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Fri 23 - Sun 25 June

23 - 30 June

June - July 2017

  • Tennis tea and strawbs

    A Tennis-themed afternon tea and cocktails at The Grand, Eastbourne, plus PYO strawberries in season!

    • Spread Eagle, Midhurst

      Prepare for layer removal with a spa day, or, hole up, fine dining in cosy surrounds in an inn hotel visited by Elizabeth I!

    • London’s arty Harcourt

      This hidden London hangout in a Grade 2-listed Georgian townhouse combines bar, restaurant and meeting space.

    • Lindfield Asian Feast Night

      The monthly Asian Feast Nights at Limes of Lindfield are vegan, gluten free and delicious. You'll even get to sample matched wines

    • Eastbourne’s new art cafe

      Poised to shake up Eastbourne, the DC1 gallery and cafe is part of the Devonshire Collective, which also has new artists' workshops in town.

  • Shepherd’s Delight

    You’ve heard about the glamping trend for staying in converted Shepherd’s Huts, right? Have you heard of one with its own hot tub complete with a holder for bottles of booze and glasses? Muddy Hampshire editor Mary took the plunge at this lofty retreat on the North Wessex Downs. Over to Mary…. It is early spring, oxygen-clear, […]

    • Romantic stays

      Looking to rekindle the fires? Check out our most romantic stays across 16 counties (including Sussex of course)

    • Last minute getaways & autumn breaks

      In a tailspin about booking your summer holiday? So organised you’re looking ahead to Autumn already? Here's some expert advice

Most Read

  • Art & Culture

    Sussex outdoor cinemas

    Get under the stars, with the stars at these alfresco big screens popping up in Sussex and nearby over the summer. Find one near you on my handy list – roughly in order of appearance.

  • Cottages

    Romantic stays

    Looking to rekindle the fires? Er, get away from your kids and sleep for 14 hours solid? Then this is the feature for you. The most romantic stays across 16 counties (including Sussex of course) and all in the name of love

  • Days Out

    The Driftwood, Bexhill

    Stylish new boutique hotel and Austrian restaurant The Driftwood has just opened handily close to the De La Warr Pavilion, local vintage shops and Hastings. There’s even a dog-friendly room!

  • Three-in-one arm candy

    Fancy some new arm candy? You can’t add Ryan Gosling to your basket, but you can get your mitts on this brilliant tote that comes with a clutch and a purse – taking you daytime to playtime.

    • Brighton silk scarves

      I just LOVE these hand painted organic silk scarves made by Brighton-based Daubs & Dashes and inspired by the founder's travels.

    • Luxe trainers

      Check out these fancy yet playful trainers from Rose Rankin that combine sleek styling and...

    • Gotta Have It!

      Bloomtown Botanicals is less than a year old but already grabbing awards, plus the brand has ethical credentials at heart.

    • New super-serum

      This little beauty, Vanderohe No. 1 Nourishing Face Serum (£88), is absolutely brand spanking...

    • Gotta Have It!

      These cool, concrete bricks and planters double up as eco-friendly bee B&Bs - yes really, that's a thing!

    • Snuggly recycled throws

      Check out these snuggly eco-friendly blankets, throws and bags from Weaver Green - and can you spot the bottle? No, really...

  • Wellbeing
    • Spread Eagle, Midhurst

      Prepare for layer removal with a spa day, or, hole up, fine dining in cosy surrounds in an inn hotel visited by Elizabeth I!

    • New spa & afternoon tea

      A cosy new spa in an old seafront cellar and a show-stopping afternoon tea at the stylish Brighton Harbour Hotel

  • Calling all stationery addicts!

    I have a friend who is obsessed with stationery. Slip her some coloured paperclips and talk 70gsm ivory gilt-edged paper to her and her heart races. So I’m sure she’ll be drooling over these colourful beauties one of the other Muddies discovered on Sloane Stationery. More affordable than Smythson but just as stylish, the range is fun and […]

    • Happier at Work

      With a third of our lives taken up by work, it's never been more important to figure out how...

    • Cool, tough recycled bags

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

  • Kids


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