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  • Gotta Have It

    Need a new tote for Autumn? Course you do! Choose from our Top 5 edit of the season's hottest cross-body bags and work your look from the accessories up.

  • 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!

  • Badminton School

    A dynamic day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18, Badminton School’s careful balance of intellectual firepower with common courtesy and support stands its girls out from the crowd

  • SevenSeventeen – candles, not the band!

    Chic new scented candle brand SevenSeventeen gets its name from that magical time in the evening when its founders finally herd their children into bed – and relaaaaax. We hear you, sisters – and we love your fragrances too…

  • About Muddy Stilettos

    Hi, I’m Sarah, a journalist with 20 years’ experience in national consumer magazines (Marie Claire, Wallpaper*, Porter), born in Canada but raised in Gloucestershire. During my twenties and thirties, I left the county to travel the world (Egypt, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Greece, Zimbabwe), build a career (London) and have a go at being a bountiful mother to three tiny people (Kent), before the […]

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