Walking through the town I stop to admire one of my favorite stores.. Hillary. The collection eclectic and always with the most charming pieces for the “littles’ in my life. On this day, I search for something totally frilly and girly for a friend that recently had a baby. I snap up a small and entertaining tote that features a squirrel… this for my friend JS with whom I have a long and sordid squirrel history, and a sweater for myself – that – truth be told – I don’t really need but buy to support the store. Sadly on this day I learn this little retail haven won’t make it and come February will shutter its doors. It leaves an emptiness that will be hard to fill. It has been on my radar for years, and when I am in town I stop by just to do a bit to help it along. I wish her well as she dries her tears, still too raw for conversation.