Last Friday I went to my friends Jeremie’s apartment for his small birthday celebration. Not wanting to go empty handed, I walked up Rue de Vaugiard to one of the many flower shops that are around Paris. There were a few buckets of flowers in the front and I picked up a simple bunch of beautiful orange tulips.
This hearty bouquet was only 9€ and the shop keeper wrapped it in a beautiful thick paper. In the States, I would have to go to a specialty shop or Whole Foods and I am sure pay much more than 9€ (current conversion: $11.89) for it. One of the many things that I truly love about Paris is that something as inexpensive as a 9€ bouquet of orange tulips would be given as much care in the presentation as if I spent 90€. The French truly appreciate the finer things and it makes my day to day living incredibly enjoyable.