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your complete guide to autumn 2012 from

HARVEY NICHOLS EMPORIO ARMANI HUGO BOSS LK BENNETT GIEVES & HAWKES ALLSAINTS ... and more ALL YOu NEED tO KNOW ABOut stYLE BIRMINGHAM LIVE

PLus BEAutY, sPA AND sALONs, DINING AND MALMAIsON

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coNTribuTors HARVEY NICHOLS

THOMAS PINK

ALLSAINTS

DANIEL FOOTWEAR

EMPORIO ARMANI

BANG & OLUFSEN

FAT FACE

CASTLE GALLERIES

GIEVES & HAWKES

NICHOLAS HOLLINSHEAD

HUGO BOSS

FLOWERS

LK BENNETT

H2O CAR VALETING

MALMAISON LE PETIT SPA NICKY CLARKE SALONS TONI & GUY ESSENSUALS MALMAISON RAMADA BAR EPERNAY BAR ESTILO BAR ROOM BAR

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CAFƒ ROUGE

PIZZA EXPRESS

CïTE BRASSERIE

RED PEPPERS

GOURMET BURGER

SHOGUN

KITCHEN

STRADA

MILLER & CARTER

THE ORIENTAL

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welcome to the mailbox magazine With a record-breaking poor summer noW behind us, We're happy to see autumn arrive, With its mix of exciting fashion and neW trends to try. here at the mailbox, We've packed our shops With all the neW season goodies, from catWalk looks at hugo boss and emporio armani to luxury pieces from around the globe at harvey nichols. Where to start? Check out our fashion pages, where we’ve distilled the hottest trends into an easy autumn shopping list. Whether you’re looking to update your

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out on something gorgeous, we’ve got plenty of ideas. There’s beauty inspiration in this issue too: exquisite new fragrance, haircare tips from Nicky Clarke and Toni & Guy Essensuals, and top treatments at Malmaison’s Le Petit Spa. Fashionistas always love Style Birmingham Live. We’re delighted to announce that this festival of fashion and shopping will take place at The Mailbox this year. Hosted by Martine McCutcheon, there will be spectacular catwalk shows, goody bags, VIP treats, beauty demonstrations and oodles of fantastic special offers from stores and eateries in The Mailbox. Find out all you need to know on page 18, and

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keep an eye on our website – mailboxlife. com – for updates. What else will get your autumn off to a great start? Why not book into one of our fabulous restaurants? We’ve got such a good selection, there’s something for every taste, from casual dining on the canalside to sleek and chic spots for a special dinner. Enjoy the new season: we’ll see you soon at The Mailbox.

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WOMEN’S AGENDA

HIDE

AWAY BLUE

MAKING

MOOD A REFRESHING

CHANGE FROM THE USUAL RICH HUES OF AUTUMN

- russet, gold, bronze Hugo Boss has shot shades

WHAT EMPORIO ARMANI

DOESN ' T KNOW

of soft blue through the

ABOUT MAKING HANDBAGS ISN ' T WORTH

Fall collection. Think

KNOWING . The Italian label with the reputation

cornflower and periwinkle

for classic luxury has done it again with this

blue: super-flattering

gorgeously soft purple bag, £999. It's a real

colours on day dresses and

keepsake for your closet.

slim-fit coats.

PRINTS

CHARMING TOP

COLOUR

LIST AT

HARVEY NICHOLS

POP DELIVERING

OF OUR NEW SEASON WISH IS

TWO HOT

TRENDS IN ONE

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BOW

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THE STRIKING COLLECTION BY

DETAIL AND COLOUR

Jonathan Saunders for Escada

the beautiful Darcia heels

Sport. Specialising in statement

from LK Bennett, £195,

prints and covetable cuts, the

are the highlight of the

Glaswegian designer's latest

collection: a soft red-coral

collaboration brings a splash of

that will work as well with a

colour to the super-wearable A/W

work suit as weekend denim.

'12 range, like this dress, £475.

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BOOT BUTTON

THIS

UP

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DANIEL FOOTWEAR

IS

A TREASURE TROVE OF

SEASON ' S KEY

DESIGNER LABELS ,

DRESS SHAPE IS THE

FROM

DKNY

AND

SHIRT - WAISTER ,

Michael Kors to Tory

GIVEN GLAMOROUS

Burch and Ugg. We love

form by Thomas Pink

the new boots collection

in this orchid print

this season, in particular this edgy pair, £179,

silk version, £250. Add nude heels and minimal

appropriately enough

jewellery for an elegant

named Fierce!

take on daywear.

ANIMAL

INSTINCT

DRESS

DOWN PARKAS

FAUX

FUR , SEQUINS ,

VELVET , LEATHER :

HAVE BEEN TOP OF

THE TREND TREE FOR TWO

TEXTURE DOMINATES THE

YEARS RUNNING , AND THIS

autumn catwalks, and

winter looks set to see an

teamed with a gothic palette

evolution to more streamlined

creates a sexy, youthful vibe.

versions in classic dark

AllSaints nails the look with

colours. No bulk, just great fit

this amazing coat £295, boots

and style kudos as well: Merlin

£250, top £125, clutch £125

parka, £98, Fat Face.

and skinny trousers £250.

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L U S T - h av e S C O U R T E S Y O F H A RV E Y N I C H O L S , T H E S E A R E T H E T R E AT S W E ’ R E OBSESSING ABOUT RIGHT NOW

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1: Alexander Wang ostrich effect leather clutch, £400 2: Butter London nail lacquer in Pillar Box Red, £12 3: Jimmy Choo patent peep-toe shoes, £435 4: MAC lustre lipstick in Ladybug, £14 5: Marc Jacobs DOT EDP, from £37 6: Alexander McQueen printed silk-chiffon scarf, £325

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IN TOUCH Fashion’s having a touchy-Feely moment, with textures that just beg to be stroked. think Faux Fur, soFt suede, pebbled leather, mohair and rich tweed: this gilet, £585, top, £205, and trousers, £90, all by pinko at harvey nichols, are perFect autumn pieces.

