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J’AIME

Y O U R L O C A L L U X U R Y L I F E S T Y L E M A G A Z I N E

S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 2

Get knitted:

wardrobe staples for

autumn and beyond

LIGHT &

BRIGHT:

interiors trends to

keep the sunshine vibe

going into autumn

UNIQUE SCENTS FROM

A MIDLANDS PERFUMER -

PLUS THE CHANCE TO WIN A

PERFUME OF YOUR CHOICE


CO N T E N T S

InsideJ’aime this month...

6 Freddie Albrighton Perfume - We chat to

Midlands perfumer Freddie Albrighton about

his unique scents - and you could win a bottle

of your choice

10 Alan Fletcher - Neighbours favourite Dr Karl

Kennedy brings his new live show to the

Lichfield Garrick

14 Property - Property of the month

16 Property - Chosen Home’s growing team

18 Interiors - Gold dust

22 Interiors - Let there be light

28 Wellbeing - Finding some ‘me time’ among

the Back to School chaos

30 Food and drink - Drinks creative Robert Wood

on his new Birmingham venture

32 What’s On - A Shenstone artist’s milestone

exhibition

34 What’s On - A look at some of the Midlands’

top events

35 What’s On - Theatre for all from a Midlands

theatre company

36 Health Matters - Dr David Eccleston examines

health topics each month

38 Wealth Matters - The world of finance with

Jean Lamb

40 In the news - Marking Baby Loss Awareness

Week at Cannock Crematorium

42 In the news - Support for Ukraine; and

discovering treasures in Burntwood

44 Fashion - Transitional knits for autumn and

beyond

46 Beauty - Heaven Beauty’s Deborah Mitchell

discusses the importance of collagen

48 Business - A new aesthetics clinic launches in

Mere Green

49 Business - A successful first year for Kesseler

Birmingham

50 Business - Davison Law’s Lichfield office opens

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Welcome to J’AIME

Ok hands up; who found themselves complaining about

last month’s 30-degree heatwave? Well now, as the

autumn months are most definitely upon us, I’m sure I’m

not the only one regretting wishing the summer weather

away! Never fear; just take a quick look at this month’s

interiors pages for a little inspiration on bringing that

sunshine feeling into your homes, all year round.

Aussie soap fans were left in tears when teatime favourite

Neighbours aired its final episode this summer. But

if you’re missing your Ramsey Street fix there’s good

news; soap legend Alan Fletcher, better known as Dr

Karl Kennedy, will be gracing the stage at the Lichfield

Garrick this month to dish the dirt on soap life on his

The Doctor Will See You Now tour. We caught up with

him ahead of his visit, which is a must for all Neighbours

fans.

We also take a look at a brand new show from an

emerging Lichfield theatre company, as well as a

celebratory exhibition from a Shenstone artist - so there’s

lots to keep you entertained.

We’ve got a great competition for you this month too;

we’ve teamed up with Midlands perfumer Freddie

Albrighton to offer readers the chance to win a bottle

of one of his unique scents worth £102 - will it be the

tantalisingly sweet Boys, the addictive Last Minute

Change of Heart, or something else? Two runners-up

will also win a full sample set so they can try Freddie’s

whole collection for themselves.

With our usual mix of fashion and beauty, features and

entertainment, we hope you find plenty to get stuck into

this month.

If you enjoy what you read in this issue, then why not

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F E AT U R E

Unique scents from a

Midlands perfumer

FREDDIE ALBRIGHTON PERFUME IS A PRESTIGIOUS, QUIRKY AND ALTERNATIVE BRAND

WHERE FRAGRANCES ARE HAND-CRAFTED BY OWNER FREDDIE. HIS FLAGSHIP STORE,

LOCATED IN STOURBRIDGE, IS USED AS A CREATIVE SPACE AND A PLACE TO LEARN THE

CRAFTSMANSHIP OF FRAGRANCE. KEYLEIGH FREEMAN DISCOVERS MORE - AND ONE

LUCKY READER WILL WIN A BOTTLE OF PERFUME OF THEIR CHOICE

Working as a tattoo artist for several years, Freddie

Albrighton has a passion for letting his creativity

shine - which he now does through creating

delectable scents. His perfumes are unique to

his personal life experiences and emotions; as he

explains, he literally captures his moments in a bottle.

Freddie said: “I am an independent perfumer and

tattoo artist who launched this line after lockdown

- needing something creative to keep me occupied

during COVID lockdowns. I’ve been a tattoo artist

for almost 10 years, and into perfumery for longer.

“My interest in perfume-making began years back

when studying non-tangible art works, sound, light,

smell - in a gallery/installation setting. It led me to

become fascinated with fragrance materials, aroma

chemicals and the construction of perfume accords.

“Having loved fragrance, and specifically vintage

and avante garde perfumery, since my teenage years

I’ve finally launched my own line, focused around

concepts of nostalgia, family and comfort. Each

perfume in the collection has familiarity, inspirations

from life, love, travel, moments in time.

“We have stockists all over Europe but this flagship

store is the only UK stockist where everything is

designed, compounded, hand-poured and labelled

in-house. We are open on Saturdays only, as the rest

of the time I tattoo from here as a gorgeous private

studio.

“There is somewhat a crossover with perfume and

tattooing - both allow me to play with colour, texture,

and similar subject matters from fantasy to nature.”

Freddie added: “In both mediums, the final artwork

is worn by someone else - and although perfume is

short lived compared to a tattoo, in a way the bottle

can be kept for years or forever depending how often

FREDDIE HAS LONG

HAD A PASSION FOR

PERFUMERY

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you wear it, so both are a keepsake.”

Freddie has a variation of fragrances

on his website; one being inspired by

his mother, Bernadette. It was the first

perfume he created and he called it

Bernadette Margaret Evelyn Theresa.

Freddie remembers his mum wearing

Opium and other similar scents and he

references the spicy amber and powdery

florals of 80s perfume, while hinting

at those vintage fragrances and also

remaining contemporary and familiar.

He describes the scent as an 80s-inspired

spicy floral, carnations, frangipani,

apricot on a 70s nostalgic patchouli. It’s

a sepia toned comfort - warm and full of

love, just like his mother.

Freddie said: “It begins with a bright

blood orange and apricot amongst

clove, nutmeg and cinnamon spices -

softened with florals of carnation and

frangipani - which have a dusty warmth.

The difference here is the base - as the

fragrance sits on a heady, 70s punk

patchouli, but made translucent and

radiant.

“My mom was a punk back in her

teenage years and even when I was

growing up she would hunt out any

fragrance with patchouli.

“The overall effect is a warm, spiced, nostalgic cloud

of warmth that smells both vintage inspired, but

contemporary at the same time. It’s an every-day

FREDDIE ALBRIGHTON

PERFUME IS HOME TO AN

ALADDIN’S CAVE OF SCENTS

wear for me, and of course like all the others, unisex

- if you identify as male please don’t be put off by the

name it smells amazing on everyone!

“It’s a love letter to both my mom, and perfumes of

the past - a hug in a bottle.”

From beautifully designed shop

windows and many ‘works in

progress’ to smell, if you’re a

perfume enthusiast or just want

a cool place to visit, you can stop

by Freddie Albrighton Perfume

to gain a greater understanding

of how to ‘read’ perfume within

the shop using Freddie’s cabinet

full of rare materials.

