Finding French things can be a bit much on the pocket. As an American, living a French lifestyle can be rather expensive. For instance, getting things like apertif and digestif and fresh ingredients would be affordable in France. However, in America, the land of excess and high calorie food with little nutrition, buying fresh is an expensive luxury, and drinking before and after a meal for other purposes is almost unheard of.
As a result, it is costly. So, I suppose I'll have to improvise, since my budget is tight and find ways to live French with an American girl's budget. I suppose that's the point though, enjoying a simple life where I relax, eat and enjoy my food, rest, and take life as it comes.