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  • 31 Below, Marylebone

    Out in London? You can keep Oxford, Bond and Kensington – it’s Marylebone High Street and its new watering hole, 31 Below, all the way for me!

    • Best cheap eats

      If you caned the credit card at Christmas swanky dinner dates are probably off the menu this...

    • On the Waterfront

      The Encore overlooking the River Avon in historic Stratford-upon-Avon has just reopened after a swish complete makeover.

    • Bye bye gin, we have a new favourite drink!

      Yes, it's hard to believe but we've benched the G&Ts for a super-cool exciting new tipple. Wanna know what it is? 'Course you do.

    • The Castle at Edgehill

      Muddy goes all 'Rapunzel' and checks into an impressive 15th Century folly for the night with panoramic views over a famous Civil War battlefield.

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  • Chewton Glen, Hampshire

    Here’s what you need to know about this coastal classic spa and 5-star hotel destination. Muddy’s ed-in-chief checks into one of their 14 amaaaaazing treehouses.

    • Out-of-Season Scilly with Kids

      Cornwall meets the Caribbean on this unspoilt archipelago just 28 miles from Land's End. Here are Muddy Cornwall editor Sophie's top tips for visiting with the family in 2019.

    • Your 2019 holiday inspo

      Going anywhere nice on your holidays? Don't answer that until you've read Muddy's guide to the coolest travel trends for the year ahead.

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  • Hey fancy pants!

    Need some new undies? We’ve hunted down the sexiest, slinkiest new lingerie around. Bridget Jones enormo-pants, be gone!

    • Say bonjour to Sézane

      Want to know about our magnifique new favourite French fashion brand? Click this way and I'll tell you more, ma cherie.

    • Cool Brit brand Madeleine Thompson

      It's expensive, it bobbles and you can't machine wash it. But cashmere, I just can't quit you. Snuggle up and let me spin you a yarn about my new favourite label.

    • Natural skincare + bio-active science = RESULTS

      Two sisters, one multi-award winning beauty brand and - oh hello - 10 Balance Me bundles worth a total of £1200 to give away!

    • 5 hangover hiders

      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.

  • REVIEW: The House on Cold Hill

    Scare yourself silly watching Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House? Well, you’ll love this new stage adaptation of Peter James’ spine-tingling ghostly thriller! Coventry University journalism student and horror fan, Cally Brooks, reviews it for Muddy…

    • Your unmissable 2019 culture planner

      Want to make the most of 2019? Muddy's culture vulture Kerry Potter has curated the best new TV, music, theatre, film, books and art of the year. Get yer diary out!

    • Close Shave

      Gillette's new ad campaign is ruffling a few feathers. What do you think?

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    • Race you to the stove

      A speedy supper with excellent health credentials? Bring out this easy-peasy spinach and chickpea curry pronto, garçon.

    • New Garden Barn opening soon!

      Getting ready to revamp your garden? Indie interiors store, Home Barn Lifestyle at Hilltop Farm in Hunningham, near Leamington Spa, celebrates its first birthday this spring with a new outdoor Garden Barn.

    • 5 Top Meditation Tips

      Feeling stressed out? Here's how implementing a simple strategy into your daily routine can improve your mental health and happiness. And breatheeeee.

    • How to be happy in 2019

      New Year, new chance to give yourself a great big shot of positive energy with one of these 28 inspirational ideas.

  • Co-working: 5 reasons to do it

    Are you tired of working from home? Sick of setting up in coffee shops? Maybe you’re over the rigidity of long-term office leases? Then it’s time to consider co-working.

    • Half-term Ahoy!

      There's lots more for families to do in Birmingham these days with the launch of the new Legoland Discovery Centre and the National SEA LIFE Centre's £1.1 refurb. We went on a little day-trip to explore.

    • Review: Emily Brown and the Thing

      A really lovely funny, seasonal show for very young children at Birmingham Hippodrome’s Patrick Studio until Sun Jan 6.

  • Muddy Meets Tom Kerridge

    …and talks Warwick’s Pub in the Park, his favourite eateries and work life balance issues – yup, he has them too!

    • Are you sober curious?

      Muddy chats with New York-based wellbeing journalist Ruby Warrington, author of Sober Curious.

    • We Got Mail!

      The 50 most inspirational women in the UK - including Keeley Hawes, Dina Asher-Smith, Jacqueline Wilson, Thomasina Miers and Muddy's very own *digital pioneer* Hero Brown.

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