Homes & Gardens
Muddy says: Like Tracey Emin's My Bed? You'll love bedding down at Devon's unique art hotel and waking up surrounded by sculpture, paintings and chic objet d'art. And that delicious slow food menu deserves a Turner Prize too.
Muddy says: Meg Hope is the kind of talented, unobtrusive snapper that every special day should have. Snap her up while you can!
Muddy says: Looking for some HOT stuff? The Fire Engine is that rare thing: a quality family-run stove supplier who know the boring techy stuff but are oh-so stylish too.
Muddy says: Good news - we've found a innovative, affordable, fast way to give your house a makeover. Walk this way for weapons-grade interior design inspo.
Muddy says: Never underestimate the power of an accessory, especially when it's from The Jambo Collection. Grab yourself a piece of exclusive, expertly handcrafted, luxury cowhide from this brilliant Devon brand.
Muddy says: Light, bright and oh so pretty! This gorgeous, multi-award winning gift shop in the centre of Exeter absolutely nails affordable gifts for every species of the human race. We've a lot of love for Hyde + Seek (can't say my bank balance feels the same, though...)
Muddy says: A lifestyle store that's been thriving on Exeter's Queen Street since 1995? What's not to love about this total treasure trove, packed with quirky pieces for you, them and the home. I'm going in!
Muddy says: I've always had a preconceived idea that a professional photography session would be a bit awkward and sterile, but, having met the super-friendly, smiley and talented Jenny South, it turns out I'm wrong with a big, fat Family Fortunes nerr-nerrr. If you're considering a maternity, newborn or family portrait shoot, then you'll find every single step of the experience at this fab studio in Plymouth's Royal William Yard, a total pleasure.
Muddy says: we're totally on board with the idea of a little creative indulgence, but wouldn't it be lovely if there were a place that took you out of the everyday and into a pretty, peaceful and relaxing space to focus on learning something new? Oh, hello The Old Kennels, the pleasure is all ours.
Muddy says: There is no stopping the lovely Hannah who, along with the support of Mum, Delia, is taking over the world with her gorgeous floral creations. Wedding flowers? Special occasions? Fun, informal workshops? The multi-award winning florist has a bespoke little number up her sleeve just for you.
Muddy says: popping in to Exeter's Lorna Ruby is like unwrapping a box of your favourite chocolates; you know it's dangerous, you know you'll want everything, but you're going in anyway and to hell with the consequences. It's just too damn pretty in this fab fashion and lifestyle boutique!
Muddy says: Huzzah! All the very best of British design in one very-easy-to-browse place. This should be your go-to website for gorgeous gifts, for birthdays, weddings, christenings...anything, really! An online store that celebrates Britain's indie makers? Of *course* we're totally in love with Silk & Slate.
Muddy says: planning a garden overhaul? Life's too short to sweat the detail yourself. This is where a landscape and garden designer becomes your new best friend. Let me introduce you to Great Scapes.
Muddy says: A cool and contemporary gallery in Budleigh Salterton that's into its 20th year, with an excellent rep and that pulls in some seriously big names, (including a certain Picasso) is definitely one worth knowing about.
Muddy says: are you a fan of gorgeous, delicate and understated jewellery, made from semi-precious stones? We are too! Wanderlust Life jewellery is handmade in the UK. With a website to drool over and a lifestyle store, making a stylish addition to Ilfracombe, you'll never be stuck for gifts for your bezzies...and to yourself.
Muddy Says: When a shop champions Scandinavian design wa-a-a-a-y before the rest even uttered the words, you know it's special. Whether shopping for quirky home pieces, furniture, lighting, gifts, or gifts to yourself, Little Blue Budgie is a little Totnes treat.