a year of living in loungewear has left us directionless. We pinned down Rebecca Dransfield from Sandersons to save us, with her 10 key pieces to buy this summer.

    • Affordable French skincare for va-va-voom glow

      Affordable French skincare for va-va-voom glow

      We've unearthed eight French pharmacy brands with that certain je ne sais quoi. Here's your passport to a natural glow a la Marion Cotillard... and the best bit? It won't break the bank

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  • Muddy meets: Designer Louise Jackson

    Muddy meets: Designer Louise Jackson

    Does your maison need a makeover? Help is at hand, enter (beautifully-draped) stage left Louise Jackson, a doyenne of chic furnishings. Read on for what she’s coveting right now and to nab her fabulous interior design secrets …

    • My Favourite Places: Susie Whitfield

      My Favourite Places: Susie Whitfield

      We chat to the Cotswolds Baking Workshop's Susie Whitfield to find out where she chooses to hang out in our glorious shires (and beyond). Read on for fabulous shopping, sipping and sightseeing inspo.

    • My Favourite Places: Gem designer Ros Watts

      My Favourite Places: Gem designer Ros Watts

      Where does seriously stylish jewellery designer Ros Watts get her inspiration? These local hangouts, of course! Join us for a peek inside Ros's very own little black book.

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