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Archive for June, 2009

Style-savvy travel expert needed

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Our award-winning GoldSmith travel consultants (yeah, I know I promised we wouldn’t go on about it, but it’s relevant, okay?) are on the lookout for a scimitar-sharp super-concierge to join our London-based Travel Team. If you think you might fit the exceedingly tight-fitting mould, we’d absolutely love to hear from you. Details are below but, […]

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Mr & Mrs Smith adopts two marble Ls

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Bolly corks are flying around Smith HQ like Wimbledon tennis balls today, and the level of group-hugging going on is almost sinister. Why such festivity? No, it’s not just Prince William’s right royal name-thievery earlier this week, we’re as pleased as Punch, as happy as Larry and as, er, delighted as Delia because the Smith […]

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In the diary: Spanish highs

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

KITEBOARD PRO Date 1-5 July Place Tarifa, Spain Style Elemental acrobatics Setting Andalucian surf On the southern tip of Spain, Tarifa has rising kudos as a sun-kissed weekend party town and is now a hot spot for windsurfers and kitesurfers – the Strait of Gibraltar channels perfect, warm winds right onto the sandy beaches here. […]

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Well, we are honoured. This is the second time we’ve been able to claim the ‘by royal appointment’ badge (although, admittedly, the first time may have been stretching the truth somewhat). It emerged in the Telegraph yesterday that even the uppermost echelons of society are partial to a romantic saucy weekend away when none other […]

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The summer’s most glamorous festival is almost here. That might sound like an oxymoron, but this weekend at Glastonbury will see more sequins than the Strictly reunion tour. And, if you haven’t been able to secure suitably stylish accommodation at Charlton House down the road (or Babington House half an hour away), you may find […]

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A recent straw poll among my female friends on the topic of ‘what’s most attractive in a man’ (taken for professional not personal reasons, honest) yielded some surprising results. A GSOH and a way with shelving may not be as essential as I had been led to believe – the three most desirable male characteristics […]

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Beauty buff Bobbi Brown’s New York tips

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Mistress of make-up Bobbi Brown has worked her magic on the fairest faces all over the world in the name of beauty, staying at some pretty praiseworthy places on her travels, too. We cast our eyes Stateside to New York (we’ll be adding more hot New York hotels to our online collection soon) and get […]

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Toasts, not toasters: The Wine Wedding List

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Love, honesty, respect and… wine. All key ingredients for a long and happy marriage. Which is why it’s not a bad idea to start as you mean to go on with a wedding list composed of malbecs and merlots. No crystal ornaments, no stainless steel, no towel-set systems, just a ready-made cellar that would make […]

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Forget less-than-cool Eighties-style package holidays to Magaluf, our new luxury stays in Mallorca are HOT. As well as having a melange of Mallorcan boutique hotels joining our online collection soon, we’ve just added a selection of stylish self-catering holiday houses to Smith & Friends. Brace yourself for privacy, individuality and style galore, and then feast […]

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The cream of cream teas

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Paris, London and New York – eat your heart out. A small, green caravan on the shores of North Cornwall is where I found the most soul-stirring manna.  I confess that in the name of work I’ve been lucky enough to sip champagne cocktails overlooking the Manhattan skyline, I’ve eaten Michelin-starred tasting menus in centuries-old […]

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