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GoldSmith summer fun at Heidi Klein

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Last week we welcomed some of our GoldSmith members to beach-perfect swimwear store Heidi Klein on Westbourne Grove – it was brilliant to meet so many Smith fans, and magnificent to see so many guests arrived ready to talk travel with our expert concierges Carole, Caroline, Fiona, Kate and Marianna. Thanks a million to Heidi […]

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Beautiful boutique hotels are a great source of inspiration for your home interiors, but we don’t all have Bill Benson, Kit Kemp or Ilse Crawford on speed dial; nor can we spare the time to travel the world sourcing one-off objects or cutting-edge furniture. We’re a handy bunch here, so as well as helping you out with our Mr […]

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Photographer Olivia Grabowski-West recently visited the spectacularly stylish Selman hotel in Marrakech, and captured it in all its elegantly guilded glory… All photos by Olivia Grabowski-West Tweet

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Phulay Bay, Krabi: hotel of the week

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

This week, we’re feeling totally tropical (no, we don’t mean *that*). Sitting pretty by the Andaman Sea, Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve‘s lush contemporary villas showcase traditional Thai elegance and modern flair. Explore the nearby archipelagos, relax at the indulgent spa or find inner peace with a yoga session. This rejuvenating retreat can’t help but […]

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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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Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

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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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Hotel San José, Austin: hotel of the week

Friday, October 11th, 2013

This week, we’re playing it cool. Not only is the weather pleasantly temperate after a hot desert summer, but, between its ever-innovative restaurants, career-launching music scene and iconic South by Southwest festivals, quirky and independent Austin basically defines the word. Plus, one of the original boutique hotels is there: the Hotel San José. Your street cred goes […]

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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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If granted unlimited holiday allowance, we’d spend summer’s final weeks feasting on plump lobster rolls, paddling through glassy rivers and posing in front of weathered lighthouses. The spot to indulge in all of these saltwater-tinged, coastal delights is Maine. As if out of some sort of maritime fable, one storybook seaside town after the next […]

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