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Archive for September, 2012

Rayavadee, Krabi: hotel of the week

Friday, September 28th, 2012

It’s always a pleasure arriving in style – and it’s hard to beat the rock-star entrance you’ll make at Rayavadee boutique hotel in Krabi, Thailand, as you glide towards a white-sand beach on board a luxury speedboat. Big shades are a must… Style Sand-circled garden pavilions Setting Sun-kissed limestone peninsula Why this week? Set sail […]

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The Crème de la Mer guide to active adventures

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Right then: surf’s up in these breath-nabbingly picturesque locations, so enough of all that dreaming of lying around on sun-drenched double loungers on the beach. Dive into one of the active seaside retreats in this adrenalising Crème de la Mer-inspired collection, and you can expect to enjoy the trip of a lifetime… WHERE TO GO […]

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Riad Due, Marrakech: hotel of the week

Friday, September 21st, 2012

This week we’re feeling a bit achey, tired and sun-deprived: a rooftop massage in a Marrakech riad wouldn’t go amiss. Step forward Riad Due, a Marrakech hideaway with a huge roof terrace and a nimble-knuckled roving masseuse. Style Regal riad reinvention Setting Souk central Why this week? Haven’t had enough vitamin D this year? Fear not, the sun still shines […]

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The Crème de la Mer guide to city-on-sea escapes

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Sweeping beach views and sparkling waters not enough for you? If it’s the energy and excitement of cities that float your boat, here we navigate you to some of the mightiest waterfront metropolises with another hotel collection with Crème de la Mer, inspired by a shared love of the sea. Brace yourselves: these vibrant getaways […]

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Those of you who’ve been concentrating will by now be fully up to speed with the system à la Smith: we pack suitably qualified experts off to do a secret hotel review, so you get the low-down, the up high and everything in between. And no one knows luxury like a true fashionista – step […]

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Inspired by a shared love of the sea, our Crème de la Mer collections highlight some of the world’s most special coastal stays. This week, we’re dropping anchor at soul-stirring, secluded sunspots where you’ll feel as though you’ve got the place to yourselves… WHERE TO STAY SANTORINI Greece With arguably the most dramatic landscapes of […]

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Best of Britannia

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

On Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 2012, come and celebrate the most innovative design  in the country with us… Mr & Mrs Smith will be making an appearance at Best of Britannia, an exciting new show for anyone keen to keep their finger on the pulse of British style. The two-day event showcases the […]

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Casa Morada, Florida: hotel of the week

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Make like a bird and fly south in search of eternal summer. We’re headed just about as far south as you can get in the United States, all the way to beachy, serene Casa Morada, our hotel of the week.  Style Minimalist bayside beauty Setting Palm-shaded strip of Islamorada Why this week? Got the back-to-work […]

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Starck-designed hotel Le Royal Monceau knows a thing or two about art: it’s got a gallery, art-book shop and a dedicated art concierge. With our thinking caps firmly on, we nominated the art-savvy YBA Gavin Turk to join the ranks of our secret hotel reviewers and tackle the task of appraising this unconventional Parisian palace. Turk has […]

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It’s not the first time Oli Beale has gone viral as a critic: his Virgin complaint letter saw his hilarious message for Richard Branson go global. Last weekend, our beloved hotel inspector (hopefully used to a great night’s sleep when he’s on Smith reviewer duty) was inspired by his Hackney neighbours’ karaoke antics to mark […]

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