The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Kent Edition

Category: Awards


12 Dec 2016

Hi Mudsters, I’m really excited to announce that Muddy Stilettos has been nominated for the UK Blog Awards 2017. And we need your help in making us the winner!!!

Muddy Stilettos first tottered into the world in summer 2011 as a bit of fun for the founder, Hero Brown. The idea was a simple one: to write a witty but indispensable local guide to the very best restaurants, walks, boutiques, day trips, hotels, interiors and events (whilst also perking up her social life).

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Fizz, Fun and frolics! The Muddy Awards Drinkies

22 Jun 2016

I’m not sure Hush Heath Winery quite knew what hit it on the evening of Thursday June 16 as businesses from all over Kent staged a Muddy Takeover of the stunning wine tasting room and terrace for the Muddy Stilettos Awards Winners’ Party. All I know is that everyone seemed to have a great time, enjoyed delicious fizz and nibbles, and made some new friends. And most importantly, amidst all the doomy, gloomy, oh-so-rainy weather reports I’d agonised over for days… the SUN SHONE!

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Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016

14 Jun 2016


The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016 finished today. 16, 000 plus voters, 800 Kent businesses, 150 Finalists and 30 Winners. Makes for one exhausted but elated Muddy Kent editor. So many dedicated, vibrant businesses – all worthy to be in the Awards – and so many awesome voters giving up their time to vote and support local.

Kent you did yourself proud.

For a complete list of winners, please click here.

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The Muddy Awards 2016 – Round 2 ding! ding!

8 Jun 2016

And so it came to pass that Muddy broke the internet. Move over, Kim Kardashian with your oiled bottom and posh bin bag, my soiled stilettos and a couple of thousand Muddy voters beat you good and proper!

With many thousands voting in the first round in Kent alone (now multiply that by 10, for we have 10 Muddy editions each hosting their own regional awards) the Muddy powers that be had anticipated a lot of voting and had sorted some extra techie whatnot but it wasn’t enough for demand – bonkers!

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The Muddy Stilettos Awards Final 2016: 7 – 14 June

28 May 2016

Welcome to the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016!

The nominations stage of the Muddy Stilettos Awards has now closed.

Thank you so much to the many thousands of you who voted, it’s brilliant to see how highly our local indie businesses are valued. The Top 5 from each category will go through to the Finals on 7-14 June with voting live and transparent on the blog, so come back on Tuesday 7 June and see who’s made it through!

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Who will YOU vote for?

4 May 2016

Welcome to the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016!


Muddy Stilettos Kent is all about finding the most unique, exciting, brilliant businesses in the area, so it makes sense to celebrate the best in the Muddy Stilettos Awards.

We love our indie shops and services for their uniqueness, and my Awards offer the chance to say thank you the inventive businesses keeping our high streets alive.

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The Muddy Awards 2016 are coming!

28 Apr 2016

Do you have a favourite hair salon or pub that you want to shout about from the roof tops? Do you love the county we live in and want to support your local plucky independent lifestyle businesses? Then move in a little closer while I tell you more about the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016! Muddy Stilettos Kent is holding its very first Muddy Stilettos Awards, starting Weds 4 May.

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