Smith Travel BlogTravel tales and hotel news from the boutique hotel experts at Mr & Mrs Smith

Archive for the 'Christmas' Category

Palazzina G, Venice: hotel of the week

Friday, November 29th, 2013

What do Casanova, Canaletto and Vivaldi have in common? Bold, artistic and chivalrous, they were all born in Venice, a romantic floating city of maze-like islands, glittering canals and charming footbridges. Re-tread the history of this fascinating city at boutique hotel Palazzina G. This sleek and sultry retreat is older than all three famous Venetians […]

Read the rest of this entry »

You want a stylish packing tip? We’ve got a great one: this must-have accessory is the sort of indispensable, tackle-all-climates, wear-anywhere, outfit-perking, round-the-world wonder you won’t know how you did without. And <blush>, this little Lily and Lionel number has Mr & Mrs Smith written all over it… We’ve long been fans of Lily and […]

Read the rest of this entry »


Tuesday, December 25th, 2012


Read the rest of this entry »

After several days spent juggling turkeys, presents and bottles of whisky (for Santa, natch) while entertaining the family, you’re probably in need of some downtime. Why not give yourself a pat on the back and retreat to a fabulous 15th-century boutique hotel in the Cotswolds? Style Fifteenth-century thoroughbred Setting Racy Prestbury Why this week? If frantic last-minute Christmas shopping has […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Festive fun in London: a Christmas to-do list

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

What’s that you say? It’s nearly Christmas? Cue cold sweats, mild panic buying and a belated urge to sling on some knitted accessories, sing a merry tune and stock up on seasonal good cheer. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a festive assortment of great London activities that will sate yuletide appetites, scent your […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Looking for a room at the inn? We all know this is a crazy time of year, but The Wheatsheaf Inn has gone totally crackers, with an amazing ‘Golden Ticket’ Christmas offer – this chic Cotswolds coaching house turned gastrohub (and Bloody Mary competition host) has just a few rooms left for December 2012, and has […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Project runway: plane-to-party travel tips

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Are you a fly-by-night kinda gal? We’ve got style counsel for your party destination: Lucy Fennings helps you land the right look, with day-to-night dresses, stay-put foundation and ante-upping accessories

Read the rest of this entry »

Festive fun in London: five things to do

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Londoners, are you bored of carols? Sick of Santa? Want to punch a reindeer? Calm down! You can have festive fun in the capital – you just need to know how. Here’s our mini-guide to alternative Christmas activities in London, whether you’re a city-dweller or just passing through… BEST FOR TRADITIONALISTS: Skating at Somerset House In […]

Read the rest of this entry »