‘Our truest life is when we are in our dreams, awake’ – Henry David Thoreau

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I have always been a dreamer. For 10+ years I lived a career driven, highly social, mostly single life in NYC. A dream of success and independence. One day I packed a bag and traveled the world. 13 months & 32 countries. A dream of courage and freedom. I returned to NYC and serendipitously fell in love. To follow another dream.

These musings and memoirs of life in Paris are expressed in an attempt to understand this unique, often challenging and ever inspiring land of the French. If it were not for the wine, cheese and macarons I would surely have more trouble adapting! I am grateful to call Paris home for over six years, as I follow my dreams of designing and writing. Kasia Dietz handbags continue to gain exposure and international press and my writing takes me all over Paris and beyond.

Fellow Francophile? Take a walk around Paris with me (as featured on KLM) and discover my secrets. Find out how I moved to Paris and started designing handbags in my interview with My French Life. And here are my North Marais neighborhood tips from France Today. You can find more of my writing on Bonjour Paris.

Also, take a look at my handbags as featured in Vogue UK, Stylist, Marie Claire France, Lucky Magazine, etc. Join me in Paris for a bag painting workshop or fashion tour. You can also find me in Lonely Planet Paris here and here, on Expedia and Trip Advisor.

Feel free to contact me and share thoughts, ask advice about Paris or my second home Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera… or simply to say hello.