Mr & Mrs Smith Competition

To celebrate the launch of the seventh Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection book which covers South-East Asia, I have FIVE to give away! The Smith books are beautiful, full of amazing photographs and well-written reviews. They make for compulsive reading for people like me who sit and daydream about holidays (I like to call this ‘Travel-Porn’), but are also invaluable if you are planning a luxurious trip to a far-flung destination.

I’m a little bit obsessed with Mr & Mrs Smith, so you’ll have to excuse my gushing here, but they do handpick the most delightful places to stay – I have been booking through them for years and have always been impressed. Their website is my first point-of-call whenever I’m booking a holiday or business trip and I have recommended them to people over and over again. They have an amazing membership card called BlackSmith – read all about it here if you haven’t already!

If you’re not yet in the luxury holiday mood then just immerse yourself for a moment in the photo below before reading on:

Ah. That’s better, isn’t it? I can just picture myself lying there with a cocktail, reading a paperback and basting myself with olive oil!  If you would like to win one of FIVE newly published South-East Asia books – which each include a SIX MONTH BLACKSMITH MEMBERSHIP! – then follow the simple instructions below!

1. The Prizes: There are five books to be won, each including a six month BlackSmith membership (think big discounts on luxury labels and beauty brands and amazing travel offers!)

2. Who can enter? A Model Recommends subscribers or Google Friend Connect followers – to subscribe by email, see the box in the sidebar or the ‘subscribe’ tab at the top of the page. GFC is in the sidebar. This competition is open to all followers wherever they are in the world!

3. How to enter: Leave me your email and the way in which you follow as a comment on this post. Please only post one comment per person.I won’t reply to comments as it messes up my list of names when it comes to drawing the random winners! (By the way, when you type in your email into the form ONLY I can see it – so don’t think that it has disappeared, it’s just to stop other people (spam!) getting hold of your email.)

4. This competition will close on Wednesday December 8th at noon (12pm) GMT. International entries please make sure you enter in good time!

5. Good luck! x x To have a browse on Mr & Mrs Smith, click here!

********WINNERS: Congratulations to Kerrie, Mel, Katerina, Liz and Fei – you should all have received an email from me, so send me your addresses!**********


  1. I follow by email

  2. I follow through GFC as Thifa

  3. I follow you by youtube, email and GFC!! Thanks for sharing, the book looks luxurious!!

  4. I follow by e-mail! Love it :)))
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith seems great, thanks for sharing!

  5. I really need some vacation… if only i had the money!! I follow you by email, and i’m subscribed to your youtube channel :)

  6. oopsie my email sorry

  7. I follow by email. Thanks!

  8. I’m follow through email & am subscribed to your youtube channel :)

  9. I’m subbed through email. : )

  10. I follow your blog and you tube, i’ve bought loads of the products you’ve reccomended and also been to Kennaland and was very impressed! my hair looks amazing, thank you!

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  13. I follow by mail, twitter and facebook


  14. What a brilliant competition! I follow through GFC.

  15. i follow by email / gfc / yt and twitter… i obsessed? lol! love your blogs, would be really interesting to see the hotels in this book! it looks amazing! good luck to all xx

  16. This is an awesome prize!! I subscribe by youtube and follow by email.

  17. Email and YouTube :D
    Thanks a lot and love the site :D

  18. I subscribe to your emails x

  19. I follow by email
    My email is
    Lots of love,
    Nawal xxxx

  20. hiya :D
    i follow on youtube, via GFC and email subscribe too – i love luxury travel, id rather have a great holiday than buy food lol

  21. I follow by email and im subscribed to your you tube :)

  22. I follow by email!

  23. Hello Ruth :)

    I am a youtube follower, a twitter follower, a blog follower, and I am also subscribed to email updates!

    I hope this doesn’t sound too stalkerish haha :)

    Thanks for the opportunity! x

  24. Following by email (… thanks!

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  27. email!!! thanks!

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  29. Hi! I follow by youtube and blog. Thanks =))

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  32. I follow by email. Thanks.

  33. Hi I’m a twitter, youtube,and blog follower =0)

  34. I follow your youtube channel, I just started following your blog via email. Love your advice!

  35. Hey Ruth!
    I love your youtube channel and your blog. I follow by e-mail and youtube

    -love JESS

  36. I follow you on youtube and email

  37. Hey there, super nice giveaway~
    I follow by email and thanks for it all!

  38. I follow via email and all of the other available options!

  39. HIii, im your follower via email subscription and youtube channel.
    my email

  40. I follow you via Youtube & Email. :)

  41. Hi, I follow by email and am a YouTube subscriber. muthaiga (at) gmail (dot) com

  42. I am a Google Friend Connect and Google Reader and Youtube subscriber.

  43. Google Connect

  44. I follow via RSS feed, GFC and facebook :)
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  45. I subscribe to your youtube channel and this blog.

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  47. I follow you!!

    I’ll love to have this book to plan my honeymoon <3<3<3

  48. I follow using GFC and youtube. xx

  49. email subscriber, twitter and facebook!

  50. I follow you via twitter email and youtube.

  51. Ooh an excuse to book a Smith holiday: love it! I follow with GFC and email is thebeautyhall(at)gmail(dot)com

  52. I follow by email, facebook and twitter :) xx Happy Birthday for the other day xx

  53. Via GFC.

    This prize looks fab I literally spend my days dreaming about summer holidays ha. And thank you for entering me :) x

  54. Hi Ruth
    Another great giveaway, I am an email subscriber.
    please enter me.
    Thank you x

  55. I follow by GFC and im subscribed to your youtube channel!

  56. Hi Ruth I follow by email and youtube x

  57. i subscribe through google friend connect :)

  58. I follow by twitter, email & youtube.

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    I follow through Google.

    -Lily <3

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  62. I follow by AMR email subscription, GFC, Facebook :-)

  63. i follow you by email and youtube!!!

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  65. I follow by email and am a fan on facebook…

  66. yes please!
    follow by email!
    tash xx

  67. I follow via GFC and Facebook, would love to win :-) xx

  68. email (, youtube, facebook. Although I have subscribed via email at least 3 times I dont get emails from your blog. I dont know what the problem could be… (thats why I never win, Im not in the system! )

    i follow by email, youtube, and twitter

    I follow by email and YouTube :)

  71. I follow by GFC. As winter closes in, this book would be a lovely escape!

  72. I follow you by google and twitter.
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  73. i follow by email!!! xx

  74. I follow by email and twitter – please let me win, I am suffering from a SERIOUS vitamin D deficiency!

  75. I follow by email. Thanks!

  76. Oh wow, these books sound fab!! I follow via RSS feed and GFC! xx

  77. Hi Google connect, facebook, twitter (obsessed much?)

  78. I follow you by Facebook, Titter and Mail, big big fan!

  79. Hi, I follow by GFC. I found an amazing place in Stockholm via Smiths. Would love to check out their new book, the destinations seem to be dreamy!

  80. I follow with Google Friend Connect :)

  81. email sub, facebook, twitter

    Thanks for the giveaway

  82. I follow by email! :)

  83. I follow by email….. :)