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Archive for July, 2012

Hôtel Le A, Paris: hotel of the week

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Beginning to feel like London’s the only city in the world? If you’re more interested in croissants than canoe sprints, or berets than badminton, look to Paris and Hôtel Le A: a diminutive and discreet hideaway without a whiff of sporting ambition in the eighth arrondissement. Style All-white and arty Setting Chi-chi Champs-Elysées Our favourite bits […]

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A woman cannot live on dim sum alone, so since touching down in town in April, Smith has been on the prowl for hot new Hong Kong restaurants. In between pork buns and wontons, we’ve dined on zesty Mexican, elegant Italian, lip-smacking Spanish and tasty Japanese. Here are five of our favourite new finds. 1. […]

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The Olympics are here! The British Library celebrates a century of games history with a new free exhibition of Olympian memorabilia – find out what Mr & Mrs Smith’s favourite exhibit is here…

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ME Madrid: hotel of the week

Friday, July 20th, 2012

In need of some Spanish sunshine and tantalising tapas to brighten up your summer? ME Madrid hotel serves up a cocktail of city sights, super-chic style and mouthwatering food, perfect for glamorous gourmets and trendy travellers… Style Imposing Iberian icon Setting City-centre squares Why this week? Smith members can take advantage of ME Madrid’s hotel offer: stay three nights […]

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London. You might have noticed she’s up to something. Not just when it comes to rain, either. The English capital has been sprucing herself up for a while now in preparation for London 2012 and the Olympic Games.  Giles Price is a photographer whose aerial macro photography is being exhibited at the recently redeveloped King’s […]

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Fancy a Stateside summer? Want to stay somewhere with a rooftop bar and pool, retro flair and a giant foot in your room? Feel demanding? Well you shouldn’t, because the The Standard Downtown LA has all the above and plenty more… Style Groovy retro spy HQ Setting High-rise downtown playground Why this week? Smith members can take advantage of the […]

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Find out how you can help the Blue Marine Foundation in their efforts to save the world’s oceans

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Calling wannabe superheroes everywhere: do you need to (a) designing your own superhero swim shorts; (b) indulge in a little high-speed globetrotting;  and (c) save the planet, all at the same time? Excellent: we can help. Orlebar Brown, the beachwear brand worn by hipsters everywhere (and not-so-hipster-but-practical men who eschew flappy boardshorts and oversnug speedos) […]

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Boutique travel experts Mr & Mrs Smith bring you a high five from Hobart with a round-up of the best things to do in the Tasmanian capital

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Coworth Park hotel in Ascot is the only luxury UK stay where you can learn to play polo. Don’t worry if the Jilly Cooper novels hidden at the back of your bookcase are the closest you’ve ever come to a stable – even our complete beginner was a convert after her first taste of polo at […]

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