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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • Is this the best boutique inn in Bucks?

    Very rare that I gush, but The Mash Inn is about to get it with two barrels for its fantastic offering for grown-ups in rolling Chiltern countryside. Go!

    • The Lion, Wendlebury

      This recently extended vast pub-with-rooms near Bicester Village is a solid all-day dining option (they even do breakfast). Muddy's Nicky Richardson pops in and pigs out.

    • Carnivores unite!

      All the fuss about vegan this-and-that driving you insane? Get your chops around the meaty eats at The Chequers in Marlow.

    • The Bull on Bell Street

      The Bull on Bell St ticks the boxes for cocktail drinkers, girl's lunches, family roasts and pretty much everything in between. Cool interiors too.

    • London afternoon tea fashion shaped food colourful

      More scones, madam?

      Holy scones! We're ready to be served the most indulgent, stylish cucumber sandwiches and macaroons. Do we know anywhere nice? Of course we do!

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  • New season, new shoes

    Do you need any encouragement to buy new shoes? Does anyone?! Clear some space on the shoe rack – I’ve rounded up my Top 15 footwear favourites for autumn, from elegant ankle boots to the super-cool sneakers.

  • Beauty
    • The 100 day moisturiser

      Want to avoid botox and fillers but after some medical intervention for the dreaded wrinkles? Muddy's Nicky Richardson tries microneedling.

    • Ready for a chop?

      Can a fringe really knock 15 years off your age? Lead me to Anne Veck salon in Bicester, I'm about to find out.

    • Speedy supper

      If you're running on empty, make like an Italian lady of the night and whip up Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi's energy-boosting Tart’s Spaghetti.

    • Cook THIS for dinner!

      Back to work and in need of a speedy supper? Masterchef finalist and TV chef Dean Edwards' Caprese Chicken Melt will do nicely, thank you.

  • Wellbeing
    • Try something new

      Bored of yet another run or fitness class? Here are 5 new fitness trends to hit Bucks & Oxon. Bouldering, anyone?!

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      Study among the spires

      Kerry Potter brushed up on her holiday French with a course at Oxford's Continued Education arm. If you want to upskill, or learn something new, book for Sept

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