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if you only buy one thing this season... make it these statement sandals from Jeffrey Campbell. Spikes, curves, bold colour: that’s three trend boxes ticked in one gorgeous pair of platforms. Find these beauties at Harvey Nichols, priced at £130.

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Cape, £50, Fat Face

Buckle boots, £225, AllSaints

Tote, £1,300, Emporio Armani

Beret, £16, Fat Face Jacket, £425, LK Bennett Evening clutch, £95, AllSaints

THE AUTUMN EDIT Michael Kors bag, £285, Daniel Footwear

New season = shopping opportunity. These key pieces and hot must-haves will earn you instant style points

Camel coat, £745, LK Bennett

Pochette, £65, AllSaints

Gilet, £82, Fat Face Necklace, £75, AllSaints

Boots, £139, Daniel Footwear

Polanski tote, £195, AllSaints

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ICE MAIDEN Get set for the big chill with new season accessories. The Look Is Straight Off The Catwalk, As Polar Whites Meet Classic Silver For A Timeless Vibe

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1: UGG sequinned boots, £190 2: Mulberry charm bracelet, £200 3: Ash buckle sneakers, £130 4: Michael Michael Kors leather tote, £240 5: Marc by Marc Jacobs watch, £179 6: Pretty Ballerinas pumps, £149 7: YSL metallic Tribtoo heels, £565 8: Alexander McQueen scarf, £165 9: Cambridge metallic satchel, £130 10: McQ Alexander McQueen razor bracelet, £50

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Chloe Paraty medium leather tote, £1,305 Belstaff leather jacket, £1,095

Jimmy Choo rain boots, £225

J Brand jodhpur jeans, £280

RURAL COOL:

Alexander McQueen bracelet, £135

Buy Barbour and let the label do the talking. Fitted and fabulous, this quilted jacket, £120, is a little piece of fashion royalty.

Michael Kors watch, £209

SADDLE UP FOR THE EQUESTRIAN TREND, WITH EARTHY COLOURS AND CLASSIC TAILORING. From jodhpurs and tail-coats to knee-high boots, the equestrian trend marries chic with weekend casual. e English countryside inspires a cool palette of black, brown and tan with luxe knitwear, leather and tweed taking the reins. A classic quilted jacket and must-have fedora will win gold.

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HORSE

McQ Alexander McQueen tweed blazer, £580

PLAY

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RUNWAY REPORT INTRODUCING THE NEW SEASON COLLECTION FROM EMPORIO ARMANI Embracing its heritage palette of deep regal purple and pure black, Emporio Armani rocks a beautiful autumn/winter collection. Quirky touches lit up the catwalk, as models sported sleek city shorts with classic tailored two-button jackets, fur-trimmed coats, silk berets, looped wool, crushed velvet and a modern reworking of the sequin evening shirt.

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N E W S E A S O N S H O E S A R E A L L A B O U T B O L D D E TA I L , R I C H H U E S , A N D M O LT E N M E TA L L I C S

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FABULOUS FLATS 1: Jimmy Choo patent pumps, £255 2: Pretty Ballerinas patterned pumps, £119 3: Michael Michael Kors python pumps, £95

BEAUTIFUL BOOTS

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HEAVENLY HEELS 7: Alexander McQueen skull detail heels, £745 8: Christian Louboutin 120 Very Privé lamé heels, £495 9: Sam Edelman laced-back courts, £165

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HUGO BOSS

BOSS BLACK, THE LABEL FOR URBAN SOPHISTICATES FROM HUGO BOSS, WOWS WITH A FALL COLLECTION THAT’S FULL OF LOVE-FOREVER INVESTMENT PIECES From perfectly-cut day dresses in soft prints to streamlined trouser-suits, leather pencil skirts in sexy black and a timeless trench, the new Boss BLACK Fall/Winter ‘12/13 collection mixes classic chic with confident pops of colour. Rose pink, faded orange and sapphire blue highlight a line that’s packed with pieces you’ll wear for years, including a tan leather coat, black silk cocktail dress and fur-trimmed boots.

Knee boots £530

Strap heels £320

Ankle boots £400

Gold necklace £350 Satchel £500

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Jimmy Choo glitter heels, £455

Yves Saint Laurent ring, £180

M Missoni cardigan, £390

By Malene Birger embellished boucle mini dress, £335

Michael Michael Kors camoußage dress, £195

Wildfox bracelet, £55

ALL THAT

Michael Michael Kors sequinned jersey harem trousers, £220

GLITTERS

Jimmy Choo metallic bag, £875

Christian Louboutin 160 Daffodile platforms, £635

LUSTRE RULES, AS VINTAGE GOLD SEQUINS, RICH FABRICS AND EMBELLISHMENT PLAY KEY ROLES. Glamorous and fun, this micro-trend can be dressed down for day and vamped to the max for night. Our hero piece? Must-have harem pants from Michael Michael Kors, destined to outshine any competition.

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HELMUT LANG CHIC, SLEEK AND ICONIC, HELMUT LANG UNVEILS A NEW COLLECTION THAT MIXES CUTTING-EDGE STYLING WITH BEAUTIFUL TAILORING

NEW FOR A/W '12, THE STRIKING WOMENSWEAR COLLECTION FROM HELMUT LANG BLENDS AN EXCITING EDGY VIBE WITH SOPHISTICATED ELEGANCE. RENOWNED FOR ITS STRUCTURED TAILORING AND ASYMMETRIC TOPS, THE LABEL BRINGS LEATHER, LACE, COBWEB KNITS AND VELVET TO THE FORE FOR THE NEW SEASON. e palette is dominated by sexy monochromes with the inclusion of autumn’s must-wear crimson and olive green. Prints include skeletal trees and literal splashes of colour across straightlegged trousers and sharp jackets.

