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The Jambo Collection

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.

Accessories

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Rachel Moss Styling

Muddy says: What do you do when you're stuck in a horrible wardrobe rut? Daren't stray from the same make-up you've used for gazillions of years? Or fancy going shopping but haven't the foggiest what suits you anymore? You get on the blower to super-stylist Rachel Moss, AY-SAP!

Colour Analysis

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Hyde + Seek

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...)

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Toot Garook

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!

Accessories

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BAM Bamboo Clothing

Muddy says: We have a spot that's as soft as bamboo fabric for BAM Clothing: super-snuggly, fun designs, and a list of clever facts as long as your legs (in a pair of BAM leggings), including being mega-kind on the planet. Everyone should have at least one item from the range in their wardrobe. Preferably ten.

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Lorna Ruby

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!

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Silk & Slate

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.

Accessories

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Amanda Marsden Salons

Muddy says: one drop-dead-gorgeous Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa concept, two superb locations, a glam and super-friendly team and an experience that's head and shoulders (and back and neck) above the rest. We've died and gone to AM heaven.

Beauty Retreat

Wicked wolf gin bottles

Wicked Wolf Gin

Muddy says: If you like gin, you'll love the taste of Wicked Wolf, produced on the banks of the River Lyn, in the wilds of Exmoor National Park. Launched in 2015, it's a premium spirit carving quite a reputation for itself. See if you can spot it on the shelves of some of Devon's top bars, restaurants and hotels...and then make sure you order a double.

Drinks

The Cheese Shed

Muddy says: Love cheese, but feeling bored by the same old blocks at the supermarket deli counter? You're guaranteed to broaden your cheese-tasting horizons at this super online shop, based out of Bovey Tracey, specialising in some seriously tasty Westcountry artisan cheeses.

Artisan Cheese

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Jaded Palates

Muddy says: two lovely stores in pretty Dartmoor towns, one passionate wine expert who knows his grapes (and spirits!) and a cracking website, making the personally curated selection of top-notch wines and spirits accessible across the country. Jaded palate? Not a chance.

Food & Drink

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Brook Gallery

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.

Art

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Wanderlust Life

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.

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Collage of art from Little Blue Budgie

Little Blue Budgie

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.

Art

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Mint Dress Agency

Muddy Says: love designer clothes but don't always love the price tag? This fab dress agency in the pretty estuary town of Kingsbridge has you covered (head to toe and rather glamorously).

Dress Agency

Le Vignoble Wine Lounge and wine merchant interior

Le Vignoble Wine Lounge & Retail, Plymouth

Muddy says: If you've a love of the vine, then you'll be in great company at this sophisticated indie wine lounge and merchant based in Plymouth's historic Royal William Yard.

Bars

Toby Ray Fine Art

Muddy says: you can almost hear the crashing of the waves and feel the salty air prickle your skin when gazing into one of Devon-born contemporary artist Toby Ray’s mellow, Cornish seascapes.

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