We had an overnight getaway up in the tiny mountain town of Idyllwild. Remnants of snow lay in the streets and on rooftops, and the icy air made us wish for Polartec pants under our jeans. We explored small art galleries (one of which carried Nadine Spier's pine needle baskets) and had a lovely dinner at Gastrognome. The temperature upon leaving the restaurant was 31F and descending! We rushed back to the our cozy room with its warm gas stove.