The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Bucks & Oxon Edition

Category: Fashion

Free gifties at the Really Wild launch this weekend!

23 Mar 2017

Gotta love a new boutique opening! Marlow is the town du jour – or even du saison – at the moment. Everything seems to be going on there – it’s riddled with cool pubs like The Coach, groovy industrial cafes like Coopers, funky hairdressers like HairBox and awesome new events like Pub in the Park (first one this summer).

There’s also a seemingly never-ending dripfeed of lovely independent shops, the latest of which is  Really Wild, beloved of Kate Middleton and country dwellers with its elegant tweeds and walking boots, but now cleverly expanding into cross-over territory – so that woollen three quarter length coat you wore to Ascot or that wedding last month looks just as stylish with a pair of jeans and trainers.

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Up to 50% off wedding rings until 27 March!

13 Mar 2017


Are you ringing the changes this year? Be it your first time, second time, eighth time (is that you Joan Collins?) or you’re trying to prod your grown-up son or daughter into action, if you’re in the market for a wedding ring, here’s something for you. Biagio the Jeweller is having a Wedding Rings Event where you get handed a glass of champagne (always a good start), help in choosing your wedding bands, and then you partake in a lucky dip discount which gives you up to 50% off.

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Into London – Mormons, Chinatown and travel bags!

12 Mar 2017

I escaped into London last weekend – left my three children to fend for themselves (social services: this is a JOKE!) – and had a whale of a time with Mr Muddy.

A couple of things to tell you. Firstly, if you’re looking for a good value place to rest your head in the smoke, the Z Hotel is almost indecently placed in the centre of things in Soho, one minute from Chinatown, a hop and a skip from Covent Garden and bang in the middle of all the fun.

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How to do London Fashion Week…

9 Feb 2017

London Fashion Week used to be a case of ‘if your name’s not down, you’re not coming in’ but these days the biannual round of fashion shows are a much more democratic affair. While you’re still unlikely to find yourself snuggled up front row next to the editor of French Vogue (wearing sunglasses indoors and a ‘whatever’ expression mandatory), fear not, my sartorial squirrels, for there are plenty of other ways to get involved…

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