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I'm Lisa, editor of Muddy Devon, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Treat the little people and support Devon's amazing local indies while you're at it with these lovely stocking fillers and gifts for under the tree.

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What’s on this month

Fancy doing something fun? Er, always! Read on for our curated picks of the best things happening near you right now

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Eat

  • Eat local! Xmas gifts for foodies

    Eat local! Xmas gifts for foodies

    Hungry for present ideas for the bon viveur in your life? Tuck into these brilliant ideas from local Devon food and drink producers.

    • 12 Autumn roasts with the most

      12 Autumn roasts with the most

      Can’t be bothered to baste potatoes with goose fat? I hear you. Instead grab your gang and head to one of these local gastropubs and let the experts do the hard work

    • Best local sustainable producers

      Best local sustainable producers

      We’re blessed with a wealth of ethical food and drinks producers here in Devon so if you want to green up your groceries, get these products in your pantry, pronto!

Culture

  • Pass that remote! Six things to watch this week

    Pass that remote! Six things to watch this week

    It’s freezing! Definitely the only excuse you need to catch up on some sofa time. On our watchlist this week: Benedict Cumberbatch’s cowboy “career-best”, on-demand opera, award-winning BBC comedy, and more.

    • 6 reasons to watch The Colour Room

      6 reasons to watch The Colour Room

      This Autumn’s hottest new film release comes courtesy of Sky Cinema and it’s a corker! A period drama with real punch and passion, here’s why you need to make time in your diary or on your sofa to watch it.

    • Muddy meets: Phoebe Dynevor & Kerry Fox

      Muddy meets: Phoebe Dynevor & Kerry Fox

      The hottest new UK actress and the queen of indie film star in the new Sky Original biopic The Colour Room. They talk kissing protocol, brave film choices and 1920s girl power.

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  • Want the convenience of buying Xmas gifts online but without the guilt of shopping endlessly from you know who? Swerve the big players with these 40 online gift ideas from brilliant local #devon businesses, with ideas For Her, For Him, For Kids and For Foodies. You will make a local brand very happy! Link in bio to see all the features. 🎁🧑‍🎄🎄
  • How’s your Xmas shopping going? Sorted or panic stations? If you’re on the lookout for good quality local gifts for kids, these cool ideas are designed to inspire, all from brilliant #devon brands and businesses. Take a look via the link in bio. 🎁
  • Muddy in wonderland! @powderhamcastle looks fabulous all lit up like, well a Christmas tree, with a fairy light maze, music and mulled wine. Just stunning.
  • It's Christmaaaaaas! Not feeling festive yet? This should help: the Muddy elves have put together our biggest Christmas Reader Treat EVER over 16 days (because, hey, why stop at 12?). We're talking a whopping £7,000 of luxury gifts and experiences - from incredible hotel stays to boozy bundles and luxe skincare.

You can enter as many of the Reader Treats as you like until midnight on 16 Dec, and unlike a normal advent calendar, you can open all the doors at once without spoiling the fun (or crashing from a sugar overload). Hit the link in bio to get entering!
  • Carols, cocktails, Christmaaaaas! Click the link in bio for my latest round-up of 40+ things to do in #Devon this month, including Glow @rhsrosemoor, Santa and crafty weekends @theboxplymouth, a festive afternoon tea @the_hornofplenty, Christmas Party Sale @chinabluetotnes (tomorrow) and loads more to get you mulled and feeling merry.
  • ‘Snow’ place like Topsham! The town is a-buzzing for the Xmas Late Night Shopping with @harryskitchen1 serving up the foodie treats, @chrisostlermusic on guitar and the shop windows looking the festive works. Come on down!

Fashion

  • Love local! Xmas gift guide for her

    Love local! Xmas gift guide for her

    Buy something gorgeous for the women in your life whilst supporting Devon businesses, with 14 gift ideas from lovely local stores.

    • Where to rent, repair and sell gorgeous designer clothes

      Where to rent, repair and sell gorgeous designer clothes

      Madonna’s cone bra is now available to rent! It’s ethical, eco and everywhere… here’s where you can rent, repair and sell-on stylish clothes, from Christmas party outfits to eye-catching clutch bags

    • Pyjama party! 9 chic sets to buy now

      Pyjama party! 9 chic sets to buy now

      With autumn being peak PJs-on-the-sofa season – hey, it’s raining again, let’s stay in!- it’s the ideal time to round up our favourites to buy now. Just add slippers.

  • Beauty

    • Hair transformation! Muddy goes ‘petrol’

      Hair transformation! Muddy goes ‘petrol’

      Time for a new ‘do? From subtle styling to bold design (read on!) Haringtons has you covered with slick service and skill. See what happened when Muddy sat in the salon chair…

    • Gotta have it: The Truthbrush

      Gotta have it: The Truthbrush

      Want greener teeth? Not like that, silly! With the world’s first solid bamboo electric toothbrush head invented here in Devon by a brilliant all-female team.

People

  • Tara Vaughan-Hughes: What’s cooking?

    Tara Vaughan-Hughes: What’s cooking?

    Binning the burgers to help save the planet? Here are five tips from Dartington Estate’s Food Lead on how to be eco-conscious and still please the carnivores in the family.

    • Muddy Meets: Helen Lofts, Founder of Davy J

      Muddy Meets: Helen Lofts, Founder of Davy J

      Ethical, sustainable, local, founded and run by women who actually swim (all year round!) – what more could you want from your swimwear? We caught up with Davy J founder Helen Lofts.

    • Favourite places: Geetie Singh-Watson MBE

      Favourite places: Geetie Singh-Watson MBE

      Sustainable places to shop gorgeous jewellery, scoff pastries and fondle beautiful bedding? Sounds good to me! Multi-award winning organic restauranteur Geetie tells us where to go in Devon.

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