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Archive for October, 2011

The Montpellier Chapter: hotel of the week

Friday, October 28th, 2011

It may only be October and there’s all the fun and festivity of Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night to get through first, but wise birds are getting organised early for Christmas. Join them by booking in at this week’s hottest hotel, The Montpellier Chapter in the Cotswolds, for a December trip to buy gorgeous gifts at […]

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We’re never ones to shy away from a challenge, especially when it’s a challenge involving our palates. So when an invitation came through the door to take part in a taste test at one of the best pubs in London, we were queuing up for ring-side seats… The Draft House pub on Tower Bridge Road […]

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In the diary: Chesapeake Bay OysterFest

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Aw shucks, we hope you’ve been practicing your best tonging techniques: the Chesapeake Bay OysterFest is just around the corner… When? 5 November 2011. Where? Chesapeake Bay, people! St Michaels, Maryland, to be exact; just steps from boutique bayside beauty, The Inn at Perry Cabin. What? OysterFest is an annual celebration of Chesapeake Bay’s bountiful bivalves held […]

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Style monitor: autumn city-break packing tips

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

  As temperatures drop, big cities start decking the halls and donning their best holiday garb – so should you. Fall over yourselves to pick up our superhot city-break packing tips, whether you’re headed to the Cotswolds for a cosy Autumn escape or shopping on the Champs-Elysées… As always, Style Monitor aims to please: these […]

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And they’re off! The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is underway, with all eyes on the major prize, the Melbourne Cup on 1 November. Saddle up for our guide to the big-ticket races and boldly bright fashions… THE FIXTURES They don’t call it the ‘race that stops a nation’ for nothing: on the first Tuesday in November, […]

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He drums for Aussie alt-rock band The Vines, he microbrews his own beer and he DJs at some of Sydney’s coolest bars. OK, so he claims to be a fairly average surfer, but what’s not to like about Hamish Rosser? When not touring with the band, Smith tastemaker Hamish (right) loves travelling, even penning a […]

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After taking us through the numerous tasty delights of Lisbon and reviewing the city’s Heritage Av Liberdade on our behalf, we sent travel blogger Heather Cowper off on another adventure. This time, she’s on the front line cool-hunting in Copenhagen in the first of three guest posts, kicking off with a catch-up with Avenue Hotel’s […]

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Hotel J: hotel of the week

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Nautical New England comes to Stockholm in the shape of this week’s prize-scooper: embrace the red, white and the blue and check out the recent renovations at waterside Hotel J… Style Superchic chalet Setting Scandinavian seaside Why this week? Hotel J has recently unveiled the details of its renovation: 113 new rooms, a swanky meeting […]

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Postcard from: the New Forest

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

If you went down to the woods this summer, you’ll have been sure of a big surprise: namely The Pig, a country-house corker of a hotel in the heart of Hampshire’s New Forest. We were lucky enough to be passing through… The Pig is a story of sustainability, with a menu that aims to come […]

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Love scenes in Venice? Read on…

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Reporting once again from the travel frontline for Smith Travel Blog, Wanderlista, aka Andria Mitsakos: publicity guru and luxury travel blogger. Hot on the heels of her Brazilian trip, here she is gadding about at Smith-selected love-nest I Qs hotel and guiding you to the best cicchetti in Venice… Venezia. The sheer thought of the mysterious northern […]

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