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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

Add these feel-good limited edition buys to your basket ASAP to look gorgeous and support breast cancer charities this October. Two birds, one stone - yes please.

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Weekend Escapes

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It’s all about the staycay! Our handpicked selection of the hippest hotels, pubs, restaurants and cottages to help you book that well-deserved break

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Little Black Book

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

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  • Muddy Makes: Botelet’s Beetroot and Apple Overnight Oats

    Muddy Makes: Botelet’s Beetroot and Apple Overnight Oats

    This breakfast recipe celebrates fresh autumn ingredients – apples and beetroot – that can be found in abundance in Cornwall, and it packs it’s plant-powered punch offering a vibrant, nutritious start to the day.

    • Caffeine boost! 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

      Caffeine boost! 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

      Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

    • 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.

    • Bakeries we love in honour of GBBO

      Bakeries we love in honour of GBBO

      Bake Off is back on TV so time to drag out the food mixer. Can't be bothered? No, quite right. Here are some brilliant bakeries instead.

    • Cornish Mocktails

      Cornish Mocktails

      Whether you're doing Sober October, being designated driver or just don't fancy a drink, we've rounded up three of the best mocktails Cornwall has to offer.


  • Think your village or town is the Best Place to Live? Prove it! Take a photo of your area to be in with the chance of winning a personalised family portrait and framed photo of where you live shot by internationally renowned, award-winning photographer @paulwilkinsonphotography worth a sweet £670. 
Don’t worry, you don’t have to be Annie Liebovitz to enter, just take a picture - it can be of anything from beautiful vistas, to your favourite pub or cool local landmark - and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MuddyBestPlacesToLive with a short description on why you love where you live. Remember, we won’t be able to see your entries if your Instagram is set to private so make sure you set it to public for the duration of the competition so you don’t miss out.
All entries will be judged by internationally renowned Lifestyle & Location Portrait Photographer of the Year Paul Wilkinson and Muddy’s Ed-in-Chief Hero Brown. You have until 20 Nov to enter.
Head to the link in bio for the full T&Cs and to check out Muddy’s current Top 200 Best Places to Live.
  • Staring into the abyss of Half Term with nothing planned? We can help with that. Check out these brilliant features to entertain the kids (and keep you sane) at our link in bio - pumpkin patches, half term events, Halloween ideas and more 🍁🎃👻
#whatson #cornwall #halfterm #inlovewithlocal #pumpkinpatch #halloween #getoutside
  • Want to get away from it all? Thinking cool Cotswolds, cosy Cornwall or tranquil Devon? Perhaps a Hampshire bolthole is on your hit list, or a Norfolk hideaway? We have the inside line on the top destinations across all the Muddy counties from local headline attractions and things to do, to homes, hotels and foodie outposts. Explore our curated collections in Weekend Escapes (link in bio).
#weekendescapes #weekend #weekendsway #enjoy #relax #staycay #trip #getaway #play #staycations #foodie
  • How’s that for a nice socially distanced beer garden in the fresh air. You can even eat your Sunday roast outside if the showers hold off...
#roastswiththemost #inlovewithlocal #beergarden #westpenwith #gurnardshead #eatdrinksleep #cornwall
  • Berlin-based South Korean artist @yanghaegue Haegue Yang has been taking the art world by storm and her largest exhibition to date in the UK opens at the @tatestives tomorrow. We wangled a sneaky preview, obvs - hit the link in bio for our review of her gloriously fun and chaotic exploration of the domestic, cultural and spiritual - it's a definite conversation starter...
#art #exhibitionreview #haegueyang #tatestives #laundry #modernart #culturevulture #inlovewithlocal #weekendescapes #exhibition #installationart #artincornwall #whatsoncornwall 
First photo Non-Indépliables, nues, 2010/2020. Drying racks, light bulbs, cable, zip ties, terminal strips. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Nick Ash © @tate 
Last photo Haegue Yang Sonic Intermediates – Three Differential Equations, 2020 (Left to right: Sonic Intermediate – Parameters and Unknowns after Hepworth, Sonic Intermediate – Parameters and Unknowns after Gabo, Sonic Intermediate – Parameters and Unknowns after Li). Courtesy of Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin. Photo: Nick Ash © @tate
  • The local pub has been fab, but now it’s time to indulge and try out some tasty new seasonal menus a bit further afield (until 10pm, of course!). Head to Muddy’s Weekend Escapes for the top foodie destinations across all 25 Muddy counties from Michelin-starred gaffs to gastronomical hotels and unique dining experiences. Elasticated trousers on? Let’s go!
#weekendescapes #weekend #weekendsway #enjoy #relax #staycay #trip #getaway #play #staycations #foodie
  • 7 sets of stylish pyjamas
  • 7 sets of stylish pyjamas
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  • Designer vs dead ringer: the leather edit

    Designer vs dead ringer: the leather edit

    Leather is top of the trends this season but the real deal can be a *leetle* unfriendly when it comes to your credit card. Cue our edit of the best dupes for the hottest designer pieces.

    • Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Ethical, eco and everywhere - with the likes of Selfridges now pushing a new sustainable outlook, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your wardrobe in style.

    • New season fashion trends: A/W 2020

      New season fashion trends: A/W 2020

      The fashion mavens spoken and, yes please, we'll take that excuse for new clothes and run with it! Here are the five top trends to help you nail autumn/ winter style this year.

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