There was an interesting review of Birmingham'sBarber Institute of Fine
Arts in The Times earlier this week. You can read a
snippet here to see if it perks your interest as it
The collection features works by (takes deep breath) Monet, Manet and Magritte; Renoir, Rubens, Rossetti and Rodin; Degas, Delacroix and Van Dyck; Botticelli, Poussin, Turner, Gainsborough, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso and Hodgkin. Taking a trip to see it in Edgbaston is definitely on our 'To Do' list.
The Summer Beauty event at Selfridges, Birmingham looks well worth a visit this Thursday evening (9th May).
International makeup artists will help you to recreate the latest hair and beauty trends. You'll receive mini makeovers and complimentary treatments from the beauty world's biggest brands from 6-9pm on Beauty Level 3.
Tickets are £10.00 redeemable against products purchased at the event.
To book please call the fragrance team on 0121 600 6859 or see a member of the beauty team in store.
The prizes are worth just under £800 in total. You could win:
Two nights in one of our two-bed Birmingham penthouses
Plus four tickets to Hairspray at the Birmingham Hippodrome
Plus £50 to spend at Café Opus at the Ikon Gallery.
If you would like the chance to win, simply email email@example.com using 'Cool for Kids entry' in the subject line.
We're very excited to announce that we are going to be supporting the new Birmingham Architecture Festival by providing one of our penthouses for use as the BAF2013 HQ for the weekend.
We have a real passion for architecture here at Staying Cool and we can't wait for this exciting new event to get started!
Location, Location, Location are in Birmingham this week and we were very honoured to have one of their presenters to stay.
We don't normally publicise it when we have celebs as guests out of respect for their privacy, but Kirstie tweeted a fab shot from her Mini at the Rotunda this morning so we can in this case! The film crew will be coming back later in the week to film Birmingham from one of our penthouses.
Great news for curry fans! Asha's, a favourite restaurant of ours, is extending its opening hours from May 1st and will stay open between lunch and dinner. That gives our guests in Birmingham even more opportunities to try their delicious food...
English Heritage has confirmed today that the Rotunda's Grade II LIsted status has been retained by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Great news for this wonderful building!
If you'd like to see some of the stars of London 2012, including Mo Farah, doing their athletics thing head for the British Grand Prix from June 29th-30th here in Birmingham.
If you are looking for amusement during Whit Week then watch this space as we are putting together a competition for families, which may possibly feature the word penthouse...
Would you like a complimentary bottle of champagne?
We have a very special offer for the weekend of Birmingham Pride 2013. Book for Friday 24th or Saturday 25th May, 2013 using the code PRIDE and you will find a bottle of champagne chilling in your apartment on arrival.
"Self catering couldn't be more groovy." The Telegraph's Stella magazine
"Someone has put a lot of thought into making the stay a wonderful experience for guests, and it shows." Made for Mums
"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