And the winners are…

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That’s it, the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016 are officially over! Many congratulations to the 30 brilliant businesses that have been crowned Winners this year.

After weeks of hard-fought competition, with a nail biting head-to-head final and an incredible 14,500+ (yup!) of you lovely, loyal Cornsih folk casting your votes for your favourite local shops, businesses and people, the Muddy’s have come to a glorious close.

Muddy Stilettos Cornwall celebrates all that our fair county has to offer; the quirky, the interesting, the old and the new. If I do say so myself, it is a witty but indispensable local guide to the very best restaurants, walks, boutiques, day trips, hotels, interiors and events, but it’s also a platform for local businesses to get their message across and show readers what an amazing and creative county we live in.

Thank you all so much for voting and taking part. I had no idea the awards would be so popular or closely contested but it’s pretty obvious that you all care deeply about your local indie shops and services. At its peak, the site royally crashed with all the last minute voting and we had to extend until 12:20. Six hours of counting and verifying the winners were live on the blog.

Right, enough bla-di-bla from me… WHO FLIPPIN’ WON?!

Here you go, the victorious are listed below. Round of applause as you read please!

BEST ART GALLERY: Gribbin Gallery (Polkerris)

BEST BAKERY: Baker Tom (Truro)

BEST BAR: 18a (St Ives)

BEST BEAUTY SALON: Banbury’s Beauty Salon (Launceston)

BEST BOOKSHOP: Hurley Books (Mevagissey)

BEST BOUTIQUE STAY: Highcliffe (Falmouth)

BEST CAFE: Ruby Tuesday (Port Issac)

BEST CASUAL DINING: The Galley (Fowey)

BEST CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: Frugi Organic Clothes (Helston)

BEST COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY CENTRE: The Oak Tree Wellbeing Centre (Porthreath)

BEST DAY SPA: The Linen Rooms Spa (Falmouth)

BEST DELI: Lewis’ Deli (Rock)

BEST DESTINATION PUB: The Pandora Inn (Falmouth)

BEST EMPORIUM: The Old Foundry Chapel (Hayle)

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION: Trebah Garden (Mawnan Smith)

BEST FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Matt Luxton (Launceston)

BEST FLORIST: Twigs & Greens (Hayle)

BEST GIFT SHOP: The Clementine (Fowey)

BEST HAIR SALON: Craig Chapman Hair Design (Launceston)

BEST INTERIORS: Linterior Design (Wadebridge)

BEST JEWELLERY STORE: Lucy Kemp Jewellery (Hayle)

BEST LARGE HOTEL: Bedruthan Hotel & Spa (Mawgan Porth)

BEST LOCAL PRODUCER (FOOD/DRINK): Duchy Charcuterie (Redruth)

BEST LOCAL PRODUCER (NON FOOD/DRINK): Duchy Box Company (Bodmin)

BEST MEN’S BOUTIQUE: Fishboy PZ (Penzance)

BEST RESTAURANT: Squid Ink (Looe)

BEST THEATRE: Sterts Theatre & Arts Centre (Upton Cross)

BEST WINE SHOP: The Art of Wine (Truro)

BEST WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE: Bittersweet (Liskeard)

BEST YOGA/PILATES STUDIO: Ocean Flow Yoga (Newquay)

Want to know where everyone else came in the final? Go here to see the final percentages on my natty cocktail glasses.

That’s it until next year. Thank you, I love you all (*sob*). I’m now going headlong into the drinks cabinet and will be back with my miserable hangover tomorrow.

Lou x

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