for people to dress up in all sorts of jolly costumes...
like this Santa-ette selling yoghurt drinks on Penn Station.....
and a young man selling cosmetics in Macy's....
where I met this rather alarming, if cheerful, elf.
Part of Macy's Christmas grotto. Gloriously, astoundingly overwhelmingly red.
This elf in Union Square was selling home made chutneys.
Such simplicity at the Union Square cafe where they get things so exactly right
like the pumpkin cheescake. Yum.
After exactly the right amount to eat
I discover, amidst the paper-whites and cyclamen, an austerely perfect Lenten Rose.
My friend Susanna Gordon's father-in-law IS Santa
see her wonderful post here