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Archive for April, 2009

Carina Scott brings both a combination of 20 years’ experience in fashion and a progressive parenting attitude to Nonchalant Mom, her child-friendly blog and online kids’ clothing boutique. We asked her about what inspired her to set up such a unique business, what gets her excited in the world of kids’ fashion, and the terrors […]

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This week, we will mostly be writing about romantic hotels. Like the one pictured: Clos du Léthé, in Southern France’s gorgeous Languedoc region. Of course, here at Mr & Mrs Smith, our whole raison d’être is romantic weekends away, but even so, some hotels are, you know, more romantic than others. So we’ll do our […]

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Much like Mr & Mrs Smith, Suzanne’s Files is a trusted online source of inspiring travel tips and information, compiled by travel-savvy style-spotter Suzanne Aaronson from her own experiences and those of her global contacts. Since we’re both obsessed with style, service and quality, and love uncovering the world’s best boutique hotels, luxury beach resorts […]

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Pop-up vintage boutique at the Pelham

Monday, April 20th, 2009

The Pelham shows off its Spring Vintage Collection this weekend, when Ooh la la Vintage and Madame Tra La La sashay into its pretty parlours with their affordable vintage buys and wise investment dressing tips. Saturday 25 April and Sunday 26 April (10am-6pm) The Pelham Hotel, 15 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 2LA Last […]

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Fashion editor Toni Jones continues her series of posts highlighting on-trend weekend-wardrobe essentials for Mr & Mrs Smiths, with a stylish his ‘n’ hers packing list for romantic city breaks – just in time for your May Bank Holiday getaway. Let’s face it, you’ve already got enough to worry about – picking the perfect weekend […]

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In the diary: going Dutch

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

QUEEN’S DAY Date 30 April Place Amsterdam, Netherlands Style A right royal knees-up Setting Clubs & canals You might not expect a head of state’s birthday to inspire a 24-hour party, but Queen’s Day does exactly that. The date, which still honours Juliana, late mother of the present queen, Beatrix, has become a national day […]

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Ok, so not all of you were taken in by our April Fools joke (Mr & Mrs Smith’s bendy-bus boutique hotels in Dubai), but if it piqued your interest in the UAE’s shopping, dining and tourism capital, Dubai, then you might like to learn a bit more about a real hotel there: Desert Palm, a […]

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THIS MONTH, MRS SMITH CAN’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT… a pair of stylish city-slicker shades Whether they’re swanning around in Sorrento, pounding the pavements in Paris or sunning themselves on a beach holiday in Mexico, the fash pack don’t need much of an excuse to put their sunnies on. As of this week, everyone Mr & […]

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I thought this might grab your attention. And no, this isn’t merely a ruse using the age-old tactic of risqué connotation and celebrity name-dropping just to hook you in, only to find that the story has nothing to do with the headline: the bawdy and beautiful burlesque star Dita Von Teese really is one of […]

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We’re only six days in and it’s already been an exciting month indeed. Not only did we manage to amuse/confuse/annoy hundreds of people with our boutique bendy bus April Fool ruse, but we’ve also just introduced some of the most exciting hotels and self-catering stays in the world to our hand-picked selection. Our Smith & […]

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