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Archive for December, 2008

In this season of good cheer and high spirits, we thought you might need a little festive drinking inspiration, so we put our heads together, sank a few martinis, lost track of what we were doing somewhat and then decided to get someone else to do it for us. So we quizzed Soho bar supremo […]

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Yes, that’s right – it’s new-review time again! Every time we publish an anonymously conducted hotel review by Mr & Mrs Smith, we’ll let you know here on the Smith Travel Blog, so you can keep pace with our global wanderings. We visit every property in our hand-picked hotel collection in person, just to check […]

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And another review (they’re coming thick and fast at the moment): this time, our Smith spies have been in La Bella Italia, in that most stylish of fashion capitals, Milan. They took refuge in the spankingly chic new urban resort in the up-and-coming Boviso district known as The Chedi Milan, and here’s a little excerpt […]

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Merry Smithmas

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Just a quick post to wish you all a very Happy Christmas from everyone at Team Smith (well, all those of us who haven’t bunked off early for the holidays, anyway). May your stockings be fillered, your sprouts tasty, and your brandy flammable. Also, a wee festive plug. If, like me, you’ve entirely failed to […]

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How to… make your own flavoured vodka

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

The newest recruit to our blogging crew, Jim, is a mine of totally useless amazing facts and tidbits. I was immediately drawn to the mention on his blography of willow-flavoured vodka and, after a fruitless Google search, I asked him where this delicious-sounding nectar came from. As usual (and you’ll soon come to understand why […]

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Postcard from Ibiza: Christmas island…

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Music-loving travel blogger and Ibiza insider Cila Warncke delivers Christmassy, yuletide greetings to all you Mr & Mrs Smiths from the balmy Balearic Island she calls home… Christmas is a very special time in Ibiza. Local municipalities have gotten splendidly into the spirit, decking the main streets and town squares with fairy lights and fir […]

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While it’s a bit miserable and dark (well, it’s winter, innit), we thought we’d brighten your day with tales from a sunnier isle – Sicily. As you know, every time we publish a new hotel write-up from one of our panel of independent reviewers at Mr & Mrs Smith, we’ll let you know, so you […]

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Yoga, chocolate and Caribbean bliss

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Mmm, a yoga holiday in Grenada. And loads of chocolate. No, I’ve not eaten one too many liqueur chocolates, I’m at Laluna. It’s all very well treating ourselves to a few days in a stylish boutique hotel in the Caribbean that’ll have us looking and feeling our best. But how many holidays also do good […]

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Launching… The Australia Collection

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

In a move that looks a lot like it was cleverly timed to coincide with the release of Baz Luhrmann’s colossal geopic Australia, but was really just blind luck with bells on, we’re please to announce the addition of a host of Aussie hotels to Mr & Mrs Smith’s collection. Until last week, we had […]

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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide: Part 2

Friday, December 12th, 2008

In Part 1 of our Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide, we brought you perfect xmas present tips from Mr & Mrs Smith’s favourite lovely people at all-natural beauty company Jo Wood Organics, holiday and beachwear purveyors Heidi Klein, luxury lingerie and gift company Coco Ribbon and haute jewellers Astley Clarke. Today, we’re sprinkling around another handful […]

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