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Little Black Book

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  • Fab Christmas fairs and markets

    Get into the Crimbo spirit with mulled wine, minced pies and Muddy’s pick of the best festive markets and fairs in Wilts, Glos and beyond

    • 2019’s Michelin Stars

      It's the accolade that all chefs want – so who's reached for the stars in Glos, Wilts and surrounding counties this year?

    • The Looking Glass, Cheltenham

      Our new fave The Looking Glass introduces “Farm to Fork” cooking with an emphasis on local produce from the Cotswolds

    • Fire up your palate

      Psst! The latest, greatest and super-new pop-up foodie nights you'll want to know about. Don't book anything till you read this!

    • The Frogmill

      Big flavours, a big grill and a big, friendly welcome is the order of the day at this newly zhuzhed up country pub near Cheltenham.

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  • What’s the Cotswolds vibe?

    Love the Cotswolds? Here’s our guide to our favourite Cotwolds market towns, and where to stay when you visit

    • Home from (luxury) home

      Stay in a gorgeous Georgian townhouse, an architect-designed period property or a swanky penthouse, all slap bang in the centre of beautiful Bath – for free!

    • 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?

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  • Christmas jumper perfection

    Got a style conscious teen at home? Muddy has snooped out these fab-tastic sweaters for the young (and older) men in your life

    • New season, new shoes

      Do you need any encouragement to buy new shoes? Does anyone?! Clear some space on the shoe rack - I've rounded up my Top 15 footwear favourites for autumn, from elegant ankle boots to the super-cool sneakers.

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      Best foot forward

      15 ways to rock your footwear this month, from garden parties and weddings to the ultimate girls' night out.

    • Skincare Saviours

      There's nothing Muddy doesn't know about surviving a hangover. So in the interests of not being mistaken for a dug-up corpse this festive season, behold our five favourite morning after skincare saviours.

    • Spa Heaven

      Need a cheeky spa break? Uh, yes please. So it's a good job Bowood Hotel and Spa is here with the ultimate in pre-Christmas pampering

  • The best books of 2018

    Attention bookworms! Put this little lot on your Christmas list and you can thank us later. We’ve chosen our top 10 tomes of 2018. Has your favourite made the cut?

    • IPads down kids – it’s book time!

      The perfect stocking filler for kids aged 3 to 11! Win the range in our reader treat!!! The perfect stocking filler for kids aged 3 to 11! Win the range in our reader treat!!! The perfect stocking filler for kids aged 3 to 11! Win the range in our reader treat!!! The perfect stocking filler for kids aged 3 to 11!

    • Christmas in the West End

      Shows, panto, ballet, musicals, even a bit of puppetry ...check out our pick of the West End this holiday season

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    • Retro heaven

      Ready for some serious shopping? Nope, I'm not talking Christmas. Find your antiques heaven at the Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Arts Fair.

    • Interior re-design

      Upgrade your pad and cosy up for Autumn after the long, hot summer – in unique, retro style

    • Ready to change your life?

      Got any dreams packed away that you’ve given up on? Well, get ready to unpack them with this magical life-coaching experience which quite literally can change your life!

    • Hello autumn!

      From letting go to finding your balance, yoga guru and life coach Claire Beeley helps you transition smoothly into the new season.

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    Hello coworking!

    Calling all freelancers, startup founders and digital nomads – if you want to boost your success, productivity and social life, find yourself a coworking space!

    • The future of education

      Progressive Knighton House School in Durweston announced the changes in their CE programme earlier this year. We at Muddy are pleased to have been asked back to explore a little bit more...

    • Sandroyd School, Wiltshire

      We were blown away by this co-ed prep school on the stunning Rushmore Estate - acres of bucolic grounds, impressive results and lots of old-fashioned fun

  • Meet the author: Frances Trussell

    Muddy meets former broadcast journalist turned mindfulness coach, Frances Trussell, whose first book is out on Fri 30 Nov.

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      World Cup Wonders

      Far be it from us to objectify the World Cup's hottest footballers. Instead we've found you the smartest. Seriously!

    • On the lash with Tim

      Tim Henman, party animal - who'd have thought it? The British tennis legend talks wine, his local hangouts and, er, more wine.

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