We crawled into EF MEDISPA'S super luxey Edgbaston clinic, a bit hungover, and fairly pissed off that a total rando had just shouted at us in the street for no discernible reason. We floated out, following the best facial we've ever received. The nasty man had gone.
EF Medispa opened its first clinic outside London, and it just so happens to be in Edgbaston. About as fancy as it gets, book a complimentary consultation, and you’ll get a free mini facial too — be sure to mention us when booking to qualify.
The best part of Christmas is the food and drink, that’s just a certified fact. Phil Crozier, Gaucho's Director of Wines, has worked out a winey schedule for the big day, to see you through from morning champs to post-pud pick me up.
Hairdresser-wise, we've flitted hard. And moving from highlights to a darker mane, we even started to self-colour, such was our confusion about where to hit. But in basically the news of the year, we've found a spiritual home for our now luxey locks, and as it's Christmas, we're even going to share it with you.
The arrival of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the signal to the city that it’s really the start of Christmas. An indoor snow storm, dancing snowflakes, the Sugar Plum Fairy, what’s not to love? Panto shmanto.
If you’re anything like us, you’re always pinning DIY projects to a Pinterest board that you'll never get round to doing. Christmas wreaths are firmly on that list. Every. Single. Year. We have all the best intentions, but the reality is we do better with some encouragement (and a teeny bit of hand-holding) when venturing into uncharted, crafting waters.
From small artisan producers, to dealios you won't find on the High Street, to a section dedicated to ridonc cute Ludlow Market, get to the shopping village at the Good Food Show, this Thursday to Sunday. We've worked our way through the more than 450 exhibitors to pick the six you should hit first — we're just good to have around like that. Tickets a-this-a-way.
We spend excessive amounts of time house-hunting. Zoopla is bookmarked and Rightmove is a constant in our "frequently used" apps. Also, we're kinda nosy. So when this Georgian townhouse overlooking B-Town's dreamiest square came on the market, we didn't hang about in taking a peek. Now get yourself a cup of coffee, take a seat, and join us for a look-see.
You know all about Digmas. But do you know about the Paperdolls portion of proceedings? It’s a curated market bursting with lovely independent makers and their wares from illustrators and florists, to candles and clothes. Here's just some of their Christmas line-up, at the Custard Factory, November 25.