The Custard Factory is one of Birmimgham's funkiest destinations and the hub of creativity in the city. On Saturday, August 3rd it becomes even more funky with an Antiques and Vintage Bazaar being held there.
We're overdue a shout out for Eclectic Chair - who made all of our cushions for the Rotunda. Eclectic Chair (aka the lovely Heather Linnett) has just relocated from Leeds to Manchester. You can check out the wonderful vintage, mid century modern and antique furniture Heather transforms using vintage fabrics on the Eclectic Chair website.
This week, like the rest of Britain/the world, we are all about babies!
We pride ourselves on our family friendly policies at Staying Cool and welcome little ones. In Barcelona and Birmingham, we have free high chairs and cots available and our Rotunda apartments come with free Cool for Kids extras.
Style Birmingham Live AW13 hits town on September 28th and is one for you if you love fashion. This year, in addition to the catwalk shows, VIP ticket holders will be able to enjoy a pre-show glass of bubbly at Virgin Train's 'First Class Lounge' and pick up a Harvey Nichs/Mailbox goody bag.
The Electric Cinema, minutes from the Rotunda, is one of our favourite spots in Birmingham thanks to the beauty of its 1930s interior and its fabulous programming.
Today sees the launch of the Electric's 2013's Shock and Gore Festival for horror and fantasy fans. Don't miss it!
The food and drinks events are coming thick and fast this summer in Birmingham! Next week it's the turn of Foodival at the Bull Ring. This new festival sounds intriguing. It is based around an edible garden and offers plenty of entertainment ranging from poetry to bhangra.
Birmingham is getting ready for its first craft beer festival. The Birmingham Beer Bash takes place on July 26th and 27th and is raising funds for Birmingham's Children's Hospital.
We're very proud of the fact that we offer the only official 5-star accommodation in Birmingham. Our penthouses, Maxi and Clubman apartments at the Rotunda have five stars whilst our Mini studio apartments have a very respectable four.
Coming to enjoy our free Cool for Kids extras at the Rotunda? Birmingham Museum is hosting a new exhibition called a Squash and a Squeeze, inspired by the work of the brilliant children's author Julia Donaldson from July 20th to November 2013.
Hot, hot, hot! Birmingham's
Chilli Festival is back soon. Find it on Friday 19th
and Saturday 20th July at Brindley Place.
"I liked the fact that all the food products were fairtrade/organic (excellent!). The flat was lovely, wish I had somewhere like that in London.." Kate Cater, Life & Style Editor, The Guardian
"Self catering couldn't be more groovy." The Telegraph's Stella magazine
"The New York Times recently named our second city as one of the hottest destinations for 2012...Its favourite place to stay? Staying Cool's apartments atop the Rotunda..." The Sunday Times