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Drum roll please… today’s the day we proclaim the winners of our #smithbday competition (we’ve already contacted the winners personally, but we know you’re all on tenterhooks). Last week, Mr & Mrs Smith celebrated its 10th birthday with a call to all you good people to wish us a happy birthday and tag your best […]

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Calling wannabe superheroes everywhere: do you need to (a) designing your own superhero swim shorts; (b) indulge in a little high-speed globetrotting;  and (c) save the planet, all at the same time? Excellent: we can help. Orlebar Brown, the beachwear brand worn by hipsters everywhere (and not-so-hipster-but-practical men who eschew flappy boardshorts and oversnug speedos) […]

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There’s nothing cookie-cutter about travel in Australia, with city breaks, coastal escapes and outback adventures all jostling for a place on your holiday itinerary. To help separate the wheat from the chaff, the Gourmet Traveller Awards seeks out and celebrates the best hotels and destinations down under, from soothing spa retreats to life-changing Outback adventures – such as […]

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The shopping list: Washington DC

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The Shopping List rummages through Smith’s latest bundle of insider city tips to highlight lesser-known shopping destinations and bring you the low-down on where and what to buy. First up: a short stay in Washington DC. Washington DC might not shine as brightly on a fashionista’s radar as it does on the geopolitical map, but […]

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What do NYC, Napa Valley and a big ol’ cheese and wine-tasting party have in common? (a) City Winery; (b) Murray’s Cheese; (c) an amazing Smith competition, with a Napa Valley getaway prize; or (d) all of the above? The answer is, of course, (d). Bar, restaurant and all-round foodie destination City Winery stands out […]

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Travel gallery: prizewinning picnic pics

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Last week, to mark both the onset of alfresco-dining season for our London HQ, and our 2,000th tweet,  we launched a Twitter photo competition, offering one of our snugglily luxurious lambswool picnic rugs as the prize. Having asked the denizens of Twitter to post their best picnic shots under the #smithnic hashtag in the hope […]

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To celebrate Smith’s 2,000th tweet (any excuse), we’re giving away one of our super-soft lambswool picnic rugs – perfect for making the most of alfresco eating opportunities this summer. Handmade in Wales exclusively for Mr & Mrs Smith, the picnic rug is the creation of Melin Tregwynt, the woolly folk behind bedspreads, throws and cushions […]

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We ask the questions: Nanette Lepore Q&A

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Fashion designer Nanette Lepore is known for her opulent fabrics and flirty, feminine silhouettes. At the tender age of nine, this dedicated fashionista was already outfitting her neighbours and vowed to create her own line. Lucky us: her low-key take on luxe is now splashed across glossy fashion covers and packing the closets of her celebrity clients – including Scarlett […]

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Outside Smith’s London HQ, the Great Snowpocalypse of 2010 may have brought travel misery to thousands, due to the fact that Britain’s ability to deal with extreme weather is on a level with the Titanic’s ability to deal with icebergs. Inside, however, our cockles are nicely toasty and we’re brimming with festive cheer – largely […]

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No, not a Would you rather? question, but a genuine offer. For the third year running, Mr & Mrs Smith is getting into bed with some of the world’s finest travel bloggers (now there’s an image) in recognition of Passports with Purpose – a worldwide blog initiative intended to raise money for noble causes. The […]

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