Originally launched in the 1990s as an eponymous label, Helmut Lang now has Michael and Nicole Colovos at the creative helm. e talented duo, who founded cult denim favourite Habitual, have continued the label’s love of statement chic and a minimalist mood. 4.

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1: Alpaca and silk-blend jumper, £320 2: Knitted silk jumper, £265 3: Cicadae printed jersey T-shirt, £220 4: Draped modal and cashmere-blend top, £210 • Find Helmut Lang at Harvey Nichols

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LKB FANS : TH DUC HESS E CAM OF BRID WILL G OUG E, HOLLY HBY, DAVI McC NA ALL

Mimi dress, £175

Camel coat, £745

Dress, £225

Zia ankle boot, £275

Sledge heels, £195

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Avon clutch, £175

LK BENNETT WORKS CLASSIC-LUXE TO PERFECTION THIS SEASON

Rusk boots, £345

Angie heels, £195 Suede skirt, £425

Alne clutch, £185

Frome leopard clutch, £275

Rea wedges, £250

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CATWALK SHOWS TAKE PLACE AT 10.30AM, 12NOON, 1.30PM, 3PM AND 4.30PM

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LOO SPECK OUT F O I A AL DE R EATET MAILBOALS R SBL WIES DUR X EEKE ING ND!

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STYLE BIRMINGHAM LIVE A/W ‘12 COME CELEBRATE ALL THINGS FASHION AS STYLE BIRMINGHAM LIVE HITS THE MAILBOX THIS SEPTEMBER! menus, taster events, free samples and special offers. ™is will take place between 11am and 4pm on Level 3, and include some of ™e Mailbox's finest: Café Rouge, Côte Brasserie, Miller & Carter, ™e Oriental, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and more.

THIS YEAR THE FANTASTIC SHOPPING, STYLE, FASHION AND BEAUTY EVENT THAT IS STYLE BIRMINGHAM LIVE A/W 12 (SBL) WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE MAILBOX ON SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER. IT'S GOT A BRAND NEW HOST TOO - ACTRESS, SINGER AND TV STAR MARTINE MCCUTCHEON - AND THERE

Head to the Harvey Nichols Espresso Café where the luscious Boutique Baking Company will be showcasing their finest sweet creations for you to try. All ticket holders will also be able to relax with a complimentary glass of wine or Prosecco, or cup of tea or coffee when they purchase a main meal, sandwich or salad from the café.

WILL BE A BREATHTAKING CATWALK SHOW FEATURING THE LATEST AUTUMN/WINTER COLLECTIONS, AS WELL AS STYLE ADVICE FROM

MARTINE HERSELF, ALONG WITH BRADLEY TAYLOR.

CELEBRITY STYLIST

Visitors can enjoy special in-store promotions and a VIP Champagne bar, while they wait for the catwalk show to begin. With a theme of ‘drama and decadence’, luxury names including Harvey Nichols, Hugo Boss, ™omas Pink, Gieves & Hawkes, LK Bennett and Daniel Footwear will take to the catwalk. Like beauty? In Harvey Nichols, Sue Devitt and Benefit will be offering special promotions, beauty tips and make-up demonstrations to all ticket holders. Catwalk tickets can be purchased from theticketfactory.com for £10, which includes a seat at the show plus a stylish goody bag, and at ™e Mailbox Management Centre (0121 632 1000: payment by cash only). Exclusive VIP tickets are £20 and include a premium catwalk seat at the show, access to ™e Mailbox VIP lounge with complimentary Champagne and hot and cold drinks, a goody bag, a pre-show glass of bubbly from the Harvey Nichols Style Bar and a shopping voucher. VIPs will be given a special VIP lanyard that will bag them special offers in ™e Mailbox. To kick off the SBL weekend, there will be a Style Search in ™e Mailbox on Friday September 28, between 5 and 9pm. Stylishly-

™ere will be plenty of special offers for ticket-holders right across ™e Mailbox, such as 20 per cent off full price purchases at LK Bennett, plus complimentary drinks and styling in-store, a free gift with every purchase at Bang & Olufsen, 20 per cent off shoes and accessories at Daniel Footwear, a three-course set menu for £12.95 at Pizza Express and 20 per cent off the total bill from Monday to Friday in Zizzi.

dressed fashionistas will have the chance to have their photo taken against a backdrop, red carpet style, and see their pic posted directly onto ™e Mailbox Facebook and Pinterest pages. Best of all, the winner will receive a £500 Harvey Nichols voucher and a runner up can enjoy a £250 shopping spree at stores at ™e Mailbox! It’s not all about fashion, of course. Come to ™e Mailbox during SBL weekend and you’ll be able to enjoy live jazz performances, and tuck into some delicious food, too. ™e Taste of e Mailbox is all about indulging in fabulous food and drink, and trying some new things, as the restaurants, bars and cafes all offer new

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What’s more, 250 lucky VIP ticketholders will be able to enjoy free parking until 12 midnight at ™e Mailbox: to sign up for valet parking, and for your chance to be one of the lucky 250 VIP parking winners, go to mailboxlife.com In fact, ™e Mailbox is adding SBL news and brand new treats online every day, so it’s worth checking in regularly. ™ere will also be a digital Style Guide on mailboxlife. com, where you can search for information on everything you see at the show, from prices of items on the catwalk to where to buy.


