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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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Too hot to sleep? Yep, us too. But these summer PJs are as wafty and airy as they are stylish.

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    Eat OutView more

  • Lobster.

    Seafood in the Forest

    English fizz, oysters & lobster mac n’cheese? Oh go on then, you’ve twisted our arm. We’ll meet you at The Lymington Seafood Festival.

    • The Dolphin Pub Newbury Berkshire Teal leather banquette, dark blu walls chalk board and vintage stocking props

      Dive in at The Dolphin, Newbury

      Shoreditch House meets Miami Beach vibes, Newbury's new pub is cool, quirky place to chill.

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      The Daneway

      This one-time rural boozer near Cirencester is full of rustic charm and too-good-to-miss gastro-pub inventions.

    TravelView more

  • Cruising with kids

    Cruising is not just for pensioners – some lines go all out to attract families. Find out about typical children’s activities onboard and some of the adventurous places you could visit.

    • Riverside luxury

      Looking for a relaxing spa break that's not going to take hours to get to? I know just the place.

    • The perfect honeymoon

      Getting married? Don't leave your honeymoon to the last minute. Here's how to plan the perfect holiday as Mr and Mrs.

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    FashionView more

  • Tick tock

    Watch out! All the coolest girls wear men’s timepieces, doncha know. Don’t know where to start? Read THIS.

    • Bag lady

      Pastel colours are a big hit right now and this cornflower blue number from Ri2k London gets it just right.

    • Your holiday wardrobe, sorted!

      C'mon, let's get it nailed before everything sells out and you end up having to wear that crap sarong you bought in 1989. Muddy shows you how.

    BeautyView more

    • Spa bliss

      Need a cheeky spa break? Me too! And if there's a Diamond Life Infusion Facial thrown in, all the better – my face needs it!

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      Cult beauty brand alert!

      We've got our Muddy fingers in a LOT of Beauty Pie's luxe products this week, and we're going back in for seconds.

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  • Me and My Girl

    Chichester Festival Theatre has another hit on its hands with a fun-filled revival of Me and My Girl

    • Review: Miss Littlewood

      Seven actors joyously bring to life the charismatic revolutionary British theatre director in the RSC's new musical at The Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon.

    • Love Island – yes or no?

      It's the talking point TV of the summer but the Muddy office is divided on Love Island. What about you? Time for a heated debate!

    • Perk up your frazzled garden

      Wilted borders and a lawn resembling the Gobi desert? Yup, us too. But happily we've got all the heatwave-combating garden tips.

    • Tomato bulgar salad

      Need some summer salad inspiration? Try this summer tomato bulgar salad bowl from private chef Laura Scott.

  • Wellbeing
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      Study among the spires

      Kerry Potter brushed up on her holiday French with a course at Oxford's Continued Education arm. If you want to upskill too, or learn something new, book up for September.

    • Sunday at the Spa

      The Bath Thermae Spa: warm, mineral-rich waters, open air rooftop pool, dreamy views over the city – and that's just the start of it.

    • stressed businesswoman animation cartoon woman hand on head multiple hands holding out work items

      Help! Career MOT needed

      Job driving you mental? We put your work dilemmas to our clever new careers coach. Here's what she had to say.

    • The future’s AllBright

      Want to start your own business? Need funding to get to the next stage? Female entrepreneurs, breathe deep, smile wide and meet your new best friends.

  • Kids
    • 5 reasons kids should do yoga

      From teaching self-acceptance to creating balance and calm, here are five reasons why kids should have yoga in their lives.

    • thorpe house school red brick building victorian black panels boys in uniform standing in front

      Thorpe House School

      A small, friendly day school for boys aged 3-16 between Gerrard's Cross and Chalfont St Peter, set in 7 acres and high on inclusivity.

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    The weird world of Craig David

    What do Kestrel Kes, Louboutins and Willy Wonka have in common? Here are 10 things you didn’t know about comeback king, Craig.

    • Love Island – yes or no?

      It's the talking point TV of the summer but the Muddy office is divided on Love Island. What about you? Time for a heated debate!

    • My Favourite Places: Tim Henman

      Tim Henman, party animal - who'd have thought it? Ahead of Wimbledon, the British tennis legend talks wine, his local hangouts and, er, more wine with Muddy's Kerry Potter.

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