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  • Meet Stormzy’s candle maker!

    Oxford-based Jessica Tucker has already won an A-list following after taking her skills from the movie industry into her cheeky candle-making business

  • Four Christmas cocktails and how to serve them

    The perfect festive tipple? We've found one to match every kind of Christmas shindig, with the help of the pro shakers at Kocktail. And the best bit? They mix them for you!

  • 8 gorgeous bottles of booze to give to a friend (if you can bear to)

    Anyone else looking down the barrel of a diary full of dinner parties, house warmings and long-awaited get togethers? If you're looking for something a bit special to take along, try one of these stunning spirits bottles, including three quirky local options

  • 8 cool new coffee table books

    Can't be bothered to read a novel right now? No problem, have a languid browse through the best new coffee table books instead, with a little help from Abingdon's Mostly Books.

  • Country house gardens + boutique shopping + great food = happy times

    The Humble Country Summer Fayre in Bucks is ticking all our boxes - independent stalls selling fabulous homeware and gifts, plus coffee, good food and tipples

  • The best Mother’s Day gifts from your local indies

    Forgo the bunch of tulips this year for something a bit more chic, from luxe homeware to chichi accessories, here's a curated selection from our Oxon and Bucks Indie Store sellers

  • Meet the makers part two: your local Indie Store heroes

    These are the local entrepreneurs who went from garages, kitchen tables and market stalls to become thriving and fabulous Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire businesses

  • Burn baby burn!

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

  • Gotta Have It

    How pretty is this ring? May I introduce a mix of pink tourmaline, blue topaz, citrine, amethyst, rose de france amethyst, green amethyst and morganite - courtesy of Biagio The Jeweller.

  • Drink me

    When you drink as much caffeine as I do, a decent mug collection is a must. Pop the kettle on, love, and I'll show you my new season favourites.

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