The Essentials: Grace Coddington

Grace Coddington, Creative Director at Large for American Vogue, has spent years finessing the art of travelling. Here, Grace shares her list of definitive travelling essentials – the items that have been accompanying her from exotic shoots to city breaks for decades.
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Idea Books Share Their Top Reads to Inspire Your Next Trip

The founders of London's revered IDEA Books share their definitive list of the most inspiring and covetable publications, alongside their own travel recommendations, tips, and the destinations that have influenced them – and their business – the most.
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Travelling with Jane Birkin

The original Parisian style icon, Jane Birkin, welcomed Smythson Travel into the Paris home that she now shares her beloved bulldog Dolly, and opened up about her enduring love of travel – alongside the art of doing it well.



The Holiday Homes We Want An Invite To

Plan your next adventure around one of these glorious secret retreats, belonging to some of the world’s most celebrated cultural icons, from Georgia O’Keeffe to Le Corbusier.
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Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner With Coco Baudelle

Actor, screenwriter and and the original face of millennial make-up brand Glossier, Coco Baudelle, shares her culinary guide to one of her favourite cities: Tokyo. Read on for hole-in-the-wall ramen joints and the best room service in the Japanese metropolis.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner With Julia Sarr-Jamois

Julia Sarr-Jamois is a London based stylist and the senior fashion editor for i-D – but when she’s not in-flight, she prefers to eat local. Here she shares her favourite Brixton bakery and where to find the best falafel in Notting Hill.



Icons: The Panama Luggage Tag

It’s peak travel season, so we’ve dug through the Smythson archives to pay homage to the Panama Luggage Tag – a foolproof way to avoid baggage reclaim anxiety.

Icons: The Soho Notebook

The ‘hack’ journalist, the aspiring author, the inspired note-jotter; few writers deny the pleasure that comes from opening a new notebook. With our Soho Notebook, that experience reaches peak satisfaction.

Icons: The Wilde Travel Wallet

The Smythson Travel Wallet is our way of restoring some of the original appeal of long-distance travel, without having to charter a private jet.