Flowers at Le Bouquet

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Leather Jacket – vintage, Top – & Other Stories, Jeans – vintage, Shoes – Vans

(English translation below)

På 4th Street i East Village ligger en lille perle af en blomsterbutik kaldet Le Bouquet. Bag en vejrbidt mørk træ facade med et stort sprossevindue kan man skimte strategisk placerede blomster og planter. Men den virkelige overraskelse kommer, når man kommer ind i selve butikken, for den er noget så smuk på sin egen unikke måde. Alene navnet, Le Bouquet, giver mig associationer til fransk romantik. I dette tilfælde lidt dyster og industriel romantik grundet omgivelserne, som er den fineste modpol til de smukke blomster.

Da jeg selv i min jagt efter en superb blomsterbutik, besøgte stedet, blev jeg så overrasket over hvor stort rummet føltes. Mega højt til loftet med et ovenlysvindue, der kreerede det smukkeste afdæmpede lys og fik stedet til at se endnu mere magisk ud. Den perfekte kulisse til at tage smukke billeder og købe blomster. Altså et genialt sted for en fotonørd som mig, hah! Jeg var overrasket over, hvor mange tørrede blomster folkene fra Le Bouquet bruger i deres buketter og udstilling – faktisk en ganske god ide til at give de gængse friske afskårne blomster lidt konkurrence eller følgeskab.

Jeg køber normalt mine blomster i en corner store som, så mange andre New Yorkere. Engang imellem savner jeg dog udvalget, som der er i en rigtig blomsterbutik, da corner stores i New York ikke altid er så opdaterede i deres blomsterudvalg. Jeg gør for det meste mine blomster køb i min lokale corner store, fordi det er nemt og den har forholdsvis gode priser. Blomster i New York er faktisk rimelig dyre, og her savner jeg virkelig de Københavnske blomsterpriser, manner man får meget for pengene. Nå, men blomster skal der til, uanset hvad. Blomster er en ting jeg virkelig sætter pris på i min hverdag. De gør lige hjemmet en tand finere og skaber glæde og duft. Jeg tror snart jeg skal et smut forbi Le Bouquet igen, det er altså virkelig en magisk lille plet midt i den store beton jungle!

Translation:

On 4th Street in East Village a small gem of a flower shop, called Le Bouquet, is located. Behind a weathered dark wood facade, with a large window, you can spot strategically placed flowers and plants. But the real surprise hits you when you enter the store, because it is so beautiful in its own unique way. Let alone the name Le Bouquet I associate with French romance. In this case, a bit gloomy and industrial romance due to the surroundings which is an amazing opposite to the beautiful flowers.

When I was in search of a superb flower shop and visited the boutique, I was so surprised of how big the room felt. High ceilings with a skylight that created the most beautiful dim light, and made the place look even more magical. The perfect setting for taking beautiful pictures, and buying flowers. Such a brilliant place for a photo nerd like me, hah! I was surprised at how many dried flowers the people from Le Bouquet use in their bouquets and displays. Actually a good idea to give the usual fresh cut flowers a little competition or companionship.

I usually buy my flowers in a corner store like so many other New Yorkers. Sometimes I do miss the selection a real flower shop provides, as corner stores in New York are not always updated in their flower selection. I buy flowers at my local corner store, because it is easy and it has relatively good prices. Flowers in New York are actually pretty expensive, and I really miss the Copenhagen flower prices. You can get such a great deal for your money there. Oh well, I need flowers no matter what. Flowers are one thing I really appreciate in my everyday life. They make the home even more beautiful and creates joy, and a lovely smell. I think I will visit Le Bouquet again soon, it is really a magic little spot in the midst of the big concrete jungle!

 

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