CONTENTS InsideJ’aime this month... 6 Kelvin Fletcher - The soap star-turned-racing driver on his return to the small screen 12 Property - Property of the month 14 Interiors - Coastal chic 18 Interiors - Ahead of the curve 24 Richard Winterton - Uncovering treasures at St Mary’s 26 Competition - Win tickets to BBC Good Food Show Summer at the NEC 30 Food & drink - Reviewing Tattu Birmingham 32 Food & drink - Cocktail of the month from Le Rêve, Lichfield 34 Food & drink - The Gintleman discusses all things gin, plus win a gin experience 36 Food & drink - Lighter wines for summer from Indulgence 38 Food & drink - Award-winning beers from a Birmingham brewery 40 Health - Raul Romero looks at the magic of TRX workouts 42 Life on the edge - Jack Regan tackles a spot of Rogue Play 46 Travel - Colourful Cuba 50 What’s On - Our pick of events around our area this month 52 What’s On - The hottest tickets around Birmingham 54 Fashion - Transitional cover-ups 56 Fashion - Earn your fashion stripes with Nero e Bianco 60 Beauty - Must-try face masks from Harvey Nichols Birmingham 62 Health - Deaf Awareness Week 63 Health - The power of Pilates 64 In the news - A successful first year in business 65 Motors - Martin Plowman gets hyped up over hypercars 4
SHAPE YOUR PERFECT BODY At VIPilates, we are passionate about your body needs and getting you into the best shape you can be, regardless of your age, lifestyle or fitness level. Very individual people We believe every client is a very individual person with very individual needs, and we tailor-make the fitness support needed for you by adopting the original works of Joseph Pilates. By focusing on the powerhouse, you will become stronger, more independent, and self empowered in your enhanced body. Our studio The highly versatile equipment in our studio allows for an unlimited range of exercises to be performed in small classes of no more than four, or during one to one sessions, and we offer a flexible timetable of classes to accommodate even the busiest of clients. VIPilates Classical Studio Unit 2, 71 Hill Village Road, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield B75 5BH Tel: 0121 308 5930 BOOK YOUR 35 MINUTE PRIVATE INDUCTION NOW AT VIPILATES.CO.UK Places are limited. All new clients will be booked in for an induction session first. Please consult your doctor before undertaking any exercise for the first time.