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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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Malin + Goetz: secret travel address book

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Last week, we sat down with Malin + Goetz co-founder Andrew Goetz to get the scoop on the stylish duo’s travel tips. We couldn’t let him off the hook, though, without getting a peek into their little black book of favourite on-the-road places to eat, drink, sleep and shop in Amsterdam, plus his top restaurants in […]

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Malin + Goetz Q&A: behind the scenes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Stylish, hardworking, easy on the eyes and often found in the world’s best bathrooms: like their products, the dynamic duo behind Malin + Goetz skincare is very well-travelled. So, we just had to sit down with co-founder Andrew Goetz to find out their insider tips and favourite places to stay… ______________________________________________________________________ Why did you start […]

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Insider travel tips: chef Neil Perry

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Acclaimed Sydney-based chef Neil Perry recently shared his insider travel tips with Smith. Now, to mark the launch of his new book Easy Weekends (Murdoch Books, AU$50), he spills the beans on his favourite spots to eat, drink and play at home and away, opening up the pages of his little black book. Rockpool in […]

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Neil Perry Q&A: we ask the questions

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

High-flying Rockpool chef Neil Perry spends almost as much time on the road as he does at home in Sydney. That’s what happens when you you have restaurants in three Australian states – Rockpool on George, Rockpool Bar & Grill and Spice Temple in Sydney, Rockpool Bar & Grill in Perth, and Spice Temple, Rockpool […]

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The wonderwoman behind Lake House boutique hotel and restaurant in Daylesford, Alla Wolf-Tasker has shaped the face of regional dining in Australia, flying the flag for local and seasonal produce for the past 30 years, long before these buzzwords became the foodie mantra of the masses. Here we chat about her culinary inspirations, favourite destinations […]

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StyleNest founder Hannah Rouch Q&A

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Since we’re in the family way (or will be very soon: look out for smithandfamily.co.uk on an internet near you), we spend a lot of time scouting around for anything that makes parenting that little bit easier, or reminds you that, even though you’ve had kids, you’re still a human, with your own interests, passions […]

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Stylish bar 1105 mixologist Gromit Eduardsen – inventor of the delicious Copenhagen Cocktail – knows a thing or two about where to go for a good time. He shares his recipe for a top night out with Smith reviewer and travel blogger Heather Cowper… If you were taking friends out dinner in Copenhagen, where would […]

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Swaying palms, soft white sand, sparkling waters (and champagne): if you’re a bride to be, chances are you’ve fantasised about a beach wedding in Thailand. Smith reviewer and roving travel reporter Carmen Roberts spills the beans on her dream destination wedding at Trisara, a romantic resort in Phuket… What wowed you most about Trisara as a wedding hotel? Privacy […]

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We love the cool Scandi chic of wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen, from its hot Danish design to its effortlessly fashionable locals. We’ve got the insider scoop on shopping in Copenhagen: where to buy Scandianvian style must-haves, sip creative cocktails and snack on traditional smørrebrød sandwiches. One of the top names in Copenhagen’s design directory is Georg […]

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