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Steel and Jelly: Contemporary and Traditional Menswear in Grand Central

October 5, 2015

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  With their new store just opened in Grand Central, we’re keen to find out about the people behind Steel and Jelly. Who’s behind Steel and Jelly? Established in 2004, the brand name embraces the contrasting industrious (Steel) and benevolent (Jelly) approaches that father and son took when first starting the business. Their 40 years’ […]

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Lace Up Your Trainers For The Birmingham Half Marathon

September 29, 2015

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September 13th saw the biggest half marathon take place in Newcastle, with top athletes including Mo Farah, David Weir and Shelly Woods – all who won their respective races – were joined by 57,000 other runners. Whilst Newcastle and the North of England were able to bask in the glory of the Great North Run, […]

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Birmingham menswear brand opening in Grand Central

August 20, 2015

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Birmingham Favourites is thrilled to learn local menswear brand Steel and Jelly is opening it’s first store in the city’s new Grand Central Shopping Centre. Established in 2004, Steel and Jelly’s philosophy is about embracing innovative British design by creating a hybrid of  the contemporary and the traditional. They will be  is opening in the £150m new centre […]

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Birmingham Natures Lovers: Kings Heath Park & Highbury Park

August 5, 2014

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Kings Heath Park & Highbury Park As these parks are so close to one another, that you could feasible walk from one to the other, I thought I’d write them up as one. We started off at Kings Heath Park, which is a very picturesque and well-kept park, with a more formal feel.  As there […]

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Beauty: Top 5 Tips To… Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

May 13, 2014

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The first thing people notice are our eyes. The eyes are the main focus in conversation, are what make us individual, and what allows us to see the world with. I often like to accentuate my eyes to make them look wider. Wide eyes make the eyes look more open and enhance your face. Here […]

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Get the look: Calamity Jane

February 3, 2014

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With the Calamity Jane party coming up as the next Birmingham Favourites event, our style columnist lassoes together some looks! Stetson Hat More commonly known as a cowboy hat, this is the easiest accessory to make an outfit for this event. Cliché, I know but you can’t go and watch a Western without it! Men and […]

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Style: Two key ways to update your wardrobe

January 29, 2014

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Now that it’s January you may be thinking that it’s time to pack away last year’s trends especially those winter woollies. However, whilst the Christmas jumpers definitely need to be put away for another year, many of your winter styles can easily be brought into the New Year; they just need a bit of an […]

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Any Colour As Long As It’s Black

December 16, 2013

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Six colours to wear instead of black this winter. If you love wearing the all-flattering darker colour, try these instead of the uniform black: Navy Instant class. Wear with the paler pinks or even dashes of red. Plus navy velvet is stunning for the evening. Grey Another colour that sits well with pink or the […]

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Get Spookily Good Skin This Halloween

October 29, 2013

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Got your lantern carved, but wondering what to do with all that lovely pumpkin flesh?  Our beauty guru, Beth is here with some cheap but effective autumn skincare tips. Pumpkin flesh has loads of skincare goodies in it: Vitamin A to cleanse and soften; antioxidants Vitamin C and Zinc which can also help boost collagen; […]

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Personal Training Rocky lV Style

August 29, 2013

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Thanks to Brum Faves, I took full advantage of the offer of a free personal training session with Pete Baldwin. Despite being a pretty active person (a drummer, fan of walking briskly everywhere, hyperactive, neuorotic, waver of arms, killer elbows), I wanted to refresh and address a few issues such as changing up my physical […]

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