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Muddy Stilettos Cornwall Awards 2016


Do you have a favourite hair salon or pub that you can’t go a week without visiting? Do you love the county we live in and want to help your local business communities? Then move in a little closer while I tell you more about the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016!

Muddy Stilettos Cornwall is following hot on the heels of its Ox/Bucks sister and is holding its very first Awards in Cornwall from 4 May 2016 – that’s a week today so get your thinking head on. Designed to support, encourage and celebrate the very best lifestyle businesses in the county, absolutely everyone can get involved, including you dear reader.

The Awards boast 30 Categories, ranging from best art gallery to best yoga studio. Public nominations open on 4 May and winners will be announced on 14 June (I’m excited already!). You can see the full list of categories below, so if you know of any lovely boutique hotels or yoga/pilates studios, cast your vote as soon as it opens.


The Muddy Stilettos Awards have been running in Bucks & Oxon since 2012 and since 2014 in Hertfordshire. Muddy Stilettos is all about quality and curation, so to win a Muddy Award is a massive achievement, and importantly gives often overlooked lifestyle businesses a much-needed platform from which to grow.

The Awards are FREE to enter and all winners receive a unique Muddy Stilettos Awards window rosette, certificate, exposure on Muddy Stilettos Cornwall and assistance in achieving coverage in regional media.

So why do your favourite businesses want to be associated with Muddy Stilettos?* Voted the Most Innovative Blog in the UK at the UK Blog Awards 2015, Muddy Stilettos Cornwall launched in February 2016 with me, Lou Whelan, national journalist and local resident as editor. And thanks to you all, we have quickly gained a loyal readership of intelligent, cosmopolitan, fun-loving women (and quite a few blokes who seem to love it too)!

As you know, Muddy is the ‘urban guide to the countryside’, with a strong focus on unearthing the interesting, quirky and unmissable things to do in the area – from destination pubs with great walks attached to romantic getaways, from cool kids theatre to the pop-up supper club no-one else knows about. These awards will support, encourage and celebrate the very best lifestyle businesses in the county, and all you have to do is visit the site from 4 May and cast your vote! If you’re a business who wants to be nominated, then tell all of your customers to vote. The more you get, the more chance you have of making the finals, eek!!!

So! Thanks for being involved with Muddy thus far, and let’s help get your fave businesses in the finals. Good luck ; )


Which delicious deli will win?

Award categories:

Best… Art Gallery; Bakery; Bar; Beauty Salon; Bookshop; Boutique Hotel; Café; Casual Dining; Children’s Shop; Complementary Therapy Centre; Day Spa; Deli; Destination Pub; Emporium; Family Attraction; Fitness Instructor; Florist; Large Hotel; Local Producer (food); Local Producer (non-food); Gift Shop; Hair Salon; Interiors; Jewellery Store; Independent Wine Shop; Mens’ Boutique; Restaurant; Theatre; Women’s Boutique; Yoga/Pilates Studio.


*Muddy Stilettos won Most Innovative Blog at the UK National Blog Awards 2015 and has been voted in the Top 3 UK Lifestyle Blogs in 2014 & 15. The blog is currently in the finals for Most Innovative and Best Lifestyle categories of the UK Blog Awards for 2016.


So, nominations open 4 May – watch this space!

Find more ideas here


7 comments on “Muddy Stilettos Cornwall Awards 2016”

  • Liz Liston May 19, 2017

    Wonderful food and very friendly staff love this place.

  • Liz Liston May 19, 2017

    Best place ever.

  • Liz Liston May 19, 2017

    Duke Street Cafe.

  • Michaela Ettinger May 24, 2016

    The Clementine in truro and Fowey. Gorgeous shops and lovely staff-winning combination

  • Elizabeth Rice May 22, 2016

    St. Eval Candle company is fantastic. I live in Ireland but order from them – as do many of my friends. The products are top quality, beautifully presented and the service is quick and efficient. I cannot speak highly enough of St. Eval Candles

    • louwhelan May 22, 2016

      Brilliant Elizabeth – I love the seasalt scented ones. Have you voted?


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