This week represents something that has been in the making for two years.

It's the first time in two years that I've been home for the holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's. the entire season. Family, friends, boyfriend, pets, the 'neighborhood'. It all comes alive.

New York City, during Christmas is nothing less than angelic.

Thanksgiving boasts it's Macy's parade. Carols sneak their way into elaborate store front displays. Ice skating become the exercise of choice in Bryant Park and Rockefellar Center. It's just the vibe.

2 years in the making...