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It’s remarkable how much you can see and do in just one weekend away to Italy. A night at Il Salviatino and then a night at Palazzo Victoria treated me to a concentrated hit of two of the world’s most cultured cities with a restorative whirl in the countryside, plus a good measure of cocktails, […]

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We’re a little bit in love with Brazil this month, and I promise it has nothing to do with men kicking balls around. Rather, it’s the sleekly sexy style of Santa Teresa Hotel in Rio (above) that’s stolen our hotel-obsessed hearts – we’re thrilled to add it to our carefully curated collection. Another new addition […]

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We like to think we know how to spot what’s special about a city within moments of arriving there – not least in Italy, where last year we spent a lot of time scouring cobbled streets and Renaissance piazzas for secrets to share in our recent Italy hotel guide.   Meet some like-minded spirits: founders of […]

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Organised romance: what an arousal-squashing concept. Discerning lovers should bypass all the pink and sickly tack for some unabashed indulgence – from helicopter rides to ladies in lakes – at our romantic hotels. Mr & Mrs Smith built a business around the art of seduction, so who better to entrust with your night(s) of passion? […]

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This month, we crossed the, er, two corners of the globe to see what’s going on hotel-wise down in Europe and the Americas… On the Jersey Shore, we found Bungalow Hotel, a stylish surf house seconds from the sea, and just an hour out of Manhattan. In San Francisco, we crossed the Golden Gate to […]

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Eating our way around Italy

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

The 2010 La Dolce Vita show is set to honour all things Italian this week. We’ll be there of course – look out for our Graham and Green-styled stall, G1. In greedy anticipation, we’re playing foodie Top Trumps with six of Italy’s regions, highlighting their signature plate-toppers and suggesting where to sleep off the calories… […]

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Top 10 child-friendly hotels in Europe

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Best family-friendly boutique hotels in Europe, anyone? Mr & Mrs Smith round up a top 10 selection of child-friendly escapes

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The Big Event – wedding planners in Italy

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

The beautiful hotels, all those lovely flowers, the chance to acceptably don a frilly fascinator… we do love a good wedding at Smith. So allow us to introduce our favourite new partner, The Big Event (and its director, Rosie) – a stylish service dedicated to wedding and event planning in central Italy where Smith members […]

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