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Archive for October, 2009

Hotel of the week: The Hazelton Hotel

Friday, October 30th, 2009

This week, we’re donning our snoods* and heading to Canada, home to mountie, moose and maple. Toronto is a  shimmeringly clean city of towering high-rises, and, in winter, has that kind of fresh chilly air that makes you glad to be alive (and wearing a coat). It’s a also a great place to do your […]

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Looking for the perfect music to take on your trips? Well, there’s Mr & Mrs Smith’s new In bed with… CD , of course, but you may need some additional inspiration. Here, our very own TuneSmith, DJ Rob Wood,  the brains and ears behind our albums, makes his essential monthly recommendations… ————————————————————————————– ALBUM OF THE […]

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Our latest glamorous guidebook Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection: Australia/New Zealand is poised to hit the shelves: and it’s our boldest expression of wanderlust yet. From the lush wet plains of Australia’s Top End, via the iconic beaches and islands of the east coast, right through to the Middle Earth peaks of New Zealand’s […]

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Today, Mr & Mrs Smith have nipped to the Netherlands to bring you our latest hotel of the week – a one-time party pad beside one of Amsterdam’s major canals. The current owners bought the building lock, stock and barrel from the old inhabitants, and have left the mightily be-tomed library, picture-lined walls and assorted […]

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In the diary: bonfire bacchanalia

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

LEWES BONFIRE Date 5 November Place Lewes, East Sussex Style Pyro pandemonium Setting Not-so-sleepy Sussex streets Indulge your pagan and your pyromaniac urges with the UK’s greatest bonfire bacchanale. Event Highlight The Bonfire Societies signal the start of the processions by racing barrels of burning tar down the High Street at 6.30pm, after which the […]

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Our latest glamorous guidebook Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection: Australia/New Zealand is poised to hit the shops: it is officially out 25 November (£19.95), but you can order an advance copy now. As you know, romantic and stylish is our shtick – and finally we’ve officially spread the love to the southern hemisphere. Barefoot-luxury […]

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Style monitor: down to the wire

Monday, October 19th, 2009

No one has her fingers wrapped quite so tightly around the London fashion pulse as Smith’s roving stylista Toni Jones. Here’s her latest despatch from the front line… Barbed wire is the latest precious metal. The prickly sheep-snaggler synonymous with prison blocks and Pammy Anderson is an unlikely style hero, but Burberry’s new barbed-wire jewellery […]

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Hotel of the week: Life Gallery, Athens

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Greece: home to the Olympics, the original action hero, and ouzo-swilling plate-smashing parties. As the evenings are setting in and a winter chill descends, now is the perfect time to flee for the fairer climes, feta cheese and famous sights of the Mediterranean land. And where better to be based than Athens’ Life Gallery? It’s […]

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Rocking all over the world

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Have you ever noticed how actresses about to receive a necklace on screen are always bare-necked before their suitor rocks up with a jewellery gift? If you, too, know that naked feeling when you’re in your hotel room, getting ready for a fabulous night out – get your partner to channel Richard Gere in Pretty […]

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Multiple bedding opportunities

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Simmer down, people – this is, after all, about the freebies you get with consecutive sleeps (nothing to do with chain-laying hotties, nor plural hay bales). But we’re excited. Three nights for the price of two: that’s what we’ve been doling out to Daily Telegraph readers, weaving smartly Smith-like passwords into three issues of the […]

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