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We’re in the mood for a really good bash – copious cool drinks, non-stop dancing and a groovy poolside stay. Which is why we’re all about California dreamin’ right now and the retro-chic Viceroy Palm Springs. Let’s get this party started… Style Hollywood regency spa resort Setting Manicured Mojave desert oasis Why this week? Oh, we don’t mean […]

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Well. Take a deep breath, everyone. We can’t believe we’re saying this… We are 10 today! Little did we know that, when the first Mr & Mrs Smith boutique hotel guide hit shelves, we’d have so much to celebrate a decade on. It’s been quite a ride (an emotional one at that), and although you […]

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Summer in the city: Amsterdam

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

It’s not just about a new royal reign in the Dutch capital: the Venice of the North is turning up the heat with a clutch of cool reasons to celebrate, from canalside concerts and new boutique hotels to the reopening of the Rijksmuseum. Here’s a procession of fanfare-worthy reasons to stay in Amsterdam this summer… […]

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Geejam, Jamaica: hotel of the week

Friday, October 12th, 2012

It’s time to face the music: we’re smitten with the laidback Jamaican vibe at Geejam. Owned by music producers – and a favourite hideaway for chart-toppers – the hotel has just the right blend of rainforest rusticity and beachy relaxation. Style Music mogul’s cabins Setting Rainbow-coloured rainforest Why this week? Don’t say we don’t treat you well. Geejam […]

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Best of Britannia

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

On Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 2012, come and celebrate the most innovative design  in the country with us… Mr & Mrs Smith will be making an appearance at Best of Britannia, an exciting new show for anyone keen to keep their finger on the pulse of British style. The two-day event showcases the […]

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Colonial charm, vibrant streetscapes and fabulous hawker-style fare – the Smith team is never short of excuses for a stay in Penang. For the next two weeks, there’s even more reason to swoop into this north-west Malaysian island, as the Georgetown Festival runs until 15 July. Photography exhibitions, opera galas, theatre, films and music are all part […]

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Aviator, Hampshire: hotel of the week

Friday, June 8th, 2012

The Jubilee flotilla may have roused British spirits, but as the wake of the last boat fades and the red, white and blue streamers wilt, we’re looking to the skies. Forget Biggles and the Spruce Goose – Aviator hotel’s mix of sepia-hued suites and sleek futurism makes this sybaritic sensation first-class all the way.  Style Silver Belle […]

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As we segue into springtime, our TuneSmith’s taken to the decks with tracks ancient and modern. For February, he’s picked out Sam Genders’ superb, synthy sideline and dug out a cxhest of hidden treasures from the glory days of R’n’B… ALBUM OF THE MONTH Black Light by Diagrams When? You’re tempted into synth Why? This […]

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Welcome to another year of TuneSmithery, with our own aural expert Rob Wood to navigate the new releases, sort the neat from the naff, and dust off a few classics to see us through the months ahead. To kick off 2012, he’s picked out a promising young warbler and a treasure chest of world music, […]

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Fresh from his most excellent DJ set at Smith’s Italy book launch party t’other day, resident TuneSmith Rob has taken his pick of the winter pops to bring you a folksy debut with heart and the mesmerising music of a true pioneer. Better than ‘A Spaceman Came Travelling’ any day… ALBUM OF THE MONTH Moonchild […]

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