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My Balance: Hero Brown, Muddy Stilettos  founder

My Balance: Hero Brown, Muddy Stilettos  founder

Enjoy our latest #28daysofbalance interview with Hero Brown, Founder of Muddy Stilettos - the ultimate ‘urban guide to the countryside.’ Muddy Stilettos is a witty, super-useful insider’s guide to the very best food, walks, boutiques, day trips, hotels, interiors and events for smart, fun-loving women living outside London.


What does balance mean to you?

It’s that beautiful moment when work is going well but isn’t overwhelming, the kids are cuddly and well-behaved, I’ve been on some dates with my husband and I’m talking to my best friend on the phone with a glass of wine in my hand. It only happens about twice a year but my god it’s worth the wait.

It's easy to forget the little joys of life when you're caught up in the busy whirl of everyday life - so, what are your favourite simple pleasures?

I rarely have baths – I’ve always been more of a shower girl - but when I do I make them count and it really is a strong signal to myself to stop, calm down and relax. I bring out an arsenal of accessories - candles, products, music, magazines, the lot, and then I’m buffed, preened, moisturised and into my loveliest nightwear. Rather than join everyone else back in the real world afterward I always stay in the bedroom and read quietly.

The other big pleasure for me is having a proper Sunday lunch or dinner with my family – my husband and three kids have to suffer my mediocre cooking and my mum and brother come over too. It always feels like a lovely ‘pause’ before the craziness of the week starts again and I’m a big believer in families eating together.

What's your favourite comfort read?

I’m a totally OTT optimist about everything so I don’t really comfort read! At the moment I’m reading Coco, Justine Picardie’s biography of Chanel, and I’m nibbling at Art: The Definitive Visual Guide edited by Andrew Graham-Dixon, a 600 page beast that my youngest son bought me for Christmas with all of his pocket money – I was so touched and so I always try to read it when he’s in the room just to show him I love it!  I get excited about new books and I’ll save up half a dozen reads to bulldoze my way through on holiday.

What do you do to express yourself creatively?

Muddy Stilettos is definitely my creative outlet – I’ve lived and breathed my lifestyle site for the last 7 years and it encapsulates everything I love most – writing, new ideas, photography and discovering the best new things to see and do. I’m not quite sure where I stop and Muddy Stilettos starts any more.

Tell us about the self-care ritual that makes you feel good?

Does red wine count? That’s the self-care ritual that keeps on giving as far as I’m concerned!

And if you have one… what's your favourite Balance Me product?

I’m going to have to choose more than one - I’m a bit obsessed with Balance Me! The Flash Cleanse Micellar Water is brilliant – no water needed so it’s super easy and quick, I love the dispenser for and it doesn’t dry out my skin. I think I’ll be buying it forever! And I love the Vitamin C Repair Serum – the texture is really luxurious, and the scent somehow reminds me of holidays.


Hero Brown
muddystilettos.co.uk; @muddystilettos


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My Balance: Hero Brown, Muddy Stilettos  founder

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My Balance: Hero Brown, Muddy Stilettos  founder

Featuring a blend of hydrating, anti-ageing and calming ingredients, this Flash Cleanse Micellar Water is the perfect quick cleansing solution for all skin types. The innovative Tri-Peptide complex mimics broken down collagen, tricking cells into producing more; plumping wrinkles. Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and prevents moisture loss, while chamomile calms and soothes.

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