About Broke Girl in the City


A smart girl’s guide to leading a fabulous lifestyle with next to no money. It’s tough living and working in the city. Rents are high. Then you have bills and commuting on top. Broke Girl in the City is aimed at offering girls everywhere tips on how to lead the best life even when you are literally…broke in the city.


Founder & Editor – Marie Ellis

meMarie Ellis is the Founder & Editor of brokegirlinthecity.com. Working in entertainment (bars/nightclubs), as well as film & TV, her social media accounts have been littered with photos of her on the red carpet, film Premieres, exclusive parties. She also has a penchant for cava.  It is possible to lead a fabulous lifestyle in the city when broke and this blog is designed to act as little digi-guide to help other girls out there.


claire-beswickClaire Beswick

Guest writers include film expert Claire Beswick who has worked for the likes of ODEON and also Curzon Cinemas, who is also an Independent Film Consultant. Claire will report from the red carpet and film screenings to let us know what we can expect from forthcoming films for us all.



stephen-steve-ullathorne2Stephen Bailey

Comedian and TV extraordinaire Stephen Bailey will also be joining us as your ultimate GBFF (Gay Best Friend Forever).

Already familiar to audiences of Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, this year has also seen Stephen as a panellist on Safeword (ITV2), Eamonn Holmes’ It’s Not Me, It’s You (C5).

You’re welcome 🙂


Want to write for us?

We would love to feature writers our guest contributors of any description. It can be fashion, music, culture, places to go and see on a budget, or what it’s like to live and work in the city. This blog is both fun and informative so if you have any little nuggets of info you would like to share or would like to write for us, please do get in touch at contact@brokegirlinthecity.com