I think I found my own personal paradise today in Philadelphia. I'm sitting in the second story of a coffee shop at the top of a hill. There's something about a coffee shop with a quiet upstairs. I can't even explain it. And this one has a huge window overlooking a beautiful tree-lined street.
Not only do they have great coffee and free wi-fi -- This place actually roasts their own coffee beans upstairs - so the whole place has an amazing aroma. There's a bookstore across the street, and further down the hill the avenue is lined with bakeries and local shops.
I may have finally found a peaceful spot in the middle of this crazy city.