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Call it rough luxe; call it shabby chic. Either way, the hand-plucked antiques that fill this boutique hotel in Mexico’s Riviera Maya are charmingly retro. At Hotel La Semilla, enjoy pastries and house-made jams in the copal tree garden, and then grab a beach kit (packed with towels and umbrellas) and stake out a place in […]

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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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Love this room set from the Mr & Mrs Smith – At Home shoot? So do we. To help you pull the new boutique-hotel look together, we gathered a hit list of the top five interiors trends for 2014 from Jamie Graham (right), creative director of interiors emporium Graham & Green, who helped us style the […]

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We like to think we know how to spot what’s special about a city within moments of arriving there – not least in Italy, where last year we spent a lot of time scouring cobbled streets and Renaissance piazzas for secrets to share in our recent Italy hotel guide.   Meet some like-minded spirits: founders of […]

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The Olympics are here! The British Library celebrates a century of games history with a new free exhibition of Olympian memorabilia – find out what Mr & Mrs Smith’s favourite exhibit is here…

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Calling wannabe superheroes everywhere: do you need to (a) designing your own superhero swim shorts; (b) indulge in a little high-speed globetrotting;  and (c) save the planet, all at the same time? Excellent: we can help. Orlebar Brown, the beachwear brand worn by hipsters everywhere (and not-so-hipster-but-practical men who eschew flappy boardshorts and oversnug speedos) […]

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Pinteresting news from Mr & Mrs Smith

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Mr & Mrs Smith is now officially ‘on board’ with the interactive mood-board-making site, Pinterest; check out our inspiring visual archives on boutique travel, stylish luxury hotels, interior design trends and honeymoon-worthy holiday destinations.

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Inside Bali: Seminyak’s best bars

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

For the ultimate Bali bar crawl, we recommend heading to chic shoreside Seminyak, playground of the Indonesian island’s style set. On a recent hotel-hunting jaunt, we checked out some of Seminyak’s best bars: fabulous cocktails, delicious dishes and beach views made for a seductive night out. Don that designer kaftan, and go… Relative newcomer Potato Head […]

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Oceana Santa Monica: hotel of the week

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Christmas is nearly upon us, and with it thoughts of fun family get-togethers. But by Boxing Day, those 24 hours spent playing charades with the in-laws will no doubt have you dreaming of family getaways instead – so here’s our hotel of the week: Oceana Santa Monica, a ray of Californian sunshine that’s child-friendly, chilled out […]

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Deck those halls! Trim those trees! Jingle those bells! Yes, unbelievable but true: it’s time once again for Mr & Mrs Smith’s Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide. If, like us, you like to do things spontaneously (aka last-minute), this post will help you get Christmas all wrapped up (and shoved into stockings) just in time. Stocking fillers […]

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