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Have you booked a bank-holiday break yet? Yes, we know it’s just two weeks away, but there’s no need to resign yourself to three days of rain-threatened back-garden barbecues just yet. We’ve rounded up 10 luxury and boutique hotels with last-minute availability (from 23–25 August) for a short break or staycation, to make the last long […]

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This month, we started our search for stylish stays by sipping whisky at The Atholl, a suite-only townhouse in Edinburgh. After all that hard work, we headed south to soak up the rays at romantic Tuscan village retreat Monteverdi and relax at Imani Country House, a rural haven in Portugal. Over in Australia, we partied […]

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The Crème de la Mer guide to simple beauty

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Sometimes luxury is best served effortlessly and stripped back. We’ve teamed up with the skincare travel essential, Crème de la Mer, to bring you a travel guide to simple beauty – here, we offer our picks of some of the world’s most special and naturally beautiful getaways (and give a little advice on what to pack)… […]

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Tigerlily: hotel of the week

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Our quest for this week’s champ has taken us a-wandering in Edinburgh, and, more specifically, to Tigerlily, a dashing den a block back from Princes Street… Style Decadent urban dwelling Setting Fashionable former finance hub Why this week? Throughout March, April and May, you can brush up on your cupcake-making skills at the same time […]

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Here at Smith HQ, when we’re not living, breathing and loving boutique hotels, we’re drooling over delectable dinners in London, long lunches in Languedoc, superior coffee in the capital and wine-tasting events – even wedding cakes made of cheese. (We take our ‘tastemaker’ title quite seriously, you see.) Typing is mainly practised one-handed, to enable […]

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We know what you’re thinking: how on earth do I pick out the cream of the comedy and avoid the am-dram dullards at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe? How do we know this? Because entertainer, comedian and all-round showmanship-wonder Chris Cox has been peering into his murky toughened glass ball, and he told us. Not […]

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In the diary: Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Monday, August 9th, 2010

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE When? 6–31 August Where? Edinburgh, Scotland What? A million people throng the steep streets of Edinburgh to celebrate music, theatre and comedy at the world’s biggest arts festival. Style Before they were famous Setting Athens of the north Event highlights These are always unpredictable, but some locations, such as the Speigeltent, are […]

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Make mine Missoni

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Doubtless, news that Mr & Mrs Smith‘s DIY boutique hotel suite was more spoof than truth will have disappointed, nay, devastated many. But those still keen to turn their house into a happy (boutique) home need look no further than Amara. The online luxury furnishings store has recently added Missoni Home’s 2010 range to its […]

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It may have been getting dark at 4.10pm but that hasn’t stopped us venturing out from our cosy comfort into the cold this Christmas. We’ve been searching Europe for its brightest boutique stars, calling in on France, Italy, Spain and the UK… Just in time for the winter snows, allow us to introduce Les Servages […]

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It’s that time again when we reveal the new hotel debutantes we’re inaugurating into Smith society. We’ve combed the beaches of San Sebastián, searched the coastal charms of Empordà and scoured the heavenly excesses of the Hamptons to bring you the very best of the boutique-hotel world this August… Tweet

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