Birmimgham is always vibrant, but this weekend - 12-14 October - is an especially busy one for culture lovers. Highlights include:
OxjamBrum's Takeover Festival featuring almost fifty artists, bands, DJs, collectives and performers across seven city-centre stages (Friday).
Grand Designs Live - the UK's top contemporary home show - returning for its 7th year.
A new celebration of visual pop culture - Eye Candy - running across the city's Southside area.
Did you know that we have a beautiful apartment in central Barcelona? Our much-loved bolthole is called 39 Steps and it's the perfect place to stay in the city.
The building 39 Steps lies in is steeped in history and the apartment offers all the design and comfort you'd expect from Staying Cool.
OFFER: Last night free if you stay for four nights or more. Details
June 2013Staying Cool at the Rotunda
""..our apartment was equipped with a fully functioning kitchen, replete with oranges for juicing, a juicer, coffee grounds for grinding, a coffee machine, and the most swaggy open-plan living room, framed by a seemingly endless view..."" Wonderland Magazine
"Self catering couldn't be more groovy." The Telegraph's Stella magazine
"There are no bellhops nor a gym...instead you get a Mac Mini, free Wi-Fi, an espresso machine and a juicer (oranges included)." The New York Times