On 1 May the weather was quite nice: the sun was shining and it was a pleasant 14ºC / 57ºF. In other words, the perfect spring day. And hubby and I had booked a table at a summer restaurant.
Summer restaurants are only open in the summer months, and often located on the small islands surrounding Helsinki. The food is typical Scandinavian cuisine, ranging from buffet to fine dining depending on the restaurant, but both the atmosphere and dress code are always very relaxed.
So, as the restaurant is on an island, the only way to get there is by boat. No problem: the restaurant has a boat shuttling between the mainland and the island every ten minutes or so ( the actual crossing literally takes just a few minutes).
This particular restaurant is in an old fortress, which is part of the old sea fortress dispersed around several islandsaround Helsinki.
leather jacket: Karen Millen (old) / trousers: Marks and Spencer / shoes: Clarks (old) /
silk sweater: Jigsaw (old) / scarf: Marja Kurki / bag: Chanel /
sunglasses: Marimekko / pearl necklace; Notting Hill market
location: Kaivopuisto / Särkänlinna (Helsinki)
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