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From the suitcase of… Baiba Grase

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Baiba – our London HQ’s resident multi-lingual Latvian holiday-planning superstar – is one of the Smith Travel Team’s top honeymoon experts. She’s travelled more than almost anyone else we know. Last trip Sri Lanka. I went absolutely everywhere, but some of my favourite spots were Kandy (beautiful lake), Trincomalee (rugged beach), Bentota (best beach), Galle […]

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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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This month, we escaped to some dreamy island getaways, including U Palazzu Serenu, a hillside haven in Corsica; The Bulgari Resort, an Italian-inspired designer-den in Bali; and  Soneva Kiri, a family-friendly beach resort on Koh Kood. In the Dominican Republic, a rainforest eco-retreat named Casa Bonita caught our eye, along with the chic shoreside casitas of […]

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This month, we enjoyed some barefoot bliss at Niyama in the Maldives, iconic Australian adventure at Arkaba Station & Walk in Flinders Ranges, some super-luxe suites at Indigo Pearl on Phuket’s northern shores, and a Euro-Thai high rise named Hotel Muse in Bangkok. In Marrakech, we discovered Palais Namaskar, a Balinese-inspired masterpiece (above), and in […]

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Hotel of the week: Home Hotel

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Home Hotel is a lesson to us all – rather than resting on its laurels, the hip hideaway has given its (already seductive) interiors an off-season spring clean, adding hand-painted 1930s wallpaper (one William Morris original; some plucked from France) to its seductive Superior Rooms. Buenos Aires street artist Pum Pum was given licence to […]

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Summer stays from Kent to Cape Town

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

This month’s hunt for hip hotels has taken us to lands familiar and foreign. We lingered on British turf for two seaside retreats – The Reading Rooms, a boutique B&B in Kent, and relaxed family-friendly retreat, South Sands, in Devon – before leaving the beach behind in honour of a reincarnated city slicker: Town Hall […]

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This month, we set off for the Americas and returned home armed not only with the knowledge that the world still isn’t flat, but that South America is a hotbed of happening new hotels… After tangoing our way around the barrios of buzzing Buenos Aires, we decided we liked Home Hotel and Mansión Vitraux best. […]

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