When it comes to things and design overall this holiday season, I find that the middle ground is a place I am finding myself. As a New Yorker, but maybe more-so as one in a large bunch of an expanding brood, you learn to cater your expectations to your situation. New York living isn't just small living, it's a subject hard to explain. There's so many boxes to check off your list; the radiator, the ceiling length, the corner stand of which you'll purchase, the cart you'll drop it in to tot it home, if your lease actually allows one, and what corner will you hide it in as to not have it in the middle of it all. It's difficult and magical all at once.
Many of you will hit the streets this weekend and drag your trees home to sit in space for the next month or so. Some of you will hit the corner stands and throw one over your backs or plop them into your rusty shopping carts, to only haul them up a few flights of stairs..because that's what New Yorkers often do. Don't worry about the preciseness of your holiday execution or the preciousness of ornaments that often won't make it. Be present. Make a mess.