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  • Best January cheap eats

    Caned the credit card at Christmas? Then swanky dinner dates are probably off the menu this month. Cue the Muddy-approved cheap-ish, chic dining spots.

    • Sneak peek inside new indie restaurant NineB

      The trendy new restaurant/bar is opening this week. Want to know who is heading up the kitchen and what's on the menu? Read on.

    • Veganuary 2020: How to live the plant life locally

      If you're tucking into your chicken and pine nut pesto wrap for lunch, you clearly missed the memo. It's Veganuary didn't you know so to make things a little easy, we've hunted out the best vegan-friendly places in and around the city from beauty to beer.

    • Leicester’s newest indie restaurant NineB

      There's a new indie kid on the block opening in Jan 2020 and we're super excited about this one. Bagsy one of those tables in the middle!

    • FIFTY EIGHT

      This cosy but chic neighbourhood restaurant serves coffee by day and turns it up a notch at night by offering simple flavoursome food.

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  • FESTIVE FASHION SORTED

    Need some advice on how to put together some festive fashion-savvy looks? Stand out from the crowd with our pick of the best outfits from Muddy’s fave indie designer.

    • How to do sofa chic

      Never mind all the parties, the thing we're most looking forward to this Christmas is hunkering down at home. Here's what we'll be wearing - just accessorise with a book and mince pie.

    • Shake up your style

      Throw out the rule book, become a fashion rebel and ring the changes this festive season - voilà, our top style tips for rebooting your wardrobe.

    • BEST BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS

      Counting the days until Christmas? We can help with that. Voila, five of the best luxe beauty advent calendars available to buy right now.

    • RE:NU HAIR STUDIO

      Leigh-Anne Regan has worked with GHD, Revlon and even styled hair for Suki Waterhouse. Yeah, I think I'll can let her loose on mine!

  • Happy new year, happy new read!

    What kind of insaniac leaves the house in January? Retire to the sofa pronto and get stuck intoone of these enthralling new literary picks.

    • REVIEW: Giraffes Can’t Dance

      We ventured deep into the African jungle to watch the annual dance competition where animals of every shape and size go to waltz, tango & cha cha cha! What did we score it? Find out here.

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      It’s Panto Time 2019

      It's what you've all been waiting for. Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Oh no.... OK, enough! Here are the perkiest pantos in Leicestershire, Rutland and beyond. You ready, Widow Twanky?

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    Based in Leicestershire, proud to be a local and want to work for fantabulous lifestyle platform Muddy Stilettos? You’re in the right place if you’re a cool, confident and experienced sales bod.

    • Christmas fun for the family

      From Christmas cooking for the kids to a Christmas murder mystery as well as an 'Adults only' panto, here's 22 fabulously festive things to do which will keep everyone in the family happy.

    • panto de montfort hall leicester aladdin

      It’s Panto Time 2019

      It's what you've all been waiting for. Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Oh no.... OK, enough! Here are the perkiest pantos in Leicestershire, Rutland and beyond. You ready, Widow Twanky?

  • GBBO contestant, Priya O’Shea

    We’re chuffed that she’s repping Leicester on this year’s series of The Great British Bake Off. Here’s everything you need to know about the amateur baker.

    • Creative and talented

      Full-time sign writer and hand lettering enthusiast, Lorna Dunn has worked with tonnes of fab indie businesses which means she knows some of the best places locally so it was a no-brainer to ask her all about them...

    • Meet Tamsin Winter

      Local author Tamsin Winter discusses her new book, why it's not a good idea to run in 40 degree heat and how she's survives without a TV!

    • Meet fab florist, Amanda Steele

      Amanda Steele has been frolicking with flowers for as long as she can remember it's no wonder that her amazing handiwork work has been featured all over the world. Here we find out where she likes to hang out locally in Rutland.

    • Where does a Michelin trained chef like to eat?

      Born and raised in Leicestershire, Bee Patel's worked her way through some of the UK's best...

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