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WIN A PAIR OF LOUBOUTIN SHOES! e Mailbox has teamed up with Style Birmingham Live A/W ’12 to offer you the chance to win a beautiful pair of classic Christian Louboutin Hyper Privé peep-toe heels from Harvey Nichols, worth £525. To enter, go to stylebirmingham.com (terms and conditions apply: see online. Closing date Wednesday September 26 2012).

WIN A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET WORTH £50! Nicholas Hollinshead Flowers in e Mailbox is the perfect place to stop on your way home from Style Birmingham Live and pick up a stunning floral display. Styleled and bursting with gorgeous blooms, it’s a flower-loving fashionista’s dream. Now you could win a £50 bouquet created by their talented and experienced florists: go to mailboxlife.com to enter (terms and conditions apply). www.mailboxlife.com/NHflowers

SEARCH FOR A MODEL Fancy your chance on the catwalk? To celebrate SBL weekend, on Saturday September 29, a photographer and team of scouts from Birmingham agency Adage Models and the famous Elite Model agency will be in e Mailbox looking for the face of the future. Interested? You need to be over 16 years old (accompanied by a guardian or parent if you’re under 18), minimum height 5’8” (women) or 5’11” (men), and dress size eight to 18. Come along to the Fashion eatre between 10am and 5pm, where the Adage team will be on hand to give you an insight into the industry. e successful candidates will bag a modelling contract with Adage and a photoshoot

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ESCADA SPORT Ultra-cool label Escada brings its stunningly elegant Sport line to the city

Coat, £1,969, and dress, £199

Coat, £619, jacket, £475, and trousers, £295

Arriving in Birmingham for the first time is the eminently wearable new season collection from Escada Sport. For A/W ‘12, the look is chic and feminine, inspired by the quiet charm of the British countryside. Against a backdrop of striking florals and tweed, the palette ranges from simple earth tones and monochromes to peachy pinks and aquamarine. Flowers and checks work beautifully together to add a dash of modern elegance, while slim-cut trousers, ladylike blouses worn under cardigans and straight skirts ooze classic style. Pick of the bunch? Our new season must-have is the gorgeously girlie Dorly dress in crepe de chine with an adorable all-over tea rose print – perfect teamed with the dark brown leather cape. Blazer, £475 Cape, £1,775, and floral dress, £345

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COOL DOWN As the seasons turn, invest in autumn’s ravishing colour palette, with muted blues, soft greens and vintage gold inspired by nature

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P R E P, PA M P E R A N D R E F R E S H W I T H T H E S E L U X U R I O U S M U S T- H AV E B E AU T Y B U Y S

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from £100 (30ml): A brand new launch from one of the industry’s most luxurious brands, this powerhouse replenishes moisture, leaving skin feeling renewed, energised and radiant. 2: Bliss at’s Incredi-Peel, £39: ese convenient, single-step, no-rinse peel pads are engineered with

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innovative technology to exfoliate and hydrate for extra-gentle results. 3: Stila One Stop Correct, £24: Swirl your way to perfect skin! is innovative must-have instantly colour corrects, brightens and covers imperfections for a flawless face with no fuss. It’s a primer, corrector, brightener and anti-aging serum in one! 4: Sue Devitt Microquatic Oxygen Infusion Masque, £28.50: is purifying treatment gently cleanses while removing impurities and

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environmental pollutants. At the same time, complex ingredients work to reduce redness and irritation and soothe skin. 5: Elemis Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment, £39: For perfect peepers, this is an advanced serum that targets fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. It's a super-light formula that packs heavyweight results! 6: Eve Lom Intense Firming Serum, £75: Just a

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Tried and tested: Sue Devitt Crystal Collagen Facial Head to Harvey Nichols for this luxury facial, £30 redeemable against products. A lactic acid facial peel uncovers fresh, brighter skin, followed by a collagen masque to boost moisture levels, leaving skin looking rested, nourished and smooth. All this and you can enjoy a neck, shoulder, hand and arm massage too!

softness. is serum is lightweight, non-greasy and easily absorbed. 7: Elemis Pro-Intense Lift Effect, £55: Another miracle from the skincare giant, this latest product improves the tone and texture of your skin and reduces facial contour sagging, giving the appearance of a firmer jaw line and taut cheeks.

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NEW SEASON STYLE YOUTHFUL TRESSES AT TONI & GUY ESSENSUALS e autumn hair story is all about young-looking locks: shiny, silky and full of volume. On the catwalks at Versace and Pucci, free-flowing hair is back at the top of the style agenda. Youthful hair needs ultra hydration. Invest in a supermoisturising shampoo and conditioner as the basis of your haircare routine: Toni & Guy Essensuals has a fabulous range available in the salon, label.m erapy Age-Defying, with extracts of white caviar. e shampoo, £13.75, and conditioner, £16.50, contain collagen to smooth and proteins to strengthen hair, and the Protein Cream and Recovery Mask, £17.50 each, will add a luminous shine.

TEXTURE AT NICKY CLARKE Fresh from styling Cheryl Cole and e Saturdays for Sky Living’s new show Styled to Rock, Sunny Sanga, Senior Director at Nicky Clarke in e Mailbox, tells us that new season hair is all about rich texture. “A 1990s-style grunge texture will be big this autumn” she says. “Hair should be one length with heavy blunt lines cut straight across and worn behind the shoulders. It’s the simplicity of this look that means it can transform from day to night. Before you blow-dry, apply Nicky Clarke Instant Calmer Hair, £12 in salon, to act as a natural shield over the hair, leaving it soft, shiny and manageable when dry.”

SUPPORT OCTOBER’S BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH AT TONI & GUY WITH THE NEW GHD MARK 5 GOLD STYLER, £129. IT COMES WITH A COMPLIMENTARY GHD HEAT SPRAY, AND A DONATION GOES TO CHARITY.

