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  • The best brunch in town

    The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

    • The 20 best beachside eats

      Make the most of the British summer at one of our Muddy-recommended coastal eateries. Napkin at the ready? Let's do this!

    • 46 stunning summer pubs

      Fancy sipping a cold one in a pretty al fresco pub with friends or fam? Here are the best of the bunch across the Muddy counties.

    • Review: Dip & Dine at Una St Ives

      A serene eco resort on the edge of St Ives, with a beautiful spa and relaxed contemporary restaurant. And you don’t need to stay there to enjoy it.

    • The Plume of Feathers, Mitchell

      Next time you meet friends in the pub, make it here! This 16th century inn serves cracking food thanks to former MasterChef pro contestant, Nat Tallents.

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  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    So, what’s the hot topic currently creating emotional fracking by the Muddy office water cooler? This week – velcro sandals!

    • In all your Finery

      Need a summer party frock? This under-the-radar label majors in cool dresses and jumpsuits. We've got £500 worth of Finery goodies up for grabs for 10 lucky Muddy readers - that's £5k worth of foxy fashion! (Sorry! This competition has closed.)

    • 10 Summer style sizzlers

      Chuck this lot in your suitcase and - bingo! - you're ready to go on holiday. Don't forget to send us a postcard.

  • Muddy meets Terry

    Eighties skankers The Specials are back with a brilliant new album so we nabbed the delightful Terry Hall for a natter about shopping, selfies and his alternative career as a barber.

    • The Top 10 books this summer

      Don't pack your suitcase or load up your Kindle until you've read this! Muddy's books editor Kerry has picked the 10 best books to get stuck into on holiday.

    • Devon’s Sculpture Park

      Over the border we go (eek!). Well, why not when it's the UK"s first newest open-air gallery. It's urban and edgy, and well worth a nose-round. Shall we?

    • April’s best new books

      Quick, spring-clean your bedside table or Kindle to make room for Muddy book editor, Kerry Potter's awesome April picks.

    • An Eye for Art: The Byre Gallery, Millbrook

      On the hunt for something unique for your wall? Discover the artwork your Farrow & Ball paint job's been longing for at Cornwall’s beautiful and inspiring Byre Gallery.

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    • Garden Party

      Venturing out into your garden for the first time this year? Here's all the cool cooking and homeware kit you need to jazz it up for summer. BBQ round mine, everyone!

    • Need a speedy supper?

      You're in luck! This Mexican feast is vegan but don't be scared, it's totally delicious, filling and faff-free. Plus we grill (!) the cook for tips on dipping a toe into veganism.

    • Can’t get no sleep?

      You’re not the only one. If Faithless’s 'Insomnia' could’ve been written for you, read on, sleepy head.

    • Run for the hills!

      Actually don't just yet - let me tell about these brilliantly inspiring running books first to motivate you to pull your trainers on these spring mornings.

  • Flexible working – a personal view

    It’s a contentious issue, that’s for sure! As a full-time working mum and business owner, Muddy’s Ed-in-Chief Hero Brown can see both sides of that fence. Wanna know what she thinks?

    • Sexy stationary

      Stationery is one of my specialist subjects. And - whoop! - it's National Stationery Week. Check out this sexy lot. Hubba bubba!

    • Nail your work/life balance

      The juggle is real - and not going anywhere - so how the hell can we to get it right?! Let's ask the work/life balance experts for some help.

    • Sweetest summer fashion

      There's no shortage of gorgeous children's companies, but high street brand Joules is our pick for the best-dressed kids on the beach.

    • Cute babywear

      Is there a new little prince or princess in your family too? Click this way for the cutest newborn clothes around. Awwww!

  • No, Tom, Noooooo!

    Is this the most excruciatingly cringey celebrity advert ever? Quite possibly Mr Hiddleston, quite possibly!

    • 2 Favourite North Coast Dog Walks

      Sandy Wallis launched her Cornish boot business, Trailback after designing her perfect dog-walking boots. So who better to stomp around the local area with?

    • World Cup Wonders

      Far be it from us to objectify the World Cup's hottest footballers. Instead we've found you the smartest. Seriously!

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