Bristol Harbour Festival 2018
Food, Travel

Bristol Harbour Festival 2018

This weekend was one of Bristol’s summer highlights, Bristol Harbour Festival. Friday through to Sunday saw in and around the harbour transformed into one, massive, free festival.

It’s one of my favourite weekends of the year; involving a LOT of walking, bumping into friends, eating some incredible food and enjoying a few local ciders in the sunshine. And, of course, encountering a variety of live music, circus acts and all kinds of performances on the different stages dotted around.

Saturday at Bristol Harbour Festival

On the Saturday we walked down the harbour, past the Arnolfini, across the bridge and along past M Shed. We had a quick stop off at Wild beer in Wapping Wharf and then met up with friends by SS Great Britain. From there we walked all the way around the harbour past The Pump House to the Grain Barge. We checked out the stage by the Grain Barge and then a little further along the Spoken Word stage.

Bristol Harbour Festival 2018

Eventually, we made it to Millennium Square and Lloyds Ampitheatre, before checking out the stage by Thekla. After listening to a bit of the music there, and having a delicious falafel wrap, we took a bit of time to sit on Prince Street Bridge and just enjoy the boats and the atmosphere.

Bristol Harbour Festival 2018

After a little visit to The Louisanna, we ended the night back at Lloyds Ampitheatre to watch Roni Size.

Sunday at Bristol Harbour Festival

The 19,000+ steps on Saturday just wasn’t enough to soak it all in – so we headed back down to the harbour on Sunday afternoon. We started off by checking out the food stalls around Queen Square.

Bristol Harbour Festival 2018

We then took a stroll down past the Cascade Steps stage and then back through Millennium Square. In the top part of the Lloyds Ampitheatre area, we stumbled across KOYKYO stall. We shared the Korean Fried Chicken and chips, and it was heavenly. 

 

After spending a little more time by the Thekla stage, we finished off the weekend with a quick drink in Small Bar.

 

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Fashion

Midi Skirts

This gorgeous black and white skirt was a bargain at £15 from Warehouse. I love the bold pattern, and the cut’s so flattering – floaty and feminine without being too too pretty. It works well for office wear in the summer, and with a coloured crop t-shirt on the weekend.

Black and White Midi Skirt
Skirt £15, Warehouse. Sandals £12, New Look.

 

black and white 2

I just love the retro feel of this polka dot dress – a bargain from River Island.

 

Polka Dot Midi Dress
Dress, £15 River Island. Necklace, £12, Accesorize. Sandals, £7, Topshop.

polka dress 1

It’s really easy to make this dress even more vintage looking with these beautiful court shoes from Office (via eBay a few years ago). I love adding a splash of colour to a black and white outfit.

Polka dress 3

Denim Skirt 1
Top, Topshop. Necklace, £4 ASOS. Skirt, £12 Warehouse.

This is my favourite fabric at the moment, I loved it so much that I bought the skirt despite needing a lot of adjusting. I had to take in the waist, and sew up the top of the slits (they came up way to high!) – but it was worth it.

Oasis Midi Skirt
Skirt, £15 Oasis.

Bird Skirt 2