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MEN Te x tu r e rules t h e n ew s eas o n , w it h feel -g ood fa brics l ea ther, suede, den im a nd c o r d c o min g t o t h e f o re. T ak e your l ea d from the ca twa l ks a t H UGO B OS S , wh ere s lim- c ut velvet j ac kets tea m ed with pin cord trousers a n d u ltr a-s o f t w as h ed c o t t o n c h ec k shirts, for a l ook tha t’s equa l pa rts c lassi c g en t an d En g l is h d an d y . EMP ORIO ARMAN I reworks the l ea ther j ac k e t as autumn ’ s k ey p iec e, f r om sl eek biker styl e to cool a via tor i n shad es o f muted min k an d t o ba cco. H ea d to H ARVEY N ICH OLS for the u lti m a t e in t imel es s ac c es s o ries from PAUL SMIT H , GUCCI a n d T RIWA, or inv e st in a c ris p n ew s eas o n s h irt from GIEVES & H AW K ES. Sl eek kn itwea r c o mes f ro m T HO M A S P I NK in win tery jewel col ours.

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MEN’S AGENDA GOT

CABLE ?

TradiTional

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kniTwear is back on

SPIRIT

The fashion radar ,

oxblood

and it’s a welcome

colour for

return for this very

A style statement in itself,

British style. Keep the

this iconic red-brown shade

rest of your look simple

gets a modern makeover

and streamlined to let

on leather jackets for a look

the cable do all the work.

that’s striking and fresh.

Half-zip sweater, £48,

AllSaints has a biker jacket

Fat Face.

£325 and shoes £125 in

is a key

a/w '12.

classic oxblood.

VELVET

FINISH

HIGH-TECH

we love The way hugo boss has incorporaTed

CHIC

season BOSS Black line,

This sTriking i p ad case from Jimmy choo

on impeccably cut jackets

has shot straight to

and shirts that’ll work as

the top of our new

well at night as during the

season wish list!

working day. Velvet is the

From Harvey Nichols,

stand-out, though: invest

it costs £395.

colour inTo The new

in one key piece to update your wardrobe.

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AUTUMN 2012 NATURAL

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EMPORIO ARMANI NEW IN AT HARVEY NICHOLS IS A RANGE

PLAYS WITH PROPORTIONS THIS

season, with an achingly

OF WATCHES FROM cult

cool collection of

Swedish brand TRIWA. The

jackets with oversized

fashion-forward collection

wool or faux fur collars,

takes traditional designs

chunky zips and heavily

and watch faces then adds a

texturised leather.

modern twist with high-tech

In shades of mocha,

materials and statement

midnight blue and black,

colours. We love the Brasco

the look is masculine,

Twist, £190.

tailored and style-led.

LAYER

WELL

COLLARED TOO

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ON

HUNT FOR THE PERFECT WINTER COAT IS OVER .

MANY GOOD SHIRTS

ARE NEVER ENOUGH .

Gieves & Hawkes has a sharp

If you’re the kind of man

collection all ready for winter to

who likes his shirts box-

hit. Fine wool, an unusual palette

fresh and sharply-cut,

of deep colours and always that

then the new range from

impeccable Savile Row tailoring:

Thomas Pink is for you:

coat £750.

this Welsh stripe slim-fit shirt is £89.

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LOOK SHARP

With

around the corner , noW ' s the

party season just

time to invest in a classic

dinner suit

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Suit £725,

Slimfit evening Shirt with double cuff ,

£99,

black bow - tie ,

£30,

SockS ,

£16,

and woven button cufflinkS ,

£25, all

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Crossbody bag, £655, BOSS Black

Leather tote, £365, BOSS Black

Top, £90, AllSaints Zip case, £140, BOSS Black

BOSS Black

Loafers, £439, Emporio Armani

Rollneck knit, £45, Fat Face

URBAN COOL Cord shirt, £45, Fat Face

Gloves, £125, Gieves & Hawkes

The new season delivers the ultimate no-fuss kit, from sleek wool knitwear to investment leather bags

Oak-tree cufflinks, £99, Thomas Pink

Ankle boots, £385, BOSS Black Gauntlet boots, £160, AllSaints

Laptop bag, £150, AllSaints

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WHAT'S ON Fill your diary with a host of fabulous autumn events at Harvey Nichols

STYLE BIRMINGHAM LIVE: Harvey Nichols ensures visitors make the most of their Style Birmingham Live A/W12 experience with a host of events. On Saturday September 29, there will be a range of activities planned to showcase the very best in designer brands from across the luxury store. Shoppers will get the chance to enjoy food and drinks tastings, while menswear and womenswear departments will have live DJs. The Espresso Café will have a special Fashion Menu on offer, with two courses and a glass of wine for £20 (to book - call 0121 616 6028), as well as specially-themed cupcakes on sale throughout the day. In Beyond Beauty's Pop-Up Beauty Studio, enjoy a range of mini makeovers as well as the latest beauty and skincare advice from the experts from Sue Devitt, Crème de la Mer, Benefit, Stila and MAC. For more information and to buy tickets to the catwalk show visit the website at stylebirmingham.com THE ‘LOOK GOOD ... FEEL BETTER’ THEATRE OF BEAUTY: Welcomed in store for the first time, Look Good ... Feel Better is the beauty industry's charity event, set up to help women combat the visible side-effects of their cancer treatment. On Wednesday November 14 from 6pm to 9pm, guests can enjoy a host of beauty demonstrations and mini makeovers from leading cosmetic and skincare brands. Tickets cost £15 including drinks, canapés and a goody bag. There will also be a limited number of VIP tickets available, at £25, giving you the chance to enjoy a 15-minute one-toone with a beauty editor from one of the UK's leading glossy women's magazines or national newspapers. Inside a specially created 'beauty editors' lounge, you will receive expert advice on the hottest new products, trends and beauty tips, plus a specially-created VIP goody bag filled with skincare and make-up treats. Tickets are available on line at harveynichols.com or can be purchased in store. • Keep up to date with events in store at harveynichols.com

