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Meet the parents: Mr & Mrs Smith

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Remember long, romantic weekends à deux? James Lohan and Tamara Heber-Percy do. They were so fond of them, in fact, that they made a name for themselves finding idyllic boutique hotels as Mr & Mrs Smith. Since Tom (seven) and Alex (four) joined the clan, their holiday wish list has had a little tweak: good […]

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Contemporary design and toddlers aren’t the obvious holiday combination – clean-lined minimalist interiors can all-too-easily become a canvas for compositions in Crayola and crushed banana, right? After asking the delightful designer and dad, Andrew Diprose (art director of Wired and The Ride Journal, to decamp his brood (including daughter Bella, three) to head to Corsica […]

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Last summer, Andrew Diprose (art director of Wired and The Ride Journal) enjoyed a two-part Corsican family adventure with leading lady, Jenny, and Bella (their three-year-old daughter) and this included a whirl at the beachside boutique Grand Hôtel de Cala Rossa, in the south of this idyllic Mediterranean island escape.  ‘Like most art directors, I’m a […]

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It’s that old (roasted) chestnut: where can you take the smaller Smiths to a guaranteed eye-widening winter wonderland, without compromising on chalet chic and post-piste adult-only treats? Whether you’ve only got one little Heidi to keep happy or a seven-strong Von Trapp family in tow, our round-up of powder-snow ski stays has been hand-picked from […]

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We’ve already offered our insider tips for London half-term activities, but it’s not too late to pack up your bags and your brood and jet off to one of Smith’s hand-picked family-friendly half-term hotels in still sun-kissed European climes – how about a 17th-century Corsican estate or a fairy-tale Puglian castle? We also have some staycation-worthy British boutique hotels, […]

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Two poolside Moroccan gems, two couldn’t-be-more-different lodges and one regal redbrick retreat in Exeter: this month we’ve rounded up a scattering of child-friendly hotels in rugged Morocco, windswept France, rugged Spain and good old Blighty. Whether you fancy clambering up to a treehouse, steaming yourself floppy in a hammam or sliding your way down the sunny […]

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