Smith meets Floris London

Fragrant travel tips with royal approval

Ever wondered how you can smell like you, but better? Mr Smiths: ever considered trading in your rusty razor for a good, old-fashioned shaving kit? We've pondered these mysteries and, in our quest for knowledge, sought out the impeccably presented director of Floris London

Festive feasting at the Grove Narberth

When we heard that the Grove Narberth’s exciting new chef will be rustling up the turkey and trimmings this Christmas (and refining the restaurant’s à la carte), we booked our festive break there in less time than it takes to read the specials

City quitters: how to create your own boutique hotel

On a long weekend in Dartmoor, Jo Gossett and Sam Perry decided to quit London and open their own boutique hotel. A few years later, they'd created Weeke Barton. They share a few before and after shots, and talk us through the highs, lows, and plying the locals with wine…
Neighbourhood watch | Artist Residence London, Pimlico

Neighbourhood watch: Pimlico

By Jove! Pimlico – the bit in London between Victoria and the Thames – is becoming cool. Since boutique hotel Artist Residence London arrived in the 'hood, our (vintage, upcycled) barometer has detected a cool wind blowing west.

You’ve been doing airports all wrong

The worst thing about going on holiday is, well, the going – traffic jams, suitcase slaloms, queues, more queues, other people. What if you could get that shoulder-loosening Smith-hotel feeling as soon as you left home? We tried Heathrow's star treatment…
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