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Dolce & Gabbana beanie hat, £80 Alexander McQueen wool jumper, £595

Dolce & Gabbana

Pierre Balmain wool trousers, £205

Michael Kors metal chronograph watch, £250

Dolce & Gabbana jacket, £585

FADE TO GREY WITH SUBDUED COLOURS AND PURE WOOL, DESIGNERS ARE KEEPING IT SIMPLE FOR THE NEW SEASON Grey takes centre stage for A/W ’12. There may not be fifty shades, but the palette runs from off-white through to charcoal, with a vibe that’s laidback, chic and understated. Opt for chunky knits and sumptuous leathers à la Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Alexander McQueen, and let timeless accessories add style.

Gucci grained leather bag, £1,410

Jimmy Choo suede boots, £570

Paul Smith lamora wool scarf, £60

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AUTUMN DIARY THINGS TO DO, EVENTS TO LOVE AND PLENTY TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS SEASON accessory? On our back cover, you'll find a fantastic competition, giving you the chance to win a £500 personal shopping experience.

We had a summer of sport and celebration, now we’ve got an autumn of fashion and a countdown to festive fun! Here at ‡e Mailbox, we’re looking forward to hosting Style Birmingham Live – turn to pages 18 and 19 for all the details, plus plenty of offers and competitions.

Our restaurants, cafes and bars are thinking ahead to Christmas, too. Got an office party, family get-together or New Year bash to organise? Keep an eye on our website – mailboxlife.com – for Christmas menus, special offers and party night information, and remember to book early!

‡is event kicks off a season full of amazing new fashion. From Harvey Nichols and Hugo Boss to Emporio Armani and ‡omas Pink, ‡e Mailbox boutiques are groaning with the new collections, and this is a great time to come pick up a few key pieces to update your wardrobe.

‡is summer, we enjoyed wonderful concerts at ‡e Mailbox courtesy of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) and on Friday October 5, there will be a String Trio Concert by members of CBSO’s Leo Quartet. Details are all on mailboxlife.com/cbso, and you can even follow us on twitter or sign up to our facebook page from there, as well.

Remember, Christmas, New Year and the party season are just a few weeks away, so plan your looks - and gift shopping - now, to avoid the crush of December. Why not try the personal shopping service at Harvey Nichols, to help you find the perfect LBD or killer

THE MAILBOX AT CHRISTMAS! Look out later this autumn for our next issue, packed full with all you need for a memorable Christmas, from fashion ideas for party season to special nights out in our restaurants and oodles of gorgeous gift ideas!

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INVEST IN ART BANISH WIRES

Bang & Olufsen’s sculptural BeoLab 12-2 speakers mean no more ugly wires linking your surround sound to your music system, flatscreen TV or home cinema. Wallhugging and streamlined, these cuttingedge speakers give an outstanding acoustic performance with crisp, clear sound. Available in white or aluminium, they’ll also fit any colour scheme. Find out more at Bang & Olufsen in The Mailbox.

Castle Galleries are proud to be showcasing the brand new collection of art by Bob Dylan from ‘The Drawn Blank Series 2012. Whilst the singer/ songwriter celebrates his 50th year as a recording artist we are delighted to show his latest collection of work to our collectors.

DECORATE WITH FLOWERS

Beautiful blooms, be they simple or sophisticated, make a style statement, lift the spirits and fragrance the home. You’ll love the work of Nicholas Hollinshead Flowers, where every exquisite bouquet is hand-created and presented with a handwritten card. Nicholas is an interior designer, so you’ll also find chic homewares in the shop, including antique furniture, William Yeoward crystal, Sia goodies and True Grace candles, plus a selection of cards, silk flowers and vases. Got a wedding or event coming up, or planning ahead for Christmas? Ask the experienced florists for advice on special decorations, and same-day delivery: 0121 643 7033, nhflowers.co.uk

HOME STYLE A few simple steps are all it takes to make over your home for autumn, and we’ve got all the inspiration you need

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NEWS

PERFECT TIPPLE A new idea: delicious marmalade-flavoured vodka from Herefordshirebased distillery Chase. This latest release boasts a tangy, bittersweet taste that’s perfect on its own or as a base for creating chic cocktails. Priced at £42.50.

WHAT'S COOKING Channel your inner Nigella with a great selection of baking products, now in store. Create the cutest cupcakes and marvellous muffins, then finish with a flourish with a selection of decorative sweet treats. Talking Tables cake stand, £9.95, Primrose Bakery Book, £17.99, Decorate strands, pearls and beans, from £2.55, and mini cupcake cases, £3.95 (for a pack of 96).

GREAT GIFTS The perfect presents to delight even the hardest to please fashionista, choose from stylish hampers or gifts boxes to suit all budgets. Pictured: Harvey Nichols Pink Champagne and Truffles, £45.

HAPPY TEA Launched by Hollywood star Hugh Jackman and brothers Barry and David Steingard, Laughing Man offers a range of great-tasting teas and coffees with 100 per cent of profits donated to charity. We love the Green Pomegranate Swirl Tea, £7.95.

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WHY NOT SPOIL YOURSELF AND A FRIEND AT THE HARVEY NICHOLS ESPRESSO CAFÉ AND CHAMPAGNE BAR?

