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Archive for March, 2012

Less hotel of the week, more ‘Bush & Breakfast’ of the week – if struggling with a tent holds no appeal but you still fancy the idea of communing with nature, pitch up at Luxury Swag Camp, an open-air boutique hotel in the Blue Mountains, just two hours’ drive west of Sydney. Style Intimate upscale bush […]

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The Kings Arms: hotel of the week

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Provide us with a pub and a pint and we’re happy. Add to the mix bedrooms with sleigh beds and freestanding roll-top bath tubs and we’re delighted. With that in mind, here’s our hotel of the week: The Kings Arms in Bath. Style Hospitable historic hideaway Setting Stony hillside hamlet Our favourite bits A stone-walled wisteria-clad country […]

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Looking to impress with your cocktail-making skills this weekend? The master mixologists from the stylish Sky Bar at the Aviator hotel in Farnborough have created a fleet of signature drinks; we’ve got two of their top cocktail recipes to share with you. As with all the best drinks, there’s a story behind each one; Sky Bar’s […]

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The Betsy: hotel of the week

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Even dawdlers deserve a beach escape. If you missed your chance to head south in the nippiest months of winter, hop on a plane to Miami tomorrow and say ‘sláinte’ to St. Patrick’s Day from your lounger by the pool at The Betsy hotel. Style Colonial cool Setting Beachside deco district Why this week? The Florida forecast calls […]

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Small screens: London’s best cinemas

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

There are so many things to do in London, but we’ll never tire of visiting the flicks. Once upon a time, London‘s best cinemas only needed popcorn and pick ‘n’ mix. These days, the film scene is more exciting – watching a movie can involve getting dressed up, being sent to a secret location and […]

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The Brew House: hotel of the week

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Don’t worry: you haven’t missed Mother’s Day… yet. But the mum in your life deserves better than a bunch of cheap chocs from the shop up the road, so don’t let her down. ‘If flowers and chocolates are out’, you might cry, ‘what do I get her?!’ Whisk her away to a chic boutique hotel […]

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Pinteresting news from Mr & Mrs Smith

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Mr & Mrs Smith is now officially ‘on board’ with the interactive mood-board-making site, Pinterest; check out our inspiring visual archives on boutique travel, stylish luxury hotels, interior design trends and honeymoon-worthy holiday destinations.

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Inside Bali: Seminyak’s best bars

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

For the ultimate Bali bar crawl, we recommend heading to chic shoreside Seminyak, playground of the Indonesian island’s style set. On a recent hotel-hunting jaunt, we checked out some of Seminyak’s best bars: fabulous cocktails, delicious dishes and beach views made for a seductive night out. Don that designer kaftan, and go… Relative newcomer Potato Head […]

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We’ve criss-crossed the globe this month to add to our hand-picked hotel collection. We’re thrilled to welcome the very first Smith hotels in the Bahamas and Peru, as well as some new hot stays in Cambodia, Fiji and Dorset. We’re also celebrating the debut of a stylish self-catering house in Goldfields, near Melbourne. First, we […]

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Hôtel Lous Grits: hotel of the week

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Why stay put when you can stay elsewhere? Here’s Hôtel Lous Grits, a little bit of French bliss to kick-start your weekend wanderlust… Style Hôtel de charme Setting Mediaeval Marsolan Why this week? We’ve teamed up with The Guardian and Observer so that you can stay here for two nights… and only pay for one. […]

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