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    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

    Artist Bruce Munro has exhibited at the V&A, the Guggenheim and locally at Waddesdon Manor, his current work, the 2266-light installation 'Moonblooms', can be seen on the approach to Bicester Village. He talks family, food and living the simple life with Muddy.

  • We’ll take your advice, Natalie!

    Owner of Cliveden estate and the brains behind its first ever Literary Festival, Natalie Livingstone knows a thing or two about the local area. Here's where she likes to hang out.

  • Griselda’s Secret Oxford

    Celebrated children's author Griselda Heppel has a hotline to some beautiful places in the city that most of us have never heard of. Come on, let's check them out.

  • My Favourite Places: Victoria Wellington from Sojo Kitchen

    Foodie? Vintage lover? Victoria Wellington of Sojo Kitchen caterers hears ya. Here are a few of her favourite places, both near and far. Happy travels.

  • My Favourite Places

    William Stonor's family have owned stately home, Stonor Park, for a whopping 850 years, so it's fair to say they have a fair bit of local knowledge! Here are the places he loves most.

  • Crime Scene

    Where does the Long Crendon-based crime writer Sharon Bolton love to spend her time? From London to Oxford and into the Chilterns, Muddy investigates.

  • My Favourite Places: Sue Bell, Turquoise Holidays

    If you’re going to ask someone about their favourite places to stay in the world it sure as damn it should be someone who owns a luxury travel company! So it’s kia ora, bula and jambo to Sue Bell of the awesome Turquoise Holiday Company, specialists in luxury long-haul and exotic destinations, beloved of top travel editors and savvy travelers and – lucky us – local to the area in Beaconsfield...

  • LAURA’S FAVOURITE HANGOUTS

    It was a mundane garage clear-out last year that provided Laura Redrup with her lightbulb moment. She had a stack of mismatched bone china pretty tea cups that she'd bought for her wedding reception a few years back but that were now gathering dust. Use them or lose them? She plumped for the former, setting up Laura's Travelling Teapot, a vintage-inspired afternoon tea catering business. A year on, the Chinnor-based mother-of-two provides delicious home-made cakes, scones and sandwiches for antiques fairs, weddings, hen parties and baby showers. Those teapots do indeed do a lot travelling around our region, so we asked Laura to give us the lowdown on her Fave Places....

  • We love Clover

    She’s lived all over the world, but author Clover Stroud is now back home in Oxfordshire, so we’ve tapped her up for her local recommendations.

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