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  • 5 stylish sleepwear sets for him

    Threadbare boxers begone! The style gods have spoken (aka Gucci and Harry Styles) and pyjamas for men are in - here are five sets that hit the spot.

  • Six Senses Thailand

    Food for thought: the best gourmet getaways

    Eat, sleep, repeat! Food and travel go together like, err, gin and tonic (cheers!) and if you find top nosh plays a key part in making your holiday a success, perhaps it’s time to take things a step further and make it the central focus?

  • 13 awesome veggie and vegan eats

    Celebrate National Vegetarian Week (16-22 May) by getting your local plant-based fix at one of these foodie joints that put veggies front and centre and deliver on flavour.

  • A quick veggie supper dish from Georgina Hayden

    This Mediterranean twist on roast potatoes, with coriander and olives, makes a perfect side dish, or the main event for lunch alongside a crisp green salad.

  • The best cruise holidays for 2023

    When one destination isn't enough, try several! Now throw in luxury accommodation, spa, gym, restaurants and activities for the whole gang, and raise a cocktail to your new travel BFF - the cruise.

  • 23 of the best places to holiday in the UK

    Staycationing this summer? Then you're going to want to check out our bang-up-to-date insider guides to these top towns and cities across the Muddy counties.

  • Incoming: 10 hot new hotels you need to know!

    Tripadvisor has revealed its top ten Travellers’ Choice Hottest New Hotels in the World 2022 - wanna see? From an adult-only Himalayan hideaway to a family favourite in Brazil, it's all the travel inspo we need for the year ahead.

  • 8 gorgeous new gardening books

    Bountiful borders, striped lawn and artfully placed sculptures here we come, but first, sit down, grab a coffee and get lost in the sublime pages of these beauties (those weeds can wait another hour or so)

  • Your new go-to chicken supper dish by Ella Risbridger

    This easy recipe for cardamom and cinnamon chicken rice is a one-pot wonder from Ella's latest cookbook, A Year of Miracles

  • Muddy review: Stratford Literary Festival

    Back for its fifteenth year, the Stratford Literary Festival (AKA Strat Lit Fest) saw authors and readers unite for five days of events, discussions and all round book-lovin’ fun! Muddy’s Suzanne Lane went along to get the lowdown…

  • Best bluebell walks in Warwickshire & the West Midlands

    Blooming 'eck! Bluebells are popping up in their thousands across Warks & the West Mids. Here's where to find the best of them on your sprightly springtime walk.

  • Gotta have it! KITRI’s first interiors collection

    Palm Springs calling! Mega-chic fash brand KITRI has launched its first homeware collection, and it's giving us major retro vibes. We love.

  • Sunshine escape: 48 hours in Lisbon!

    Stop the city break search! Portugal’s hilly capital’s bursting with colour, culture and great places to eat, drink and stay (not to mention custard tarts at every turn...).

  • Summer 2023 Ahoy!

    Struggling to nail the perfect family holiday for next year? Drop anchor and relax, Disney Cruise Line and its new European voyages, including departures from Southampton, could be the answer to all your problems.

  • What’s on this May?

    Diaries ready! From festivals and carnival parties to awesome gigs and the UK's first immersive digital gallery, we've rounded up all the hottest happenings on our patch this month.

  • Muddy Review: Hotel Meudon, Falmouth

    Off the beaten track and with a private beach and acres of subtropical gardens, the newly revamped Hotel Meudon is a bit of a Cornish coastal gem.

  • Lady of the manor! 7 stately homes you can stay in

    The new Downton film is here, and we fancy channelling Lady Mary. For a stately staycay, here are seven manors you can overnight in (butlers sadly not included).

  • Review: The Red Lion, Hunningham

    This cosy, relaxed 17th century pub overlooks the babbling River Leam and is surrounded by countryside. It's got the pub garden of dreams and real fires inside. But what's the food like? Here's what Muddy thought.

  • 50 gorgeous glamping stays to book now

    Pitching a tent? No thanks! These 50 luxurious stays across the Muddy counties put the 'glam' in glamping, from stunning yurts to chic lodges and charming shepherd's huts.

