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We’re going bush – but we won’t be any roughing it on this trip. Crystal -blue waters, adventure-packed afternoons and aphrodisiac oysters are just a few of seductive Saffire‘s lures. Escape to the most eastern edge of Tasmania, ocean to one side, rocky mountains and green hills on the other and nothing but fresh Pacific air in between. […]

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Hungry? Read on. We have a classic Great British break to recommend to you this week at Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa in Wiltshire, a stately country pile that’s all gorgeous grounds, glossy fillies and gourmet delights. Bring your appetite… Style Epicurean country pile Setting Woodland, hedges and herbs  Why this week? Like everything at Lucknam, […]

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Establishment, Sydney: hotel of the week

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Hedonism finds its home at Establishment Hotel, an everything-under-one-roof haunt where Sydney’s bronzed and beautiful mingle over gin cocktails and sleek, loft-like rooms with gem-bright orchids offer the perfect repose for party-weary tootsies. Style Multi-tasking pleasure palace Setting Sydney’s glam CBD Why this week? Autumn in Sydney heralds the beginning of public music performances, film screenings […]

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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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Melbourne chef Shannon Bennett is the talent behind award-winning Vue de Monde. A fine-dining eyrie on the 55th floor of the skyline-scoping Rialto building, it’s arguably the city’s best restaurant. As well as glam adjacent cocktail bar Lui, Shannon’s Melbourne empire spans Bistro Vue and a clutch of informal cafés, including Café Vue Heide set […]

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Le Sereno, St Barths: hotel of the week

Friday, November 1st, 2013

It’s almost Caribbean season. Azure waters and sugar-sand beaches are working their way into our daydreams, and, with city-chic Le Sereno‘s announcement of their new, James Beard award-winning-chef-run restaurant, refined St Barths just might be the first stop on this year’s jaunts… Style Continental Caribbean Setting Grand Cul-de-Sac cove Why this week? Le Sereno just re-opened last […]

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Midtown Manhattan is certainly convenient for a New York City stay, but, as neighbourhoods go, it’s not considered the most cutting edge. Well, that was until the sleek Chambers hotel dropped in to add a dose of downtown cool to this otherwise buttoned-up enclave. Couple that with in-house restaurant Má Pêche – part of David […]

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Super chef Raymond Blanc’s renowned Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons hotel in Oxfordshire has a seriously foodie reputation to uphold (not to mention two Michelin stars). It’s no surprise, then, that the kitchen staff like to know from where their ingredients are sourced. Handily, that’s easy when many of the glorious greens being enjoyed by lucky […]

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The Smith Travel Blog team does love an outing (only last week we were mixing cocktails, remember), and we’re also partial to a meaty dinner, so when the opportunity came to combine the two with a trip to Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair for an evening with titan-of-the-London-restaurant-scene Mark Hix, we jumped at the chance… It’s […]

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ABaC, Barcelona: hotel of the week

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Hungry? Good; we’ve got the ideal the place to eat extremely well: ABaC Restaurant & Hotel in Barcelona is our hotel of the week… Style Modern, minimalist and Michelin-starred Setting Hip heights of Zona Alta Why this week? Chef Jordi Cruz has been an estrella fugaç (that’s how you say ‘shooting star’ in Catalan, in case […]

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