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Archive for June, 2008

Mr Smith and I thought we knew a thing or two about fine dining – we’re often first in the queue when a new eaterie opens its doors – but when we met Oliver Schwaner-Albright last week, we realised that we still had a hell of a lot to learn about gourmet gastronomy. It’s lucky […]

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Inside NYC #9

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Hilary Bowers is one of the most tireless people we’ve met – which is saying something given that we’ve just spent a week in the city that never sleeps. As well as founding fashion megasite Yoox and running her own press agency, Banzai, Hilary also found the time to show us round her home city. […]

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New Look for Mr & Mrs Smith

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned Mr & Mrs Smith homepage today, featuring an exciting new late availability board, where with just one click you can grab a last-minute getaway, and new top 10 hotels and destinations boards. You can also keep up to date with the latest news from […]

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Inside NYC #8

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Condé Nast Traveller has to be one of the world’s most admired and respected travel magazines, which makes their Word of Mouth editor, Kate Maxwell, one of the most influential people in the business. That’s why we were delighted when Kate – an Englishwoman in New York – slipped her us insider tips on the […]

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Inside NYC #7

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

In a rare gap in our frenetic meeting schedule in New York last week, James and I snuck out for a swift iced coffee on the terrace at the Bowery, where we were delighted to bump into über-blogger, novelist and general style maven Susan Kirschbaum. She’s the brains behind the susank blog, and an authority […]

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Inside NYC #6

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

While we chatted to TIME’s style guru, Paige Reddinger about our plans for Smith in the US (see yesterday’s post), we asked her for her take on the best New York had to offer. Here are her highlights: Best restaurants Bacaro on Division Street in Chinatown (owned by the same chap as the rustic Tuscan […]

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Mr & Mrs Smith make TIME

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Well, no sooner than the New York Times gave Smith the nod in their Sunday Travel section, but king of the current affairs mags, TIME, has followed suit, with a fun little feature on James, Tam and what Smith’s all about. We may not have made the cover yet, but it’s only a matter of […]

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Mr & Mrs Smith cleared for take-off

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Following our recent announcement that Mr & Mrs Smith are about to unveil our flight-booking service, we’re over the moon to tell you that we’ve just been awarded our ATOL number – 9803. Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? This means that you can now book your flights and hotel stays with […]

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Inside NYC #5

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Just a day before she steps into the newly cobbled shoes of travel editor at hip, irreverent style guide BlackBook (it’s never had one before), we got chatting to Bryce Longton, travel writer, editor and all-round connoisseur of the New York high life. Here are some of her favourite city spots: Best view Take a […]

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Mr & Mrs Smith in the New York Times

Monday, June 16th, 2008

We made the papers in NYC this weekend, with a wee splash in the New York Times travel section yesterday, talking about our US expansion and mentioning our favourite boutique hotel in Grenada – Laluna You can read the whole article here. Tweet

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