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People say write about what you know. So I did. I founded Broke Girl in the City - a smart girl's guide to leading a fabulous lifestyle on a budget! A career spanning entertainment, bars & nightclubs (and frequenting them), film, music and TV, there isn't much I don't know about how to have fun in the city when completely broke.
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I love music. It has the power to evoke memories, uplift you, even change your life. In a world full of Spotify playlists and streaming, many people still longingly await for the album release. So in celebration of #NationalAlbumDay I am going to write up the 10 albums that have inspired and affected me. Obviously if you ask me...
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I have been listening to Mac Miller's songs on repeat since his untimely death this year. Alex from the Social Chain posted the song Best Day Ever on Linkedin, which I now play every day. It was incredibly shocking when Twitter started trending with news of the death of this incredible young talent. Recently Mac's family announced a tribute gig which...
I haven't written for Broke Girl in the City these past couple of weeks. Not only have I been working on a series of events, which has taken up all of my time. I realised I needed to take a little time out to grieve too. Stress + overworking + grief are not a winning combination, which I found...
London Cocktail Week: 1-7 October 2018 London Cocktail Week is the biggest, most vibrant celebration of our capital's fantastic cocktail scene. The biggest event of it's kind - in the world! With 300 bars signed up to the Cocktail Tours and a week-long cocktail village at it's heart. This is the ultimate week off work for those that love a...
Last chance to catch London’s most insta-worthy fair! I love finding new and cool things to do. One of the best things about living in the city is being able to find new and wonderful things to do with your time. One of my close friends told me about Carters steam fair, which appealed to the big kid in me!...
International actress Olivia Cooke leads a stellar cast in the new ITV adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair. Polly Hill who is Head of Drama at ITV, commented: “Vanity Fair is the perfect classic to adapt for ITV, and Gwyneth Hughes’ stunning scripts bring the novel to life in a way that will really connect with a modern audience....
Celebrating 'Read A New Book Month' encourages you to do just what’s in the name! Read a new book! Maybe trade books with friends and family throughout the month to make it cheaper. Make reading a habit throughout the year by establishing a book club. Get together to read and discuss a different book each month with other people....
Grief Awareness Day today is all about raising awareness of grief. How to cope yourself and how to help others. Sometimes in life, things will happen that are out of your control, but which will affect you deeply. I recently shared with you that I lost my best friend last month. Nothing could prepare me for the overwhelming grief that...
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Michael Jackson would have turned 60 today! I was working at MTV when we heard the news that Michael Jackson had died. Actually, to pinpoint the exact time and date, I was on the top floor of the Hawley Arms pub in Camden, my local. Many of my friends were called into work to schedule the next day's programming in tribute...
Mr Hyde National Burger Day returns with 20% off burgers at 450+ restaurants Mr Hyde #NationalBurgerDay is back for its sixth year on Thursday August 23rd, with more than 450 restaurants giving 20% off burgers to those who download a discount voucher at nationalburgerday.co.uk. Get involved! Many of the UK’s best loved burger restaurants are involved – including Honest Burgers, Byron, Bleecker, Dip...

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