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I'm Rachel, editor of Muddy Cornwall, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

With luxury designer Anya Hindmarch launching a bag for the big supermarkets, it's time to raise your shopper game. Check out these eight beauties.

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What’s on this month

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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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  • Muddy Eats: Ugly Butterfly, Carbis Bay

    Muddy Eats: Ugly Butterfly, Carbis Bay

    Sustainable local luxury showcasing the best of Cornwall’s produce without food waste. Muddy reviews Adam Handling’s new Cornish restaurant Ugly Butterfly – but what’s the verdict?

    • Muddy Eats: Lula, Hayle

      Muddy Eats: Lula, Hayle

      Don’t be fooled by the casual vibes at this beach-side shack – the setting may be laid back but the east coast American-style seafood and ribs pack a serious foodie punch.

    • Muddy Eats: Argoe, Newlyn

      Muddy Eats: Argoe, Newlyn

      One of Cornwall’s newest restaurant openings and sustainable to boot, serving up fish straight off the boat and onto the table – Muddy headed to Argoe in Newlyn to check it out.


  • Cultural Christmas in Cornwall: panto, theatre and music

    Cultural Christmas in Cornwall: panto, theatre and music

    Is it even Christmas without a trip to the theatre (or panto)? Oh no it’s not, etc. With our picks of the best panto, theatre and cultural events Cornwall has to offer, you don’t even need to go up country.

    • 6 reasons to watch The Colour Room

      6 reasons to watch The Colour Room

      This Autumn’s hottest new film release comes courtesy of Sky Cinema and it’s a corker! A period drama with real punch and passion, here’s why you need to make time in your diary or on your sofa to watch it.

    • Muddy meets: Phoebe Dynevor & Kerry Fox

      Muddy meets: Phoebe Dynevor & Kerry Fox

      The hottest new UK actress and the queen of indie film star in the new Sky Original biopic The Colour Room. They talk kissing protocol, brave film choices and 1920s girl power.

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


  • The best Black Friday travel deals!

    The best Black Friday travel deals!

    Staying in a gorgeous hotel or lying on a tropical beach never fails to make us happy, which is why we’re excited to bring you all the best discounts around the world. Just think of us as your BFF when it comes to BF!


  • Ten bulbs to plant now for a dreamy spring garden

    Ten bulbs to plant now for a dreamy spring garden

    Want to know how the Wormsley Estate in Bucks looks so fabulous come spring? Head gardener Charlotte Tremlin reveals her secret for glorious beds and baskets.

    • Best English wines for Christmas 2021

      Best English wines for Christmas 2021

      Make merry this festive season with Muddy’s guide to the best English wines. Plus, get your mitts on an exclusive case from The English Wine Collection for free!

    • Letterbox love: 47 gifts to send to their door

      Letterbox love: 47 gifts to send to their door

      Choose from these gorgeous artisan present boxes, sent nationwide, from bespoke biscuits to gin and chocolate, and pamper packs to paperbacks. That’s Christmas sorted.

  • Wellbeing

    • 10 brilliant local family walks

      10 brilliant local family walks

      Here are our favourite family friendly Muddy walks in Cornwall to kick that cabin fever (some with added coffee pit-stops).

    • Your health questions answered!

      Your health questions answered!

      Don’t understand why the weight won’t shift? Have a back that’s reminiscent of Quasimodo? Muddy puts your questions to Healthily’s chief medical officer, Professor Maureen Baker

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  • Fancy trying something different? Win wine and whisk yourself away to the sunnier climes of Sicily to escape the British winter and kick off the festive season. @wildwineclub 's Christmas @canclubwine  is on 15 December - we've something delicious for one lucky reader to sip on while boosting their brain cells with an IG Live event with @wild_wine_woman and Jack Green, co-founder of @vincawine , to find out more about the wine, how it’s made and the changing face of the wine industry. Head to our link in bio to enter / or, buy your own kit to attend! 🥂 🍇🍷
  • How cute is this limited edition Christmas Pudding Bobble Hat from @coastalbabyknitwear ? We’ve a £50 voucher for one lucky reader, redeemable online, and if you’re quick you could get matching Bobble Hats – last orders are 12 December to receive your hat in time for the big day -- last chance to enter today, head to our link in bio to enter! #win #merino #merinowool #baby
  • Beautiful scenes @heligangardens #heligannightgarden last week - we absolutely loved the lanterns and the festive atmosphere. Find this and other light trails and illuminations across the Duchy at the link in bio 🎄🕯🔥
  • Cornwall's capital, Truro, is the place for you if you're after a stylish and relaxed lifestyle with plenty of shops and good schools but favour an urban location over coastal. No wonder it is back once again in our Best Places to Live series, in association with @struttandparker #muddybestplacestolive2022
  • Padstow looking pretty @whistlefish @aloftco



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