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Archive for January, 2010

Hotel of the week: Hotel Sezz

Friday, January 29th, 2010

As the world’s top models spent the week showcasing France‘s finest fashion delights, our thoughts turned to summoning some Parisian style of our own. Leaving the Côte d’Azur behind, we’re staying in France to soak up the chic, sleek and sexy surroundings of Hotel Sezz… Style Discreet, sexy, arty Setting Seine-set tranquillity Why this week? […]

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Over to our very own TuneSmith, DJ Rob Wood,  the brains and ears behind our albums, to make his monthly recommendations… ALBUM OF THE MONTH IRM by Charlotte Gainsbourg When? Your listening experience has to be as boutique as your hotel Why? Quirky and gorgeous, it’s an intriguing slice of modern cool As the offspring […]

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Top 10 child-friendly hotels in Europe

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Best family-friendly boutique hotels in Europe, anyone? Mr & Mrs Smith round up a top 10 selection of child-friendly escapes

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While cinema’s movers and shakers flit between red carpets in London and LA, we’ve been dreaming of some Hollywood glamour of our own. We found it on the Côte d’Azur at fit-for-a-filmstar Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel… Style Minimalist modern marvel Setting Cream of the Cap Why this week? Smith members can grab a piece of […]

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Platefuls of Portugal: Lisbon’s tasty treats

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Not long ago, we dispatched travel blogger Heather Cowper on an anonymous review trip to the enchanting Hotel Heritage Av Liberdade in Portugal’s capital. Not only did she produce a terrific hotel review, but she also gave us a whistle-stop tasting tour of the city’s eats… There are so many things I could tell you […]

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Smith & Friends: spring self-catering savings

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

New Year has come and gone, and we feel a little older, not really much wiser, a lot fatter and just a little bit more desperate to get away. It’s lucky then, that so many of our stylish self-catering stays have decided to slice their prices. Like the sound of an elegant country house set […]

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Hotel of the week: Escape Boutique B&B

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Style Genteel modern townhouse Setting Seaside meets Snowdonia Why this week? Some makeovers attract scandal, but the overhaul at Escape Boutique B&B in North Wales is no Anne Robinson. Their refurbishment has triggered much speculation at Smith HQ as to how you might improve upon the elegant blend of old and new that Escape had […]

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Top 10 child-friendly UK hotels

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Mr & Mrs Smith is all about romantic boutique hotels and dirty weekends away, right? Well, no actually. We’re just as proud of our family-friendly collection – proof that little ones needn’t stop (hotel) play. To inspire your travel en famille for 2010, here are 10 tot-friendly stays in the UK… Fowey Hall, Cornwall The […]

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One too many slips on icy pavements recently has made us all feel a little like hiding away until spring (though maybe not in the fridge, like Anthony’s tortoise). But despite the demise of the festive season, it’s not all gloom out there. Allow us to introduce a few new hotels to get you dreaming […]

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We’ve cast aside dreary resolutions involving various forms of deprivation and replaced them instead with ambitions for adventure in faraway lands. Scooping our prize this week is a sky-high, eco-dedicated resort perched betwixt mountain and sea in the New Zealand town of Kaikoura… Style Architectural meets arboreal Setting Deer-dotted pastures and peaks Why this week? […]

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