Freddie added: “Perfume these

days is marketed as merely a

commercial product to smell

good - but it can be so much

more - it is art. It is meticulously

designed, a balance of

creativity and chemistry and the

possibilities are endless. So smell

different - and unique.”

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THE PERFUMES

Freddie’s fragrances all have compelling and

emotional names and feature mouth-watering

descriptions - they almost sound edible!

Boys: A pink fuzz of raspberry, cream soda and

parma violet dust paired with earthy black leather

and squeaky latex. Boys settles as sweet and powdery

with a rougher punk edge, a 90s white musk and a

memory of the night before. It’s high camp, flirty

and naive.

Mabel’s Tooth: Honeyed cereal and bitter coffee

remnants, burnt toffee and fruity tobacco sit on

vanillic dried woods and a hint of spiced leather. A

study in bronze and gold, bitter sweet.

11 Candles In Antwerpen: A classical white

orchid bouquet, spiked with pink pepper, melts into

a bed of dense, creamy candle wax and myrrh. A

memory, a soft focused, glowing light - minimal,

radiant, aery.

Last Minute Change Of Heart: A fully rounded,

chewy balloon of bubblegum, transitioning to

a skin scent of cashmere, spiced cedar, biscuit-y

sandalwood and musk. A dry, woody, sweet, everyday

fragrance. Addictive.

Freddie is launching a new fragrance in September

called Someone Else’s Flowers; the perfume

features bitter greens, radish and watercress - wet

vegetal notes and flower shop air. Chrysanthemums

and hyacinths on a vintage inspired mossy base

create a scent which is classical but contemporary.

Freddie Albrighton Perfume is open Saturdays from

9.30am-5.30pm, located at 14 Victoria Passage,

Stourbridge. For more details visit

www.freddiealbrighton.com or find him on

Instagram @freddiealbrightonperfume

SOMEONE ELSE’S

FLOWERS IS FREDDIE’S

LATEST RELEASE

The competition

J’AIME has teamed up with Freddie Albrighton Perfume to offer readers the chance to

win a bottle of their choice from Freddie’s unique collection, worth £102. Two runnersup

will also receive a full sample set, worth £30. For your chance to win, simply answer

the following question:

What is the name of Freddie’s new

fragrance launching in September?

Send your answer, along with your name and contact details by email to

competitions@jaimemagazine.com with the subject heading Freddie Albrighton

Perfume Competition by midday on Friday, September 30. Winners will be notified by

email. Terms and conditions apply; see www.jaimemagazine.com for further details.

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F E AT U R E

Doctor’s orders

NEIGHBOURS STAR ALAN FLETCHER IS COMING TO THE LICHFIELD GARRICK FOR AN

INTIMATE LIVE SHOW THIS MONTH TO LOOK BACK ON HIS 28 YEARS AS RAMSAY STREET’S

MOST FAMOUS DOCTOR, KARL KENNEDY. AMY NORBURY DISCOVERS MORE

Some three million UK viewers tuned in as Aussie

teatime favourite Neighbours bowed out after nearly

four decades on air this summer. The sunshine soap

catapulted many of its young stars to international

fame, and household names including Kylie

Minogue, Jason Donovan, Margot Robbie, Natalie

Imbruglia and Guy Pearce all reunited for one last

hurrah on Ramsey Street.

Throughout the years of drama, crisis and plenty

of good times - the 1987 wedding of Scott and

Charlene is still one of the most talked-about and

best-loved television weddings of all time - one man

has been a consistent presence. With some 28 years

under his belt, Alan Fletcher’s Dr Karl Kennedy was

the soap’s longest-running continuously-appearing

character, arriving on the street in 1994 with wife

Susan and kids Mal, Billy and Libby in tow, and

staying the course until the curtain came down on

the show.

And this month, Alan will be sharing an exclusive

look behind the Neighbours scenes as his solo tour,

The Doctor Will See You Now, travels around

the UK, stopping off in Lichfield at the Garrick

on September 16. With the aid of video footage

and music from Neighbours, The Doctor Will See

You Now is an interview-style show, which will

undoubtedly go off-script, that will look back on

Alan’s time on the show, along with insights into his

life and career.

“I have appeared in hundreds of theatrical

performances in my 43 years as an actor, but this is

the first time I will lay myself bare for an audience. I

want to give fans a frank and truthful insight into my

life on Neighbours in an entertaining and fun way,”

says Alan.

“Using video, music and an interview style format

the show is a fun and reverential review of the trials

and tribulations of Dr Karl Kennedy’s professional

and personal life!

“Originally the show was designed as a celebration

of my 25 years on Neighbours and was planned to

ALAN FLETCHER IS BEST

KNOWN AS DR KARL KENNEDY

IN NEIGHBOURS

coincide with the 35th anniversary of Neighbours.

Sadly, COVID ruined those plans but I was

determined to bring the show to fruition in the UK

and, finally, we are up and running.”

With almost three decades on Neighbours under his

belt, Alan has been involved in some huge storylines,

from marriages and divorces, to affairs and amnesia,

to health scares and medical emergencies. So

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ALAN FLETCHER IS BRINGING HIS

LIVE SHOW TO THE LICHFIELD

GARRICK THIS MONTH. PHOTO

COURTESY OF CHANNEL 5

deciding what to feature in the show has been a

mammoth task.

“There have been so many twists and turns in Karl’s

life that it was almost impossible to choose which

ones to highlight,” Alan says. “So I have gone for

a thematic approach. The show is segmented into

topics such as Makeups and Breakups, Sex, Medical

matters, Nudity and Disasters.”

Outside of his work on Neighbours, Alan has graced

theatre stages across Australia and the UK in a huge

variety of roles, from serious drama to panto stints.

He also shares Karl Kennedy’s passion for music,

and has fronted the band Waiting Room since 2004,

touring the UK some 12 times over ten years to sellout

crowds.

“The show is designed to inform the audience about

my entire career on stage, television, film and in

music although the main focus is on Neighbours,”

says Alan. “And there will definitely be a few songs! I

intend to honour Susan Kennedy in song!”

As well as Karl Kennedy, the other major constant

in Alan’s life is his wife, newsreader Jennifer Hansen,

who will be joining him on the show.

“Jen is my interviewer and she also fills the role

of cheeky critic,” Alan says. “We have enjoyed 32

years of happy marriage and this allows us to enjoy

bouncing off each other and gently ribbing each

other for the audience’s enjoyment.”

The performance will also offer a Q&A segment

to allow the audience to grill Alan themselves with

the questions they have always wanted to know the

answer to, and there will also be a limited number of

meet and greet tickets available.

“Interacting with fans has always been the focus of

my time on Neighbours,” says Alan. “I have had the

pleasure of meeting thousands of fans through my

music tours, publicity tours and panto appearances.

Also, my 15 years as a regular at the Neighbours

Night was a brilliant opportunity to meet hundreds

of fans a week. Through my website I have had

direct and close contact with thousands of fans.

“Basically the Neighbours audience kept the show on

air for 37 years and kept me in a job for 28 years so

I am deeply grateful for the support I have received

and I always try to repay the loyalty of fans.”

