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I’m getting so excited about the first Muddy Stilettos Awards that I can’t bear it – I have to give you a sneaky peak at the award categories before the nominations open on Monday. I know it, I’m weak!

Please do give a thought to who you’d like to vote for. We all know how tough is for local businesses at the moment and how important a bit of independence and individualism is they are to our increasingly homogenised towns and cities. Your support could make all the difference to your favourites.

And so, with no further ado, I shall shimmy into my little black dress, sashay to the microphone, thank the Academy, attempt a bad joke and lean forward to announce…

These are the categories for nomination.

God, I’ve always wanted to write that LOL!




Children’s shop

Women’s fashion boutique

Women’s vintage fashion boutique

Mens boutique

Boutique hotel/ B&B

Large hotel

Fitness instructor

Online retailer

Casual dining


Destination pub

Beauty salon



Local food producer

Interiors store


Gift shop

Any bright ideas yet? How about your favourite Zumba teacher? The boutique hotel you use as your romantic bolthole? The interiors store you wish was your home? More details on the categories, voting and all that jazz will appear on Monday, so get ready – this is going to be fun!

Hero x


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6 comments on “Ready to vote? The categories are…”

  • Andy Pearce March 4, 2013

    Two nominations:

    Best Cafe: Little Italy, Haddenham Bucks. Super relaxed place for great coffee, cakes and light meals Particularly good for cyclists

    Best Trainer – Richard Hawkins – Expert Fitness, Henley . Brilliant knowledgeable guy with a great motivational style. Will handle all levels of fitness.

    Andy Pearce – Checkendon

    • muddystiletto March 4, 2013

      Hi Andy
      Thanks for those. You need to nominate through the Awards button on the homepage of the blog for them to be counted though. Just go back to, and click the Awards button and it will take you through to the Awards site, all easily navigable. All categories are on one page so it’s super-easy x

  • David Thompson April 23, 2013

    Best casual dining Cross Keys Gt Missenden, restaurant White lion Gt Missenden, best gift shop Big Sky Gt Missenden

    • muddystiletto April 23, 2013

      It’s onto the final round of voting David, so you need to go to and cast your votes there. Big Sky are shortlisted so you can help them out! Thanks, Hero

  • T Hunter October 30, 2013

    Nice site, but bizarre: the exact audience you at pre trying to appeal to…. all have iPads or iPhones, and the site doesn’t work properly on either. Need some IT advice on designing for Apple users.

    Good luck.

    • muddystiletto October 30, 2013

      Ooooh. Good point. Anyone else having a problem with this? I think you can download something that helps you make it look good on ipad but not sure about iphone. Help!


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