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Archive for April, 2011

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Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Like boutique hotels? Like what Mr & Mrs Smith do? Like a job? Have a look at our job vacancies… Travel Team We are looking for three people to join our award-winning travel team in London – a GoldSmith Consultant, a Travel Team Leader and a Travel Consultant. As a GoldSmith consultant, you should have […]

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Son Brull: hotel of the week

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Ok, so a honeymoon with a crown on top is unlikely to clog up our calendars any time soon, but the royals shouldn’t have all the fun – we want a romantic escape, too. With that thought in mind, here’s our latest hotel of the week: sun-kissed Son Brull, in merrymakers’ Mallorca… Style Balearic spa […]

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For May, TuneSmith Rob Wood has his ear our for soulful Anglo-American pop and a multi-talented Old Master… ALBUM OF THE MONTH Beautiful Imperfection by Asa When? The sun’s out, the car windows down Why? This is techno, but not as we know it Bukola ‘Asa’ Elemide is a Paris-based Nigerian singer who’s making a […]

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Royal wedding fever? Find your wedding style

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Ok, so there isn’t Union Jack bunting draped around Smith HQ and we don’t have matching ‘Wills 4 Kate’ mugs, but with the country’s most anticipated nuptials nearly upon us, we thought it churlish not to get into the spirit of things. In true royal wedding style, we are indeed wondering about Kate’s dress. And […]

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Antwerp adventuring: a new museum for May

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

We might have been ramming our faces with chocolate all weekend, but we could never be sick of the stuff. And so to Belgium, dream home of the chocolatier, and Antwerp, its second-largest city, home of the shiny new MAS museum as of next month… Why go Opening on 17 May, the much-anticipated Museum aan […]

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Nothing says Easter like lashings of chocolate, but if you’re entertaining this weekend and want to pull out all the stops, then foil-wrapped eggs just ain’t going to cut it. We’ve hit up one of our favourite Mr & Mrs Smith tastemakers, Aussie celebrity chef Curtis Stone, to share a wicked dessert that’s sure to […]

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Borgo Santo Pietro: hotel of the week

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Easter is upon us, and with it a flurry of bank holidays, made to get our wanderlust levels peaking. If you’re disorganised, holiday-less or in need of inspiration, look no further than rural idyll Borgo Santo Pietro in Tuscany, which has a fantastic family-friendly Easter offering… Style Classic-luxe Tuscan villa Setting Enchanting formal gardens Why […]

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Inspiring itineraries #3: Texas two-stepping

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Indie music, street food and speakeasies have tempted us to trial a Texan city-to-city road trip, so this month, we mosey to edgy Austin and historic San Antonio in the Lone Star State, where everything is bigger – the tunes, the tastes, the tales. Austin is a city for the ears as much as the […]

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On a recent stopover to check up on Smith’s boutique hotels in Singapore, we remembered why we first fell for the south-east Asian city’s buzzy mix of stylish stays, fabulous food and cocktails with a view… It’s not often you get a rocket in your room – or a monster soft toy. This is Wanderlust hotel […]

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Inside Sydney #3: Kings Cross after dark

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Kings Cross has long been Sydney’s after-dark playground: the place to party until the sun comes up. These days, though, the strip joints have been joined by sleek bars and restaurants, and visiting sailors are outnumbered by A-list night owls. Here’s our dusk-till-dawn agenda for Smith-style soirées… A weekend in Kings Cross is all about […]

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