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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.
#PeoplesVoteMarch Over 700,000 people turned up to the People's Vote March for the future! The figures first forecasted that 100,000 would attend today. However people travelled from all over the UK to demand a final referendum before we go through with Brexit. The atmosphere was absolutely amazing. The photos from the day showed just how many people had come to capital...
#PeoplesVoteMarch Over 100,000 people are looking to attend a march in London today to demand a vote on the final Brexit deal. I have chosen not to talk about politics previously in this blog. However with Brexit looming, the sentiment and feeling in the UK is growing increasingly despondent and negative. As someone who loves London and the UK, it...
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Monica Dolan (Sue) and Earl Cave (Daniel) in Simon Bird’s Days of the Bagnold Summer  First Look image from Simon Bird's DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER  Belle & Sebastian confirmed to score the soundtrack  Altitude Distribution to release in the UK in 2019  Filming has wrapped on DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER which marks the directorial debut of actor, writer and...
I started Broke Girl in the City as a way to share top tips on how to lead a fabulous lifestyle in the city when broke. Ever since I left for University, I have been in debt. My credit score was at rock bottom last year. Yet I have managed to turn it around in less than 12 months....
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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....

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