  • Review: The Kings Arms, Egham, Surrey

    Not your usual pub with rooms, The Kings Arms in Egham is a stylish and sumptuous boutique inn with a thoughtful menu and a warm welcome.

  • 5 jaw-dropping coastal homes on the market

    From seaside stunners fit for a queen, to A-lister-worthy waterfront homes - these incredible coastal properties are on our 'dream homes' Pinterest board right now.

  • Hotels we heart! 53 stylish staycations to book now

    Fancy cool interiors, facilities to die for and plenty of space at the inn? Your wish is our command! Feast your eyes on the chicest large hotels the Muddy counties have to offer

  • Review: Highly Sprung: Sprung Youth, Coventry

    Have an aspiring thespian in the family? We might have just the place. Muddy Warwickshire's Georgina took her Mudlet to check out this physical theatre company.

  • Your bang-up-to-date insider guide to Royal Leamington Spa

    Staycationing this spring? Then you'll be needing Muddy's amazing insider guide to this town which was once voted the happiest place to live. We’ve got you covered with all the tourist classics, hipster hangouts and hottest festival spots.

  • Review: Wild Thyme & Honey, Ampney Crucis

    Cotswolds corker! Brand new for this year and showing all the honey-stoned charms you'd expect of an historic 16th century inn (with some multi-million pound mod-cons), read on and book in. You'll love it.

  • 22 local things to do with the kids this Easter

    Easter holidays alert! Panicked about what to do with them? Not on our watch: we've found fabulous activities from fast cars and tractors to wildlife and crafts for toddlers, kids, and teens in Warks and the West Mids.

  • Star stay: take a peek inside Pharrell Williams’ new hotels!

    Celebs love a glam hotel but some go one step further and open their own, like singer Pharrell Williams' new Miami and Bahamas resorts. No wonder he's so happy...

  • Review: Lucky Tails Alpaca Farm

    Looking for pretty much a guaranteed good day out with the kids come rain or shine? Muddy Warwickshire’s Georgina took her two Mudlets to check out this cute farm nestled in the countryside.

  • 43 awesome things to do this April

    The year marches on with more unmissable hits! From music festivals to big name comedians, we've got the lowdown on what's on near you this month.

  • Fresh air, fresh fashion!

    Seven compelling reasons to head to Bicester Village including up to 20 per cent off prices in April's renowned Private Sale and the Do-Good pop up boutique. Trust us, no-show is not an option.

  • Psst! Laidback French family ski resort alert

    Missed out on skiing due to you-know-what? Muddy's just back from Chamrousse, Isère, and we're in love with its laidback family charm. Book a sneaky a flight and use our guide for a gorgeous late escape.

  • Inside Kate and Wills’ luxury Bahamas resort

    Amazing outfits and controversial PR moments aside, what we were really fixated on during Kate and Will's Caribbean tour was the dreamy hotel they checked into in the Bahamas.

  • 25 stunning coastal stays to book now

    Ready to book that spring/summer seaside staycation? Then you'll want to book into one of these super-luxe coastal stays - and pronto - before they're all booked up!

  • Bridgerton filming locations you can visit IRL

    Remember being obsessed with Bridgerton? Well, Netflix’s hit show (82 million viewers and counting) is back for a second series on 25 March, and Muddy’s already buying in the popcorn and keen to visit all the key locations!

  • Arit Anderson: what’s hot in garden design for 2022

    The do's, the don'ts and the garden must-haves! Muddy nabbed BBC TV garden designer, Arit Anderson, for all the intel (and where she gets her fab frocks).

  • Your 2022 social calendar – the ultimate Guide

    Diaries out? Read on for our insider guide on where to go, what to do, and - of course - how to nail the dress code with perfect prints and dazzling dresses from Ted Baker.

  • 51 brilliant afternoon teas to book now

    Celebrate spring with clotted cream and dainty sarnies! We've found 51 of the best afternoon teas across the Muddy counties. But you'd better book 'em fast — here today, scone tomorrow.

  • Is this the world’s best family-friendly resort?

    Beaches Negril, Jamaica’s all-inclusive family resort, has beaten off the competition to take top slot at the World Travel Awards for years - but did it get a gold star from Muddy?

