Monthly Archives: January 2012
How about this for the Chilterns?

30th Jan 2012


Yeah yeah, I know the Chilterns are an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ but sometimes even nature can be given a helping hand. This beautiful sculptural path winds its way through a forest outside Tallinn, Estonia. It’s a temporary installation …

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Matilda the Musical – the verdict

29th Jan 2012


I told you I’d report back once I’d seen Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical at The Cambridge Theatre in London, and the report is… GENIUS. BRILLIANT. UNBELIEVABLE. As you’d expect it’s spot-on for kids over six (under 6, and it …

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A bookshop with a Michelin-trained chef in the cafe. Nice!

26th Jan 2012


Barefoot Books in Oxford’s Summertown is one of the slickest branding operations I’ ve ever seen. It reminds me a bit of Giraffe cafes – everything thought through carefully with kids (and their well-meaning parents) in mind. Beautiful, bright, welcoming …

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The office sleeping bag. Er, design brilliance…?

25th Jan 2012


As you know, here at Muddy Stilettos we love to champion innovative design. So we’re super excited about stumbling across this super-practical piece of gadgetry by Madrid-based design outfit studio kg. Apparently the company  is on a ‘constant quest for innovation, …

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Stuff the diet! WIN a lunch at Raymond Blanc’s favourite restaurant!

23rd Jan 2012


    Can’t bear another salad for lunch? I’m with you all the way. So, my foodie friends, I hereby offer you the first Muddy Stilettos giveaway of the year, and it’s lip-smackingly good.   Ditch your trainers for some heels (stilettos, naturellement) …

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David Beckham… or should I say David Brent?

22nd Jan 2012


     It’s been bugging me for the last week. Those pictures of David Beckham for his new undies collaboration with H&M. And now I’ve finally realised why. He’s slowly morphing into David Brent. The greased hair. The knowing look. …

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Searching for an amazing book?

20th Jan 2012


Books. I love them. Devour them. Half-write them (but that’s another story). I’m always jealous that those lucky Welshies get to enjoy the Hay Festival on their doorstep. Really my green-eyed monster should learn to control herself in social situations …

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All aboard – the boat for London leaves on Thursday!

17th Jan 2012


  You’ll have to be quick though. Jan-Jun nights sold out in 12 minutes. Log on here, http://www.living-architecture.com/the-houses/aroomforlondon/tariff/, and it will take you to a booking link at 12pm sharp on the 19th. It’s one booking per person and the boat offers …

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Feeling skint but sociable!

15th Jan 2012


Still brassic after Christmas? Me too. But fear not Cinders, we can still go to the ball. Here’s a list of cheap, cheerful but still chuffing great things to try over the next month.   Museums and galleries are mercifully quiet …

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Put your heels on, we’re going out!

11th Jan 2012


Well, hello! You may have noticed I’ve been hibernating. January does that to a girl. But there’s only so much herbal tea and TV reruns I can take, so my heels are back on, my Wonder Woman basque is in place …

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