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Muddy Stilettos 2021 Berkshire Awards Night

I thought we would do things a little differently this week. I wanted to share with you an inside scoop to the muddy stilettos award night we attended on Tuesday.


Where to begin? Shall we start with the fact that the summer has flown by that the little people in our life are back to school or maybe even just starting school.

We did take a little time this summer to enjoy some family time and now school has resumed its back into full swing with all your beautiful orders.

From the bottom of my heart I wanted to say a massive thank you to you all! Not just for your votes that saw Popsy and Mama take best children’s brand in Berkshire but for every single thing you do to support this dream of ours. Every order is greatly appreciated and of course the growth wouldn’t have been possible without you. With Instagram being our biggest traffic driver every like, share, save and tag really is invaluable to the business.

Sammie and Soph x


Muddy Stilettos Berkshire 2021 Winners Award Night.

Please join me in celebrating all the winners of the awards, there are some truly talented individuals who really do deserve to be celebrated.

Compass Cooks founders
Winners of the Muddy Stilettos Berkshire 2021 Awards

The Host

Muddy Stilettos host a number of awards across the south of England. They very kindly organise a celebration to commemorate the winners of the awards. An astonishing 75,000 businesses were nominated and 750,000 votes cast across the 25 Muddy counties – making this year the biggest and best Muddy Awards to date.

But who are Muddy Stilettos? Regularly featured in the broadsheet newspapers and glossy magazines and named one of the Top 20 Next Gen media brands in 2020, they help 250,000+ readers across 25 counties to make the most of their precious free time with expert info on the best local pubs, boutique hotels, new openings, family-friendly days and under-the-radar events.

Independence, careful curation, in-the-know info and a naughty sense of humour sets Muddy Stilettos apart from the competition

Rachel of Muddy Berks is a very experienced lifestyle journalist who switched the hustle and bustle of the city for the country life.

Thank you Rachel for the opportunity and for hosting a wonderful evening.

Sam and Rachel at the Berkshire Awards

The Venue

The beautiful new venue that opened in July is definitely going to be a very popular destination for a variety of functions. The tall glass window let so much natural light into the building that it really warms the natural tones of room. Definitely checkout The Post Barn if you're local.

The Post Room Berkshire

The Sponsor

Ok so those that know me know I'm partial to a G&T its really lovely to have a local brand to support too! I mean I'm not going to lie they might be a feature at our garden socials.

Berkshire Botanical Gins are copper pot distilled and then gently infused with botanicals. Based in the beautiful village of Yattendon, rural Berkshire, their inspiration comes from the flora and the fauna on the 9,000 acre Yattendon Estate.

The Honey and Orange Blossom might be my favourite.

Botanical Berkshire Gin Collection
The Winners

Out of 75,000 nominations across the counties I am truly honoured to be amongst the winners. Its not all about me though, there are so many deserving winners to celebrate in their categories. check them out below

Meet the Berkshire 2021 Winners

ART GALLERY: The Base (Greenham)

BAR: The Globe (Newbury)

BEAUTY SALON: The Colour Palette Salon (Crowthorne)

BOOKSHOP: Four Bears (Caversham)

BOUTIQUE STAY: Bray Cottage (Bray)

BRIDAL STORE: Miss Bridal Gowns (Hungerford)

CAFÉ: The Collective, Caversham

CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: Popsy & Mama (Thatcham)

DAY SPA: Thames Lido (Reading)

DESTINATION PUB: The Hind’s Head (Bray)

FAMILY ATTRACTION: Wellington Country Park (Riseley)

FARM SHOP/ DELI: The Grumpy Goat (Reading)

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Jemma Fulbrook, Fulbrook Fitness (Reading)

FLORIST: Sonning Flowers (Berkshire)

GIFT SHOP: The Corner Shop (Woolhampton)

GARDEN DESIGNER: Creative Landscape (Twyford)

HAIR SALON: Rebecca Day Hair (Thatcham)

INTERIORS STORE: Victoria & Co (Twyford)

JEWELLER: Charlotte Jones Jewellery (Reading)

LOCAL PRODUCER (FOOD/ DRINK): Stanlake Park Wine Estate (Twyford)

PHOTOGRAPHER: Megan Daisy Photography (Reading)

RESTAURANT: Caldesi in Campagna (Bray)

NEW COVID BUSINESS: The Pizza Pilot (Newbury)

THEATRE/ARTS VENUE: South Hill Park Arts Centre (Bracknell)

WOMEN’S FASHION: Amelia Rose Accessories (Newbury)

YOGA/ PILATES STUDIO: Re-Flection Wellness (Crowthorne)

WEDDING VENUE: Wasing Park (Aldermaston)

I had the privilege to stand along side two of my friends the winners of the Women Fashion and Hair Salon categories. They totally deserve it I'm so proud to have them to share in this experience with.

Winner of the Muddy Stilettos 2021 Berkshire awards

The Award

This is a real pinch me moment for me. I'm still up on cloud nine and I don't want to come down. I know I have said it before and I'll say it again because I truly am incredible grateful for all of your kindness and support. I might have dreamt up this business but you guys are what makes my dreams come true. THANK YOU.

Best Children's Business 2021 Winner

That's it from me this week. I hope you enjoyed our blog this week. Please do check out the winners they are truly amazing businesses.

Have a wonderful weekend and the best week ahead.


Sam x


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