The Doctor Will See You Now will be heading to the

Lichfield Garrick on Friday, September 16. Further

details and links to book tickets can be found at

www.alanfletcher.net and

www.lichfieldgarrick.com

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P R O P E RTY

Property of the Month

EACH MONTH WE SHOWCASE ONE OF THE MOST LUXURIOUS PROPERTIES ON THE MARKET IN THE

MIDLANDS. THIS MONTH’S SELECTION IS A BEAUTIFUL EDWARDIAN FIVE-BEDROOM DETACHED

PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE HIGHLY DESIRABLE FOUR OAKS AREA, OPPOSITE SUTTON PARK

Park View House, 120 Streetly Lane, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield: Offers in excess of £1,300,000

On the market with Aston Knowles: 0121 362 7878

THE AGENT SAYS: Park View House is approached

via an automated in/out gated gravel driveway, providing

ample space for parking 10 plus cars. The front gardens

of the property boast established shrubs and trees and a

manicured lawn area.

The welcoming reception hall is entered through a

porch and is bursting with character, featuring original

Edwardian flooring and a sweeping staircase.

The formal dining room features a stunning feature

fireplace with living flame gas burner. The spacious

drawing room boasts exposed beams and a large brickbuilt

fireplace with original oak mantle and a charming

large bay window, and the snug is a delightful cosy space,

with a log burner and exposed beams, the perfect place to

unwind.

The kitchen, designed to be the heart of the home,

brings a contemporary element to the property, with a

range of shaker wall and base units and complementary

worktops overlooking the rear garden through French

doors. Integrated appliances include double oven, grill,

microwave, and a six-ring gas hob with overhead extractor

as well as a dishwasher, fridge and wine storage.

The first-floor accommodation comprises principal

bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom,

bedroom two with bay window overlooking Sutton Park,

feature fireplace and fitted wardrobes, bedroom three with

bay window and fitted wardrobes, bedroom four with

rear aspect and fitted wardrobes, a family bathroom and

an additional WC. There is also an airing cupboard with

additional shelving for storage.

The second-floor accommodation includes bedroom

five with fitted wardrobes and feature fireplace with a

bathroom and a large additional storage area.

The rear walled garden features a large patio area,

providing space for an array of outdoor seating or al-fresco

dining. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with established

shrubs.

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PRICES STARTING FROM £695,000

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The Lodge is a stunning barn conversion extending

*AVAILABLE to over 2,800 TO RESERVE sq. ft. with OFF far PLAN reaching NOW! UNDER views and

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NOVEMBER

of nine of Barton

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is an exclusive of planning 6.1 miles northeast

new collection consent of for of nine a onebedroom

best

Birmingham, this vibrant and diverse suburb offers the

executive

very

family

of annexe urban

homes

living. within in the the sought-after grounds. town of

Sutton Coldfield. Just 6.1 miles northeast of

Birmingham, With a thriving this vibrant town centre and diverse home to suburb high street offers shops, the

very bars

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choice Ground when floor: it comes reception to entertainment, hall, drawing family room, day kitchen/

With trips, breakfast

a thriving keeping room,

town fit and centre

utility, healthy home

dining or simply to

area,

high enjoying street shops, the

bars great and outdoors. restaurants, Sutton Coldfield offers plenty of

choice bar/family when it area, comes two to entertainment, WC’s, master family bedroom day with

trips, Thoughtfully en-suite, keeping bedroom fit designed and healthy two in a with cul-de-sac or simply en-suite, enjoying style two courtyard, the

great homes outdoors. at Penns Gate are all four and five-bedroom

further bedrooms, family bathroom.

properties with beautiful rear gardens and private

Thoughtfully parking. Gardens Featuring designed and Grounds: seven in a cul-de-sac distinctive Extensive designs, style gated courtyard, including driveway,

homes some double at attractive Penns garage, Gate 2.5 fore are storey all garden layouts, four and (with each five-bedroom planning home has consent a

properties flexible, with open-plan beautiful interior rear that gardens can be and entirely private

parking. Featuring seven distinctive designs, including

some attractive 2.5 storey layouts, each home has a

flexible, open-plan interior that can be entirely

for one bedroom annexe) wood store. Rear terrace

configured onto rear around garden. your family’s lifestyle, whether that’s

socialising, home working or a calming retreat.

configured around your family’s lifestyle, whether that’s

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of a kerb stable appeal yard

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doors ensures each home has its own individual

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from THE the DETAILS lane via electric gates and there is an

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P R O P E RTY

Building an award-winning team

SUTTON COLDFIELD-BASED ESTATE AGENCY CHOSEN HOME IS SET TO MARK ITS

SECOND ANNIVERSARY IN A MATTER OF WEEKS, AND HAS WELCOMED TWO FAMILIAR

NEW FACES TO ITS TEAM TO HELP IT MOVE INTO ITS THIRD YEAR

No longer the ‘new kid on the block’,

Chosen Home, which was founded in

September 2020, has grown from a

four-strong team with big ambitions

and just one property to market to

an award-winning team of 12 - and

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F E AT U R E

Not only school time,

but me time

AFTER THE CHAOS OF THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, IT’S NICE TO BE ABLE TO CARVE OUT A

LITTLE ‘ME TIME’. JASPREET SHERGILL HAS SOME TOP TIPS FOR TAKING TIME TO RELAX

Ironing uniforms, packing lunches and going through

homework, sounds all a little familiar right? After

we return back to the busy school schedule, it’s still

important to make sure you’re not forgetting about

yourself and getting in that very much needed ‘me

time’. So here are our top things you can do, all

from home, to help you relax and unwind before the

alarm goes off for the school run.

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Candles can do so much, they bring a warm light,

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Organics, made with a burn time of 35 hours. Let

the refreshing fragrance of white neroli, mimosa

and lemon clear the mind and balance emotions.

The NEOM range is

made from a blend of

natural vegetable wax,

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Kit, all you have to do is add an egg and butter and

voila, deliciously sweet cookies ready to devour.

These also make a great after-school activity for

the kids to get involved with but if you’re not quite

feeling in the sharing mood, it’s okay we won’t tell

anyone…

COCKTAIL PARTY HAT BOX

Who said you can’t have a tipple on a school-night?!

This cocktail and nibble kit from Harvey Nichols, is

the ultimate weekday treat, with fuss-free, bar-quality,

single-serving classic cocktails and snacks alongside,

there isn’t much that can go wrong. To enhance the

evening, we recommend putting on a film such as

a classic James Bond which is quite fitting, you just

can’t say no to a bit of 007. This box also makes a

great gift or night in with friends – we’ll have ours

shaken not stirred, thanks!

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rather chaotic life. The beautiful presentation alone

instantly calms you as soon as you pick it up. Before

bed or waiting for the dinner to cook, ten minutes of

this little book of goodness can do wonders.

DECLUTTER

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this one! Decluttering the spare-room, the random

drawer that seems to have everything in or clearing

out the cupboard under the stairs. Sometimes it can

feel like there is so much to do but if you tackle one

drawer at a time, put some light music on in the

background or your favourite podcast, you would

have blasted through it all by the end of the week

– and it’ll feel great! Getting rid of excess stuff can

make you feel calmer, happier, and more in control

so a tidier space can make for a more relaxed mind.

