As the UK’s second city, it comes as no surprise that Birmingham has one of the best nightlifes in the country. There’s so much to do on a night out in Birmingham, whether you’re into the clubbing scene, you want to go out for a few cocktails with you friends or you want to find something fun to do – you’re sure to be able to find something for you in the city.

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Broad Street is perhaps Birmingham’s most famous area for nightlife. Based right in the heart of the city, here you can find an array of nightclubs, restaurants and bars. The famous Gatecrasher nightclub is located here, as is Walkabout and the comedy club Jongleurs. There’s also plenty of restaurants such as Coast to Coast and a few hotels in case you need somewhere to crash.


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The Mailbox is a great place to go at night if you’re after a meal and a couple of cocktails. There are some cheaper establishments such as Nandos and Gourmet Burger Kitchen if you’re not feeling so spendy, then there’s some fancier options such as Red Peppers, Cafe Rouge and Miller and Carter. If you want to stay overnight, then you can check out Malmaison who often offer some great deals on rooms including dinner.

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Brindleyplace is a great location for drinks, there’s so many bars surrounding Birmingham’s beautiful canals. You can sip a mojito in Pitcher and Piano whilst watching the narrowboats going by or you could have a burger at Handmade Burger Co before going along to the NIA to watch a concert. Other places to try in this area include All Bar One, Slug & Lettuce and Wagamama.



If you’re happy to travel a little bit out of the city centre, you can catch the train to the new Resorts World which only opened a few months ago and has 50 outlet shopping stores, 18 bars and restaurants and an 11 screen cinema. There’s even a Genting casino and a hotel. Although if you didn’t fancy a night out, all of the games are available in an online casino, like Slots Heaven, one of the most popular online casinos. Also, it is a great alternative for those who’d like to try casino for free, before risking your money on a real casino.


A few weeks ago now, I was invited along to a Bobbi Brown event at House of Fraser in Birmingham. This was to celebrate the launch of the new Long Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow and Liners.

We were treated to a glass of bubbly and some nibbles (macarons and almonds – my favourite!) while we relaxed and watched the make up artist, Taj work her magic on two models. Taj was showing us how to create a quick and easy smokey eye using just a few products, one of them being the new Long Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow and Liner. I was amazed at just how easy she made it look and how different it was on the two models. I was desperate to try the look out for myself and luckily, we were given a goody bag at the end of the event with all of the products (and more!) to try out at home.

We also had a look around at the rest of the products and the other members of staff did mini makeovers on us. I had a blue smokey eye applied on me, which is not something that I would usually choose to wear but it really worked with my green eyes and I’ll definitely have to try it out myself if I’m feeling brave.

Before the event, I’d never tried anything from Bobbi Brown. I don’t really like browsing for high end makeup due to finding staff at makeup counters to be unhelpful in other stores – I tend to only buy high end products in store if I already know what I want. However, I found that this is certainly not the case at the Bobbi Brown counter in House of Fraser. All of the staff were so lovely and I will definitely be going back there to try out more Bobbi Brown products – I have my eye on the Creamy Concealer Kit

A couple of weeks ago I went along to see the Bullring’s Autumn Fashion Fix show. There’s one thing that the Bullring really know how to do right and that’s fashion shows. I’ve attended this each year for the past three years and they just get better and better. 
They always feature clothes that are available to buy in the Bullring and feature loads of different brands from New Look to Ted Baker, so there’s something for every budget. This year, I fell in love with the metallic trend, particularly the rose gold metallic leather skirt from River Island. If only I had £50 to spare (it was £100 when I first saw it) – I’m going to be keeping my eye out for a cheaper alternative.
What are your favourite trends for this coming season?