"When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not just anyplace."-Richard Moe, President, National Historic Preservation Trust
This explains why every so often we feel the need to vacation right where we are.
Last week was February vacation, and those of us who were not at the shows stayed in town - despite the lure of warmer weather elsewhere. If we didn't live here, this is where we'd spend our vacations.
There's no place quite like it. No two stores are the same, and we never tire of the local restaurants (that has not always been true, but it certainly is now). People ask us all the time about the other businesses, so we figure lunches out (not to mention the new shoes and the facial) are all part of market research.
At this time of year, it's easy to support local businesses because there are so few of us open! Yes, the money we spend with our neighbors is likely to come back to us, but we're also lucky to have very talented neighbors. If we didn't know what we know about the benefits of shopping locally, the businesses near us would still be our first choice for just about everything.
We try hard to make Left Bank "someplace, not just anyplace." Spring merchandise will be arriving shortly, and we can't wait to see it! Audrey found a few new people at the shows this year, and some of our favorite artists are trying new things.
It may be February on Cape Cod, but it's far from dull (even without the state-of-emergency snow storms).
Come by sometime. We'll show you all the best things.
If you live or vacation here, let us know your favorite places in the comments. We can compare lists!