Francisco Smith

Travel Specialist

Born and raised in the Turks & Caicos, I fell in love with travel while working at resorts there and watching as guests from different parts of the world would all fall under the holiday-mode spell of the Caribbean. After a few-year stint living and studying in Miami, I packed up my bags for London in 2013. Since relocating, I’ve found my travel-centric home at Mr & Mrs Smith and regularly used my city base as a launchpad to explore temptingly close European countries. I’m now slowly expanding my travel reach after returning from holidays to Asia and South Africa.

Francisco'stop Mr & Mrs Smith stays

  • Bali, Indonesia

    Amankila

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    Go for the panoramic views over Bali’s eastern coastline and its shimmering black sand beaches; stay for the above and beyond service and attentiveness of the staff.

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  • Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Foxhill Manor

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    I felt like the lord of the manor in my suite – which looked out over the vistas of the Cotswolds – in this luxurious country mansion. While there, have at least one dinner in the private lounge.

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  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Conservatorium

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    This bank-turned-hotel has retained elements of the building’s history, including little piggie bank tiles that line the corridors to the rooms and suites. The location – just down the street from the iconic Rijksmuseum and across from the Van Gogh museum – is perfect for art buffs.

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Travel Tips

Being bogged down with luggage is no fun, so I arrange my luggage by whole outfits. I always curate my holiday wardrobe – picture lots of khakis and whites, linens and boots for a South African safari – I love a theme.

Francisco'sdream destinations

  • Turks & Caicos

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    Living abroad has reignited my pride and love for my heritage and my island paradise home. The Turks & Caicos really have something for every traveler’s taste, from rustic touches at Como Parrot Cay, to ultra-luxe exclusivity at Amanyara.

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  • London

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    A London staycation has become one of my favourite ways to spend a weekend; an overnight stay at Henrietta Hotel puts you in the heart of Covent Garden, where you can enjoy a pre-theatre meal – I love Orso Italian Restaurant – before sauntering down the hill for a showing of The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre.

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  • Miami

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    This South Florida melting pot of a city has my heart as the ‘second home’ where I learned a lot about myself from being surrounded by people from a diverse range of cultures. The South Beach strip is a people watcher’s dream; you can sit at any of the many sidewalk bars and cafés and watch the entire world go by.

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I wish I was...

enjoying a signature gin-based Porto Vitality cocktail – infused with refreshing rosemary and lime – at Amanzoe’s beach club, after a few days of exploring the relics of ancient Greece in Athens.