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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

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Swishy jumpsuits, cool day dresses and shirts with an edge. We'll take everything at KITRI, thanks.

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  • The Maytime Inn

    Looking for a romantic escape or maybe just a dog-friendly stride out and Sunday lunch? The Cotswolds’ pretty Maytime Inn has your back and then some.

    • Head to Coppa Club

      Where to take 17 exacting Muddy Stilettos editors for lunch in London? Oh hello Coppa Club and your stupendous riverside views!

    • Ready to fine dine?

      You betcha! Nelson St restaurant has buffed its interiors, refined its menu and now offers food flights. Buckle up for take off.

    • The Black Horse

      The newly refurbished Black Horse in Reigate is creating quite a stir locally, not least because of its Michelin starred ties.

    • The Pint Shop, Oxford

      To Oxford, for posh burgers and craft ale at this stylish mini-chain. Sounds blokey; is actually surprisingly family-friendly.

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    Gadzooks – grab up to 40% off Turquoise Family Holidays!

    Was summer a staycation washout? In that case you may want to feast your eyes on Turquoise Holiday’s Family Sale – up to 40% (yes, you read that right) off stunning holidays in the Maldives, Mauritius and South East Asia. See you on the sun lounger!

    • Stay here: The Inn @ West End

      Take an award-winning pub in a pretty village, add stylish rooms and fab food. Add gin (easy when there's a comprehensive gin menu) and book up.

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      The secret’s out!

      Once a WW2 secret service centre, the De Vere Latimer hotel in Chesham has had a game-changing £7m boutique makeover.

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  • Education

    Star Turn

    Thinking of a career in celeb land? No need to head to London, see the recent alumni at Tring Park School of the Performing Arts!

  • Gotta Have It

    Muddy Loves ESSIE

    Time to ditch the summer neons and check out Essie’s new autumnal hues. Sorry, can’t come out tonight, I’m painting my nails.

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  • Celebrities

    Pass the legwarmers…

    I donned my skimpiest leotard to interview ex Strictly champ Joanne Clifton who brings Flashdance to Oxford this month.

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      Bronzed beauty

      Did you blink and miss the British sun this summer? The Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick is a late-season classic. Bronzed goddess incoming!

    • Unisex Scents

      Smells likes in-between spirit? Muddy HQ is a-waft with the coolest new unisex scents from the hottest perfume brands in the biz...

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  • Your Festival Wedding

    Goodie bags, heel-guards and the power of bacon: 10 essential tips from the Muddy award-winning, Beautiful Bells.

    • West End Kids

      Heading to the big smoke this summer? Need a few hours to snooze in the dark? Keep the Mudlets entertained with our pick of the best kids' theatre in town

    • Beach reads bonanza!

      Sunglasses on, sunlounger primed, children gagged - it's Muddy's best holiday books! Kerry Potter picks her top 10 for summer.

    • Funky showroom alert!

      Secret Messages Interiors has a huge new showroom to display its retro, quirky, stylish goodies and it's *very* addictive.

    • Time for a Speedy Supper?

      Haven't got a clue what to make for dinner? Top food writer Diana Henry's prawn, fennel and tomato pilaf is here to help.

  • Wellbeing
    • Are you a floater?

      Back to the womb: a spell in a darkened floatation tank filled with warm water must be the ultimate relaxation therapy.

    • New Cliveden Spa reviewed

      Ain't nothing like a luxury spa day to seduce you into a blissful state of laziness. Resistance is futile.

  • We’ll take your advice, Natalie!

    Owner of Cliveden estate, an author in her own right and now the brains behind the first ever Cliveden Literary Festival, Natalie Livingstone knows a thing or two about the local area. Here’s where she likes to hang out.

    • Shazia Mirza’s Favourite Places

      Rarely have I laughed out loud so much while interviewing a celeb. That Shazia is well funny - who else would pick the M40 services as a favourite place?!

    • Griselda’s Secret Oxford

      Celebrated children's author Griselda Heppel has a hotline to some beautiful places in the city that most of us have never heard of. Come on, let's check them out.

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