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February 2019

Little Black Book

The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • Lussmanns, Tring

    Tring’s modern brasserie is bringing sophisticated meat-free dining to the table. Muddy Herts’ resident veggie gives it her verdict…

    • Muddy Eats: Paris House, Woburn

      Elegance, class, sophistication...no, we're not talking about ourselves! The Michelin recommended Paris House across the border in Woburn, Bedfordshire aces fine dining.

    • Muddy’s best winter walks

      Wrap up warm, grab your walking boots and go in search of your own winter wonderland! Here's where the Muddy team will be striding out over the coming months.

    • The Royal Standard of England

      Want to impress the rellies? Take them to the oldest freehouse in England - at 900 years old, The Royal Standard has character in spades.

    • Time for drinkies! What are you having?

      Usually face-down in a vat of Baileys throughout December? You can do better than that! Here's our guide to nailing your Christmas drink choices like a pro. Bottoms up!

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  • Hampshire hotel hotty

    Shall we count the ways we love you Chewton Glen? Nah, we’ll be here for days.. Instead, here’s what you need to know about this coastal classic spa and hotel destination.

    • Out-of-Season Scilly with Kids

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

    • Going anywhere nice on your holiday?

      How about one of these gorgeous self-catering properties in the South West? Not only do they look pretty, they all come with the option for learning something new or getting a wellbeing fix. Bonus!

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  • Hey sexy pants!

    With Valentine’s Day imminent, we hunted down the sexiest, slinkiest new lingerie around. Bridget Jones enormo-pants, be gone!

    • Big softy

      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.

    • Witness the fitness!

      Finding it hard to kickstart that hardcore new exercise regime? Buy some slinky new kit and you'll be sprinting around the park faster than Mo Farah (possibly).

    • The big trends 2019

      Coral is THE colour of 2019 so light up your life with our round-up of the brightest interiors trends this season. Plus, the best design shows to book now.

    • Speedy Supper: Prawn Laksa

      Healthy, hearty and faster than Dina Asher Smith with jet propellers, welcome to 2019's first Speedy Supper. Prawn Laksa, anyone?

    • Are you sober curious?

      Whether you're doing Dry January or merely cutting down, we're all re-examining our relationship with alcohol right now. Could "sober curious" be for you?

    • The UK’s Top 8 super spas

      I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want... a massage, mani and Jacuzzi please, and make it snappy. I'll put on the fluffy white robe and assume the position.

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