I received my first Christmas card of the season today. Yes, really. To the sender, who is not a friend, but a business contact, I can say only this: you are killing my buzz. I understand the retail holiday creep as we're all in business to make money and studies have shown that the sooner stores start spreading the cheer, the sooner we start opening our wallets and when we start shopping earlier, we tend to spend more. I was not surprised to receive my first Starbuck's red cup of the season:
The Chestnut Hill Coffee Co. roasts their own beans. They have baristas who really know what they're doing. The building is also very, very cool.
Stay caffeinated, everyone!
Photos courtesy of Chestnut Hill Coffee Company and yelp.com.