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Smith’s royal Australian itinerary

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

The recent royal visit to Australia reminded us that one doesn’t need to be next in line to the throne to feel like a royal. Stay at one of Mr & Mrs Smith’s luxurious hotels and you’ll be pampered to perfection from the moment you check in. Get the royal treatment with a bottle of […]

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Tides South Beach, Miami: hotel of the week

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Catch a glimpse of a glamourous bygone era (revived with modern perks) at the Tides South Beach hotel in Miami – a grand art-deco building with gleaming interiors and ocean views from every room.  Style Classic SoBe sophistication Setting Opulent Ocean Drive  Why this week? We could really go for an expertly-muddled mojito served poolside right about […]

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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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We’re all for tradition – especially when it has a dose of revamped shiny and new, too. Which is why we are scheming our return visit to the newest, old thing to hit New York City: The High Line Hotel – a grand Gothic-style estate revived as a vintage-chic stay with handmade furniture and drool-inducing bespoke […]

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Style monitor: JW Anderson caught on camera

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Mr & Mrs Smith can’t leave home without… The JW Anderson/Nikon camera bag Those of you who shun snazzy phones and like to take proper photos with a proper camera, rejoice! For we have at last found something gorgeous to pop your equipment into. Whether your weapon of choice is a digital SLR or something, […]

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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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Ovolo, Hong Kong: hotel of the week

Friday, May 24th, 2013

This week, we’re setting our sights on a mid-year minibreak full of rest, relaxation and retail therapy. Celebrate the solstice with a stay in the heart of Hong Kong, at boutique city hotel Ovolo 2 Arbuthnot Road. Style Futuristic city slicker Setting In-the-thick-of-it Central Why this week? Take cue from the changing weather and skip town for a […]

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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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This week we’re in the mood for swaying palm trees, swinging poolside parties and swanky suites… so we’re off to the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in groovy Palm Springs. A two-hour drive east of Los Angeles, this stylish SoCal desert town is the storied hideout of Hollywood stars and a draw for industry insiders and creative types. Style Hipster’s […]

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Project runway: plane-to-party travel tips

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Are you a fly-by-night kinda gal? We’ve got style counsel for your party destination: Lucy Fennings helps you land the right look, with day-to-night dresses, stay-put foundation and ante-upping accessories

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