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Archive for May, 2012

Let’s barbecue! Rain or shine (and let’s face it, the chances of the latter are never that high), you can’t beat a British garden party – so if you’ve left your jubilation-planning a bit late, we’re here to help. Even if you can’t get to a hotel for the Jubilee, you can still get a […]

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Trying to break into business? Find out how you could be mentored by one of eight super-successful businesswomen (including our own Mrs Smith) in Marie Claire’s Inspire & Mentor scheme…

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Whether you’re hoping to head to London to join a Jubilee street party, or making the most of your extra days off with a last-minute getaway, we’ve got some fantastic late availability at hotels and houses across Europe and the UK…

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New Zealand offers a fine line in luxury lodges, and they don’t come more wow-worthy than The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, clinging to the cliffs at Hawke’s Bay on the east coast of the North Island. Romantics will love the location, a 6,000-acre working sheep and cattle farm with dramatic Pacific Ocean views. Sporty types […]

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Mr & Mrs Smith introduce the company’s innovative investment scheme – the Smith Bond: choose a fixed cash return or earn more in hotel stays!

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We’re satisfying our craving for fine food and stylish stays by taking a peek at Spicers Clovelly Estate, a boutique retreat in Australia’s Sunshine Coast Hinterland, home to the award-winning Long Apron restaurant.

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How to… fare bella figura. Doyenne of decorum, Huffington Post etiquette expert and Finishing School columnist Karen Cleveland unravels Italian gestures and customs in this guest post for Mr & Mrs Smith.

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This week, we’re lusting after all things green, fresh and springy. We want to eat butter-dipped asparagus, plump peas, tender lamb and citrus puddings. We also want the sun to shine. Though today’s hotel of the week can’t guarantee the latter, it can provide all of the former, thanks to its tempting new spring menu. […]

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Luxury skincare brand aficionado Taj Giles of Crème de la Mer shares her insider travel and beauty tips on the Smith Travel Blog

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This month, we ventured to Italy where we found an eco-friendly farmhouse, Masseria Cervarolo hotel in Puglia, and Torre Fiore Hotel Masseria, a former fort in Basilicata. Over in Spain, the family-run Primero Primera hotel in Barcelona won us over with its mid-century style, and in the UK, we relaxed in traditional British fashion at […]

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