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Little Black Book

The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • The perfect pub grub?

    Scampi aficionado Jo Sutherland has a lotta love for the classic pub fayre at the newly rebooted Full Moon in Hawridge. Don’t steal her tartare sauce, whatever you do.

    • 10 Autumn pubs with walks

      Is there anything better than a beautiful Autumnal walk that ends in a pub lunch? Stroll and scoff your way across Bucks & Oxon.

    • Rum – it’s the new gin!

      Yes, it's hard to believe but we've benched the G&Ts for a super-cool exciting new tipple. Wanna know what it is? 'Course you do.

    • Scandi foodie invasion!

      No need to head into Shoreditch, there's an influx of Nordic cool right here, with a new raft of groovy cafés and bakeries. Shall we?

    • cross keys pub white building slanted roof

      Family-friendly pub ahoy!

      The Roald Dahl Museum has just reopened in Great Missenden - if you're heading down, you'd be a Twit not to try this friendly pub nearby

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  • Fancy a weekend away in Kent?

    Course you do! We’ve teamed up with Southeastern to give you the lowdown on the Garden of England’s hidden gems. PLUS we’re giving away a luxe weekend stay there worth £500! Aren’t we nice?

    • Brighton’s Rock ‘n’ Roll hotel

      We like nothing more than a quirky and cool weekend bolthole, and there's plenty of both to...

    • A fairy tale stay

      Muddy goes all 'Rapunzel' and checks into an impressive 15th Century folly for the night with panoramic views over a famous Civil War battlefield.

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  • On the hunt for cool creps

    Trainers so chic that only a fool would take them near a gym are everywhere this season – including some places you wouldn’t expect. Guess where these beauties are from?

  • Beauty
    • The Popham treatment

      Oxford hairdresser David Popham worked with Vidal Sassoon in Sixties London - so he has five decades of cutting experience. Yeah, I think I'll let him loose on my hair!

    • J’adore Isabel Marant

      We can't stretch to new Isabel Marant boots or bags right now but it's a big "OUI!" from us to her super-chic new lipsticks.

    • 21 cracking Christmas wreath workshops

      Deck your door with boughs of holly! These local festive craft classes are hugely popular (wonder if the accompanying mulled wine has anything to do with that?) so, quick, book now.

    • Doggy style

      Pampered pooches rejoice! Now you can lounge on a your very own mini-sofa that's more stylish than your owners' one. Woof!

  • Wellbeing
    • What would you ask a top lawyer?

      There aren't enough hours in the day, right? So we asked a top legal firm to answer your queries about family law, employment, wills and all the stuff you never get round to sorting out.

    • Self-care quiz time!

      Here at Muddy we love wellbeing and we love a quiz, so a wellbeing quiz? We've all done it - but how will you get on? Tot up your scores and let us know.

  • Back to school?

    Feeling the need to feed your brain? There’s loads of ace new academic courses now booking in Oxford for 2019 – and you can be as part-time as you like.

  • Kids
    • The Unicorn School

      The only specialist independent day school in Oxfordshire, supporting boys and girls 6-16 years with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).

    • The best Xmas shows in the West End

      Fancy a cultural jaunt into Larrrrndon? Oh yes you do! Celebs aplenty in our guide to the best West End classics, festive shows and pantos.

  • Muddy makes the glossies!

    I’m too proud to be modest – check out Muddy Stilettos over SIX pages in the brilliant Psychologies magazine!

    • Hey, don’t I know you from somewhere?

      Tring Park School for the Performing Arts churns out constellations of new generation stars - wanna see the latest batch of A-listers?

    • How She Does It

      We grill digital start-up founder Clare Reid on nailing that killer idea, championing flexible working and putting in work/life boundaries.

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