i spent my afternoon wandering the west village and admiring its old-fashioned feeling and christmas cheer. nearly every shop door has a wreath, the sidewalk lots (like the one where i bought my little gem) were packed with families, and i smelled pine every time the wind blew.
on my home, i stopped for a cappucino at cafe reggio, home of the first cappucino in america and tennessee williams' favorite haunt. ohhh, it was good. i will be back!