COLOURING

Colouring isn’t just for kids! Adult colouring books

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This also makes a great wind-down activity to do

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F E AT U R E

Expect the unexpected

THE MAN BEHIND TWO OF BIRMINGHAM’S MOST FORWARD-THINKING COCKTAIL EXPERIENCES,

ROBERT WOOD, OPENS HIS NEW VENTURE ATELIER, A CREATIVE DRINKS STUDIO AND COCKTAIL

BAR, IN THE CITY’S JEWELLERY QUARTER THIS MONTH. AMY NORBURY GOT THE LOWDOWN

FROM THE AWARD-WINNING DRINKS CREATOR AHEAD OF THE LAUNCH

Housed in a restored factory in Newhall Square,

Atelier is a bar as singular as its guardian. Like a

true atelier, the space will be a workshop that offers

complete creative freedom, allowing Robert to

express his ever-changing interests and ideas through

drinks. Open for just a few nights a week for a

handful of guests each evening, and with each menu

available for a limited time only, guests can expect a

constantly evolving experience.

Where have you drawn inspiration for the

bar and experience from?

My almost 20 years in the cocktail world have

brought me to this point. Both Smultronstalle and

18/81 (my previous bars) are direct inspiration points

- our former fans will find much that is familiar - but

Atelier will take things a step further.

Each menu is available for just a short time (around

eight to 12 weeks) and will be a laser-focused

ROBERT HONED HIS

OFFERINGS AT PREVIOUS

BAR 18 81

ATELIER IS ROBERT WOOD’S NEW

JEWELLERY QUARTER VENTURE

expression of my current creative interests. The first,

‘Terroir’, is a celebration of the native pantry of

the British Isles. It will be available from September

22 to November 12, after which I will completely

reinvent the menu, starting afresh with the freedom

to create entirely new drinks around whatever

inspiration next strikes me.

My direct influences in the food and drink world are

Gen Yamamoto, Luke Whearty, Doug McMaster

and Ryan Chetiyawardana.

How important is the Jewellery Quarter

location, and the building itself, to the

overall concept?

The JQ is super important to our plans. Our building

has tons of history - it dates back to 1838 and is the

former home of one of the city’s most important

manufactories, Elkington Mason & Co. We have

allowed the natural charisma of the building to be

part of the process and it’s played a part in directing

the design. The concept has definitely been shaped

by the building and the Jewellery Quarter itself,

the historic home of many of Birmingham’s finest

designers, makers, workshops and studios.

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How long has Atelier been in the pipeline?

We viewed and fell in love with the building over two

years ago. It’s been a long road to this point and we

can’t wait to share the space with our guests.

Tell us about the wider team behind Atelier?

Kyndra (my long-term professional partner and

fiancée) and I will be your hosts, but we have an

entire team of people who have made Atelier

happen. Alex Claridge, my friend and long-term

collaborator, has been a huge support behind-thescenes,

and we’re lucky to have a team of creatives

that really share our vision and have helped bring it

to life.

Tell us about the first menu, Terroir? What

sort of thing can guests expect?

‘Terroir’ is a celebration of the native pantry

of the British Isles. There will be three ‘Terroir’

experiences to explore, a seven-course cocktail tasting

experience that takes guests on a journey across the

UK celebrating a plethora of landscapes and their

esoteric flavours and ingredients, house cocktails

from the a la carte menu, and a four-course tasting

menu that offers a concise, but tailored experience

that reflects British seasonal changes.

Do you have any particular favourite

ingredients to use?

I really love introducing new flavours to people. It

brings a sense of intrigue rather than expectation.

Whether that be acorn or sandalwood or even

bamboo, new experiences seldom come along for

foodies, so I take it very seriously.

Will there be any ingredients which guests

might find unusual?

Every single drink should have something familiar

and something unusual about it. ‘Terroir’ will really

test people’s dependence on overused flavours like

ROBERT HAS ALSO

CREATED COCKTAILS

FOR JQ FAVOURITE THE

WILDERNESS

passionfruit and strawberry. Instead, we want to

show people awesome flavours like gorse flower,

birch, meadowsweet, sea buckthorn, quince and oak

moss.

How has your passion for drinks creation

and cocktails developed over the years?

20 years of cocktail making has culminated in

what I hope is a hybridity of approachability and

iconoclasm. I want to change the way people

think about cocktails, and offer them flavours and

experiences that push the boundaries. However, the

experience has to be inviting and welcoming - the

success of experimentation only comes from building

trust with your guests, bringing them on the journey.

What are your main influences when it comes

to constructing a new drinks experience?

Fine dining restaurants, 100%. Kyndra and I eat all

over the world and we take a lot of inspiration from

restaurant culture and those experiences.

Reservations are now open for the first Atelier

menu, ‘Terroir’, which runs from September 22

to November 12, and can be made at

www.atelierbyrobertwood.com. Atelier seats

just 26 guests and is open Thursday to Saturday,

with advance booking highly recommended.

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F E AT U R E

A celebratory exhibition

A SHENSTONE ARTIST IS CELEBRATING A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY WITH A FANTASTIC

EXHIBITION OF LANDSCAPE AND ARCHITECTURALLY-INSPIRED PAINTINGS RUNNING

THROUGHOUT OCTOBER AT SHENSTONE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Since he was a young man, Dennis Harper

hasn’t stopped painting. From picturesque

Sutton Park to the majesty of the Lake

District, tranquil Cannock Chase to

the wilds of Cornwall, he has travelled

around the UK and beyond, capturing the

landscapes of our fair isles in oils on canvas.

And now, to celebrate his milestone

80th birthday, Dennis will be holding an

exhibition of some 40 of his newest works

in the gallery at Shenstone Community

Library.

Dennis says: “Albeit late due to Covid,

I am celebrating my 80th birthday with

an exhibition of my paintings. Do come

along, enjoy a glass of wine and chat while

viewing my new work, considered to be

some of my best yet.”

The exhibition will also help to support the

Shenstone 1st Scouts group, of which three

members have been chosen to represent

Staffordshire at the World Scouts Jamboree

in South Korea in 2023. Dennis has chosen

a painting to donate to the cause, with

proceeds from its sale going towards the

£4,100 fundraising target each of the three chosen

scouts has to achieve. Any additional donations

from visitors to the exhibition will also be gratefully

received.

Having first picked up a paintbrush as a youngster,

Dennis moved from watercolours to oils at the age

of 19, working hard to master the thicker medium

which would become his signature. He joined the

Sutton Coldfield Society of Artists when he was 25,

and is now the longest-serving continuous member

of the prestigious group. As a member of the

Lichfield Society of Artists too, Dennis is a wellknown

member of the local arts community.

“I’ve been painting in and around Sutton Coldfield

for a very long time, and have sold a lot of paintings

in the area,” Dennis says.

ARTIST DENNIS HARPER IS

HOLDING A CELEBRATORY

EXHIBITION IN SHENSTONE

Landscapes are a particular passion for Dennis,

while architecture is another interest and he is often

commissioned to paint house pictures.

“A self-taught artist, I have captured scenes close to

home and have found inspiration on holiday, whether

it be in a Cornish hedgerow or in the swathes of

purple heather on the rolling Yorkshire Moors,”

Dennis says.

“We are spoiled for choice, and I wish people would

look around more often at the lovely countryside we

have here in the UK. It provides endless inspiration

for my work.”

The Celebration Exhibition of paintings by Dennis

Harper will run at Shenstone Community Library

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W H AT ’ S O N

What’s On in September

WE TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE TOP SHOWS

AROUND THE MIDLANDS THIS MONTH

WHAT: DERREN BROWN - SHOWMAN

WHERE: THE ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM

WHEN: SEPTEMBER 6 TO 10

Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand-new live show. The multi awardwinning

master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very

best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier

wins and nominations than any other in history.

