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Archive for February, 2013

Urbanologie talks London restaurant openings…

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Londoners, if you like to keep your fingers on the pulse of  restaurant, bar and hotel openings, you will enjoy getting emails from Urbanologie, such as this one about the hottest new tables in town… One of the most anticipated launches of the year was the recent opening of Keith McNally’s Balthazar London in Covent Garden […]

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Riad 72, Marrakech: hotel of the week

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

This week we’re craving tagines, mint tea and a tadelakt bathroom… so we’re heading to one of the world’s most loveably chaotic cities, Marrakech. It’s renowned as a riot for the senses, so for a quieter time we’d bed down at our hotel of the week, elegant Riad 72. Style Luxury riad Setting Alleys of […]

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Malin + Goetz Q&A: behind the scenes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Stylish, hardworking, easy on the eyes and often found in the world’s best bathrooms: like their products, the dynamic duo behind Malin + Goetz skincare is very well-travelled. So, we just had to sit down with co-founder Andrew Goetz to find out their insider tips and favourite places to stay… ______________________________________________________________________ Why did you start […]

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Faena Hotel, Buenos Aires: hotel of the week

Friday, February 15th, 2013

As St Valentine briefly flitted in and out this week, we were reminded that one day dedicated to romance simply isn’t enough. So, why not extend the affair at a spot designed with passion in mind – luxury boutique Faena Hotel in sultry Buenos Aires? Style Seeing red Setting Waterfront Puerto Madero Why this week? Even if you came through […]

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Time away is precious, and we can’t help but want to fit it all in – spa treatments and surfing trips, premium pampering and paddle-boarding. So we’ve picked out shore-side spots for surf, spa and sun that strike the right balance between action-adventure and soul-soothing. And, for our North and South America Smiths in search […]

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Or for the Cantonese speakers out there, Gung Hay Fat Choi! Wherever you’re celebrating Chinese New Year in 2013 we wish you well, and welcome to the Year of the Snake… It is officially this Sunday 10 February but expect fireworks, feasting and family visits for at least five days kicking […]

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Escape the ennui of the everyday with a dose of the extraordinary at Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa in Chiang Rai. Perched in the jungle hills of northern Thailand, the hotel boasts gorgeous views of the Mekong River, Myanmar and Laos, and an elephant camp on its doorstep. Style Northern Thai splendour Setting Three-country crossroads Why […]

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Weekend getaways for Presidents’ Day

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Our New York team can’t wait for Presidents’ Day next weekend – what better inspiration for an extended cosy winter getaway than overstuffed armchairs in front of a roaring fire, room service galore and VIP perks that even Barack and Michelle would envy? In preparation, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite Presidents’ Day […]

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Ahem. I said AHEM.

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Just when you wondered whether the only thing there wasn’t an app for was putting the fizz in a relationship, we go and do something like this… Ever get that niggling feeling your other half just isn’t picking up on those HEY HONEY LET’S GO AWAY SOMEWHERE SOON JUST THE TWO OF US hints – […]

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Cliveden is giving us Goosebumps…

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Yes, yes, we know, we have already told you about our first ever advertising campaign from Goosebumps using photographs by our very own Rachel Juarez-Carr, aka Countessian. Well, as well as spending time in the bedroom at Blakes, our stunt Mr & Mrs Smith also got up to a little mischief at the luxury country hotel Cliveden in the name of Smith… Cliveden […]

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