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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

Watch the birdy! These ridiculously cute napkins from Craft Editions shall be mine. I'll take the matching tablecloth too, thanks.

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    Eat OutView more

  • South Oxfordshire classic pub grub

    Gawd knows we love a revamped pub on Muddy so it’s hello, how are you and make mine three courses at The Chequers in Burcot, near Dorchester-on-Thames.

    • Mullins Coffee Shop

      I've hit on a great place for lunch in Dorking. Wanna know more? Yes? Huddle in, I've got lots to tell.

    • The Best Pub in England!

      Into the winner's enclosure! A lovely village pub that's only gone and got itself the accolade of AA Best Pub in England

    • 2018’s Michelin winners

      The judge's scores are in, they've held up their Michelin paddleboards and here are our local winners.

    • stone floor, dark walls and leather banquettes create the relaxed cosy country pub vibes at The Pheasant nr Hungerford

      Race you to The Pheasant

      This stylish inn nr Lambourn is an odds on favourite for scoffing and quaffing before staggering to bed.

Most Read

  • Days Out

    Coastal cycle ride

    Try this roughly 12 mile run between Brighton and Worthing, through Lancing and Shoreham Harbour, with cafe pitstops

  • Cars

    OMG braaaaake!

    Perfect for new teen drivers or those of us who (*sniff*) may have had a prang or two, go pass the Silverstone driving test.

  • Life

    Ding dong!

    Our comprehensive guide to the most gorgeous, dreamy wedding venues in England.

    FashionView more

  • Festive fashion, sorted!

    Party season is fast approaching, yippee! But, what to wear? You could cover yourself in Superglue and jump in a giant vat of sequins. Or you could read on for our edit of the best partywear, featuring twinkly little numbers from your high street faves.

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      Uniqlo-oh-oh!

      It’s a match made in heaven – J.W. Anderson’s wondrously cool designs at Uniqlo prices. Let's go shopping.

    • 6 hot-to-trot AW17 trends

      We asked chic Deddington boutique, Nellie & Dove, to decode the new season's top trends. Don't go shopping until you read this!

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    • Fragrance + fashion = fabulous!

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

    • five various coloured nail polish bottles spilling over

      Muddy Loves ESSIE

      New season, new colours - time to ditch the summer neons and check out Essie's new muted autumnal hues.

    Arts & CultureView more

  • The best Fiction Books for Christmas

    Nothing better than a good read for the Crimbo hols, and The Marlow Bookshop has given its starter for 10 (well 11, but who’s counting?).

    • Need a laugh? Voilà!

      It's a golden time for female-centric TV comedy. Here are Muddy's top new UK shows to discuss around the watercooler.

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      November’s best reads

      Attention book worms! Monocle on - here are this month's top tomes, especially for you, as curated by Muddy's literature lover Kerry Potter.

    • 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.

    • October’s best reads

      Muddy bookclub ahoy! Don't read anything until you've read our latest, greatest picks for October.

    • Here comes Bonfire Night!

      Remember remember the 5th of November? Any excuse for a party - here's our Bonfire Night styling inspo.

    • How’s it Hanging?

      Pull yourself together (boom boom!) and read on for the best ways to frame that pane on a budget, courtesy of The Curtain Emporium.

  • Wellbeing
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      Yay for National Spa Week!

      We don't need to be asked twice to strip off, don a fluffy bathrobe and lounge in luxury. Here are our fave local spas.

    • Divorcing? Read this

      Bit of a grim topic, we know, but as divorce rates soar, we look at how to manage your break-up with minimal fallout.

  • Bruce Munro: My Favourite Places

    Artist Bruce Munro has exhibited at the V&A, the Guggenheim and locally at Waddesdon Manor, his current work, the 2266-light installation ‘Moonblooms’, can be seen on the approach to Bicester Village. He talks family, food and living the simple life with Muddy.

    • shaun leane carving metal top on model with silver hair and make up

      Say hello to Shaun Leane

      Meet the man who combines fashion with craftsmanship. Sean Leane talks to Muddy about bringing the bling to McQueen and his own jewellery collection to the Home Counties.

    • We’ll take your advice, Natalie!

      Owner of Cliveden estate and the brains behind its first ever Literary Festival, Natalie Livingstone knows a thing or two about the local area. Here's where she likes to hang out.

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