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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

Our fashion favourite Cos is launching babywear this week - and we've gone gaga for it. Behold the cuteness!

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

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    Eat OutView more

  • The perfect pub grub?

    Scampi aficionado Jo Sutherland has a lotta love for the classic pub fayre at the newly rebooted Full Moon in Hawridge. Don’t steal her tartare sauce, whatever you do.

    • 10 Autumn pubs with walks

      Is there anything better than a beautiful Autumnal walk that ends in a pub lunch? Stroll and scoff your way across Bucks & Oxon with my starter for 10.

    • Grey walls and ring boats fixed to ceiling wooden floor and dark wood tables and chairs

      Swanning about by the river

      A pub immersed in literary history with stunning river views and a new chef adding pizazz to the menu. Is it a page turner? You bet it is.

    • 20 Sunday Roasts!

      Bring on the Yorkshire puds! Where are the best spots for a weekend nosh up? Here's our round up of our fave cosy pubs for you to try...

    • The Mulberry Inn

      Big flavours and a big friendly welcome is the order of the day at this newly zhushed up Surrey country pub owned by Chris Evans.

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    Local stars

    It’s the accolade that all chefs want – so whose wish on a Michelin star in Bucks and Oxon came true this year?

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    INSIDER GUIDE: FOLKESTONE

    This seaside town has not only gained a reputation for its artistic heart – it’s also making convincing marks on the foodie map. What more reason do you need to visit?

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    The wedding planner

    Planning a wedding in Surrey? Don’t do anything until you’ve checked out our ultimate Surrey wedding directory.

    FashionView more

  • On the hunt for cool creps

    Trainers so chic that only a fool would take them near a gym are everywhere this season – including some places you wouldn’t expect. Guess where these beauties are from?

    • 5 hot trends for Autumn

      Ready to shop the new season? We've picked out five trends we love, all available at Westgate Oxford.

    • New season, new shoes

      Clear space on the shoe rack - I've rounded up Top 15 Autumn footwear faves, from stilettos to sneakers.

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    • J’adore Isabel Marant

      We can't stretch to new Isabel Marant boots or bags right now but it's a big "OUI!" from us to her super-chic new lipsticks.

    • Skin Genius

      This natural and organic skincare range won multiple awards at this year's Beauty Shortlist Awards, and with a new look we love it more than ever.

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  • The new John Lewis Xmas ad!

    It’s here! The John Lewis Christmas ad has launched with the Rocket Man as its secret weapon for 2018 – but has it hit orbit or crash landed? You decide!

    • Muddy Book Club! November’s best new reads

      It's bloomin' freezing out there so batten down the hatches, commandeer the sofa and get stuck...

    • Savage X Fenty

      Rhianna's brought out a new 'Savage' Fenty underwear range - and given it some serious separate and uplift with a very cool, slightly otherworldly vid. Wanna see?

    • First night: Evita, Wycombe Swan

      Don't cry for me, I love musicals! Muddy heads to the first night of Evita to see Lucy 'The Voice' O’Byrne in action. But was she totalmente increíble?

    • Troilus and Cressida

      It's back to the future for the RSC's Mad Max post-apocalyptic version of Troilus and Cressida with music by solo percussionist Evelyn Glennie.

    • Cladesi Ricciarelli biscuits white wavy plates black worktop and two cups of coffee

      Recipe: Italian almond biscuits

      Nom nom nom. I'm loving this recipe for Crimbo. Get your kids to help you if you have the patience, or try it yourself with a glass of Italian red.

    • Doggy style

      Pampered pooches rejoice! Now you can lounge on a your very own mini-sofa that's more stylish than your owners' one. Woof!

  • Wellbeing
    • Self-care quiz time!

      Here at Muddy we love wellbeing and we love a quiz, so a wellbeing quiz? We've all done it - but how will you get on?

    • Fitness challenge!

      Nothing like a race looming to motivate you to go for a walk, run, swim or cycle on these chilly autumn mornings.

    • Back to school?

      Feeling the need to feed your brain? There's loads of ace new academic courses now booking in Oxford for 2019 - and you can be as part-time as you like.

    • Flexible working – a personal view

      It's a contentious issue, that's for sure! As a full-time working mum and business owner, I can see both sides of that fence. Wanna know what I think?

  • Kids
    • Review: The Comedy of Errors

      Local children take to the stage in the RSC's new First Encounters with Shakespeare production for 7 - 13-year-olds combining the floss, yoga and some frenetic family fun.

    • Inside The Haunted Castle

      Muddy boldly goes in search of the scariest thrills for Halloween at Warwick Castle on a family day out.

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