Now with his first brand new theatre show in six years, Derren Brown returns to

astonish and amaze audiences up and down the country. The content of Showman

remains a closely-guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a

powerhouse treat!

Derren says: “All I can reveal is that the show will ultimately be about you, the audience

member, because that’s what I find most interesting. There are places I’d like to take the

audience where we haven’t been before. I always aim to have it deliver more than you’d

expect. I’m excited to be at the starting point of that process. Getting it on the road will

be my favourite part of the year.”

For more details and to book tickets visit www.atgtickets.co.uk/birmingham

WHAT: THE COLOR PURPLE

WHERE: BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

WHEN: SEPTEMBER 13 TO 17

Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and adapted for the stage

by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman, The Color Purple tells the

story of courageous heroine Celie, as she journeys through joy, despair, anguish and

hope in her own personal awakening to discover her unique voice in the world

Winner of Best Regional Production (WhatsOnStage awards), the critically acclaimed

Birmingham Hippodrome and Made at Curve production is a moving and soul-raising

family chronicle set in racially divided southern America in the 1900s.

As the years go by, abused and oppressed Celie becomes resigned to her unfortunate

lot in life, but when her friendship with fiercely independent Sofia and love affair with

glamorous singer Shug start to shake things up, she begins to question her world; and

understand that there must be more to life.

For more details and to book tickets visit www.birminghamhippodrome.com

WHAT: JOE LYCETT - MORE, MORE, MORE!

WHERE: UTILITA ARENA, BIRMINGHAM

WHEN: SEPTEMBER 16 AND 17

Join Joe Lycett (the artist formerly known as Hugo Boss) doing what he does best: talking

at a room of people in a queer and comedic fashion. His first tour in years promises to

be packed with MORE jokes, MORE comedy anecdotes and MORE inappropriate

and arguably disturbing paintings, all in the hope of answering the age-old question:

How do you Lycett? How do you Lycett?

Comedian, painter, filmmaker, sculptor, television presenter, poet, gardener, dietician,

radio presenter, tuning fork, Fiat Punto manual and queer, Joe Lycett has been

performing stand-up comedy since 2007, embarking on two sell-out UK tours and

numerous international appearances.

His television work has won him two Royal Television Society Awards plus Rose D’or

and BAFTA nominations, his work as an artist has been featured in the Royal Academy,

Manchester Art Gallery and Birmingham IKON and his work as a Fiat Punto manual is

unrivalled. For more details and to book tickets visit www.utilitaarenabham.co.uk

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W H AT ’ S O N

Theatre for all

THERE’S A NEW SHOW IN TOWN – AND IT’S FOR EVERYONE, AS MIDLANDS THEATRE COMPANY

LET ME IN PRESENT THEIR REIMAGINING OF ONCE - THE MUSICAL IN LICHFIELD

If there’s one thing that makes a great evening out,

it’s a theatre show. But sometimes it can stretch the

pocket a little and, as fun as they are, you might

need to save up before splurging on some tickets.

Well, you might be in for a treat as Midlands based

theatre production company Let Me In are making

their regional debut with Once the Musical - and are

particularly focusing on accessibility by featuring a

range of shows on a Pay What You Can basis.

Director Christopher Buckle, said: “We believe that

theatre has both the potential and responsibility

to support the strengthening of communities and

in actively fighting against injustices that provide

a select few in society opportunities that should be

accessible to everyone.”

Let Me In are dedicated to creating intimate artistic

experiences that explore real and integral themes

in our society through a diverse array of artistic

mediums. In 2019, they made their debut with a

critically acclaimed production of Spring Awakening

in Lichfield and have since produced many more

performances including socially distanced outdoor

productions of Lord of the Flies, a new adaptation

of Macbeth and People, Places and Things by

Duncan Macmillan. The foundation of Let Me In

revolves around exploration of mental health and

identity, using theatre, dance and spoken word to

engage with these themes.

This month, they are back in Lichfield with a

show based on the Academy Award Winning

2006 film, and the winner of eight Tony Awards,

Once. The play tells the unforgettable story of two

disenfranchised artists, drawn together by their

shared love of music. The production features the

Oscar winning hit, Falling Slowly, and the beautiful

music of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (The

Swell Season, The Frames), with a book by Enda

Walsh (Lazarus, Ballyturk).

Let Me In have put their own spin on the folk

musical and have adapted it for a modern audience,

with an immersive new design and visionary creative

team. The production is being staged at The Hub at

SINGER-SONGWRITER

PHIL KING AS GUY

St Mary’s in Lichfield, with a talented cast including

singer-songwriters Luchi and Phil King as Girl and

Guy alongside an ensemble cast of actor musicians

from around the world.

“We are so blessed to have the opportunity to bring

this beautifully human story to the Midlands in this

brand new, regional debut production of Once. To

be working with a cast and creative team with this

level of talent, creativity and passion is exhilarating,

and we promise that this will be Once as you have

never seen it before,” said Christopher.

Artistic director of The Hub, Anthony Evans, added:

“The Hub is all about showcasing new work from

emerging artists and local talent. We’ve been working

with Let Me In for a long time now and know how

exciting and original their performances are. We are

really looking forward to Once and think it’s a great

story that audiences can easily connect with.”

Performances run until September 17,

with Pay What You Can shows available on

September 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 8pm. For more

information visit www.thehubstmarys.co.uk

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H E A LT H

ADVERTISING FEATURE

Health Matters

DR DAVID ECCLESTON, FROM THE OAKLEY PARTNERSHIP

PRIVATE GP PRACTICE IN FOUR OAKS, DISCUSSES ALL THINGS HEALTH

EACH MONTH. THIS MONTH, HE TAKES A LOOK AT A COMMON

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This month, I will be addressing a common problem,

often incorrectly seen as a sign of poor hygiene.

Those of us old enough to remember the school

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‘verruca socks’ in swimming lessons!

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human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than

150 known HPV types, only some of which infect the

skin. Infection begins in the deepest layer of the skin,

causing proliferation of the skin cells, and production

of infectious virus particles — the wart. A verruca is

simply a wart that grows on the foot. Walking around

on these warts causes them to grow inward rather

than outward, causing a flatter appearance, and

often causing pain on weight-bearing.

HPV is spread by direct skin-to-skin contact; if a

wart is scratched or picked, a wart may develop

under the fingernail, or the virus may be spread

to another area of skin. ‘Seeding’ of the virus in a

scratch can result in a line of warts. The incubation

period before the appearance of a wart can be as

long as 12 months, depending on the amount of

virus inoculated into the skin.

Topical over-the-counter and prescription treatment

includes wart paints, pastes, or patches, which work

by removing the surface skin cells. Topical treatment

is applied once daily to the wart. Treatment usually

makes the wart smaller and less uncomfortable, and

up to 70 per cent of warts resolve within 12 weeks

of daily applications. Unfortunately the need to pare

down the wart daily with a pumice stone or similar

leads to a higher failure rate, as the novelty of daily

wart care wanes.

Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is repeated at one

to two-week intervals to cause peeling of the surface

layer. It is uncomfortable, and can result in blistering

for several days. Treatment is required frequently to

prevent the wart regrowing between appointments,

and success is of the order of 70 per cent after three

to four months of regular freezing.

