styleinthecity.jpgAs longterm readers will know from our liveshop last year, Birmingham holds a special place in my heart as the place I used to shop before the bright lights of London came calling. Common opinion seems to suggest that the city is a bit run-down and depressing, but that's so far from the truth! Recent regeneration means Brum is now an amazing shopping destination, and this year sees the launch of Style in The City, a shopping event taking place all across the city from 3rd - 6th April that's drawing big names like Trinny and Susannah and Kelly Osbourne. Visitors to the event will get limited edition Christopher Kane shoppers, and have the chance to see designs from the likes of Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson, Alexander McQueen and Burberry Prorsum to name but a few...

With loads going on at prime shopping hotspots like the Bullring, The Mailbox, House of Fraser and the Pavillions, it's a good thing the event is offering up quirky transport options like pink buses and (my fave) rickshaws pulled by gorgeous guys. Trinny and Susannah will be educating the masses in how to dress for their shape at their style academy, and catwalk shows will be taking place all day. Sound good? I'll see you there...

Tickets start at £25, though I'm tempted by the £65 platinum package (you get a goodie bag, champagne, lunch and a jaguar to take to you each venue!) Book now at www.styleinthecityevent.co.uk or by calling the hotline on 0871 231 0838.