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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

Missoma Coppafeel t-shirt

Add these feel-good limited edition buys to your basket ASAP to look gorgeous and support breast cancer charities this October. Two birds, one stone - yes please.

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Best Places to Live 2020

Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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  • 📸COMPETITION TIME 📸 Think your village or town is the Best Place to Live? Prove it! Take a photo of your area to be in with the chance of winning a personalised family portrait and framed photo of where you live shot by internationally renowned, award-winning photographer @paulwilkinsonphotography worth a sweet £670. 
 
Don’t worry, you don’t have to be Annie Liebovitz to enter, just take a picture - it can be of anything from beautiful vistas, to your favourite pub or cool local landmark - and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MuddyBestPlacesToLive with a short description on why you love where you live. Remember, we won’t be able to see your entries if your Instagram is set to private so make sure you set it to public for the duration of the competition so you don’t miss out
 
All entries will be judged by internationally renowned Lifestyle & Location Portrait Photographer of the Year Paul Wilkinson and Muddy’s Ed-in-Chief Hero Brown. You have until 20 Nov to enter.
 
Head to the link in bio for the full T&Cs and to check out Muddy’s current Top 200 Best Places to Live.
  • The local pub has been fab, but now it’s time to indulge and try out some tasty new seasonal menus a bit further afield (until 10pm, of course!). Head to Muddy’s Weekend Escapes for the top foodie destinations across all 25 Muddy counties from Michelin-starred gaffs to gastronomical hotels and unique dining experiences. Elasticated trousers on? Let’s go! Link in bio 🍴
  • Wanna look like style queen Meghan Markle? We can help with that! For one week only get a whopping £200 discount on two stunning coats from @winserlondon (including this super-chic navy number). Simply follow @winserlondon, @muddystilettos and enter our exclusive code MUDDY200 at the checkout. Each coat retails for £499 meaning you can snaffle a third off the price - now, that should keep you warm this winter 😘
  • Can't function without your morning brew? Neither can the rest of the nation so there's a whole week dedicated to the black stuff (and it's happening now). Get your caffeine fix for UK Coffee Week from one of these amazing artisan roasters from across the Muddy counties. Link in bio ☕️
  • Have pooch, will travel - particularly if you use Weekend Escapes to check out the best dog-friendly 🐶 joints across 25 Muddy counties. Get the inside line on the best hotels, inns, self-catering and pubs at the link in bio 🐕 Woof!
  • With furlough ending next week and the job market uncertain - could now be the time to set up your own business? Meet four female entrepreneurs who took back control and turned their side hustle into their dream job during lockdown with a free, no-hassle @tidebanking business account. Link in bio.

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  • Holiday in the hills: Muddy reviews Barnett Hill

    Holiday in the hills: Muddy reviews Barnett Hill

    As holidays abroad are seemingly off the agenda – a staycation has never looked so good. And this country house hotel in the gorgeous Surrey Hills is the perfect getaway for couples and families.

    • Muddy reviews One Aldwych: London

      Muddy reviews One Aldwych: London

      Overnighter in the Big Smoke or planning a post-pandemic theatre jaunt? Treat yourself with a stay at this stunning, super-luxe hotel, just a stone's throw from the West End.

    • Is this the ultimate family escape?

      Is this the ultimate family escape?

      A five star hotel so fabulous you and your kids will never want to leave. Pack your bags, Coworth Park is calling for fresh air, great food and fun on tap.

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  • Designer vs dead ringer: the leather edit

    Designer vs dead ringer: the leather edit

    Leather is top of the trends this season but the real deal can be a *leetle* unfriendly when it comes to your credit card. Cue our edit of the best dupes for the hottest designer pieces.

    • Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Ethical, eco and everywhere - with the likes of Selfridges now pushing a new sustainable outlook, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your wardrobe in style.

    • New season fashion trends: A/W 2020

      New season fashion trends: A/W 2020

      The fashion mavens spoken and, yes please, we'll take that excuse for new clothes and run with it! Here are the five top trends to help you nail autumn/ winter style this year.

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    • New nail polish colours for Autumn

      New nail polish colours for Autumn

      Ditch the neon brights and pretty pastels and get dark and daring for the change in season. Here are the brand new nail polishes we'll be picking up for our at-home mani.

    • The essential no make-up make-up kit

      The essential no make-up make-up kit

      It’s a trend that’s not going away anytime soon; make-up so subtle that it just makes you look like a brighter and better version of yourself. Here’s the Muddy guide.

    People

  • What’s cooking? Calum Franklin, The Pie Room

    What’s cooking? Calum Franklin, The Pie Room

    Fresh from the launch of his mouth-watering new cookbook, we caught up with the London Pie King himself to talk Scotch eggs, the Breville toastie masker and cooking for Axl Rose.

    • Yes, people, this is Meg Mathews!

      Yes, people, this is Meg Mathews!

      Primrose Hill party queen turned wellness guru? Stranger things have happened! Muddy chats to the always glamorous Meg Mathews about her new book, self-care and, er, vagina facials.

    • Why Stephen Fry calls Norfolk home

      Why Stephen Fry calls Norfolk home

      From sea and sky views to antique bookshops and country pubs, the legendary actor and author lets us in on the secret places he most loves in the county.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

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

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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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