A remarkable new device, called Swift, is more than

80 per cent effective at permanently removing warts

and verrucas. This technology delivers a precise,

highly controlled energy dose to the treatment

area through a special probe. This is placed on

the same spot, five times, for two seconds a time.

The microwave energy helps stimulate an immune

response, which kills the virus. This machine is

unique in its approach - by ensuring the virus is

killed, the warts cannot return. Other wart and

verruca treatments do not impact the virus directly,

only the wart itself, so they continue to grow back.

Most patients will see a successful result after three to

four treatments. The effectiveness of each treatment

can be dependent on age and how long the wart has

been there, so the number of treatments required

can vary between patients. Unlike most treatments

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F I N A N C E

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Wealth Matters

A MONTHLY REVIEW OF THE WORLD OF FINANCE FROM

LICHFIELD FINANCIAL ADVISER JEAN LAMB DipPFS

FEELING “TAX TRAPPED”?​

With a rule book thousands of pages thick and regulations

seemingly changing all the time, the UK’s tax system is

famously complex. It means that for many people, tax

represents a threat with pitfalls at every turn. Here are

some of the most common - and costly - tax traps to look

out for.​


IT PAYS TO SHARE ​

Most tax allowances, exemptions and tax-efficient

investment opportunities are available to each person in

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used up their ISA allowance for the current tax year, they

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LEAVING IT TO THE LAST MINUTE​

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Here’s a humdinger I see all the time among those

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other than simply because they can. ​

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clients’ retirement income as it can be used as part of their

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SAYING NO TO FREE MONEY​

A surprising number of people forget, or can’t be

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NOT REVIEWING OPPORTUNITIES ANNUALLY​

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GETTING CAUGHT BY THE 60% INCOME TAX

RATE​

The way the personal allowance works creates what is

effectively a 60% Income Tax rate on earnings between

£100,000 and £125,140. It’s a complex concept so I am

not going to explain it in any more detail here. Suffice to

say, if the cap fits, I suggest you seek professional advice as

this can potentially be mitigated or avoided altogether.​


IN SUMMARY - AVOIDING THE PITFALLS​

Tax-saving strategy is always best planned before the tax

year starts, so that it can be executed in a structured way

throughout the year rather than left to the last minute.​

I am a great believer in running through a tax health

check with my clients each year in order to highlight

any missed opportunities so we can then address them

together.​ This is a complicated area where many mistakes

can be easily made and just as easily avoided. So, it makes

a lot of sense to seek specialist, experienced advice when it

comes to tax and its impact on your wider financial plans.​

The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will be

directly linked to the performance of the funds you select

and the value can therefore go down as well as up. You

may get back less than you invested.​

The levels and bases of taxation, and reliefs from taxation,

can change at any time. The value of any tax relief

generally depends on individual circumstances.

Jean Lamb is Principal of Jean Lamb Wealth Consultancy

6A Market Street, Lichfield, WS13 6LH - Tel: 01543 417342

Email: jean.lamb@sjpp.co.uk - Website: www.jeanlamb.co.uk

Jean Lamb Wealth Consultancy is an Appointed Representative of and represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management Plc (which is

authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group’s wealth management products

and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website www.sjp.co.uk/products.

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F E AT U R E

Cannock Chase Crematorium

remembers lost babies

CANNOCK CHASE CREMATORIUM IS TO HOLD A SPECIAL SERVICE ON THURSDAY,

OCTOBER 13, TO COMMEMORATE THE LIVES OF BABIES LOST IN PREGNANCY OR SOON

AFTER BIRTH, IN SUPPORT OF BABY LOSS AWARENESS WEEK

Baby Loss Awareness Week, which runs from

October 10 to 14, is a national campaign in

its 20th year, which aims to bring together

communities to give anyone touched by

pregnancy and baby loss a safe and supportive

space to share their experiences and feel that

they are not alone.

The service, which will be led by an

experienced celebrant, will offer a safe

supportive space to bring together those

bereaved parents, families and friends affected

by losing a baby too soon.

It will take place on Thursday, October 13

at 7pm, at Cannock Chase Crematorium on

Norton Road, Cannock.

Anyone touched by loss is invited to join the

service to mark the lives of their special babies.

Cannock Chase Crematorium will also join the

global ‘Wave of Light’ at 7pm on Friday, October

14, lighting the building in pink and blue in memory

of all the babies who lit up our lives for such a short

time.

Jo Walker, crematorium manager, said: “Baby loss

has a wide reaching, devastating impact on the lives

of all those involved. Communities are getting better

THE CEREMONY HALL

CANNOCK CHASE CREMATORIUM

WILL BE HOSTING A SPECIAL

CEREMONY TO MARK BABY LOSS

AWARENESS WEEK

at understanding the impact of baby loss on young

families and opening the dialogue to enable young

parents to share their experiences.

“In the time I have been involved in the funeral

industry I have seen a sea change in the care

afforded to parents when their babies die and I am

privileged to be in a position here at Cannock Chase

Crematorium to support parents at the time they

say their goodbyes. I hope this service offers some

comfort to anyone affected by pregnancy and baby

loss.”

If you would like to attend the service, please

let the crematorium know by emailing info@

cannockcrematorium.co.uk or telephoning 01543

212988.

Baby names will be read out during the service at

a time of reflection. If you would like your baby’s

name to be read, please contact the crematorium.

If you would prefer to receive a link to the service

to watch afterwards in the comfort of your own

home this can be arranged too.

More information about Baby Loss Awareness

Week can be found at

www.babyloss-awareness.org

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I N T H E N E W S

A nod of support for Ukraine

A FABULOUS RANGE OF UKRAINIAN WATCHES FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN IS NOW AVAILABLE

AT ALLEN BROWN JEWELLERY, AT THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY SHOPPING VILLAGE, AS A

SMALL WAY OF SHOWING SUPPORT TO UKRAINE DURING THIS TIME.

The watch brand is called Kleynods, and the name

derives from the German word Kleinode and Polish word

Kleinote meaning treasure. Kleynods are special signs

of state power, symbols of the power of the hetmans of

Ukraine.

Owner Allen Brown says: “After a chance meeting

with some of Kleynods staff I was deeply moved by

their strength and determination to maintain some

sort of normal life and business in the most terrible of

circumstances. I am delighted to be able to help in a small

way by bringing their watches to the UK.”

The ‘Forces’ range is a line of military-style wrist watches

based on Swiss quartz Ronda movement, inspired by the

bravery of the Ukrainian servicemen, while the ‘Kleynods

of Independence’ range is dedicated to the anniversary

of Independence of Ukraine. The motif of the original

design of watches was the small state emblem of Ukraine

and its main element – the famous Ukrainian trident.

The watches retail from £175 to £340 and can found at

Allen Brown Jewellery or online at

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ALLEN BROWN JEWELLERY IS

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UKRAINIAN WATCHES

Finding treasure in Burntwood

LIBRARIES ARE NO LONGER JUST ABOUT BORROWING BOOKS – BUT

BURNTWOOD’S HAS A PARTICULARLY SPARKLING NEW STRING TO ITS BOW.

Libraries are no longer just about borrowing books – but

Burntwood’s has a particularly sparkling new string to its

bow.

