It all started with their frustrations at the typical “hipster hangouts”, as Mr & Mrs Smith call them, that separately they would always visit on holiday, before they met each other. But things have changed since they found each other, “not this year” says Miss Semaine… If her new love, Thomas wants lobster and romance, then lobster and romance he will get. Perhaps he will even become her lobster, a la Phoebe Buffay’s “it’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life” definition in Friends, Season 2, episode 14? Either way, moving on from the monogamous, crimson crustaceans, this holiday is an opportunity for them both to really relax and immerse themselves in culture and history, of course all while channelling the spirit of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday… But who will be their holiday guides? As we’re not certain Gregory Peck is a Mr & Mrs Smith travel club member.
It’s definitely easier to make friends when you blend in, a trick that Miss Semaine and Thomas are slowly learning. But there’s no fun in blending in, especially if it means you can’t find your travel club yourself, however, Mr & Mrs Smith make it clear that if, and when, you are yourself, your travel club will find you. Even if being yourself involves blocking the pool swimmers’ way while you fall asleep on your lobster shaped lilo blaring out electronic music...
You can take the hipster out of the hangout but can you put the hipster in a hotel literally built on Etruscan history? Can love conquer all? You’ll have to watch to find out, this week on Semaine.
By Kezia Navey for Semaine.