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Archive for July, 2009

Style monitor: Ibiza packing tips

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Another year, another summer season on the gorgeous, glamorous island of Ibiza. Each year the global fash pack head to the White Isle to get a heads up on the hottest summer trends. Resident Smith stylista Toni Jones hit the island to bring you her must-haves for the prettiest party animals… Tweet

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Hotel of the week: The Olde Bell Inn

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Welcome to week three of our celebration of the greatest, goodest and gorgeousest of the Smith boutique-hotel collection. (In case you’ve missed our first fortnight, we’ve already covered a fabulous Portuguese farmhouse in Alentejo and a superb self-catering cottage in Norfolk). This week, we’ve been wondering, ‘if we fled the Smith offices in London, and […]

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Looking for the perfect music to take on your trips? Here, our very own TuneSmith, DJ Rob Wood, compiler of the Mr & Mrs Smith: Something for the Weekend CDs, makes his essential monthly recommendations… ————————————————————————————– ALBUM OF THE MONTH Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast by Cornershop When? You need to wipe a frown […]

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Bocca di Lupo 12 Archer Street, off Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D 7BB And then we ate this! And then we had that! And then… …You’ll have to forgive me if I mumble my words on this post. I feel like an overexcited child after their summer holidays, desperate to get everything out… It’s because […]

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Come August, you can always be sure of a good party or two in Ibiza — the hair-down, free-spirited fun times at Atzaró next month will be no exception. The family-friendly finca joins in with the rest of the island and presents its soul-nurturing programme of spiritual summer specials… Tweet

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(Non-)Hotel of the Week: Chaucer Barn

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Scandal has rocked Mr & Mrs Smith’s Hotel of the Week awards in their infancy. One week into our virtual glory-giving and a cry has gone up from those in the Smith & Friends corner – why exclude all our luxury self-catering properties by limiting ourselves to hotels? Quick – change the title… There are […]

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Style monitor: Christmas in July

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

The summer tan has barely reached pale gold, but already retailers are already decking the halls and showing off their Christmas wares. It might seem a tad depressing to see fir trees and mince pies in July, but at least it means the Xmas shopping is sorted. This week Selfridges in London unveiled its most […]

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Balearic-based concierge service, Deliciously Sorted, arranges private chefs, jet and boat charter and VIP entry to Ibiza and now also Mallorca’s best destinations. Who better then, to give Mr & Mrs Smith the inside scoop on the island’s hotspots than Deliciously Sorted’s on-isle red-carpet roller-outers, Tor Cooper-Evans and Claire Gauvain from TLC? (right, at Can […]

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Worship at the altar of Chocolat

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Chocolate is good for your health and your soul: it’s official. Broccoli, beetroot, flaxseeds and cocoa: all superfoods, we’re told. But which one makes your heart smile most or gets you salivating? And, no, the concept of choc as good for you doesn’t include that lame-ass bar of Dairy Milk from the newsagents – we’re […]

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Hotel of the week: Herdade da Chaminé

Friday, July 17th, 2009

As an award-winning blog, we thought it was about time we shared the love (or, more precisely, the awards) with a mini Oscars of our own: Mr & Mrs Smith presents… Hotel of the Week. As the catchy title suggests, there’ll be a weekly accolade awarded to the property du jour (or should that be […]

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