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Travel gallery: our photoshoot in Greece

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

We’re just back from glorious Greece, where we worked on our new Smith & Family photoshoot at Ekies All Senses Resort in Halkidiki! We took along our top model Tillie and her exceptionally good-looking family, as well as a few suitcases packed full of swimsuits and beachwear from London Boutiques (Biondi Couture, Pistol Panties, Varley […]

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Roaring fires, mood-lit showers, outdoor hot tubs and beds large enough to lose yourself in… Set in the pretty rural setting of Chipping Campden, Cotswold House Hotel & Spa is the boutique hotel equivalent of a cashmere-wrapped hot water bottle and a (very stylish) fleecy onesie. You’ll have to try very, very hard indeed to […]

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Tucked away on an unspoiled white sand peninsula on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, Sublime Samana hotel is a stunning suites-only retreat with pro-worthy tennis courts, fine dining, a sumptuous oceanfront spa and a show-stopping swimming pool on its vast, palm fringed grounds. Yep, that all sounds pretty sublime… Style Contemporary beach casitas Setting Remote […]

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Chewton Glen, New Forest: hotel of the week

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Chewton Glen hotel in the New Forest is the sort of Hampshire haven that makes a marvellous midwinter hideout: it’s all cosy nooks, sumptuous spa, 24-hour room service and magically appearing staff (the staff-to-guest ratio is two-to-one). Style Spa-spangled manor Setting New Forest pony-country Why this week? We’ve been excitedly awaiting the unveiling of the […]

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Fringed by shady palm trees and graced with turquoise ocean views, Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa in Koh Samui is a boutique beachside corker. It’s time to say ‘sawadika’ to this picturesque island escape, which has a completed renovation under its belt… Style Thai tranquility Setting Bophut beachside retreat Why this week? Reopening its doors after […]

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Postcard from Chicago: Lake Michigan

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

If you’re devoting your entire Chicago visit to museum-going, eating and shopping, then you’re missing out on one of the city’s hotspots: Lake Michigan. Don’t be deceived by the bright blue waters and happy swimmers – this is no tropical Caribbean island. Chicago’s long shoreline surprises visitors, but locals and savvy travellers know how to […]

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This week we’re agape at the Algarve coast and the hip boutique hotels perched near its sun-splashed beaches. In the seaside town of Sagres, Memmo Baleeira caught our eye and stole our hearts – a sleek minimalist sugar cube of a hotel perched on a grassy ocean overlook, just moments away from chilled-out coastline. Style White and […]

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This week we’re wowed by the warm waters and white beaches of the Maldives. With its palm-dotted sands, piercing blue seas, overwater spa and underwater restaurant, family-friendly hotel Anantara Kihavah Villas is the stuff of desert-island dreams. Style Breezy seaside retreat Setting Blissful Baa Atoll Why this week? If you’re already setting your sights on school holidays […]

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Escape the ennui of the everyday with a dose of the extraordinary at Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa in Chiang Rai. Perched in the jungle hills of northern Thailand, the hotel boasts gorgeous views of the Mekong River, Myanmar and Laos, and an elephant camp on its doorstep. Style Northern Thai splendour Setting Three-country crossroads Why […]

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Chewton Glen, New Forest: hotel of the week

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Eager to take your minibreaks to new heights? Book a spectacular treehouse hotel room at our best boutique spot of the week, Chewton Glen in the New Forest. With floor-to-ceiling windows and underfloor heating, the circular treehouse Loft Suites are the ideal spot for canoodling love birds, or for a luxurious child-friendly holiday hideaway… Style […]

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