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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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Stars and stripes in perfect harmony? Meet my très sexy favourite new Breton cashmere top, ready for adventures nautical but nice. Ooh-la-la!

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    Eat OutView more

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    Book chef, have awesome dinner party!

    You’ll want to know about this one! Muddy tests out La Belle Assiette, an awesome concept offering 600+ private chefs based on location, price, cuisine and reviews.

    • 12 cosy pubs to visit in January

      Local cosy Pubs. They're not just for Christmas, but if you're looking for seasonal fayre and great hospitality then here are 12 of the best

    • Heston’s posh pub

      Elegantly eccentric – Heston's Michelin star Hind's Head is THE place to hang.

    • The Anchor in Jericho

      A stylish locals' pub in one of Oxfords trendiest neighbourhoods, and a stone's throw from Port Meadow.

    • How to ace Xmas lunch

      Worried about your turkey timings? Pondering over your potatoes? 11 Michelin-starred tips to help nail it on the day.

    TravelView more

  • Tour travel: could it be for you?

    Group touring has come a long way from guides waving umbrellas in the air! Increasing popular, there are now lots of small and perfectly formed far-flung travel options…

    • J’adore Country Kids, France

      Looking for a holiday with a heated pool, a wine cellar (on an honesty policy), a kids' club and winter sunshine? Meet Country Kids - your home-from-home in France

    • Cliff Cottage, Iken

      Open, spacious, airy, barefoot; you'll kick your shoes of when you arrive, who knows where they'll be a week later. Welcome to Suffolk.

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    FashionView more

  • Let’s get physical!

    Don’t worry we haven’t recreated THAT Olivia Newton John video. But we have tested out the best sportswear around, just in time for your January fitness regime.

    • Festive fash attack!

      Grab the glitter, it's time to go OUT out! Here's the Muddy edit of the best partywear on the high street.

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      It’s a match made in heaven – J.W. Anderson’s wondrously cool designs at Uniqlo prices. Let's go shopping.

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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?

    Arts & CultureView more

  • Theatre for everyone

    From babes-in-arms & wriggling toddlers; to kids on the autism spectrum — The Mayflower, Southampton’s relaxed performance brings the magic of live theatre to all.

    • Muddy reviews: War Horse

      The National Theatre production of War Horse has arrived, so Muddy gallops down to Oxford New Theatre for opening night.

    • Top 10 Non-Fiction Books

      Politics, cookery, wildlife and, er, Princess Margaret are all on the hot list for Xmas, according to the Gerrards Cross Bookshop.

  • Kids
    • Moulsford School, Moulsford

      Just back from a visit to Moulsford School - a boys' prep school in South Oxon with an idyllic riverside setting and a reputation for sporting excellence. Read my review here.

    • The top 10 children’s books

      The very best stories of 2017 to inspire young, imaginative minds, as chosen by Banbury indie experts (and Muddy faves) Book & Ink.

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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.

    • 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.

    • Artist’s hangouts

      Muddy meets Bruce Munro, the installation artist whose work has shown at the V&A, the Guggenheim - and now, Bicester Village!

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