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FRI 23 - SUN 25 FEB 2018

MON 19 - SUN 25 FEB 2018

FEB 2018

  • white stone building grey slanted room crown at cuddling ton pub blue skies

    Muddy eats: The Crown, Cuddington

    This locals’ fave has had a makeover. Cue the music and a Muddy nose-around as we throw portion control to the wind.

    • the fox boars hill exterior front building wooden beams stone bottom outdoor dining area

      The Fox Inn, Boars Hill

      This refurbed pub in well-heeled Boars Hill is family catnip - think large garden, kid-friendly menu and circular walk.

    • vegetables carrots peas beatroot on slate plate

      Dinner with a twist

      Bored of your local gastropub? Try one of these supercool supper clubs. There's loads popping up in the coming months.

    • no5 London end exterior dark blue exterior large glass window

      Beaconsfield indie gem

      Amongst Beaconsfield's chain restaurants sits No5, a friendly gastro gem with stylish industrial touches.

    • boxing hare outside front building statue hair wearing waistcoat looking up

      The Boxing Hare

      The Boxing Hare in Swerford has come out fighting with a Michelin chef, experienced owners, a new name and total revamp.

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    Five star getaway

    Like your hotels super luxe, with world class spa and celebrity chef to boot? Pack your bag, we’re heading to Stoke Park – conveniently situated in Buckinghamshire!

    • Need long-haul holiday inspo?

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

    • forest holidays luxury log cabins

      Vacation staycation

      If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a big surprise - these fab family Forest Holidays, complete with a special Muddy discount.

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  • Revamp your forgotten gems

    Outgrown your jewellery? Or maybe not keen on an outdated inherited piece? Yup, me too! Check out how I turned my grandma’s chunky old ring into two stunning necklaces.

  • Beauty
    • Whizzy new facial anyone?

      We try out a new Guinot skin-brightening treatment. Will it turn Muddy's Kerry Potter into J.Lo? Ready, steady, glow!

    • Cool new aesthetic beauty brand alert!!

      Heard of Image Skincare? Oasis Health and Beauty Spa in Great Missenden is the only salon in Bucks & Oxon to deploy its charms. Look mum, no wrinkles!

  • black boy playing basketball on an estate

    Supercool Nike vid!!

    A high celeb call including Eden Hazard, Harry Kane and Mo Farah, plus cultural cool cats Skepta, Dave and J Hus take this frenetic Nike ad to dizzying fun levels. Watch it!

    • anatomy of a scandal novel hardback black cover woman eye looking through crack in door

      The best January reads

      Hiding under the duvet or plonked on the sofa? We hear you. Here's what to read while you hibernate.

    • flight of the conchords twopence band holding old musical instruments grey background

      Top 20 culture picks for 2018

      Want to make the most of 2018? We've curated the best new TV, music, theatre, film, books and art for the year ahead. Get yer diary out!

    • Tonight’s dinner, sorted

      Rustle up this Speedy Super cod one-pot dish, courtesy of hot new healthy eating guru, Dr Rupy Aujla. The doctor will see you now...

    • New year, new garden

      Outside space looking a bit 'meh'? Yup, mine too. Time to hatch a plan to jazz up that jardin with these 5 tips!

  • Wellbeing
    • 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.

    • Cowley manor spa indoor pool glass walls reflection in water tall pillars

      Need a spa day? Read this

      Winter getting you down? Here are the best spa deals in our 'hood. Grab a pal, a fluffy white robe and relaaaax.

  • sari khan in black t-shirt smiling in the back of a car

    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.

    • Artist’s hangouts

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

    • shaun leane carving metal top on model with silver hair and make up

      Say hello to Shaun Leane

      Meet the man who combines fashion with craftsmanship. Sean Leane talks to Muddy about bringing the bling to McQueen and his own jewellery collection to the Home Counties.



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