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Tides South Beach, Miami: hotel of the week

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Catch a glimpse of a glamourous bygone era (revived with modern perks) at the Tides South Beach hotel in Miami – a grand art-deco building with gleaming interiors and ocean views from every room.  Style Classic SoBe sophistication Setting Opulent Ocean Drive  Why this week? We could really go for an expertly-muddled mojito served poolside right about […]

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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 […]

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Casa Morada, Florida: hotel of the week

Friday, September 27th, 2013

We’re craving an escape that feels authentically off the grid. Oh, unlimited sunshine, sand between our toes and a private island locale would help set the scene, too. Lucky for us, Casa Morada, in Southern Florida, ticks all of those boxes… and then some. Set in the mellow Florida Keys, this boutique hotel hideout is a 90-mile, head-clearing drive from Miami and […]

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We’re all for tradition – especially when it has a dose of revamped shiny and new, too. Which is why we are scheming our return visit to the newest, old thing to hit New York City: The High Line Hotel – a grand Gothic-style estate revived as a vintage-chic stay with handmade furniture and drool-inducing bespoke […]

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Love this room set from the Mr & Mrs Smith – At Home shoot? So do we. To help you pull the new boutique-hotel look together, we gathered a hit list of the top five interiors trends for 2014 from Jamie Graham (right), creative director of interiors emporium Graham & Green, who helped us style the […]

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There’s excitement in the air at Smith HQ, as we launch our new range of Smith paints for your home… Ever wanted to bring home a taste of your travels after a holiday? No, we’re not talking saltwater taffy (too sticky on the teeth), cheese du terroir (too sticky on the hips) or those pretty […]

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Top 10 hotels for swingers

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Ooh, you dirty little things! We don’t mean that, we mean this! Our friends over at Concrete Playground were feeling a bit ropey, so we went and wrote them a round-up of our top 10 hotels with swings. Here’s an abridged breakdown of the list below, for all you wannabe Tarzans and Janes. (There’s really no need […]

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Style monitor: JW Anderson caught on camera

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Mr & Mrs Smith can’t leave home without… The JW Anderson/Nikon camera bag Those of you who shun snazzy phones and like to take proper photos with a proper camera, rejoice! For we have at last found something gorgeous to pop your equipment into. Whether your weapon of choice is a digital SLR or something, […]

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Hotel Sezz, Paris: hotel of the week

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Just like Cole Porter, we love the City of Light in the springtime… and we love boutique hotels in Paris. Hotel Sezz is the perfect place to enjoy the season: the fin-de-siècle façade gives way to industrial-chic interiors in couture-inspired colours (check out those Valentino-red carpets), and the Seine-side location makes for optimum sightseeing. Style: […]

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Kit Kemp Q&A: her vision for A Living Space

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Firmdale’s interiors impresario Kit Kemp is revered for her eye-catching, witty interiors (she cruised into our pick of the world’s Top 10 Boutique Hotel Designers). Not only that, she’s a lovely, funny woman who’s passionate about what she does. Lucky us: she has just released her first design book, packed with behind-the-scenes tips, endless interiors […]

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