Winners Drinks – Muddy Awards 2017
We asked and you voted! Yes, that’s right you voted for the best local lifestyle businesses across 27 categories and generated thousands of votes. We created winners, and we met some fantastic people along the way. Celebratory drinks were held at The Old Stables Swithland (gorg venue BTW).
I was busy mingling and toasting the winners and it seems, so was everyone else. Nearly all the winning businesses made it to the party (we missed those who couldn’t make it) and there was plenty of food, drink and not to mention gorgeous cake to go around.
The Old Stables provided the drinks (fizz and pink lemonade) as well as the food and the super talented Elle Townsend baked an amazing chocolate sponge cake complete with the Muddy Stilettos Winner logo – check her handy work out above! The event was captured by Matt Glover who I absolutely adore; he not only made everyone feel comfortable, he’s brilliant at what he does and has a laugh along the way!
A massive thank to all of the readers and voters who also helped make the Awards a whole loada fun and seriously competitive! There were winners from all over the county, from Leicester to Lutterworth but also smaller outlying villages like Quorn, Blaby, Hungarton and a special big up to the winners from Market Harborough.
Out of 27 Muddy Stiletto winners 12 were from there which just goes to show how much of a hot bed of talent there is here and definitely worth a visit (I am planning a visit asap).
Wherever you are in the county, please try and pop along and use their services over the coming months. I know they’d be delighted to see you, and they are Muddy winners for a reason! A special mention to all the finalists too – I was gutted to see some of them miss out last minute by a few votes. It’s fair to say there are some fantastic businesses in the area and so much talent that it makes what I’m doing so much more fun. Go and visit these businesses and show them your support, I know I’ll be working my way over to each and everyone in the next few months. #loveleics
Super Duper Winners 2017
Best Art Gallery – Antidote Art, Lutterworth
Best Bar – 33 Cank Street, Leicester
Best Beauty Salon – Naomi Nails & Beauty, Market Harborough
Best Bookshop – The Bookshop Kibworth
Best Boutique Stay – Horseshoe Cottage Farm, Cropston
Best Café – Wistow Cafe Bistro, Kibworth Harcourt
Best Children’s Business – The Growing Tree, Market Harborough
Best Complementary Therapy Centre – Archway Health Hub, Market Harborough
Best Day Spa – Ragdale Hall, Melton Mowbray
Best Destination Pub – The Oat Hill, Market Harborough
Best Family Attraction – Visit Conkers, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Best Farmshop/Deli – Farndon Fields Farm Shop, Market Harborough
Best Fitness Instructor – Nattyroo Fitness, Lutterworth
Best Florist – Jessica Mary Flowers, Market Harborough
Best Glamping – Village Farm Getaway, Hungarton
Best Gift Shop – Lily Loves Shopping, Market Harborough
Best Hair Salon – Donovan Goode, Blaby
Best Interiors Store – Pomponette Interiors, Leicester
Best Jewellery Store – Grace & Co, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Best Local Producer (food & drink) – Two Birds Spirits, Market Harborough
Best Men’s Store – Mr Robinson’s Menswear, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Best Photographer – Treasured Momentz, Market Harborough
Best Restaurant – Ascough’s Bistro, Market Harborough
Best Theatre – Curve, Leicester
Best Wine Merchant – Duncan Murray Wines, Market Harborough
Best Women’s Store – Doyles Fashion, Market Harborough
Best Yoga/Pilates Studio – Lutterworth Pilates, Lutterworth