Every time I find myself in the neighborhood of Rehavia, I find that I somehow end up in front of Prachim Flower Shop (43 Azza Street) and am simply drawn inside to its vintage decor and sweet fragrances. Stepping inside the popular flower shop, it has a sort of shabby chic appeal to it. With its white vintage furniture and antique mirrors, you feel that you could almost be in Paris. Certainly, it's impossible to leave without purchasing a bouquet for the road, just so you might be able to bring a little bit of the Parisian feel home with you.
As we make our way through Rehavia, I am reminded how I love this part of town with its overgrown trees and shaded promenades dividing the center of every street. This neighborhood is a great place to be outdoors when the weather reaches a boiling point since you can actually sit outside comfortably in the shaded areas where warm breezes abound. Days like these make me think that a future residence in Rehavia is worth exploring for the upcoming year, price tag and all. Maybe we could even get really residential and get a dog :)
Once you arrive in the center of town, you see that you aren't the only one who loves this neighborhood, full of delicious restaurants, small boutiques, grocery stores, hair salons and other basic neighborhood necessities. Basically, it's not only livable, but it has a real feel-good air to it. Oh yeah, and it's pretty too, aptly named 'the garden district' of Jerusalem. Thus, people abound in the area (below: the intersection of Azza and Mitudela, appropriately right outside an ice cream shop where pedestrians fight the summer heat):
Somewhere down the street we have arrived at Prachim, its cool ambiance and refreshing scents drawing you inside:
Inside, the floral selections do not disappoint. Here are a few images borrowed from Prachim's beautiful website, see here.
I went in hoping for tulips, but apparently the season has passed (much to my chagrin...), so I settled on some blossoming peonies that caught my eye. The bouquet was quite a head-turner, if I might say so myself. The blooming peonies have been blossoming for days (who knew how big they got) and the fresh scent is intoxicating:
Do yourself a favor and visit Prachim today! If you don't want to make the trip to Rehavia, you may also visit them online either here or here. You won't be disappointed you did....and you might just find that it brings a little boost to your day.