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Reader Treats Just For You!

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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

Counting the days until Christmas? We can help with that. Voila, five of the best luxe beauty advent calendars available to buy right now.

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Fun Finder

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

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  • Muddy eats: The Kingham Plough, Kingham

    This renowned Cotswold inn has just been relaunched by its new owners – but is it still up to Kingham’s relentlessly high foodie standards? Pass the napkin, we’re going in.

    • Muddy eats: The Maytime Inn, Asthall

      Wine tasting and a slap-up three-course dinner, you say? Muddy's Anna Brech is in there like swimwear at this gorgeous Cotswolds village gastropub. Like what you see? We've got a gorgeous Reader Treat overnight stay for two up for grabs.

    • Is this Warwickshire’s quirkiest bar + kitchen?

      At Leamington-based Hart + Co, meals are served school lunch style, then there's the bottomless cocktail brunch from 5pm-9pm! And why is there a bathtub in the middle of the room? We sent Muddy's Rhiannon Pursall to investigate...

    • The Olive Branch, Clipsham

      For a village pub, this one punches well above its weight. We head into the Rutland countryside for a memorable meal as it celebrates its 20th birthday.

    • Hind's Head Bray Roast beef yokshire pudding and triple cooked roast potatoes

      17 Sunday roasts with the most

      Release the Yorkies! No need to slave over a roast, out you go. Here Muddy's Berkshire hot spots for a weekend nosh up.

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Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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  • The 37 coolest party palaces

    Got a big birthday celebration looming? Or fancy a weekend away with your squad? We’ve sniffed out the 37 dreamiest party palaces across the land, available for exclusive hire. Grab your gang and let’s go!

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  • Ready to wrap up?

    Brrrrrrr! It’s got a bit chilly hasn’t it? Come warm yourself with these 10 stylish woolies and coats from the ever-brilliant hush, starting with this elegant ribbed, frill-necked beauty.

    • Forty years of fashion

      This season's trends nibble from the Seventies, Eighties, Nineties and Noughties. But how do you to channel the decades but keep your look modern.

    • Pyjama time!

      It's suddenly dark, cold and wet outside - let's hunker down and cheer ourselves up with some chic new pyjamas (yes, such things do actually exist).

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    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      It's Movember, the month when blokes grow moustaches to raise money for charity. Turns out the Muddy crew have VERY mixed views on men's facial hair. Where do you stand?

    • 5 of the best… autumn nail polishes

      Not feeling coral now the weather has turned? How to nail it with the dreamiest new season shades. Time for a home manicure?

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  • Wellbeing
    • Three easy wellbeing tips to try today

      Running around like a loony? Brain fried? Stress overload? In the interests of our collective sanity, I've sniffed out some great advice to help us restore balance. And breathe...

    • Feel the burn

      Feeling the need to unwind? Want to support a stylish local business? Strike a light and relax as hard as you can with these recycled, vegan candles from Oxon-based Hunters Moon

    • 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?

    • The bane of your working life?

      Imposter syndrome is a problem for women in offices up and down the land and it's holding us back. Here's my personal take.

  • Kids
    • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

      Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

    • Tom Gates on stage

      Part play, part living cartoon, part gig, Tom Gates live - in Brighton Wed 2 - Sat 5 Oct - stays pleasingly close to Liz Pichon's best-selling books.

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