CO N T E N T S InsideJ’aime this month... 6 Gin Britannia - Birmingham’s coolest gin school at Simpsons 10 Property - Property of the month 12 Andy Street - A chat with the first West Midlands mayor 16 Interiors - Tranquil Dawn 22 Interiors - Revamp your dining room 27 Interiors - Our new column from Sutton Coldfield interior designer Preet Anand 28 James Price - The fifth generation of one of Lichfield’s oldest businesses 32 Food & drink - Reviewing Craft Dining Rooms at the ICC Birmingham 34 Food & drink - Christmas gift ideas from The Gintleman 38 Food & drink - Win tickets to BBC Good Food Show Winter at the NEC Birmingham 40 Food & drink - A delicious dessert from Michel Roux Jr 42 Travel - An authentic safari experience in Kenya 48 What’s On Local - The best events from around our area 50 What’s On Second City - Our pick of events in Birmingham this month 52 Fashion - Wrap up in style 54 Fashion - Go hell for leather 56 Beauty - Trend-inspired make up from Harvey Nichols Birmingham 57 Motors - Martin Plowman checks out festive treats for the car-lover in your life SPONSORED BY 4
#DiscoverSomethingNew this autumn with Bovis Homes Discover something new this season from our stunning new range. We don’t just build homes, we create new communities with cycle paths, walkways, play areas for the children and stunning views across some of the best countryside. Don’t just take our word for it, come along and look around one of our developments and discover for yourself something new. Roman Heights Lichfield The Steadings Essington Interior design package worth up to £5,000 with one-to-one consultation 5% deposit match on selected homes bovishomes.co.uk For reservations taken up until the 30/11/2019. 5% deposit match is available on homes up to a capped value and includes first and second time buyers, but it is not available with the Help to Buy scheme. It is available on selected plots only – please see a sales adviser for more information. Interior design package is up to the value of £5,000 per home and is on selected plots only. It cannot be changed for a cash equivalent.For full details of the package please speak to the sales team. Photographs depicts a typical Bovis Home exterior/interior. Elevation may differ to that shown. Internal images may include optional upgrades at an additional cost. Price & availability correct at time of going to print/broadcast. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT. Ask our sales advisor for details.