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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

The first Northern Hemisphere of Aussie cookware giants House has arrived in the Home Counties and online and OMG mate, you're gonna love it.

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  • The Red Lion, Cholsey

    A stylish revamp, liberal sprinkling of fairy lights and four new enthusiastic owners in this historic pub in Cholsey, where Agatha Christie once lived. Who dunnit? The locals!

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      By Royal Command

      With direct access to Burnham Beeches, The Crown, a 230 year old inn in Farnham Royal has 'family-friendly' written all over it.

    • Grey’s Brasserie

      Whatley Manor’s revamped eaterie is cutting quite a swathe with its chic European interiors and innovative menu.

    • Try something different

      Not many places locally where Sunday lunch and architectural salvage collide so deliciously. Fancy a nibble?

    • Superflashy newsflash

      Food and booze news - including a big wineries weekender, new pubs, dining and drinks launches across Sussex

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    Child-friendly chic in The New Forest

    Looking for a special, take-a-deep breath space—all Mad Men elegance, oodles of space for kids & a mahoosive dining table? Welcome to Slate Cottage.

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      Sheep on Sheep Street

      This Stow-on-the-Wold hotel, restaurant and bar looks like a period drama on the outside – and on inside the scene is set for stylish, urbanite fun.

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      Chewton Glen

      Hampshire's fanciest-pantsiest five star hotel: the countryside idyll with a smattering of Soho.

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  • Gardening

    Bright and beautiful

    Rosara’s vibrant outdoor furniture is all about the fun and sun. Let’s celebrate Spring with their stunning seating.

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  • Cars

    Rev her up!

    Oooh Jaguar E-Pace, you’re a bit saucy aren’t you? Muddy puts the stiletto to the metal to test drive this 4×4.

  • Work

    The future’s AllBright

    Want to start your own business? Need funding to get to the next stage? Female entrepreneurs meet your new best friends.

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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?

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  • Need something to read in the sunshine?

    Muddy’s pro-bookworm Kerry Potter picks this month’s best books. Ignore your family and friends, and get stuck in!

    • Cool video alert!

      It'll make you want to go clubbing immediately. The coolest girl in R&B, Janelle Monáe, is back and we couldn't be happier.

    • Rebel rebel

      We adore this illustrated children's book about kick-ass women, published just in time for International Women's Day.

    • Q&A with Joan Iyiola

      The actress talks student days at Cambridge Uni, #MeToo and the influence of Black Panther on her RSC Duchess of Malfi.

    • 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

    • Speedy Supper

      Desperately seeking dinner inspiration? We've got a 30 minute fab fish curry for you, courtesy of Tart London.

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      Property flirt

      Through the keyhole of a magnificent Somerset farmhouse with acres of land and ringside views of a wildlife phenomenon

  • Wellbeing
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      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.

  • Kids
    • The Abbey School, Reading, Berkshire

      One of the top day prep and secondary girls' schools in the UK, The Abbey School in Reading is unusual for its central city location.

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      West Hill Park School

      A happy, romping countryside school, where the carrot very much overrides the stick and the focus is on letting children develop in a kind, secure, environment.

  • Real 2018 Resolutions

    Did your New Year Resolutions die in February? I’ve waited until Spring to start my Real Resolutions – wanna join me?

    • Where Clover goes

      Oxfordshire-based Clover Stroud, author of bestselling memoir Wild Other, lets us in on her coolest local hangouts.

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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 Fave Places

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

    • 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.

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