The Sankeys Corner library on Bridge Cross Road is

playing host to Richard Winterton Auctioneers once a

week and every Tuesday specialists will be there from

2.30pm to 4.30pm expertly equipped to examine jewellery,

watches, gold and silver.

The family firm is an associate member of The National

Association of Jewellers and the jewellery department

features certified gemmologists and diamond graders.

The new ‘pop-up’ valuations are completely free for

people to drop in and discover if they are sitting on a

fortune!

“Discovering hidden treasure is the essence of what we’re

about and we’re delighted to bring this new free evaluation

service to Burntwood,” said Richard, who appears

regularly as an auctioneer on television programmes

including Bargain Hunt and Dickinson’s Real Deal.

“As demonstrated by recent sales, collectors all over the

world keep their fingers on the pulse and can easily join

our auctions online. With a new programme of weekly

sales taking us into the autumn and beyond, it’s a great

time to drop in to see us and make the most of a buoyant

auction market.”

The new Burntwood Library sessions add to the

company’s existing pop-up valuations at The Hub at

St Mary’s in Lichfield city centre from 9.30am to 11am

on Tuesdays and at Richard Winterton Auctioneers’

Tamworth salerooms in Church Street on Wednesdays

from 9.30am to 4pm. Call 01543 251081 or email

office@richardwinterton.co.uk for details.

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FA S H I O N

Knit picking

AS WE TRANSITION INTO THE COOLER MONTHS, IT’S TIME TO TURN OUR

ATTENTION TO THAT FAITHFUL WARDROBE HERO, AS KNITWEAR IS SET TO BE THE

STAR OF THE AW SHOW, SAYS AMY NORBURY

IT was hard to imagine just a mere couple of weeks ago

when we were all basking in a 30-degree heat wave that

knitwear season was just around the corner. But here we

are. The nights are starting to draw in, which can only

mean one thing; autumn is on its way.

And with the start of autumn comes that eternal fashion

dilemma; how to dress for the changing seasons? Now this

is where layers usually come into their own, but for AW22

perhaps designers had the threat of rising energy costs

on their minds because knitwear has been the standout

wardrobe fixture across the catwalks. The message is to

forget the central heating and wrap yourself up in the

cosiest garb the fashion gods have to offer.

From preppy twin-sets at Chanel to Louis Vuitton’s

love affair with Fairisle style, knitwear was just about

everywhere. Dressed down with denim or party-ready

teamed with evening dresses, it was wool for all occasions.

The good news is that the standout styles are ones which

have been around for seasons now, meaning there’s a

good chance you’ve got an on-trend piece or two already

lurking in your wardrobe. Cable knit sweaters are a

perennial favourite, perfect for casual cosiness, while

jumper dresses take knitwear and make it ‘going out’

worthy.

Cardigans have been having a fashion moment for a

while, and there’s no shortage of button-down numbers

on the high streets right now. From chunky, casual

throwover to fitted fine-knit, there’s a cardi style to suit

everyone. And cardigans no longer mean librarian-esque

either; wear a waist-length number with your favourite

jeans and just a bra underneath for effortless chic with a

touch of va-va-voom.

In keeping with the preppy knitwear theme, sweater vests

are another geek-chic garment to top the style stakes

this season. Beloved of fashionistas everywhere, the

sweater vest has thrown off its nerdy image to become the

knitwear layer of choice. Wear solo while it’s still shortsleeve

weather, and layer with shirts or dresses as the

temperatures drop.

ERICA FAIRISLE CARDI IN OATMEAL, £69, OLIVIA

CHECKED SHIRT, £45, AND ELIZA SUEDE SKIRT,

£129, FATFACE. WWW.FATFACE.COM

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JACQUEMUS LA MAILLE RISOUL TAUPE

CROPPED JUMPER, HARVEY NICHOLS.

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£70

£23

£45

£23

PAPAYA TIE JUMPER DRESS,

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£29.50

PINK FLUFFY CARDIGAN,

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FAIRISLE JUMPER, MATALAN.

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DARINGLY DIFFERENT SWEATER, £45, JOE

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KNITTED JUMPER, £34, AND TROUSERS, £34, M&CO.

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B E AU T Y

The anti-ageing beauty booster

AS WE AGE IT’S INEVITABLE THAT OUR SKIN WILL AGE TOO, SO THERE’S ONE VITAL INGREDIENT WE

SHOULD BE INCLUDING IN YOUR DAILY SKINCARE ROUTINE… AND THAT’S COLLAGEN. DEBORAH

MITCHELL, CELEBRITY FACIALIST AND FOUNDER OF HEAVEN SKINCARE, EXPLAINS WHY

VITAMIN C CAN HELP WITH NATURAL

COLLAGEN SYNTHESIS

Remember when you were younger and your

complexion just had that lovely natural firmness?

Before those pesky wrinkles start to appear and we

notice sagging around our jawlines, our skin felt taut,

healthy and hydrated – even without the countless

lotions and potions that end up filling our bathroom

cabinets. The reason for this is simple … collagen.

As the most abundant protein our bodies produce,

collagen plays a vital role in the structure and

function of skin, bones and connective tissue. Think

of it as the glue that helps our body maintain its

firmness as it binds tissues and cells together. Sadly

as we age, the amount starts to diminish; so much

so that as we reach our 50s it’s estimated that we’ve

already lost up to a third of it. This causes cell

structures to weaken and in turn, skin loses that

youthful elasticity.

There are steps we can take: including certain foods

in our diet, like bone broth, can help boost these

natural building blocks; while studies show that

upping our vitamin C intake, with citrus fruits and

berries, can enhance collagen synthesis. We can also

add naturally-derived supplements – that include

marine collagen, for example – to our daily routine

to help replace those lost levels.

And while the skin benefits of taking collagen

are well documented, it’s great for boosting your

crowning glory too. Research reveals that because it

acts as an antioxidant it protects against the negative

effects caused by free radicals which can damage hair

follicles.

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HEAVEN SKINCARE

COLLAGEN DROPS:

Launched earlier this

year, my innovative

Collagen Drops became

one of my best-selling

products almost

overnight. Part of my

Inner Beauty collection,

they help improve the

skin’s hydration and

elasticity, promote

healthy hair and boost

energy.

Available in a handy

dropper bottle and as a

two-week or one-month

supply, they contain

potent anti-aging

vitamins and minerals

– including marine

collagen, glucosamine,

vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and Biotin. Easy to use,

you simply add a few drops to food or drink. You

can also supercharge your everyday moisturiser into

a high-strength collagen cream, apply directly to the

skin to tackle blemishes and fine

lines, or add to your shampoo and

conditioner.

HEAVEN SKINCARE

COLLAGEN FACE & BODY

MIST: This top-to-toe spray works

as a skin firmer and refiner, energy

booster and make-up setting spray

all in one. It contains my exclusive

Collagen Drops so you’ll feel a

tightening effect when you spritz.

There’s also additional hyaluronic

acid to leave skin looking radiant,

as well as essential neroli oil,

known for its antibacterial and rich

antioxidants properties, to target

breakouts, balance oil levels and

soothe redness.

This multi-use must-have can be

misted directly onto your face and

body throughout the day for an

instant beauty boost, applied after

your makeup or used straight from

the fridge in hot weather to cool

and invigorate.

