November is my favorite month, cozy and golden, tucked between the fun of Halloween and the craziness of Christmas. People come into the coffee shop suddenly craving pumpkin muffins (even though we've had them all year) and pumpkin spice lattes despite the still-warm weather. We long for sweaters and swoon at the sight of hand-knit mittens. It is a month that pulls at our collective desire for comfort and closeness. We snuggle in, settle down, thankful for this time of hand turkeys and falling leaves, cool nights and the warmth of home.