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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

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Rosara's vibrant outdoor furniture is all about the fun and sun. Let's celebrate Spring with their stunning new season seating.

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    Eat OutView more

  • Want to try something a bit different?

    Not many places locally where Sunday lunch and architectural salvage collide so deliciously. We review a quirkily stylish pub in Milton Common, mid Oxfordshire.

    • A pub with a view

      Looking for a charming family-friendly pub and a wondersome walk? Look no further, than The Abingdon Arms, Beckley.

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      Kitchen confidential

      The Westgate's new Indian restaurant is causing much excitement with its high-end cuisine and chic setting. Here's why.

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      Fine dining at Humphry’s

      With its 3 AA rosettes, Palladian interiors and celeb exec chef, Humphry's fine dining restaurant has it going ON!

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      Try these private chefs

      La Belle Assiette, an awesome concept offering 600+ private chefs based on location, price, cuisine and reviews.

    TravelView more

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    Chewton Glen

    The countryside idyll with a smattering of Soho; Muddy makes like rockstar-royalty at Hampshire’s fanciest-pantsiest five star hotel.

    • Need long-haul holiday inspo?

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

    • 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...

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    FashionView more

  • M&S SS18 lilac shirt, checked trench coat and black smart leggings

    Bored of your wardrobe?

    Lost your fashion mojo? A styling sesh could save time and buyer’s remorse. Muddy tries the new M&S Fit & Style Studio, Westfield.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    BeautyView more

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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

  • Review: Matilda The Musical

    The stage adaptation of the beloved book by Roald Dahl is joyous, raucous, magical and hilarious. Go see it now!

    • Rebel rebel

      We adore this illustrated children's book about kick-ass women, published just in time for International Women's Day.

    • The Kite Runner play review

      The Kite Runner on stage

      The play of best-selling novel The Kite Runner is on tour, featuring brilliant on stage percussion

    • Muddy Book Club

      Muddy's pro-bookworm Kerry Potter is all about real-life stories this month. Well, the truth is often stranger than fiction, after all.

    • The Shadow Factory

      Muddy reviews the very first production at Southampton's brand new NST City theatre.

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      Bright and beautiful

      Rosara's vibrant outdoor furniture is all about the fun and sun. Let's celebrate Spring with their stunning new season seating.

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      What’s cooking? THIS!

      Struggle to get excited by pasta? Try our new Speedy Supper midweek dish and prepare to be wowed by these delicious diddy pasta balls.

  • Wellbeing
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      Next patient please

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

    • Chewton Glen Spa

      Yes, another hard day's graft at Muddy Hants towers; I know — feel our pain.

  • Real 2018 Resolutions

    Did your New Year Resolutions die in February? I’ve waited until Spring to start my Real Resolutions – wanna join me?

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      Where Clover goes

      Oxfordshire-based Clover Stroud, author of bestselling memoir Wild Other, lets us in on her coolest local hangouts.

    • Q&A with Joan Iyiola

      The awesome young actor on Cambridge with James Norton, #MeToo and the influence of Black Panther on her Duchess of Malfi at the RSC.

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