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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

How cool is this? Million Dollar Baby by Tahos Frederic Camilleri offers a striking retake on Warhol’s classic 1960s Marilyn Monroe portraits and it's in, er, Woodstock!

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    Humphry’s – fine dining in Stoke Poges

    With its 3 AA rosettes, Palladian interiors and celeb exec chef, Humphry’s fine dining restaurant at the five star Stoke Park has it going ON! Cue Muddy Stilettos review…

    • Heston’s posh pub

      Elegantly eccentric after a total style revamp – Heston's Michelin star Hind's Head in Bray is THE place to hang.

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      The Ivy Cheltenham

      Cheltenham’s new The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie delivers on food, drinks, service and glitz. Muddy was there to review it first.

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    Chewton Glen

    The countryside idyll with a smattering of Soho; Muddy makes like rockstar-royalty at Hampshire’s fanciest-pantsiest five star hotel.

    • Need long-haul holiday inspo?

      Have we got gorgeous beaches, chic shacks and twinkly turquoise waters for you. Travel porn incoming!

    • Tour travel: could it be for you?

      Group touring has come a long way from guides waving umbrellas in the air! Increasing popular, there are now lots of small and perfectly formed far-flung travel options...

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    FashionView more

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    Bored of your wardrobe?

    Lost your fashion mojo or need a reboot? A personal styling sesh could save time and buyers’ remorse. Muddy tries the new M&S Fit & Style Studio, Westfield.

    • Let’s get physical!

      Don't worry we haven't recreated THAT Olivia Newton John video. But we have tested out the best sportswear around.

    • Festive fash attack!

      Grab the glitter, it's time to go OUT out! Here's the Muddy edit of the best partywear on the high street.

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      Winter skin saviours

      Parched, peaky, partied out skin? Worry not, here are our top 3 face-saving beauty picks to see you through the next few months.

    • Fragrance + fashion = fabulous!

      We're coveting Miller Harris's divine new collab with fashion illustrator Julie Verhoeven. Too early to write a Christmas list?

    Arts & CultureView more

  • The Kite Runner play review

    The Kite Runner on stage

    The play of best-selling novel The Kite Runner is on tour, featuring brilliant on stage percussion

    • The best new reads – memoir special!

      Muddy's pro-bookworm Kerry Potter is all about real-life stories this month. Well, the truth is often stranger than fiction, after all.

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      Supercool Nike vid!!

      A high celeb call including Eden Hazard, Harry Kane and Mo Farah, plus cultural cool cats Skepta, Dave and J Hus take this frenetic ad to dizzying fun levels. Watch it!

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      The best January reads

      Hiding under the duvet or plonked on the sofa? We hear you. Here's what to read while you hibernate.

    • Theatre for everyone

      From babes-in-arms & wriggling toddlers; to kids on the autism spectrum The Mayflower, Southampton's relaxed performance brings the magic of live theatre to all.

    • What’s cooking? THIS!

      Struggle to get excited by pasta? Try our new Speedy Supper midweek dish and prepare to be wowed by these delicious diddy pasta balls.

    • Tonight’s dinner, sorted

      Rustle up this Speedy Super cod one-pot dish, courtesy of hot new healthy eating guru, Dr Rupy Aujla. The doctor will see you now...

  • Wellbeing
    • Next patient please

      Too tired to go for a run? Never see sunshine? We've talked to a top GP about how to solve our niggling winter health worries.

    • Chewton Glen Spa

      Yes, another hard day's graft at Muddy Hants towers; I know — feel our pain.

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    Saira Khan’s favourite places

    The Loose Women livewire is a local lass (God, I love alliteration). Here’s where you’ll find her hanging out in our ‘hood.

    • Jane Devonshire’s Fav Places

      From The Cabinet Rooms to her mum's kitchen table, Hampshire's very own Masterchef winner gives us her hotspots.

    • Amanda Barlow’s Fav Places

      Love a spa day? Scenic walk? Seafood with a view? We tapped Made For Life Organics MD, Amanda for some top local knowledge. Here are the Cornish places she loves best.

    • Rising Star: Dinita Gohil

      Muddy meets the Birmingham actor playing Viola in RSC's new production of Twelfth Night with Adrian Edmondson and Kara Tointon.

    • Artist’s hangouts

      Muddy meets Bruce Munro, the installation artist whose work has shown at the V&A, the Guggenheim - and now, Bicester Village!

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