CHAMPAGNE CHIC With commanding views across the city, the Harvey Nichols Champagne Bar dominates the store's famous glass bridge. Situated between menswear and womenswear, it's the ideal spot to take the weight off your Louboutins and relax with a glass of bubbly and enjoy the Saints & Sinners Menu.

PERFECT CAKES

GREAT FOOD TO TAKE AWAY Harvey Nichols has re-launched its popular take-away food service. Available Monday to Friday, choose from a selection of sandwiches, salads and soups, with a different special each day (see in-store menu). Prices start from £5 and include a choice of Harvey Nichols tea or an Illy coffee. Orders can be placed before 11am each day by calling 0121 616 6028 or emailling birminghamtogo@ harveynichols.com.

Perfect as a cheeky mid-morning treat or an afternoon pick-me-up, the Boutique Baking Company’s amazing range of delicious cakes are now available from the Harvey Nichols Espresso Café. The distinctive delights include Chocolate Truffle Cake Pops, Oreo Cookie Cupcakes, Gooseberry and Elderflower Cake and the fashionista’s favourite, macaroons.

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NEW MENU Chef Michael Roberts has unveiled his new autumn/winter menu, available from October 1 in the Espresso Café. Dishes include Smoked Duck Salad with Chinese Leaves and Crispy Bacon, Spiced Orange and Avocado Salad, and Winter Berry Pancakes. Or why not kickstart the weekend with a Full English breakfast, HN style!


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WHEN IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE, THE MAILBOX HAS A MENU FOR YOU

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If you’re in †e Mailbox for a day of retail therapy, Caffe Gusto is a great place to stop and refuel. From refreshing coffees to hearty sandwiches, you’ll be ready to get back out to the shops in no time.

In the mood for Italian? You will be spoilt for choice at †e Mailbox, with Pizza Express and Strada offering tasty treats from the land of the Romans. Bar Estilo boasts a wide selection of tapas dishes to satisfy the tastes of the Mediterranean, while celebrity favourite Nando’s offers classic peri peri chicken meals. At Shogun you can enjoy exquisite teppanyaki and noodle dishes for a taste of Pan-Asian, or pull up a table at Red Peppers for everything from curry to pizza.

If you’re in the mood for a discount, the Slice card scheme at Bar Room Bar offers guests 20 per cent off all food and selected premium drinks. Dine on a Tuesday to enjoy two-for-one on all 12 inch pizzas or stop for a post-work drink on a †ursday and sample a tasty two-for-one cocktail. †ursdays, Fridays and Saturdays also see live DJs from 8pm with Gossip Night every first Monday of the month. †roughout the year, Bar Room Bar is running charity events in aid of Teens Unite. Ask at the bar for details.

WE JUST LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR. THE LEAVES HAVE STARTED TO TURN, THE NIGHTS ARE DRAWING IN AND THE

SEPTEMBER WEATHER HAS MAKE THE MOST OF IT BY DINING AT THE MAILBOX. BEAUTIFUL

ENJOY A COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLE OF MERLOT AT CïTE Celebrate the arrival of autumn at †e Mailbox with a complimentary bottle of Chemin de Marquiere Merlot at Côte. †e season of mellow fruitfulness is the ideal time to savour the smooth flavours of blackberry and plum in this fine wine. †e perfect accompaniment for Côte’s legendary steak frites, the pan roasted duck breast and a good cheese, if the sun continues to shine, enjoy your meal and wine on the canalside terrace. To enjoy your complimentary bottle of Chemin de Marquiere Merlot, just mention ‘†e Mailbox magazine’ when making a reservation. One bottle of wine per table per visit. Offer valid until November 30 2012. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or the set priced menu. Main courses must be ordered. Valid at Côte in †e Mailbox, Birmingham only. To book, call 0121 631 1587 or email birmingham@côte-restaurants.co.uk

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THIRSTY? Bar Epernay loves Champagne. †e experienced bar team is known for providing an exceptional list of cocktails to suit every occasion. From the timeless classics of Kir Royale and Bellini, to Pimm’s Royale, the perfect drink for a warm September evening. If you fancy some bubbles, try the Fitz Fizz, Champagne and amaretto with blue curaçao and lime: refreshing and light and a beautiful way to start a night out. If your beloved cocktail is missing from the menu, just ask at the bar and every effort to recreate your favourite will be made. If you fancy a bit of fizz, Pennyblacks celebrates every Friday as a Fizz Day where prosecco is £9.95 per bottle – a great way to start the weekend. On †ursday, Friday and Saturday nights you can also enjoy the delights of the resident DJ playing a mix of current chart, dance and old-school tunes.


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LITTLE BITES OF ITALY Cichetti, a kind of Italian tapas, is a specialty of Zizzi restaurants. Cichetti is a selection of mini masterpieces that are ideal for sharing and there’s a whole new menu for you to choose from in Zizzi at e Mailbox. New dishes include crispy polenta topped with beef ragu and aubergine baked with mozzarella and pesto. Enjoy three dishes for £14 or five for £20. To cleanse the palate afterwards, why not try one (or more) of the exquisite flavours of gelato and sorbetti desserts on offer? From cioccolata to pistachio, crema to fior di latte, there is something for every taste. Swill it all down with a Luscombe organic soft drink. ey’re tasty, ethical, fresh and English, and include flavours wild elderflower and raspberry lemonade. To book a table at Zizzi, call 0121 632 1333 or email birmingham@zizzi.co.uk

HEARTY FARE Enjoy a tasty lunchtime burger at Gourmet Burger Kitchen from just £5.95. Choose from a wide variety of burgers including classic beef, cheese, blue cheese, Cajun, BBQ, garlic mayo, classic chicken and GBK veggie. All burgers come with one side. Take a visit to Miller & Carter, e Mailbox’s popular steakhouse. In addition to the

28-day aged West Country steaks, with seven handprepared on and off-the-bone cuts to choose from, you’ll find promotions to make your visit extra special. Stuck for gift ideas for your nearest and dearest? How about a Miller & Carter gift voucher? It’s the perfect gift for steak lovers. Visit www.millerandcarter.co.uk/ millerandcartermailbox for details.

