inspiring interior of jolene in london. / sfgirlbybay

i can feel the weather changing, getting cooler and cozier, so i thought what better time than a wee winter pop on over to londontown? and this rustic cozy cafe looks like the perfect spot to spend some quality tea time. housed in one of jolly olde England’s most historic buildings (dating back all the way to 1658!) in the artsy hackney district is jolene, a lovely little bakery, restaurant, and chic wine bar. with hand-written daily menus it’s things like this that endear us to its old-world meets modern-day charm. we’re going to get ‘modern mod’ with a leather mini skirt, paired with a pretty blouse under a cozy cable-knit vest, beanie and scarf and over that a classic double-breasted peacoat. for fun (and comfort!) we’re adding some chunky chelsea boots worn with black ribbed tights. london’s a city with such a wonderful history, so we suggest picking up one of my favorite books, fingersmith by sarah waters. it’s the tale of Sue Trinder, an orphan, left as an infant in the care of a baby farmer and family of thieves, but one day, the most beloved thief of all arrives — ‘Gentleman’ with an enticing proposition for she just can’t resist. be prepared for loads of twists and turns!

modern dining room of jolene in london. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: jolene in london. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: free people Cordelia Shirt; free people Quartz Cable Vest; cos SHORT A-LINE LEATHER SKIRT; free people Cashmere Blend Ribbed Tights; cos CHUNKY LEATHER ANKLE CHELSEA BOOTS; Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder; clare v. moyen messenger bag; read this there fingersmith by sarah waters; The Book Club Blue Light Duh Bleach Glasses; anthropologie Merino Wool Yellow Check Wrap; all saints maddison black double-breasted coat; anthropologie Alpaca Wool Geo Print Hat.

sunlit interior of jolene cafe in london. / sfgirlbybay

jolene cafe in london. / sfgirlbybay

pendant globe lighting inside jolene cafe in london. / sfgirlbybay

jolene cafe in london. / sfgirlbybay

handwritten black and white menu inside jolene cafe. / sfgirlbybay

jolene cafe in london. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of jolene via remodelista. / sfgirlbybay

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