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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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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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  • Worral Thompson winner

    Excellent food and service from this quirky Worrall Thompson gastro pub in South Oxfordshire, renowned for its Wagyu beef. Shall we?

    • the perch pub nature outdoor

      11 lovely pub gardens

      Get thee to a pub garden pronto, I say. Pint of lager for me and a small white wine spritzer for the husband, thanks!

    • The Blackbird Banger 19th century red brick country pub rural west berkshrie

      Caw caw blimey! The Blackbird

      Tom Aiken's former head chef has opened his own place at The Blackbird Bagnor – expect the unexpected.

    • Owzat! The Bat and Ball

      It's Sunday lunch deluxe for families, locals and casual dropper-inners at this friendly pub in mid-Oxfordshire.

    • We love The Bottle & Glass

      This recently refurbed rural inn in Binfield Heath looks like your classic country pub - but the food is anything but ordinary.

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  • Stylish mid-century interior with cowhide rug.

    Childfriendly 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.

    • Need long-haul holiday inspo?

      Have we got gorgeous beaches, chic shacks and twinkly turquoise waters for you. Travel porn incoming!

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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.

    orange bench rosara flower outside
  • 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? Meet your new best friends.

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    • The elixir of youth

      This supercool beauty brand is adored by millennials. But there's also a lot to love here when you have more (*cough*) mature skin.

    • Elemental Herbology

      Award winner alert!

      We’ve been road-testing Elemental Herbology, the Beauty Shortlist Award winners. The verdict - we want the lot!

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  • Review: Fleabag

    The very rude BAFTA award-winning BBC comedy arrives at Warwick Arts Centre with Maddie Rice taking centre stage at the start of a UK tour.

    • book coffee whistle in the dark

      Need a new book?

      Well, you're in the right place. Muddy's pro bookworm Kerry Potter has a bumper selection of May's rave reads - and you can win the lot!

    • Meet the RSC’s new Juliet

      Super-modest and down-to-earth Glaswegian actress Karen Fishwick is a girl after our own hearts here at Muddy – “passionate” about drinking and good food!

    • books coffee table summer

      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.

    • House rules

      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.

    • Speedy Supper

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

  • Wellbeing
    • pug in blanket brown dog

      Next patient please

      Too tired to go for a run? Never see sunshine? We've talked to a top GP about our niggling winter health worries.

    • Cowley manor spa indoor pool glass walls reflection in water tall pillars

      Need a spa day? Read this

      Winter getting you down? Here are the best spa deals in our 'hood. Grab a pal, a fluffy white robe and relaaaax.

  • Kids
    • school in cotswold stone with green fields surrounding it

      Kingham Hill School, North Oxon

      An idyllically placed co-ed, non-selective secondary school with a strong Christian ethos, set in 100 acres of Cotswolds countryside.

    • Tudor Hall, Banbury, North Oxon

      A girl’s secondary day/boarding school in a stunning rural setting near Banbury, Tudor Hall's emphasis is on 'joining in' and good manners. Tick and tick.

  • clara amfo bbc1 presenter

    Muddy meets Clara Amfo

    Winning TV quiz Pointless, playing basketball with Justin Bieber, crying over Oprah Winfrey – it’s all in a day’s work for Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo. Muddy is enamoured with its new BFF.

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