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OK mes amis, The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016 have started – started I tell you! – and though I say it myself, they’re looking well foxy.

There are 30 essential lifestyle categories, designed to inform all aspects of your free time, including Best Destination Pub, Best Bookshop, Best Wine Store, Best Family Attraction, Best Local Producer, which includes drink companies, and Local non food/drink Producer which focuses on arts, crafts, design, beauty, and anything else cool that’s not edible. Know anyone or any business who fits that bill? Then you know what to do. Vote, vote, vote!

The aim of the Muddy Awards is to unearth the most unique, stylish, clever and brilliant businesses in Surrey, with the help of the people really in the know. Oh now don’t be shy, yes, I mean you! That’s why the voting on Muddy is public. You frequent the pubs, visit the theatres, try the new beautician who’s just set up down the road, hear about the new gift shop that’s opening up or the fitness instructor who’s lifting buttocks all over the county (no, *sigh*, not literally, I believe that’s a criminal offence).

The 5 businesses in each category with the most reader votes will reach the Finals of the Awards. That’s when the famous Muddy cocktail glasses will come out with their five colour ‘mixers’ and changing percentages in real time as readers vote for their winner.

Many of the 30 Awards categories are niche, deliberately included to help the cool, small indie businesses who don’t get a look in during bigger, more traditional awards, so *please-please-beg-weep-please* take time to scroll through them and vote in as many categories as you can. It could make all the difference to a brilliant local business.

The Muddy Awards cost a big fat zero to enter or nominate – the only shelling out is by me for the food and drinks bill at the winnner’s event – and I try really superhard to help all winners gain the publicity they deserve. But I can’t do any of this without you. So please VOTE. Truly, it takes seconds.

You ready, people? Let’s do this!

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10 comments on “Let’s vote”

  • Anita parker May 11, 2016

    I would like to vote for shabby chic country living. Most amazing shop I have ever had the pleasure to visit. I have purchased items for my house on the isle of wight xx

  • Mrs judy Webster May 19, 2016

    I would like to vote for Woodie and Morris clothes shop inHaslemere

  • Beth May 19, 2016

    I would like to vote for Sweet Lavender Flowers in Ashtead, Surrey. Stunning shop with an amazing staff to help and advise you. Nothing is ever too much trouble ! Oh…and you HAVE to try their chocolates!!! ?

    • amberevans May 20, 2016

      Thanks Beth, I’ll be sure to pop in – chocolates and flowers, perfect combo. Don’t forget to got to the voting site to make sure your vote counts.

  • James June 7, 2016

    Fabulous shop!
    Unique stock and really helpful in finding what you want/need keep up the great work?

  • Porsche Stevens June 8, 2016

    Corretto wine and tapas bar in Godalming has to take my vote for best bar and restaurant, amazing interior, fresh tapas and cocktails, brilliant staff! As if london is in Surrey! ?

  • Lucianna Avanzi June 11, 2016

    Clarkes Interiors in Esher has the best selection of beautiful furniture and accessories I have seen (including Chelsea). The prices are really good too. I’ve bought several lamps and consoles to create a lovely living space in my home.

  • Robin Brothers June 13, 2016

    I would like to vote for Taurus Wines seriously good wines and sensible approach to selecting wines which suit my taste.

  • Rosemary Orange June 14, 2016

    I will vote for Taurus wines. They are a great local supplier and always extremely helpful at putting wines together with your menu for a party.

  • Nick June 14, 2016

    I would like to vote for Gorgeous Gerties in Dorking at the best Emporium in the area, this shop not only has a wonderful array of gifts but also serves some of the best coffee and snacks in the county. Worth a visit for a coffee and a gander at the gifts on offer


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