  • How to plan the perfect Thai holiday

    You asked - and we have the answers! From the best spas and beaches, to idyllic family escapes or adventure trips, Thailand expert James Bell from the luxury Turquoise Holidays has the lowdown on how to go east in style

  • Kids & eco anxiety: how to tackle it

    Getting past the doom and gloom to focus on positive action isn't always easy - but here's how from Leisa Stewart-Sharpe, who's written books for Sir David Attenborough's TV series

  • Oscar nominations 2022! The ones to watch

    Get ready to walk the carpet and take the best seats in your house for this year's Oscar nominated movies. Here are the ones to watch (and where)…

  • Hey, sexy pants! The Muddy lingerie edit

    Bridget Jones enormo-pants, be gone! Update your underwear drawer ahead of Valentine's Day with our curated pick of the slinkiest, sexiest (and comfiest!) lingerie to buy now.

  • 20 Rom-Com classics blokes will love

    Looking for a date night movie? Suggesting a rom com to a man is like offering garlic bread to a vampire. But we've found 20 will-watch films to cosy up to.

  • Lorraine Candy: “Put your oxygen mask on first.”

    Ex Elle editor, parenting author and mum of four Lorraine Candy talks hormones (yours!), pot-plant parenting, and how adults need to look after their own mental health

  • Vive la France! Where to book for any occasion

    To celebrate French borders reopening to Brits, we've curated a list of our favourite escapes across the channel from ski holidays to under the radar city breaks and multi-generational getaways.

  • Culture’s calling! What to see in London in 2022

    Thrilling theatre, exhilarating art, fantastic festivals - these are the tickets you need to book now. Settle in for a capital city culture hitlist, and a jam-packed 2022.

  • Witness the fitness! Best sportswear to buy now

    There's loads of gorgeous new sportswear in the shops and online at the moment. Hop, skip and jump this way for the Muddy edit.

  • Trend barometer! What’s hot (or not) for 2022

    Pinterest has released its predictions for the biggest (and most bonkers) trends in 2022 - but what do you think? Let's head to the Muddy trend-o-meter to find out…

  • Period drama hotties coming in 2022

    Ladies, loosen that corset lest you faint dead away! Here's a sneak peak at the upcoming period drama men getting us hot under the collar in 2022, plus 11 more historical hotties to drool over.

  • Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

    Want to do your bit for the environment while enjoying your hols? Check out these eco-friendly hot spots which are clean, green and keen on a bit of luxury too.

  • 8 health and fitness books to kick-start your 2022

    New year, new bod: Get your exercise groove on with one of these new wave of bespoke fitness books catering for everyone, from angry yogis to gym sceptics

  • Hair trends 2022: the new styles to try this year

    Is this the year to shake up your style? From the French bob to buttermilk balayage, awesome award-winning salon group Haringtons give the lowdown on 22’s most coveted looks

  • Best spa breaks to book now

    Robe and fluffy slippers at the ready! It's time to revitalise for the new year with some serious pampering, and these spa breaks are the best way to do it. Meet you in the jacuzzi...

  • Escape by rail to these 7 heavenly new hotels

    No flight, no faff... hop on the train to these gorgeous new hotels from the newest Pig Hotel to a Peaks treehouse and a cheeky little number in Paris

  • Muddy meets: Phoebe Dynevor & Kerry Fox

    The hottest new UK actress and the queen of indie film star in the new Sky Original biopic The Colour Room. They talk kissing protocol, brave film choices and 1920s girl power.

  • How to nail the perfect script, by The Colour Room’s Claire Peate

    Autumn’s hottest film is nearly here starring Phoebe Dynevor as 1930s ceramicist Clarice Cliff. We talk pottery, writing tips and channeling Clarice with writer Claire Peate

  • 5 easy ways to go plastic-free in your kitchen

    You've got your canvas shopping bag and your food bin - now try these five simple swaps to earn serious eco creds (and save the planet, obv).

  • Where to rent, repair and sell gorgeous designer clothes

    Madonna's cone bra is now available to rent! It's ethical, eco and everywhere... here's where you can rent, repair and sell-on stylish clothes, from Christmas party outfits to eye-catching clutch bags

  • Where are the Best Places to Live 2022?

