‘Barefoot luxury’ might be becoming a bit of a cliche, but we’re addicted to it nonetheless. And where better to kick of your shoes in sumptuous surroundings than in the Maldives? We’re fickle folk who fall in love anew every time we go there and find our new favourite hotel, but when the hotels in question are as glorious as Constance Moofushi, we just can’t help ourselves.
Next up, we headed west and found ourselves in the desert – Dubai, to be exact, where the dark, sleek style of Armani Hotel lived up to its billing as the UAE’s most exclusive address.
Speaking of addresses, No 131 hotel in Cheltenham (it’s number 131 on the street, obviously) has been wowing half our London office bit by bit recently; they’ve all been coming back to Smith HQ from their country weekends raving about gargantuan scones and soak-of-a-lifetime bathtubs.
Over in the Americas, we set about exploring Cartagena, Colombia, from our temporary home-from-home Casablanca B&B (where mojitos in the rooftop pool are order of the day, every day). Then, we went north to the US, to hang out at the Metropolitan by Como, Miami Beach, where the chic 1920s architecture’s almost as alluring as the seaside setting.
Check back a month from now to see where March’s adventures have taken us…