A Perfect Afternoon in the East Village
One of my favorite areas in New York is the Village. An oasis of peace and quiet, cute cafes, shops, and pretty town houses. For a long time I had wanted to visit Le Bouquet, which is this gorgeous flower shop on East 4th St. I had seen so many photos on Instagram, so I obviously had to go check for myself. I’m telling you, I don’t think I’ve seen a space with lighting like that before. It was like entering a fairytale. They have so many beautiful flowers, and I especially noticed the dried bouquets they had hanging from the ceiling and standing in vases. I now solely want dried flowers in my house.
One minus: I didn’t buy anything, because the service honestly was horrible… I had pictured myself buying way more than I could carry home, but they really seemed to have no interest in that at all. So I decided the experience would do it, and I can just buy flowers (probably way cheaper) somewhere else.
If you find yourself in the East Village, make sure to visit the Bowery Market for lunch, The Vintage Twin for cool second hand, and The Wren for coffee.