Kasia Dietz, like myself, is an ex-New Yorker who moved to Paris a number of years ago and looked for ways to make it in her new hometown. Kasia has made her Paris dream come true by becoming a successful handbag and accessory designer. Her collection consists mostly of brightly colored patterned tote bags and her specialty is hand-painted canvas totes. The fun, modern bags have been featured in Elle, Marie Claire France, Huffington Post Style, and Lucky Magazine. They are sold boutiques in the U.S. and France and online at her site http://www.kasiadietz.com.
Kasia recently decided to share her love of hand painting her bags by offering small workshops, where she teaches students techniques on how to design their own wearable art. There are three clever versions of the classes which all revolve around food. The Macaron Class (80 euros per person) is held in the morning at a cozy private Marais apartment. The Cupcake Class (95 euros per person) is held at a cupcake café and the Brunch Class (110 euros per person) is at a St. Germain café. Classes are limited to 6 people and last 3.5 hours. All bags are reversible and have an inside pocket that can be painted too. So if you want to paint your dream Paris bag, enroll in Kasia’s workshop. Don’t forget to send me a photo of your bag!
Click here for more info or to register for a class- http://www.kasiadietzworkshops.com/#!about1/c1nbs
Kasia has generously offered Eye Prefer Paris readers a 20% discount on all of her handbags for the next ten-days. When you go to her site and order a bag, you will see a box on the cart checkout that says Coupon then put in the promotion code EyePreferParis.
I want to thank everyone for filling in the names of most of the artists from my Café Tabletops post the other day.
Here are the artists names from top to bottom except for 6 & 7. Does anyone know who the artist is for both of these?
1-4, Lautrec, 5-Alfonse Mucha, 8 –Renoir, 9 & 10, Lautrec, 11 & 12, Alphonse Mucha, 14-16- Paul Iribe, 17 –Daumier
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
Tours cost 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com
Click here to watch a video of our famous Marais tour