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Travel with #smithtaste: the winner!

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Well, that was delicious. You served up several hundred drool-inspiring dishes for our #smithtaste food photography competition all last week, and yesterday we spent a stomach-rumbling hour choosing our menu of photographic favourites for our judge, Ollie Lloyd (founder and CEO of Great British Chefs, creators of the Great Global Chefs iPad app). Now that […]

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We love food – eating it, cooking it… even just looking at pictures of it. And now we’d like to see your best food pictures: post ‘em on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and add the tag #SmithTaste from now till Friday, 24 October. Our favourite foodie snap will win a £250/$400 voucher to use at […]

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Where is the world’s Best Hotel Pool? Which hotel harbours the Sexiest Bedroom in the World? What’s on your hotel lust list? You tell us… It’s time to find this year’s superstar hotels, with the launch of the 2014 edition of the Smith Hotel Awards. Public voting is now open, and we want to hear from stylish […]

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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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