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  • Meet the designer: Giovanna Sessi-Knott

    Giovanna Sessi-Knott is a luxury handbag designer from Surrey, and also a huge champion of sustainable fashion. She's speaks five languages and before fashion had careers in finance and interior design. She also has two children. Phew! We're not sure how she's does it - but we caught up to find out.

  • Back in the office? We’re here to help!

    Feeling unprepared to head back to the office after a year WFH? Muddy to the rescue with eight essential Do's and Don'ts (and yes, you will have to change out of sweatpants).

  • What’s cooking? Tsaretta Spice head chef Yousuf Mohammed

    Our favourite chefs spill all about their work, lives and top tips. Dishing it this week? Yousuf Mohammed, head chef at Tsaretta Spice in Twickenham.

  • Considering divorce? When’s the right time?

    When is the right time to file for divorce, and what should you do before you start proceedings? We asked divorce and family lawyer Claire O'Flinn for advice.

  • City to country: secrets of a Surrey estate agent

    There's nothing like a global pandemic to prompt people to make change. And the biggest one in 2020-21 has been moving house. Here, we chat to estate agent (and the Surrey Muddy Awards sponsor) Rufus Williams on the city to country migration.

  • Five reasons to plan an off-season wedding

    From off-season discounts to amazing pictures, Surrey wedding photographer Fiona Kelly, gives us five reasons why an off-season wedding is great - and it's nothing to do with Covid.

  • How to cope when a loved-one dies

    Dealing with bereavement is hard enough, without also having to consider the administrative side of things. Here law firm Bishop and Sewell offer some advice for navigating these sometimes tricky waters.

  • What’s cooking? Jamie Dobbin executive chef at The Drumming Snipe

    The former head chef at the Ivy on the perfect poached egg, his kitchen must-haves and cooking for HRH The Queen.

  • What not to do if your spouse is having an affair

    As tempting as it might be to dump the contents of your spouse's wardrobe on the doorstep, or sell off their prized wine collection - don't, advises family lawyer Claire O'Flinn. Here she explains why these things are a big no-no.

  • Women in the workplace

    Whilst equality for women at work has undoubtedly improved - there's still a long way to go. But - as Rhian Radia, Head of the Employment team at law firm Bishop and Sewell, explains - Covid may be offering some help.

  • Introducing The Indie Store

    You want to 'shop small' but lockdown is making it tricky. Not on my watch! Our latest launch, The Indie Store, is all about supporting brilliant local retail, and here's how you can help too.

  • Is it time to start your own business?

    2020 has forced many of us to radically rethink our careers, goals and dreams. Muddy meets four inspiring women who took control and started their own businesses during Covid. Is it time we joined them?</a

  • Win £2000 to kickstart your business dreams

    Have a brilliant business that needs a helping hand? We’ve teamed up with business banking alternative, Tide, to offer two grand to give you the boost you need. Competition now closed.

  • First time fashion

    Ready for an adventure? Us too! At Muddy we’ve committed to new experiences this summer (both cultural and clothes related, natch). Read on for inspo - and win a sizzling £400 hush wardrobe while you’re at it!

  • Wonderful Weddings

    Planning a wedding? Don't do anything until you've consulted our comprehensive wedding guide for all 21 Muddy counties. The dreamiest venues, florists, photographers and more - you're welcome!

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