for the new year, i thought we’d take a trip across the pond and visit one of my very favorite cities — lovely old london. today we’ll be getting gussied up to dine at the very beautiful restaurant, sessions art club which occupies an old judges’ dining room at Sessions House, a historical building in Clerkenwell, an area of central London popular with the creative crowd. Sessions Arts Club is an urban sanctuary with a dining room surrounded by three terraces, cozy fireplaces, a rooftop bar, garden, and pool. Built on a studio concept, it’s a restaurant and bar, as well as an art and performance space that moves and shifts with the seasons via its curated collective arts program. so thinking this spot’s on the arty side we’re going to layer up (it is chilly londontown, after all) but in a light and feminine way with a beautiful, pale wrap coat worn with a sheer turtleneck top and contrasting lace bra paired with some wide-legged black pants. to give this look a little edge we’re wearing some chic square-toed black oxfords and adding a few minty green accents to not just warm us, but match this elegantly decayed decor. while waiting for your table, how about reading a few pages from The Searcher by Tana French? when a retired detective moves to a remote village in rural Ireland his plans to fix up the dilapidated cottage he’s bought and put his old police instincts to bed forever, his plans are interrupted after a local boy appeals to him for help when his brother goes missing, and no one in the village, least of all the police, seems to care. warning: you may not be able to put this whodunnit down.