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I'm Lucie, editor of Muddy Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Ever wondered what a nudist beach smells like? Apricot and rhubarb iced tea apparently! Check out Nottingham's naughtiest new candle brand.

Gotta have it

What’s on this month

FEATURED AUGUST

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

  • Delicious! Local food stars shine at the Great Taste Awards

    Delicious! Local food stars shine at the Great Taste Awards

    Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire producers have done us proud at this year’s prestigious Great Taste Awards. Take a look at this all-star lineup!

    • 7 gorgeous cafes with outdoor seating

      7 gorgeous cafes with outdoor seating

      This summer sun is set to roll on and on. Lather on the sunscreen and nip to one of these lush cafe spots across Derbyshire and Notts. Glorious!

    • 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.

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.

    • 7 stunning waterfall walks in Derbyshire

      7 stunning waterfall walks in Derbyshire

      Just because we’re landlocked doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the water this summer. Grab your walking boots, pack some snacks, and head out to see these epic waterfalls across Derbyshire and Notts.

    • 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!

    Gotta have it!

    Ever wondered what a nudist beach smells like? Apricot and rhubarb iced tea apparently! Check out Nottingham’s naughtiest new candle brand.

    • 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

Life

  • Time to split? How to do it, from the break-up queen

    Time to split? How to do it, from the break-up queen

    She’s got a podcast, comedy show, award-winning books and celeb following – Rosie Wilby is the one to listen to if you’re breaking up

  • Kids

    • Summer holidays? Sorted!

      Summer holidays? Sorted!

      Six whole weeks of summer can stretch on forever – but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a bumper summer holiday guide for kids of all ages. Notts and Derbyshire, let’s do this!

    • Best new kid’s reads, from picture books to YA

      Best new kid’s reads, from picture books to YA

      From Olaf Falafel’s Blob Fish to the pre-teen adventure novel snapped up by Netflix and Julia Walton’s latest YA romance, we’ve got your family summer reads covered.

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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

    • 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.

    • Pretty pop-ups! New beauty to shop this summer

      Pretty pop-ups! New beauty to shop this summer

      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 this summer

People

  • 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!

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

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