The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Cambridgeshire Edition

Category: Shopping


15 Mar 2017
Chinatown London

Head Ed rather cleverly lost her sheep and made a break for the smoke last week. If you’re thinking of planning a naughty night away then check out the great value hotel that they stayed in just minutes from Chinatown. There’s a theatre recommendation if you’re in need of a great belly laugh and if you wondered what Head Ed looks like you can watch her showing off her rather impressive packing skills using her new Mary Poppins bag.

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Property Flirt

5 Mar 2017
Property Flirt, Peter Lane, Stonely

Welcome to Property Flirt, a brand new section of Muddy Stilettos that’s created purely so I can ogle at other people’s amazing houses and pretend I have the funds to move into them at a moment’s call to my hedge fund manager. *sigh* The rules are simple I show you round a des res in Cambridgeshire and you guess the price. Guess within £5k of the asking price and you win a holiday in the Bahamas with Jamie Dornan.

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How To Do London Fashion Week (If You’re not Anna Wintour)

14 Feb 2017
London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week used to be a case of ‘if your name’s not down, you’re not coming in’ but these days the biannual round of fashion shows are a much more democratic affair. While you’re still unlikely to find yourself snuggled up front row next to the editor of French Vogue (wearing sunglasses indoors and a ‘whatever’ expression mandatory), there are plenty of other ways to get involved. With the AW17 collections being showcased in the capital from 17-21 February, Muddy’s Kerry Potter – a glossy mag journo escapee and veteran LFW attendee – has some ideas for soaking up the fashion vibes, even if your FROW ticket got (*cough*) lost in the post.

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6 top interior trends for this year

25 Jan 2017
Interior Design Trends, Monkey Business

We all need some sunshine in our lives right now and where better to start than with a revamp of your home interior? My house is cluttered with catastrophic impulse buys so for gawd’s sake don’t listen to me! Mind you, Sandra, owner of Sandra Jane at Home Interiors knows her Bergere from her Philippe Starck – she used to run the treasure trove of interior finds on King Street, Cambridge. Needing more space she moved to Harston – where she has a stunning show house which draws in customers from all over the county.

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Poco Kids – for the mini trendsetters!

30 Dec 2016
Poco Kids, Kings Street, Cambridge


X marks the spot at the awesome Poco Kids store which I happily stumbled across the other day while looking for a newborn gift for my friend’s baby girl.  Let me tell you, this shop makes me almost want to have another child! (yeah, I said almost). I was so taken with this cute Tinycottons hat (£33); in a Merino blend for extra comfort and one size fits all but alas it starts at age 2-8 so that was off the gift options for the baby (though not for my daughter – I may go back!).

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