I was born in Tokyo and grew up in the Far East, where I developed an interest in the minutiae of other cultures. After graduating from university, I worked in a number of travel-centric roles, racking up four years with long-haul operators and travelling to 49 countries. Since joining Mr & Mrs Smith, I’ve helped our clients with more than a thousand bookings. I continue to love exploring other cultures, and discover new destinations I want to visit daily.
Tessa'stop Mr & Mrs Smith stays
Hôtel Crillon le Brave
I love the magical medieval setting and the Impressionist-painting-landscape that's all the invitation you need for a picnic of cheeses, truffle oil, artisan bread and a bottle of rosé. For dinner, order locally-sourced rustic dishes at Hôtel Crillon le Brave's Bistro.View Hotel
Alila Jabal Akhdar
This beautiful stay, 2,000 metres above sea level in the Al Hajar Mountains, is the perfect respite from the bustle and scorching heat of Muscat. I adored the spa, which pairs traditional Asian techniques with local ingredients such as pomegranate and rosehip oil.View Hotel
I always pack my swimwear and a camera in my carry-on bag, so I can be the first in the sea on arrival and won't ever be caught out if my checked luggage goes astray.
I wish I was...
Watching for early-rising tropical birds and mischievous monkeys in Langkawi, Malaysia. After breakfast on the terrace I would find the perfect quiet spot on the beach at the Datai Langkawi with a great book to while away the time until my afternoon massage.