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  • 20 cracking Christmas markets

    Feeling the need to shop? Here, let us facilitate that! Read on for your fill of the best local festive fairs.

  • How to buy antiques like a pro

    Is watching Antiques Roadshow the extent of your expertise? Us too. But local dealer Ed Foster has some great tips on nabbing unique interiors buys.

  • Something for the weekend?

    Westgate's first ever lifestyle festival takes place this weekend and there are freebies galore. Spot of retail therapy, anyone?

  • Feel the burn

    Feeling the need to unwind? Want to support a stylish local business? Strike a light and relax as hard as you can with these recycled, vegan candles from Oxon-based Hunters Moon

  • Secrets of a shopping mall

    There's more to Oxford's Westgate than retail therapy, doncha know. If you're heading down this month, you'll find plenty of unexpected fun stuff to do. Here's our picks.

  • Into your interiors?

    Then you're going to LOVE Foster & Gane, a supercool antiques and mid-20th-century treasure trove in Milton Common. Shall we go inside?

  • All Packed Up

    Planning a romantic weekender with no time to unpack (naughty!), these stylish and functional suitcases from new, local brand HeyChesto should do the trick.

  • 14 outdoor essentials

    Venturing out into your garden for the first time this year? Here's all the cool cooking and homeware kit you need to jazz it up for summer. BBQ round mine, everyone!

  • Ready to get crafty?

    Forget its naff '70s connotations, macramé is a big news in interiors and fashion this summer.

  • Burn baby burn!

    Muddy HQ is even more fragrant than usual right now - thanks to the coolest new indie candle brand on the block.

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