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January 2019

Little Black Book

The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • Muddy Eats: Paris House, Woburn

    Elegance, class, sophistication…no, we’re not talking about ourselves! The Michelin recommended Paris House across the border in Woburn, Bedfordshire aces fine dining.

    • 10 new supper clubs

      Bored of a diet of abstinence and restraint? Go fill your boots with the best new supper clubs across Bucks & Oxon.

    • Best January cheap eats

      If you caned the credit card at Christmas swanky dinner dates are probably off the menu this month. What you need is a Muddy-approved cheap but chic dining spot.

    • Giggling Squid, Marlow

      The Marlow favourite has had a reboot, so Muddy's Sophie popped in to stuff her face in the name of research.

    • Royal Standard of England

      Want to impress the rellies? Take them to the oldest freehouse in England - at 900 years old with resident ghosts, The Royal Standard in Forty Green has character in spades.

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  • Out-of-Season Scilly with Kids

    Cornwall meets the Caribbean on this unspoilt archipelago just 28 miles from Land’s End. Here are Muddy’s top tips for visiting with the family in 2019.

    • Going anywhere nice on your holiday?

      How about one of these gorgeous self-catering properties in the South West? Pretty as a pic, PLUS they all come with the option for learning or a wellbeing fix.

    • Your 2019 holiday inspo

      Going anywhere nice on your holidays? Don't answer that until you've read Muddy's guide to the coolest travel trends for the year ahead.

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  • Witness the fitness! The best new sports gear for 2019

    Finding it hard to kickstart that hardcore new exercise regime? Buy some slinky new kit and you’ll be sprinting around the park faster than Mo Farah (possibly).

    • Hangover hiders

      In the interests of not being mistaken for a dug-up corpse this festive season, behold our five favourite morning after skincare saviours.

    • 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!

    • Speedy Supper: Prawn Laksa

      Healthy, hearty and faster than Dina Asher Smith with jet propellers, welcome to 2019's first Speedy Supper. Prawn Laksa, anyone?

    • The best advent calendars

      Counting the days until Christmas? Here, we can help with that! Open the door to the best 20 advent calendars and no nicking the chocolates before your kids wake up.

    • Are you sober curious?

      Whether you're doing Dry January or merely cutting down, we're all re-examining our relationship with alcohol right now. Could "sober curious" be for you?

    • ‘Superspa’ breaks for 2019

      I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want... a massage, mani and Jacuzzi please, and make it snappy.

  • 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.

    • thorpe house school red brick building victorian black panels boys in uniform standing in front

      Thorpe House School, Chalfont St Giles

      A small, friendly day school for boys aged 3-16 between Gerrard's Cross and Chalfont St Peter, set in 7 acres and high on inclusivity, priding themselves on knowing every child individually.

    • Screen time saviours

      Wondering what all that gaming and social media is doing to your kids mental wellbeing? Us too. So we've asked the experts for their advice on how to keep screen time safe.

  • Muddy meets Mandy!

    Pizza with Brendan Cole, a double act with Christopher Biggins and the blingiest panto dressing room of them all. Mandy Muden, who plays the MIrror in Snow White at Wycombe Swan next month, tells all.

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