Katie Lister

Travel Specialist

A small-town girl from Canada, I've always travelled and worked abroad as often as I can. After working on my language skills (French and Spanish) and picking up a few university degrees (education, psychology, and graphic design), I packed my suitcases and ran off to New York City, where my love of boutique hotels was born. My next big move was to London, where I organised trips for jet-setting executives by day and planned my own European adventures by night. An encounter with the original Mr & Mrs Smith travel guides eventually led me (via Toronto and New York City) to my dream job in our Los Angeles office. At the end of the day, I believe travel is all about the amazing people you meet along the way.

Katie'stop Mr & Mrs Smith stays

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Travel Tips

Earplugs and eye mask for the plane, and a dozen pairs of shoes; I like to be prepared for all possible footwear occasions.

Katie'sdream destinations

  • Paris

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    It's hard to not love the city of lights, with all of that history, romance and intrigue built into the streets. My favourite Parisian things are Saint Germain des Pres and the markets ā€“ fashion, food and antiques.

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  • St Barths

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    It's my little slice of heaven on the American side of the pond; it feels like coming home.

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  • Milan

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    The inspiring creatives I meet there when in town for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (the Milan Furniture Fair), the fashion industry, and the aperitivo social culture have turned me into a Milan addict.

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I wish I was...

In St Barths walking along the beach or swimming in the natural pools on the quiet side of the island. Iā€™d head back to Le Sereno for a quick shower before dinner with friends at Tamarin or Bonito (and then a little boogie at Le Ti St Barth).