WIN! On the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar, the perfectly round moon is marked with the Moon (or Mid-Autumn) Festival. e round shape is significant in Chinese culture as it symbolises family union. is year the festival falls on September 30 and to celebrate, e Oriental is giving readers of e Mailbox magazine the chance to win a meal for four. For your chance to win go to mailboxlife.com and answer a simple question.

DO YOUR BIT FOR CHARITY On September 18, Café Rouge is hosting a special charity event in support of their chosen charity Rainbow Trust. e Vive La Musique is part of a year of fundraising events supporting the partnership between the French restaurant and the children’s charity. e night will feature local jazz guitar duo Remi Harris and Ben Salmon, a three-course meal and a tombola where you can try your luck. Tickets are £30 and can be booked by calling 0121 665 6437.

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Terms and conditions apply. e prize is a meal for four people at e Oriental restaurant at e Mailbox, Birmingham. Closing date for entries is October 5 2012. e prize must be redeemed by October 31 2012.


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Autumn is a busy time at Malmaison, from steak nights to Sunday roasts and getting ready for Christmas. Here's a selection of highlights to tempt you

Steak Night

Thursdays from 6.30pm Every Thursday night is Steak Night at the Mal and you can choose from a selection of cuts of meat, fries and a sauce to create the perfect steak dish. The evening is run in conjunction with famous Scottish ‘Royal butcher’ Donald Russell, sourcing the finest cuts locally, and truly celebrates the humble steak. Prices start from £9.95. Tables are subject to availability and should be booked in advance with the Malmaison brasserie by calling 0121 246 5000 or email brasserie.birmingham@malmaison.com

Girls Night in at The Mal all year round

To go out or to stay in? That is the question. Why not consider the Mal your secret hideout, and bring a friend for a fabulous girls' night in? Package includes overnight accommodation, two bottles of vino, tempting nibbles and chocolate as well as continental breakfast next morning, all served in your room.

Toast to the Roast sundays from 12.30pm - 4.30pm

Raise your glass to the Sunday lunch menu at Malmaison. The home of divine dining has officially named Sunday as your day of rest and invites you to tuck in to their best ever Sunday lunch. You won’t have to lift a finger, apart from to pick up your knife and fork.

From £65 per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Subject to availability. To book, call reservations on 0121 246 5000 or email reservations. birmingham@malmaison.com

Two courses £13.95 per person; three courses £15.95 per person; children £5.95, includes a main and an ice cream sundae or fruit dessert. To book, call 0121 246 5000 or email brasserie. birmingham@malmaison.com

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behind the doors of Malmaison is Le Petit Spa, a haven of tranquillity

say goodbye to lines with the

When the big city gets too much for you, pay a visit to Le Petit Spa and let the expert therapists take care of your every need. Take the weight off your feet in the Relaxation Room, enjoy a soak in the hot tub, a steam or a sauna or book a treatment that’s tailored to you.

regenerating facial with firming eye treatment

This luxurious facial is a tailored treatment for maturing skin to help minimise lines and wrinkles around the eyes, neck, lips and jaw line. This treatment provides visible results, improving the appearance of the skin using a selection of age-defying products to replenish and revitalise the skin. You will leave feeling toned, radiant and rejuvenated.

Get ready for autumn with these indulgent treatments Relax, unwind and cleaR youR mind with the holistic back, face and

£65 for 75 minutes To book a treatment at Le Petit Spa, call 0121 246 5008 or email spa.birmingham@ malmaison.com

scalp treatment

Holistic treatments are intended to treat the individual as a whole, on all levels – mind, body and spirit. This back, face and scalp treatment is a truly holistic experience, combining a deep cleansing back exfoliation with a powerful back massage using essential oils tailored specifically to you. Your therapist will ask whether you want to feel relaxed, rejuvenated or energised after your treatment, and this will ensure the correct products are used to suit you. Following the back treatment, relax into an intensive facial with a selection of cleansers and masks designed for your skin. While your face rests, lie back and enjoy a therapeutic scalp massage to help clear the mind, calm the spirit and ease any tension that may be left in your body. £70 for 90 minutes

de-stRess, cleanse and exfoliate with the life saving back treatment

Do you suffer with back problems? Sat at a desk all day? This stress relieving back treatment could be just the ticket. The deep cleansing, body brushing and exfoliation of the back helps to stimulate circulation and cell renewal while the luxurious aromatherapy massage and body mask using individually chosen essential oils, combined with warmed marine mud will leave you feeling well and truly regenerated. £50 for 45 minutes

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tReat youRself Le Petit Spa is offering you the chance to experience the holistic back, face and scalp treatment at a discounted price of £59 when you visit Monday to Thursday. To book, contact the spa on 0121 246 5008 and quote “holistic treatment via Mailbox magazine”.


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Wouldn’t it be lovely to kick-start your new season shopping with £250 to spend in the luxury stores of The Mailbox? Here’s your chance to win. Simply go to www.mailboxlife.com/AW12MAG (or scan the QR code on this page), answer a few brief questions about The Mailbox and we’ll enter you into the draw to win this fantastic prize. • Closing date: Wednesday October 31 2012. Terms and conditions apply. Visit mailboxlife. com/ for more information.

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pink gift card Thomas Pink is giving you the chance to win a £200 gift card to spend in The Mailbox store. All you have to do is make a purchase and correctly guess how many cuff knots are in the jar. The competition will run in store from Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 September. See in store for details.

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