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Archive for June, 2011

This month, Rob our resident TuneSmith, has come over all nostalgic, soundtracking high summer with a band that references Nineties greats and taking his turntable back to 1962 to relive the pioneering jazz sounds of Ray Charles… ALBUM OF THE MONTH Buffalo by The Phoenix Foundation When? You need an indie fix Why? It’s all […]

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Bean there, done that? You haven’t earned your caffeinated stripes until you’ve toured Melbourne’s best cafés. Like Seattle and Milan, this is a city obsessed with sourcing the perfect cup of coffee, with baristas roasting, grinding, blending, brewing and pouring as if their beards depended on it (the Victorian gent-meets-outlaw-Ned Kelly look is big here […]

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You only need to spend a minute or two in Montauk to know you’re in surfer country. Must be the Havaianas and hoodies: slacker-chic beachwear is the unofficial uniform on this stretch of Long Island. Somehow, however, Montauk sidesteps the see-and-sceney vibe of the other Hamptons, and keeps it small-town relaxed, a vibe that’s evident the […]

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Copenhagen‘s streets are currently enlivened with bright and beautiful elephants. Nope, not real ones sadly, but the Elephant Parade is in town. We’d never miss a chance to shout about such a great charity initiative, so our latest hotel of the week is Avenue Hotel, in Denmark’s design-conscious capital… Style Couture comforts Setting Green, historic […]

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White-washed villages, windswept beaches and tasty tapas – this boutique trip sashays from soulful Seville to the sunny Costa del Sol via Vejer de la Frontera. This month, we fiesta and siesta in Seville, Cadiz and Marbella, leaving no castanet unclicked on a sensual southwest Andalucian escape… Andalucia’s historic and cultured capital, sultry Seville, is […]

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Anna Mae’s: Southern Street Food was founded at the start of the year after Tony and Anna gave up their office jobs to serve up damn fine down-home Southern classics on the streets of London. They’ve just returned from a 2,500-mile pilgrimage to the origins of their favourite flavours, driving and eating their way from […]

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Palm-fringed Penang may be Malaysia’s best known island escape, with a reputation for blissful beaches and mouth-watering multi-culti food, but did you know it’s also a stylish place for a spot of shopping, too? Smith’s top tip is to make a beeline for fab little shopping enclave Armenian Street in bustling colonial capital Georgetown, where […]

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Town Hall Hotel (of the week)

Friday, June 17th, 2011

This week, we’re loving all things east London: namely, Town Hall Hotel and its scene-shaking restaurant appendage, Viajante. Not only is the hotel scooping our crown as we speak, later on you can find out about all things Nuno Mendes, with our interview with Viajante’s star chef… Style Made-over chambers Setting Bohemian Bethnal Green Why […]

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It’s been a while since we visited Hong Kong so we’ve been refreshing our style radar ahead of a recon mission to track down some more Smith-style stays – keep your eyes peeled for some hot-off-the-presses Hong Kong hotel news. Meanwhile, Mr & Mrs Smith thought you’d appreciate a local shopping tip-off from vintage-dealer extraordinaire, […]

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Many of Australia‘s blockbuster art exhibitions kick off from June to October, when the southern winter makes cosy gallery-hopping an ideal date for culture-vultures. So why not time a stylish city break around one of this season’s best art shows? Segueing swiftly from sketch pads to crash pads, Smith (of course) has plenty of boutique […]

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