How & Why I Started A Lifestyle Blog

How and Why I Started Lifestyle Blogging: the origin story of how Posh, Broke, & Bored started as a parody and then took on a life of its own.


POSH, BROKE, & BORED: ORIGINS  - HOW IT ALL BEGAN

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June 10, 2016

How & Why I Started A Lifestyle Blog

POSH, BROKE, & BORED: ORIGINS  - HOW IT ALL BEGAN _____________________________

How I Lost 8kg in 8 Weeks (without exercise)





THE BEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING: FROM FAT TO FIT IN 3 STEPS

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Allow me to preface this post with a disclaimer that I am not a nutrition nor fitness expert. I'm from the far side of the moon, yo - you're talking to an aspiring skinny b*tch who wants to have her cake, Instagram it, and eat it too. In other words, a wishful thinker and a goddamn fool. To be honest, given my salad-dodging reputation, I wouldn't have blamed you for reading this blog post and thinking it an April's Fool joke. Losing 18.3kg (that's 40lbs, or 2 stone 11lbs) is arduous enough let alone striving to achieve that goal in 3-4 months without an exercise regime in place. Yet here I am: 3 months and some twenty restaurant/bar/café reviews later, having dropped a dress size and down to 70kg from my starting weight of 78.3kg. Whaaaaack. How did I drop it like a hot potato? Were drugs, starvation, or parasites involved? The answers are, in reverse order; God no, hell no, I wish, and read on to find out how I lost 8kg in 8 weeks in just three simple steps.
June 08, 2016

How I Lost 8kg in 8 Weeks (without exercise)

THE BEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING: FROM FAT TO FIT IN 3 STEPS __________________________________________ Allow me ...

Gastrovino & Bar8, Chelsea

Gastrovino & Bar8: the latest culinary adventure by Italian spirits expert Giuseppe Gallo and the Made in Italy group comes to King's Road, Chelsea, offering affordable seasonal menus of authentic Italian food by chef Andrea Pesenti and a selection of 20 Italian wines and 8 unique cocktails. 
THE BEST OF IL BEL PAESE 'THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY' AT
June 06, 2016

Gastrovino & Bar8, Chelsea

  THE BEST OF  IL BEL PAESE  'THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY' AT GASTROVINO & BAR8    •    257 KINGS ROAD SW3 5EL

10 Surprising Things I Learnt About Russia

10 Surprising Things I Learned About Russia from my trip to Moscow and Saint Petersburg

CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF RUSSIA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS BLOG OF POSH, BROKE, & BORED
*wow, a Borat and The Hobbit reference in one heading - I'm on fire.
June 03, 2016

10 Surprising Things I Learnt About Russia

CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF RUSSIA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS BLOG OF POSH, BROKE, & BORED *wow, a Borat and The Hobbit re...

35 New Cavendish Street, Marylebone


Democratised dining at 35 New Cavendish Street, a Marylebone private members club with a new menu where everything is £20 and under.
A MARYLEBONE MEMBERS CLUB WITH A MENU UNDER £20
The Cavendish at 35 New Cavendish Street, Fitzrovia

Despite the average champagne socialist's assertions that the antiquated class system (caste system?) is still very much the oppressor of those who dare to dream, the truth is that we live in a world where social mobility is the wind beneath the wings of the bold and the busty (have you forgotten that display at Grand National? Yes, I'm also trying to). Luxury has become increasingly democratic, as exemplified by head chef Douglas Santi's new 'everything £20 or under' menu, launched yesterday at refined Fitzrovia establishment 35 New Cavendish Street.
June 01, 2016

35 New Cavendish Street, Marylebone

A MARYLEBONE MEMBERS CLUB WITH A MENU UNDER £20 The Cavendish  at 35 New Cavendish Street, Fitzrovia Despite the average ch...

Myki Sand Bar - Archer Street, Soho


THE LAUNCH OF  MYKI SAND BAR AT ARCHER STREET, SOHO
May 26, 2016

Myki Sand Bar - Archer Street, Soho

Something new, something old

Something new, something old  - A budget bedroom refresh to tackle storage and clutter issues in my small London bedroom, with some help from IKEA and a little DIY.
May 24, 2016

Something new, something old

The Society Club, Cheshire Street

The Society Club, Cheshire Street.  The established Soho literary members club opens in Shoreditch with a specialist bookshop with cocktails and evening events. Dog friendly, too - the perfect East London spot to while away an afternoon reading, writing, and drinking.

  FROM SOHO TO SHOREDITCH: WHY THIS LONDON LITERARY SALON IS MY FAVOURITE READING ROOM
"If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t f**k them. Don’t sleep with people who don’t read!"    Sage dating advice by John Waters for sapiosexuals seeking similar savants. Smart is sexy, end of. So it comes as no surprise that like an moth to a flame (because so many of history's greatest intellectuals are self-destructive like that...) I've gravitated toward the new Shoreditch branch of Soho literary circle The Society Club on Cheshire Street.
May 12, 2016

The Society Club, Cheshire Street

  FROM SOHO TO SHOREDITCH: WHY THIS LONDON LITERARY SALON IS MY FAVOURITE READING ROOM "If you go home with somebody a...

Mad Mattes



SEVEN SHADES OF (MATTE LIP) HEAVEN  BY NYX, SLEEK, & MAC CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA
May 10, 2016

Mad Mattes

SEVEN SHADES OF (MATTE LIP) HEAVEN   BY  NYX, SLEEK, & MAC CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA

Arty Amsterdam: 5 Must-See Museums

What To See in Amsterdam : Five Museums you Can't Miss including Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Museum Van Loon, Venustempel Sex Museum, and Red Light Secrets: Museum of Prostitution.
SWOOP IN ON THESE FIVE AMSTERDAM MUSEUMS YOU CAN'T MISS

The four things you must do in Amsterdam is to tiptoe through the tulips at Keukenhof, check in at the uber-hip new W Hotel, enjoy these unexpected and luxurious culinary experiences, and of course soak in the best of Dutch art, design, and culture. From classic to contemporary to downright raunchy, here is my pick of the 5 Must See Museums in Amsterdam. You can easily, like I did, cover all of these in two days. Entry to some of these museums are free or discounted with the I Amsterdam City Card which also offers free unlimited public transport - but with a city this scenic, why not explore on foot?
May 08, 2016

Arty Amsterdam: 5 Must-See Museums

SWOOP IN ON THESE  FIVE  AMSTERDAM MUSEUMS YOU CAN'T MISS The four things you must do in Amsterdam is to tiptoe through the ...

Does my (travel) privilege look big in this?


FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS - #TRAVELBLOGGERS EDITION
aka 7 Reasons Not to Date a Blogger or "You don't have to be a masochist to work here, but it helps"
May 04, 2016

Does my (travel) privilege look big in this?

FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS - #TRAVELBLOGGERS EDITION aka  7 Reasons Not to Date a Blogger  or  "You don't have to be a masoc...

3 Luxury Restaurants To Try In Amsterdam

3 LUXURY RESTAURANTS TO TRY IN AMSTERDAM
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Whether you've got the munchies or are just plain ravenous from tip-toeing through the tulips, if you're seeking a gastronomical experience that is refined and just a bit unexpected, I've got just the three restaurants for you. Fuel up, buttercup...
May 02, 2016

3 Luxury Restaurants To Try In Amsterdam

3 LUXURY RESTAURANTS TO TRY IN AMSTERDAM __________________________ Whether you've got the munchies or are just plain rave...