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Speeches at the ready…

and the winner is in speech bubble

The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017 romped to a close on Friday with thousands upon thousands of you supporting the local businesses you love the most.

If you’re a regular reader (or voter!) you’ll know that The Muddy Awards are free to all and run as a good-natured, positive celebration of the most brilliant, unique and unmissable businesses across the Muddy counties. At its peak, this year’s Awards saw over 400 of you voting every second (shall we just think about that?!), and more than 20,000 of you voted in the Bucks/Oxon Awards across 27 lifestyle categories, showing how much we all appreciate independence and creativity.

From yours truly – knackered and sluggish, and it must be said on the Monday after the Awards, kind of hungover  – it’s a heartfelt and whopping great THANK YOU and multiple love emoji  to everyone who took part or voted.

But enough blather from me. Want to meet your winners?! All fabulous and worthy of your applause and hopefully quite a few businesses you don’t already know about. Let me know if you make it any of them and over and out with my Awards hat until 2018!

Hero x


The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017 Winners

Best Art Gallery – Dantzig (Woodstock)

Best Bar – The Keep (Wallingford)

Best Beauty Salon – The Little Beautique (Witney)

Best Bookshop – The Wee Bookshop (Chinnor)

Best Boutique Stay – Vanbrugh House Hotel (Oxford)

Best Café – The Grocer at 91 (Amersham)

Best Children’s Business – Leo & The Lion (Aylesbury)

Best Complementary Therapy Centre – The Bagnall Centre (Chesham)

Best Day Spa – Red House Spa (Amersham)

Best Destination Pub – The Pointer (Brill)

Best Family Attraction – Waterperry Gardens (Waterperry)

Best Farm Shop/Deli – Peterley Farm Shop (Prestwood)

Best Fitness Instructor – Alice Brawn (Buckingham)

Best Florist – The Flower Fairies (Long Hanborough)

Best Gift Shop – Feather & Nest (Wallingford)

Best Glamping – Wingbury Farm Glamping (Wingrave)

Best Hair Salon – FNKY (Bicester)

Best Interiors Business – Southwood Stores (Swanbourne)

Best Jewellery Store – Biagio the Jeweller (Thame)

Best Local Food Producer – Bluebell Biscuiterie (Henley)

Best Men’s Business – Hewetts (Marlow)

Best Photographer – Kelly Jo Photography (Calvert Green)

Best Restaurant – Oxford Kitchen (Oxford)

Best Theatre – Wycombe Swan (High Wycombe)

Best Wine Merchant – Love Wine (Woodstock)

Best Women’s Store – Cecilia Quinn (Amersham)

Best Yoga/Pilates Studio – Fitness Function (Penn)

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