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It's beginning to look a lot like advent calendar season! We've rounded up the top makeup, skincare and fragrance picks to get your hands on before they sell out.

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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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  • Review: Barnett Hill Hotel

    Review: Barnett Hill Hotel

    As holidays abroad are being cancelled left, right and centre – a staycation has never looked so good. And this country house hotel in the gorgeous Surrey Hills is the perfect getaway.

    • Back-to-school for grown-ups

      Back-to-school for grown-ups

      The kids may be going back to school but why should they get all the new gear? We all deserve shiny winter boots and bags too. Here's our pick for back-to-school style.

    • J’adore/ J’abhor: video calls

      J’adore/ J’abhor: video calls

      Are you a FaceTime fanatic or a Skype cynic? After months of video call catch-ups, two Muddy editors battle it out over the digital face-to-face.

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    • Moreton Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire

      Moreton Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire

      Muddy says: With a new £1.45m theatre and national lacrosse champions, this nurturing rural boarding and day school has a strong academic record, wonderfully quirky features and even its very own farm smallholding.

    • St Edward’s School

      St Edward’s School

      Muddy says: Looking for a city school? St Edward's School in Summertown, Oxford is a corker, with half of the cohort taking the IB rather than A-levels. Read on for the Muddy verdict.

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    • The essential no make-up kit

      The essential no 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.

    • Banish a maskne breakout

      Banish a maskne breakout

      Face masks are a must-have, but the spots are an unwanted accessory. The struggle with 'Maskne; is real, so we called the experts to find out how to banish the breakouts.


  • Stephen Fry’s favourite places

    Stephen Fry’s favourite places

    Recalling his favourite places across the county, from sea and sky views to antique bookshops and country pubs, the legendary Mr Stephen Fry says Norfolk is home.

    • Muddy meets Lizzie Liebenhals

      Muddy meets Lizzie Liebenhals

      For the crème de la crème of party planners, it has to be Lizzie Liebenhals. Muddy snatched five minutes to pick the brains of this Surrey party queen.

    • My favourite places: William Sitwell

      My favourite places: William Sitwell

      Food writer and MasterChef judge William Sitwell has called the chocolate box village of Weston in South Northants home all his life, with Weston Hall having been in the family since 1714. Fancy a peek into his personal Little Black Book?

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