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Sunsets, happening creative hangouts, independent boutique boltholes, a Bohemian vibe (literally) and sweet sweet booze (literally)… it’s a hackneyed meme, sure, but: what’s not to like about Budapest? Don’t just take our word for it: check out this city-guide-cum-diary from roving reporter Robin Reetz. This travel-lovin’ Atlanta gal is a London-based lifestyle and fashion writer who has […]

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Where’s your lunchtime going to take you today? A great book can transport you to a faraway place (we’re talking further than that café you usually go to) and whet your appetite for new destinations. Our pick of the week? The exotic, possibility-packed country that is Morocco: it surprises and delights (and, ok, sometimes assaults) […]

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An award-winning writer for screen, small screen and digital, Helen Bagnall (below) is co-founder of erudite events organiser Salon London, and runs The Transmission Prize. Here, the literary leading lady takes a magical mystery tour from lofty Liverpool bolthole the Hope Street Hotel, and finds Lebanese street food, pre-party prep stations and coffee with a side of folk harp… […]

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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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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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Karen Cleveland – Smith guest blogger and Canada-based doyenne of decorum – follows up her first post on Italian etiquette (How to… fare bella figura) with another manners-minding missive, this time on dinner-party protocol for globetrotting guests… •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Well done, you savvy traveller, you: your charm and witty banter has earned you a dinner invitation […]

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How to… fare bella figura. Doyenne of decorum, Huffington Post etiquette expert and Finishing School columnist Karen Cleveland unravels Italian gestures and customs in this guest post for Mr & Mrs Smith.

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Stylish bar 1105 mixologist Gromit Eduardsen – inventor of the delicious Copenhagen Cocktail – knows a thing or two about where to go for a good time. He shares his recipe for a top night out with Smith reviewer and travel blogger Heather Cowper… If you were taking friends out dinner in Copenhagen, where would […]

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Inside LA #2: eat, drink and sleep like a star

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

To keep our inventory of insider city tips fresh and shiny, we regularly ask our style-spotting spies to report back from their trips with the latest travel news and views. Here, magician-slash-comedian-slash-hotel-reviewer Chris Cox shares his learnings from La-La Land and reveals how to live like a big-shot (Edinburgh Festival) star in Los Angeles… LA, the […]

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We love the cool Scandi chic of wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen, from its hot Danish design to its effortlessly fashionable locals. We’ve got the insider scoop on shopping in Copenhagen: where to buy Scandianvian style must-haves, sip creative cocktails and snack on traditional smørrebrød sandwiches. One of the top names in Copenhagen’s design directory is Georg […]

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