The amazing independent businesses of Bucks that have won a Muddy Stilettos Award have been revealed. 

Readers of the Muddy Stilettos lifestyle website have been nominating and voting for their favourite independent businesses across 27 different lifestyle categories – from Best Destination Pub to Yoga/Pilates Studio, Boutique Stay to Wedding Venue – and shining a light on the most creative, unique indie businesses across Bucks and Oxfordshire.

Here's the list of the Bucks winners:

Mid Bucks

Best lifestyle store: Norsk (Haddenham)

Best photographer: Poppy Carter (Aylesbury)

Best theatre: The Waterside Theatre (Aylesbury)

Best wedding venue: The Dairy at Waddeson Manor (Waddesdon)

South Bucks

Best day spa: The Langley Spa (Iver)

Best beauty salon: Twelve the Green (Chalfont St Giles)

Best bridal store: Pure Couture (Holtspur)

Best cafe: The Barn Kitchen (Great Missenden)

Best florist: Foxglove Studio (Marlow)

Best hair salon: Brendan O’Sullivan Hair & Beauty (Amersham)

Best restaurant: Pluma (Amersham)

Best women's fashion: Heidi and Hudson (Gerrards Cross)

All regional winners in Bucks and Oxon, as in all counties, will automatically be put through to the inaugural National Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022, to be judged by experienced Muddy Editors through the summer.

Five successful finalists per category will be shortlisted to go into the national finals to be announced in September, with the ‘Best of the Best’ winners crowned in October.

Hero Brown, founder and Editor-in-chief of Muddy Stilettos, said: “I set up these awards nine years ago to give local lifestyle businesses a chance to shout about how brilliant they are.

"After two years of multiple lockdowns and a hard climb out of such disruption, it’s been an honour to showcase the most awesome lifestyle businesses across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, in partnership with Healthily and our local sponsor Lightfoots Solicitors.

"The response to this year’s Muddy Awards has been astonishing – thousands and thousands voted giving such a fantastic boost and a well-deserved pat-on-the-back to so many. 

"I hope it will give the winning businesses even greater confidence to keep persevering, growing and being creative."