Marais à la mode

by Kasia on January 31, 2013

On my many past visits to Paris, it wasn’t the scholarly air of the Latin Quarter or the history of Montparnasse that captured my heart, or even the chic appeal of Saint-Germain, though I appreciated and admired these districts to no end. It was undoubtedly the cobbled streets and charm of the Marais, untouched by Baron Haussmann, that always felt like home. And so it became.

Kasia Dietz-Lonely PlanetNow, over three years since I call the Marais my home, or NoMa (North Marais) as I refer to it, I have officially become a local. How do I know this? It’s as clear as the words on a page. I’m honored to be featured in the latest Lonely Planet Paris, my most revered and respected of guide books. Traveling all over the world with these books tucked safely in my bag, little did I ever think I’d be included within their pages. As a local handbag designer no doubt. (Also mentioned on pg 315) This is so terribly exciting!

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In more good news, the Marais will continue to be called home for much time to come. My Italian and I have recently embarked on a new project, (also called searching for real estate in Paris), and after viewing over 50 apartments within 6 months and beginning to lose faith, we finally found our nest! And in NoMa of all places, exactly where we wanted to remain. More news on project nest in the weeks ahead… These days there is much to celebrate!

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Stephanie - artfullyadored January 31, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see the new digs and love the highlights you shared for NoMa. Wonder what my own list would be…

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Kasia February 6, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Thanks! Can’t wait to have you over, Stephanie!

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Paris in Four Months February 1, 2013 at 6:29 am

I love love love Le Marais and I can understand why you want to live right there. Congratulations on finding a new place!

Best,
Carin
(www.parisinfourmonths.com)

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Kasia February 6, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Thank you Carin! Happy to hear you are a Marais girl too! Hope to meet you in the neighborhood one of these days…

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ella coquine February 1, 2013 at 8:15 am

That IS so exciting!!!!! And HUGE!!! Congratulations! It looks like it’s going to be a great 2013 for you. Enjoy it!

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Kasia February 6, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Thank you, it’s all very exciting indeed! The year will be a good one for us all!!

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Lindsey February 1, 2013 at 8:17 am

What a fun piece! Congratulations. And can’t wait to see the new apartment!

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Kasia February 6, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Thanks Lindsey, it’s such an honor to appear in my most loved and read book! Will have you over as soon as we have chairs… and a couch!

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Danielle February 1, 2013 at 8:20 am

Oh, this is one of my favorite parts of the city … congratulations! I appreciate the tips :). And congrats on the new place, too. The market here is notoriously tough, I know. Hope you revel in the good news today and have a great weekend!

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Kasia February 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm

The Marais is such a charming part of Paris! And yes, finding an apartment in Paris was one of our greatest challenges, but it is possible!

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bellandainparis February 1, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Bravo Kasia! You deserve it! So very happy for you! I look forward to seeing you again soon… especially in your new apartment. :) xo

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Kasia February 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Thank you my dear!! See you soon, chez nous!

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Liza in Ann Arbor February 1, 2013 at 7:03 pm

That is great news! How fun to be featured in a guidebook. I don’t go over to the Marais much when I’m in Paris but clearly I should. I do so love the falafels over there too.

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Kasia February 6, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Liza, I’ll be happy to give you a private tour of Le Marais next time you are in Paris!

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Andi of My Beautiful Adventures February 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

How exciting!!!!

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Paris Paul February 5, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Congratulations on the feature! How fun is that? Almost as fun as finding a new place in the Marais, I bet. :-)

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Kasia February 6, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Thanks Paul! It feel rather surreal and very exciting!

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Daisy de Plume February 27, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I’m not a bit surprised at either achievement, my clever girl! And I adore the idea that in the not-too-far future we’ll hear both French and anglos saying NoMa et FSD for our respective hoods.
xx

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