Style monitor: Ibiza packing tips

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…

Hotel of the week: The Olde Bell Inn

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 ran away to the countryside for a few days, where could we get to a) quickly and b) with a guarantee of glorious surroundings, fantastic British food, and a chic-yet-informal atmosphere?’ There’s only one answer – let’s hear it for…

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Listen up: TuneSmith’s musical recommendations for August

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…



Cornershop: Judy Sucks On A Lemon

Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast by Cornershop

When? You need to wipe a frown off your face
Why? This is smile-inducing English pop at its finest

Wolfing mouth-watering Italian fare in Soho

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 I’ve just had one of the most incredible meals of my life:

Worship at the altar of Chocolat

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…

Hotel of the week: Herdade da Chaminé

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 ‘semaine’?). The vigorously policed judging criteria have already been the cause of much head-scratching and pencil-pointing. We were on our second round of espressos before we deduced that go-now appeal is as dear to us as heroically unsung fabulousness. Expect equal measures of both in the winners featured weekly from here on in…

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