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Date Night at the Olive Shed

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The Olive Shed on Bristol’s Harbourside is on my top 5 places to spend an evening. They pride themselves on using fairtrade and organic produce where possible which works for me. The food is consistently good and full of flavour.

So ,I was really pleased when ‘date’ informed me that he had booked us a table on one of the first warmer evenings of the year. There are a good number of tables outside on which I have spent many a sunny afternoon with a glass of rose in my hand watching Bristol life go by. However, ‘date’ had very thoughtfully booked a table upstairs by the window which as the light faded provided a view of the harbourside lit up with twinkly lights.

The menu offers the choice of tapas and larger plates, which I like as sometimes you just don’t feel like sharing! Tonight was for sharing, so we opted for a selection of tapas, including: tortilla, patatas bravas (for me it’s a tapas given!), Chorizo with broad beans and barley, lamb with yogurt and saffron and the absolutely necessary bread and olives. We were feeling summery so instead of the usual red we switched to a delicious bottle of rose rioja. Tonight did not disappoint, we polished off the lot! Everything was served very efficiently by a charming French waiter who told us how much more he loved Bristol than Paris!

What I wore:  It was an early May evening with the weather warming up but still chilly in the evening, I wanted to look summery but not blue with cold at the end of the night. Still in jeans (for now!) but these jeans are a little different for me, I own up I am a bit of a jeans snob but I was really impressed with the fit and feel of these Moto cropped flare dree jeans. To make an ordinary bretton stripe t-shirt a little more interesting I added a vintage necklace.  The yellow chanelesque jacket added a pop of colour and sunshine to the look.

Jeans, Topshop. T shirt, past season by great quality ones at J Crew.  Jacket, Marks and Spencer past season. Shoes, LK Bennett past season but similar. Handbag, DKNY past season. Necklace, Vintage

For a closer look at the necklacevintage necklace

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