You know when people rave so much about something that you just have to see for yourself what it's all about and when you do, you can't for the life of you understand what all the fuss was about? Yeah. That was me at the Houston Ballet's Nutcracker Market, a so-called "holiday shopping wonderland" that occurs each November in Houston.
It's been at least 10 years since I first heard about the Nutcracker Market, so what took me so long to check it out? For one, it seemed like something you had to be at least 40 to enjoy. No shade, but back then, the only women I ever heard gushing about this thing were at least 10 years my senior. In my early 30s, I just wasn't Nutcracker Market ready.