    Our obsession with upping sticks and moving shows no sign of abating. Lucky then that for our new intake of Best Places to Live we've partnered with Strutt & Parker estate agents!

  • 5 of the best… sofas

    Kick those shoes off and settle in: it's the speed-round Muddy edit of the most important thing you'll ever buy — a sofa. Squashy, stylish, easy to clean...how do you like 'em?

  • Wow house: how to style (and shoot) your home like a pro

    We scrolled through the fabulous portfolio of photographer Ellie Walpole to glean her top tips and tricks for making your interiors stand out.

  • How to hang art in your home

    Left-a-bit-right-a-bit. Yup, that's it.... we speak to the experts at an award-winning gallery to demystify the art of hanging art. Rawlplugs at the ready?

  • 4 simple, stylish ways to revamp your home

    'Tis the season to make your house beautiful - so kickstart your dream project with our tips on what's trending right now, PLUS £500 to spend at the brilliant Brewers Decorator Centres

  • Italy, Mr Bond? 24 hours in Matera

    Make mine a martini, shaken not stirred while we tell you our insider tips on how to best experience the coolest city you've probably never heard of.

  • A new leaf: your 10 autumn wardrobe essentials

    Bright knits, checks, big handbags, even bigger boots. We've got your autumn/winter 2021 fashion fix sorted.

  • 65 paw-fect dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? You betcha! Here are 65 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly, from stunning stately homes to rural cottage staycations.

  • Does the world need another online school?

    Pearson Online Academy UK Global thinks so! With the launch of the educational behemoth's founding school in September, Muddy gets the lowdown from Principal Jo Vigneron

  • Your health questions answered!

    Don’t understand why the weight won’t shift? Have a back that’s reminiscent of Quasimodo? Muddy puts your questions to Healthily’s chief medical officer, Professor Maureen Baker

  • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

    “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

  • Can Haringtons tame the Muddy mane?

    Fly-away hair with lots of grey? Not just me then... The challenge for award-winning hairdresser and colourist Barry was to create a style that will still look good a week later

  • Their words: what kids really think of online school

    What if you're too scared to put your hand up in class, too exhausted to get out of bed, struggle with SEN, or too busy playing golf? Four kids explain why they made the switch and what they think of life at InterHigh, an online school.

  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

    The rainclouds may be out in force (seriously spring, what's going on?!), but this sunny griddled pineapple with vanilla and cinnamon ice cream should brighten up your day.

  • Jason Atherton’s Spanish Chicken Casserole

    Michelin-starred casserole for dinner? Yes please! Make this Spanish dish from chef Jason Atherton, plus save up to 63% on Naked Wines to pair with it. Muy bueno!

  • Waffles for breakfast? Yes please!

    What do you get when you cross a chocolate brownie, a waffle maker and a handful of strawberries? Heaven on a plate! Sate your sweet tooth with this delicious recipe.

  • 15 must-have accessories for outdoor dining in style

    Out with the scratched melamine, in with stylish cups, cocktail shakers, candelabra, and cutlery. Here's our guide to the wow accessories that will make your alfresco meal sparkle

  • 58 things to glam up your garden

    Garden parties are go, people! But, oh God — is that really the state of the patio? Glam up the garden and impress your guests with these 58 must-have garden objects.

  • Two Minute Truths: School Fees

    Worried about your child's education? Watch our brand new Two Minute Truths video on how to plan for school fees, in association with Schroders Personal Wealth.

  • Cheaper than therapy: brilliant self-help books

    Being stuck inside for a year hasn’t done us a ton of good, but help is at hand. Try one of these tomes designed to get our work, home and head space in order.

  • Boredom begone: online courses & classes to do right now

    Bored at home? No longer! Muddy's been hard at work finding you the very best online class to do in your county. From computer coding to nipple tassels, we've got it all.

  • Two Minute Truths: Financial care for parents

    Organising care for ageing parents can be a tricky topic to handle – and expensive too. Watch our video for the insider info you need to plan properly for this lifestyle stage.

  • Two Minute Truths: Going Single

    Decided to call time on your relationship? Watch the first video in our brand new Two Minute Truths series for expert advice on planning financially for your new beginning.

  • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

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