I love Christmas. Gift-giving is one of my favorite activities and living in the city makes finding the perfect gifts quite easy. No crowded stuffy malls, no long lines, no boring generic objects. Instead I head to my favorite boutiques and shops and can literally shop for everyone on my (very long) list in a couple days.
I go through this very emotional process whenever I come back from a trip to NYC. I walk around filled with melancholy about our lack of good casual places to eat, our miserable delis, our sad bakeries…. all pale in comparison to the ones I love in NYC which, to add insult to injury, are found on every corner.