Heaven Skincare by Deborah

Mitchell is available at Heaven

Health & Beauty, 13a Market

Place, Shifnal, Shropshire. You

can also shop the range online

at heavenskincare.com.

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B U S I N E S S

At the cutting edge of beauty

EXPERIENCED AESTHETICS AND BEAUTY INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

JOANNA BENTLEY HAS RECENTLY OPENED HER BRAND-NEW

AESTHETICS CLINIC, THE AESTHETICS COMPANY UK, IN MERE GREEN

Joanna says: “I have worked in the beauty and

aesthetics Industry for more than 25 years, in sales

management for clinics in the Midlands, London and

worldwide onboard cruise liners. I have also taught

and assessed in training establishments for many

years prior to opening my Mere Green clinic.

“Despite having this wealth of industry experience, it

had always been a dream of mine to be able to open

a beautiful clinic for all to enjoy. It has been a long

process to ensure that I only offered the very best

quality of what the market had to offer in terms of

services and products and to ensure that cutting-edge

treatments that are results-driven are at the core of

my business.

“I have a small, friendly staff team, all of whom are

degree level aesthetics trained, and also have a nurse,

Lorna, who has a wealth of experience practising in

private clinics and still also works within the NHS.

She provides several types of dermal fillers, B12 and

hayfever injections, Profhilo, wrinkle relaxing toxins,

so you know you will be in safe hands when we

welcome you into the clinic.

“I believe that the time and effort that I have taken

to achieve this will be reflected in our customer

experience, which is already attracting exemplary

reviews, which only spurs myself and my staff team

on even more to only deliver the best.

“For the main aesthetics of the clinic we offer top

of the range treatments such as the powerful, highly

acclaimed Hydrafacial, which is a non-invasive

procedure that delivers immediate and long-lasting

results. With ongoing treatments you will notice

intensely improved hydration, minimised dark spots

and reduced appearance in fine lines and wrinkles.

This can be upgraded to offer skin boosters and eye

and lip perks and the Desee Pro LED light therapy

mask.

“We are proud to use the Candela Gentle-max

Pro for our laser treatments, which is the leading

hair removal brand chosen by dermatologists and

is widely used within the NHS. With this amazing

THE AESTHETICS COMPANY UK HAS

RECENTLY OPENED IN MERE GREEN

technology we are able to reduce unwanted hair,

remove freckles and sun or age spots, diffuse redness,

offer skin rejuvenation services in addition to vascular

and pigmentation removal. We have the largest spot

size on the market for our hair removal treatments

and incorporated with the specialised zimmer

cooling system makes this an incredibly comfortable

treatment to undertake.

“The clinic is also proud to offer Hydrafacial and IS

Clinic Fire and Ice Facials, which have both received

numerous celebrity endorsements.

“We also specialise in a host of other cutting-edge

aesthetic treatments at very affordable prices, but

don’t just take our word for it. Take advantage of our

fantastic prices and course discounts.”

To book, visit the website at www.

aestheticscompany.co.uk, call to book

on 0121 323 4521 or find The Aesthetics

Company UK on Facebook and Instagram.

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B U S I N E S S

Celebrating a successful first year

THE SUTTON COLDFIELD SHOWROOM OF LUXURY KITCHEN

MANUFACTURER KESSELER CELEBRATED ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY IN STYLE

The showroom was launched in July

2021 by lifelong school friends Adam

Crotty and Martyn Stevens. After two

years of product and brand research,

Adam and Martyn decided to bring

unique British kitchen company Kesseler

to the Midlands.

To celebrate their first anniversary,

the duo hosted an open day at the

showroom and invited clients old and

new to join them for a celebratory

coffee, bite to eat and tipple.

Martyn says: “We have had a fantastic

first year, completing some stunning

projects and working with some great

customers in the process.

“The open day to celebrate our first year

was a lovely day which we shared with family, friends,

and clients.

“Smeg UK were kind enough to provide our chef,

Kully, who cooked some beautiful dishes for our

guests while showcasing our Smeg Dolce Stil Novo

range. They were also able to provide us with a

simply brilliant Fiat 500 fridge.”

With more than 16 years of experience in the kitchen

THE INCREDIBLE FIAT 500 FRIDGE

WAS A HUGE TALKING POINT

CLIENTS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS WERE INVITED TO

JOIN IN THE SHOWROOM CELEBRATIONS

industry, Adam previously worked for a German

competitor for the last few years, while Martyn is a

qualified accountant who has worked in the heart of

Birmingham for the last 18 years.

The luxurious kitchen showroom on Thornhill Road

in Sutton Coldfield became Kesseler UK’s exclusive

showroom in the West Midlands.

Kesseler’s kitchens are all handmade in

Nottinghamshire, built to the highest of standards

using the company’s unique and globally-patented

‘Fortis joint’ system.

This innovative system is widely

regarded by engineers, architects

and joiners as being the strongest

way of building kitchen furniture,

and Kesseler are so confident that

they offer clients an industry-leading

lifetime guarantee on their kitchen

furniture.

The showroom, which displays the

latest range of Kesseler kitchens,

is available to visit without prior

appointment. Pop into 58 Thornhill

Road, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield to

take a look, or visit

www.kesselerbirmingham.co.uk

for more details.

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B U S I N E S S

A new move for Davisons

DAVISONS LAW HAVE OPENED THEIR NEW OFFICE IN LICHFIELD CITY

CENTRE, MARKING THE THIRD NEW OFFICE OPENING THIS YEAR AND

BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF OFFICES FOR THE COMPANY TO 12

This latest expansion

forms part of Davisons’

long term strategy

to consolidate its

position as the largest

conveyancing practice

in the West Midlands

and top five nationally,

as verified by the

latest Land Registry

Transaction data.

The newly refurbished

offices are located

at 2A Bore Street,

and will specialise in

providing advice on all

aspects of residential

conveyancing, as well

as a wide variety of

private client matters,

such as wills and estate

planning, Lasting

Powers of Attorney and

probates.

The firm opened its doors to clients last month

following a successful launch event with several local

estate agents and financial advisors in attendance.

Commenting on the day, business development

director and head of the Lichfield office, Helen

Bartlam said: “We’re all very excited to be opening

in Lichfield. Historically we’ve worked with many of

the local estate agents and clients within Lichfield,

and opening an office here, right on the high street,

will allow us to enhance the service we offer to those

clients.

“As a convenience to clients, our office will open

Saturday mornings, which we hope will make it

easier for local clients to drop into the office should

they need to.”

Gary Davison, managing director of Davisons Law,

added: “We have carefully recruited for our Lichfield

THE DAVISONS LAW LICHFIELD TEAM

OUTSIDE THEIR NEW BORE STREET OFFICE

office, hiring expert staff to grow and expand the

office. We believe to offer the best service, we need

to hire the best people, who know the local area and

the local market. We are confident that the additions

to our growing team will allow us to provide an

exceptional service to our clients in the Lichfield

area.

“We also believe that Lichfield will be a pivotal office

in allowing us to develop further afield and achieve

our long-term strategy.”

As an introductory offer for new clients of Davisons

Law Lichfield, the firm is running a free searches

campaign. For all property purchases where clients

instruct before October 1, Davisons Law will cover

the costs of searches, saving clients up to £350 off

their total legal bill.

For further information including full terms and

conditions or to request a quote call the Lichfield

office on 01543 387 509 or drop into the office.

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