Kasia Dietz is an American Paris-based designer who grew up taking a look at life via a artistic lens because of her artist mom and author father. Kasia is from the Hamptons in New York and lived in New York Metropolis for over 10 years earlier than embarking on a journey all over the world. She returned to New York, energized by her travels, the place she met her future husband on Soho’s Prince Road. Kasia jokes when she tells me, “The place higher to satisfy a prince?” 

Kasia & her husband: Chloe Lodge

Kasia started dreaming of designing purses when she was working within the commercial business in New York Metropolis. After shifting to Paris to hitch her Italian associate, Kasia seen that there was “an absence of informal but elegant on a regular basis luggage: totes that can be utilized for each market procuring and strolling the fashionable boulevards of Paris.” Kasia launched her first purse collections in 2010, and Kasia Dietz purses was born.

Left: The exterior of a teal and windowed restaurant is shown with the terrace in front. On the terrace there is a white table with various flowers on top, and mismatched chairs around it. Right: A latte with flower art is pictures on top of a marble countertop.
Left: treizebakeryparis / Proper: Loustic

I caught up with Kasia (from the consolation of our personal properties, after all) to get a more in-depth take a look at her good day in Paris, which incorporates espresso, scrumptious eats, procuring, and some museums you gained’t need to miss. 

Left: A man and woman are standing close together in a doorway, smiling and looking directly at the camera. Right: A woman is angled towards the camera, looking through an open window and smiling slightly.
Left: Chloe Lodge / Proper: Elizabeth Younger

Begin with Espresso, Finish with Chocolate

“Even earlier than shifting to Paris, I thought of myself a Rive Droite woman, notably drawn to my Haut Marais neighborhood. I’m a giant espresso, or slightly café crème, drinker. My go-to locales embrace Loustic and Partisan. A favourite gastronomic lunch spot the place I take particular guests or get pleasure from eating solo is the restaurant Glou. And when a nostalgic temper strikes, Le Petit Marché close to Place des Vosges is a basic, reminding me of my early years in Paris. Plus, the moelleux au chocolat is heavenly!

If I felt like wandering over to Saint-Germain-des-Près within the 6th for lunch or weekend brunch, Treize au Jardin serves up the very best Southern American delicacies, biscuits and all. The Luxembourg Gardens throughout the road from their lush terrace makes for the best post-meal stroll. For an off-the-cuff dinner, a number of sharing plates at Freddy’s in Saint-Germain makes for an ideal night.” 

Left: A woman is standing in a small archway, looking directly at the camera and smiling. A man stands closely next to her, smiling at her instead of the camera. Right: A woman stands angled towards the camera, smiling. Her skirt flows as if she has just turned around to face the camera.
Kasia & her husband: Chloe Lodge

A Little Little bit of Buying

“Favourite native designers whose timeless clothes I’ve been amassing for years embrace Erotokritos, Koshka Paris, and Anika Lena Skärström. My good day consists of stopping to speak with these artisans and discovering their newest collections in between visits to my favourite classic outlets which embrace Citizen Idea Retailer and Seven Boys & Ladies. There’s nothing like French classic!” 

Left: A small round café table with two coffee cups on it, and two red and white chairs are pictured on a terrace. There is a white canvas tote bag resting on one of the chairs that reads "I <3 Paris." Left: A woman stands centered in front of the Eiffel Tower in Champs de Mars.
Left: Baggage by Kasia Dietz / Left: Catherine O’Hara

Paris is the Good Metropolis for a Stroll

A woman stands in the middle of a Parisian street wearing a striped patterned trench coat and holding a  white canvas tote bag that reads "75003" in black.
Baggage by Kasia. Picture by: David Fitt

“Have I discussed but how a lot I like my Haut Marais? It’s the ‘secret’ gardens like Sq. Georges Cain and Jardin Lazare-Rachline alongside Rue Payenne that can eternally enchant me. My good day features a stroll via the Marais to Île Saint-Louis, the place I’ll sit in my spot alongside Quai d’Orléans with a view of Notre Dame and stare deep into the ever-changing sky whereas dreaming up concepts for brand spanking new luggage. If climate permits, it’s all about picnicking with associates or assembly for an apéro and reside jazz at Peniche Marcounet. The proper day continues by biking alongside the river with my husband and stopping for crêpes at our favourite family-run meals truck earlier than ending the night watching the sundown from the rooftop of Fluctuart, a floating city artwork museum.”

Left: A large transparent structure with the word "Fluctuart" is visible, there are people indoors and entering the structure. Right: The interior of a restaurant is pictured. There are three table set for two, with one chair on one side and a banquette bench on the other. The wall behind the banquette works as a shelf and had various bottles of alcohol on it.
Left: Fluctuart / Proper: Glou Paris

Can’t-Miss Museums

“Exhibitions on the Picasso Museum all the time feed my soul, as does a go to to the Musée de la Vie Romantique, the place intellectuals and artists the likes of Georges Sand and Fredrick Chopin gathered. For artistic inspiration, I cease by the Pompidou to go to favourite artists together with Sonia Delaunay and Paul Klee. The latest Christo exhibition was notably shifting as I had the prospect to interview this revered artist about his Paris work shortly earlier than his passing.”

Left: A small round red table and two red chairs outdoors on a terrace. There is a white and black canvas tote bag on one chair that reads "Droite Rive." Right: An outdoor garden with a life-sized bronze sculpture in the foreground. There is a green park bench and light post in the background.
Kasia Dietz

Life Goes on Beneath Lockdown

“Lockdown life retains me busy writing about previous travels whereas dreaming about these I lengthy to take. I’m additionally within the midst of designing new bag collections. However I can’t wait to take a seat at a restaurant terrace over a glass of wine!”

Kasia’s Good Day in Paris Addresses

  • Loustic, 40 Rue Chapon, 75003 Paris
  • Partisan Café, 36 Rue de Turbigo, 75003 Paris
  • Glou, 101 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris
  • Le Petit Marché, 9 Rue de Béarn, 75003 Paris
  • Treize au Jardin, 5 Rue de Médicis, 75006 Paris
  • Freddy’s, 54 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris
  • Erotokritos, 109 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris
  • Koshka Mashka, 36 Rue de Poitou, 75003 Paris
  • Anika Lena Skärström, 16 Rue du Pont aux Choux, 75003 Paris
  • Citizen Idea Retailer, 8 Rue du Roi Doré, 75003 Paris
  • Seven Boys & Ladies, 7 Rue du Pont aux Choux, 75003 Paris
  • Peniche Marcounet, Port des Célestins, Quai de l’Hôtel de ville, 75004 Paris
  • Fluctuart, 2 port du Gros Caillou, 75007 Paris
  • Picasso Museum, 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris
  • Musée de la Vie Romantique, 16 Rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris
  • Le Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris

New York-born Kasia Dietz is a Paris-based designer and journey author who shares her adventures on the award-winning weblog Love within the Metropolis of Mild. Uncover her restricted version purses in her on-line boutique and point out CODE: HIPPARIS for 10% off your subsequent buy.

You’ll be able to journey all over the world via her revealed work. You can too join with Kasia on Instagram to remain up to date on her newest tasks, together with her digital vogue membership and classic procuring excursions.

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