garden tales from a Brit at home and abroad
One of the pleasurable things about living in Paris is the fleuristes – the many flower shops with their beautiful displays of plants and cut flowers. This one is Shivani on boulevard Haussmann in the 8th arrondissement. It currently has displays of hydrangeas, tree ferns, lavender, philodendron and orchids, all carefully set out on the pavement each morning.
Once you have chosen, the sales assistant will ask if it is a gift (c’est pour offrir?) and will then spend several minutes trimming, arranging and wrapping your purchase, all at no extra cost.
OK, so it’s bit of a cliché to post on charming Parisian flower shops, but it doesn’t stop me smiling every time I go past Shivani.