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I'm Hero, founder of Muddy Stilettos, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable across the counties.

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Gotta Have It

Obsessed with the time since the clocks went back? Then you'll appreciate our round up the coolest watches for all the family. Christmas inspo incoming!

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Fun Finder

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Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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  • Bye bye gin, we have a new favourite drink!

    Yes, it’s hard to believe but we’ve benched the G&Ts for a super-cool exciting new tipple. Wanna know what it is? ‘Course you do.

    • Scandi foodie invasion!

      No need to head into Shoreditch, there's an influx of Nordic cool right here, with a new raft of groovy cafés and bakeries. Shall we?

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      Family-friendly pub ahoy!

      The Roald Dahl Museum has just reopened in Great Missenden - if you're heading down, you'd be a Twit not to try this friendly, trad pub just down the street.

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  • St Lucia, beyond the beaches

    As the nights draw in and the weather gets bloomin’ chilly, what’s the best thing to do? Book a holiday, of course! Fancy something with loads of adventure for the kids? It’s got to be St Lucia, baby!

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  • EAT OUT

    Local stars

    It’s the accolade that all chefs want – so whose wish on a Michelin star in Bucks and Oxon came true this year?

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    The wedding planner

    Planning a wedding in Surrey? Don’t do anything until you’ve checked out our ultimate Surrey wedding directory.

  • Arts & Culture

    Review: RSC’s Tartuffe

    BAFTA and Emmy-Award winning TV writers Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto reimagine Moliere’s great French comedy in modern-day Birmingham.

    FashionView more

  • On the hunt for cool creps

    Trainers so chic that only a fool would take them near a gym are everywhere this season – including some places you wouldn’t expect. Guess where these beauties are from?

    • 5 hot trends for Autumn

      Ready to shop the new season? We've picked out five trends we love, all available at Westgate Oxford.

    • New season, new shoes

      Clear space on the shoe rack - I've rounded up Top 15 Autumn footwear faves, from stilettos to sneakers.

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    • J’adore Isabel Marant

      We can't stretch to new Isabel Marant boots or bags right now but it's a big "OUI!" from us to her super-chic new lipsticks.

    • Skin Genius

      This natural and organic skincare range won multiple awards at this year's Beauty Shortlist Awards, and with a new look we love it more than ever.

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  • Muddy Book Club! November’s best new reads

    It’s bloomin’ freezing out there so batten down the hatches, commandeer the sofa and get stuck into Muddy books editor Kerry Potter’s November picks. Plus, win the lot!

    • Savage X Fenty

      Rhianna's brought out a new 'Savage' Fenty underwear range - and given it some serious separate and uplift with a very cool, slightly otherworldly vid. Wanna see?

    • First night: Evita, Wycombe Swan

      Don't cry for me, I love musicals! Muddy heads to the first night of Evita to see Lucy 'The Voice' O’Byrne in action. But was she totalmente increíble?

    • Doggy style

      Pampered pooches rejoice! Now you can lounge on a your very own mini-sofa that's more stylish than your owners' one. Woof!

    • The light fantastic

      I'm already planning my attack on God's Own Junkyard's neon sign pop-up at Selfridges. I want it all. And I want it now!

  • Wellbeing
    • Self-care quiz time!

      Here at Muddy we love wellbeing and we love a quiz, so a wellbeing quiz? Result!

    • Fitness challenge!

      Nothing like a race looming to motivate you to go for a walk, run, swim or cycle on these chilly autumn mornings.

    • Flexible working – a personal view

      It's a contentious issue, that's for sure! As a full-time working mum and business owner, I can see both sides of that fence. Wanna know what I think?

    • Co-working: 5 reasons to do it

      Are you tired of working from home? Sick of setting up in coffee shops? Maybe you're over the rigidity of long-term office leases? Then it's time to consider co-working.

  • Kids
    • Review: The Comedy of Errors, UK tour

      Local children take to the stage in the RSC's new First Encounters with Shakespeare production for 7 - 13-year-olds combining the floss, yoga and some frenetic family fun.

    • Inside The Haunted Castle

      Muddy boldly goes in search of the scariest thrills for Halloween at Warwick Castle on a family day out.

  • Muddy makes the glossies!

    I’m too proud to be modest – check out Muddy Stilettos over SIX pages in the brilliant Psychologies magazine!

    • Hey, don’t I know you from somewhere?

      Tring Park School for the Performing Arts churns out constellations of new generation stars - wanna see the latest batch of A-listers?

    • How She Does It

      We grill digital start-up founder Clare Reid on nailing that killer idea, championing flexible working and putting in work/life boundaries.

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