At 18-years-old, I was off exploring Barbados, Hawaii and Canada – falling in love with their unique styles and character and embracing all life had to offer. In short, I was hooked on independent travel from an early age, and it’s this passion that drew me to Mr & Mrs Smith, where it’s not about being flashy; it’s about experiences made memorable by culture, people, places… and great hotels. For me, it’s about passing that passion on by pursuing the spectacular and creating ‘the one’ for our members.
Sophie'stop Mr & Mrs Smith stays
Alila Villas Uluwatu
Near Bali’s southernmost point, these secluded eco-friendly villas are special not just for their commitment to sustainability, but for their little touches – think, his and hers named toiletries – and top-class staff. Plus, gaze-worthy views make aerial yoga at the cliff top bar all the more impressive.View Hotel
Ekies All Senses Resort
This is a real hidden gem, and was the first Smith hotel I ever visited so it holds a special place. It’s an understated, family-friendly stay with a minimalist design, knockout beach, poolside St Tropez-style parasols and a fairytale, treehouse restaurant.View Hotel
Hampshire, United Kingdom
I couldn’t believe that here, so close to London, I was able to feel so away from it all. It was like a Jane Austen novel come to life (her village is only 20 minutes away, in fact), and so I spent my time walking around in my slippers and in a daze, doing jigsaws, eating tea and cake and dining in the out-of-this-world restaurant.View Hotel
Whether it’s a city break, beach retreat or countryside getaway, I always bring along my running shoes. It’s the best way to discover your immediate surroundings, to enjoy the present moment and to keep on top of fitness.
I wish I was...
…the contessa of Castello di Reschio, hosting my family and friends for an entire summer – with all the hotel’s modern trappings (what a perfect poolside) and some ancient ones, too (horse riding at sunset).