We were honoured to play host to the Chefs' Reception for the Birmingham Food Fest on Monday evening in one of our Rotunda penthouses.
The Food Fest is going extremely well. Chris, who won our competition with Opus, attended over the weekend and described it as "a massive success."
It's Independents Day today. All of us are being encouraged to buy at least one item from a local, independent company.
Staying Cool is very proud to be a small, independent and we use
our buying power to support other companies like us. For instance,
the cafetiere coffee in our Rotunda apartments is supplied by
Coffee Company, which now has three outlets in
Birmingham and is taking on the corporate coffee chains in the
city, and we buy thousands of juicing oranges a year from the local
We also actively seek out independents for bigger purchases. We bought our sofas from naughtone, who design and manufacture near Harrogate, and Heather at Eclectic Chair in Leeds handmakes cushions and curtains for us.
June 2013Staying Cool at the Rotunda
"Why go? For an ultra-stylish taste of Birmingham..." Red online
""..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
"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