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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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You want a stylish packing tip? We’ve got a great one: this must-have accessory is the sort of indispensable, tackle-all-climates, wear-anywhere, outfit-perking, round-the-world wonder you won’t know how you did without. And <blush>, this little Lily and Lionel number has Mr & Mrs Smith written all over it… We’ve long been fans of Lily and […]

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Love this room set from the Mr & Mrs Smith – At Home shoot? So do we. To help you pull the new boutique-hotel look together, we gathered a hit list of the top five interiors trends for 2014 from Jamie Graham (right), creative director of interiors emporium Graham & Green, who helped us style the […]

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You already know that Smith hotels and romantic weekends go together like moonlight and music: but what are the other ingredients of a super-stylish mini-break? We’ve rounded up this season’s perfect weekend-away travel companions – from the products that will make eyes sparkle on the Amalfi Coast to the best bedrooms to book in Barcelona… […]

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We’re joining the locals in Canada’s capital of cosmopolitan cool, Montreal, in swapping out our dark and moody heavy layers for a dark and moody sleeveless look to welcome summer. And, there’s no place better set for taking advantage of all the season of festivals and outdoor markets has to offer than the sleek Hotel St Paul. Style Beaux […]

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We were doubtful of its existence, but spring has finally made its stateside appearance. And all these blooms have us craving a weekend at the glam hotel St Regis Washington DC, in one of the most glorious spots to stop and Instagram the flowers this time of year. Style Old-world wow Setting Steps from the Obamas […]

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Inside London #14: Swarovski Crystallized

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

With rain-soaked pavements and throngs of unsmiling shoppers, shopping in London can be less than pleasant without some insider knowledge. But we’re here to help: just two umbrella-dodging minutes from London’s hectic Oxford Circus, there’s a serenely sparkling wonderland: welcome to Swarovski Crystallized… Opposite Liberty, close to all the West End theatres and just steps […]

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Chambers, New York: hotel of the week

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Christmas in New York? Yes please, Santa (we’ve been ever so good this year). Located in the heart of Midtown, Chambers hotel is perfect for a December getaway in the Big Apple. If the glittering shop windows of Fifth Avenue fail to tempt you, this hotel’s arty interiors will… Style Elegant, affluent Setting Midtown west Our favourite […]

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Festive fun in London: a Christmas to-do list

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

What’s that you say? It’s nearly Christmas? Cue cold sweats, mild panic buying and a belated urge to sling on some knitted accessories, sing a merry tune and stock up on seasonal good cheer. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a festive assortment of great London activities that will sate yuletide appetites, scent your […]

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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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