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Lately we’ve been daydreaming about Portugal. We’ve fallen a little bit in love with Areias do Seixo: an easy hour’s drive from Lisbon, right on the coast, it’s the sort of laid-back and breezy boutique hotel that has you kicking off your shoes within minutes of arriving. Fresh from a recent visit to this gorgeous […]

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Alpine vistas, warm fires and ski slopes have been captivating us this week – time to plan a holiday to a winter wonderland packed with outdoor adventures, where the chef champions local New Zealand produce. Step forward, Matakauri Lodge. Style Alpine elegance Setting Wild serenity Why this week? The lodge has teamed up with French champagne house Moët […]

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This week we’re in the mood for acres of untamed rainforest, secluded natural pools and heavy doses of yoga and smoothies. Since there’s no place better for some tropical rejuvenation than Costa Rica, we’re heading to El Silencio Lodge & Spa, an indulgent, eco-friendly oasis that seems to be floating in the clouds…  Style Eco suites […]

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Amangani, Jackson Hole: hotel of the week

Friday, January 4th, 2013

It’s all downhill from here. Or at least that’s the case at Amangani, a three-storey sweep of sandstone and redwood in the Rocky Mountains, with postcard-perfect views of snowy peaks, and easy access to some of the best skiing in the US. The hotel itself is a winter wonderland, with a cosy library, a steaming […]

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Find out how you can help the Blue Marine Foundation in their efforts to save the world’s oceans

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Less hotel of the week, more ‘Bush & Breakfast’ of the week – if struggling with a tent holds no appeal but you still fancy the idea of communing with nature, pitch up at Luxury Swag Camp, an open-air boutique hotel in the Blue Mountains, just two hours’ drive west of Sydney. Style Intimate upscale bush […]

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We’ve criss-crossed the globe this month to add to our hand-picked hotel collection. We’re thrilled to welcome the very first Smith hotels in the Bahamas and Peru, as well as some new hot stays in Cambodia, Fiji and Dorset. We’re also celebrating the debut of a stylish self-catering house in Goldfields, near Melbourne. First, we […]

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In honour of yesterday’s Australia Day celebrations (for which our Melbourne team naturally took a day off in the sunshine, and laughed at their colleagues in London and NY while eating Samboy barbecue chips and Tim Tams), we bring you Spicers Canopy, a glorious glamping getaway in Australia’s Scenic Rim. Style Back to nature Setting […]

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Unique in the Smith collection, Bay of Fires Lodge & Walk in north-east Tasmania combines a stay at a boutique eco-retreat with an inspiring two-day guided trek along one of Australia‘s iconic coastlines. Turquoise seas, snow-white beaches and wildlife-filled bush make the Bay of Fires the perfect place to recharge… *** 1 Day One kicks […]

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Earlier this month, the rather foolhardy amazing Andrew Diprose (art director of Wired and he behind the gorgeously illustrated cycling journal The Ride) undertook Le Jour de France, a sponsored ride from London to Paris. The twist? It was a 24-hour overnighter. Since we’d choose carrot over stick any day of the week, Mr & […]

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