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Feb 2019

Little Black Book

The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • The Plotting Parlour, Brighton

    A cocktail, and make it snappy!

    With dry January a distant memory we’ve collated the best bars across the Muddy counties in which to whet your whistle with your favourite tipple. Ibuprofen at the ready? Then we’ll begin!

    • sussex supperclubs, sussex supper clubs

      10 Sussex supper clubs

      Share tables, good food and conversation at Sussex supper clubs - many of which have fun themes

    • Giggling Squid, Horsham

      Craving some spicy, comfort food? Try Thai 'tapas' at Giggling Squid, now in Horsham, besides Brighton, Hove and Chichester

    • wine

      Join the Wine Rebellion

      The perfect gift for foodies - or to self - Muddy tries the Wine Rebellion version of the award-winning Brighton Food Tours

    • Xmas tea at Denmans Garden

      Drop in for a festive afternoon tea and see the changes afoot at Denmans Garden.

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  • Out-of-season Scilly

    Cornwall meets the Caribbean on this unspoilt archipelago just 28 miles from Land’s End. Here are some top tips for visiting with family in 2019.

    • Coastal Culture Trail

      Linking three major Sussex galleries this coastal cycle ride can be done in sections, or as a walk!

    • Gift a break

      Go Christmas shopping at home or abroad, or gift a West End show or a luxe or active getaway

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  • Gift guide for her

    If you’re already getting rising panic at the thought of Xmas shopping, relax – here’s the first in our series of gift guides featuring great indie products from across the Muddy counties that you can snap up online

    • Gotta Have It

      Some surprising women's fashion labels are turning out stylish trainers this season. Check out Muddy's pick of the bunch.

    • Best boot forward

      Comfortable, waterproof and stylish too. These everyday boots will see you through Autumn to Spring

  • Feb’s best new books

    It’s still the dog days of winter so there’s only one thing for it – let’s hunker down with a compelling new book. Cue February’s must-read tomes, as chosen by Muddy’s books editor Kerry Potter.

    • 2019 unmissable culture planner

      Netflix to autobiographies to sculpture to the big screen - read Muddy culture vulture Kerry Potter's picks for the year ahead

    • Sherlock on Sherlock

      Are you a Holmes fan? Is there a GCSE Eng Lit student in your house? Catch the The Sign Of Four when it comes to Horsham or Eastbourne

    • The Full Monty on stage

      The Full Monty on Stage

      A stage version of the tragi-comic hit film is in Sussex this week. Is it 'hot stuff?' Muddy went along to find out.

    • Muddy Newsflash

      Master chocolatier and TV chef pop-ups, a popular restaurant transforms, Sussex on screen and more...

    • Knit Wit

      Want to make your home cosy, inviting and super stylish? Get yourself a REALLY chunky knitted throw.

    • Lusophile Portuguese homewares, Portuguese homewares in Sussex, homewares in Sussex

      Lusophile Portuguese homewares

      Snap up these cheerful rugs and other accessories to give your home a touch of Portugal, via Battle, Sussex

    • Mud Monsters, Sussex obstacle course races

      Mud Monsters fun runs

      Get your muddy kicks on these fun Sussex obstacle course runs - we've a pair of tickets up for grabs!

    • Gotta Have It

      If you're after a stylish bottle for your new year workout and want to save the planet as well, check out these sexy reusable bottles.

  • Books for back to work blues

    Summer hols over and you’re sitting at your desk dreaming of greener grass? We’re here to help with five ace new self-help books

    • Stationery addict?

      I have a friend who is obsessed with stationery. Slip her some coloured paperclips and talk...

    • Cool recycled bags

      These cool, durable messengers, duffels and backpacks from Brighton are made from truck tarpaulins and seat belts!

    • Sussex Half Term What’s On

      25+ ideas to keep youngsters amused this half term including science workshops, hip hop, puddle jumping, comedy, trails, stargazing, skating and shows.

    • South Downs stargazing festival

      Find an event near you for a spot of guided stargazing or a family-friendly workshop over the 2019 Dark Skies Festival

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