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A Perfect Parisian Love Story: The Fairytale

by Kasia Dietz

Kasia Dietz is an American dreamer who fell in love with her Italian prince and moved to the city of light to be with him. She writes all about her travels and Parisian adventures on her blog, and sweetly offered to share her personal fairytale with us for our Valentine’s Day post. On this February 14, a holiday that seems especially significant to Parisians, Francophiles and Americans alike, we celebrate her love, your love and wish each of you a very happy Valentine’s Day. xoxo, Maggie

Hearts and love around Paris for Valentine’s Day (clockwise from top left, Paris in Pink, Elisa Dudkinova, Paris in Pink, Phil Moore)

The dream of every girl, particularly on Valentine’s Day, is to be swept away by a Prince Charming, into a setting of eternal sunsets and romantic interludes. Does such a fairytale really exist? Not exactly. But for everyone there does exist a unique love story. It’s simply a matter of time. And meeting the right Prince.

Needless to say, I never stopped believing in fairytales.

A traffic light turned heart in the Marais and the silhouette of a kiss in a park (Dimitri Papazimouris, Celine Aussourd)

I met my ‘Prince’ one late March afternoon in New York City, very fittingly on the corner of Prince Street. It was a chance encounter, provoked by the puppets of destiny. Me, a hopeful romantic who had just returned from a year long journey around the world. He, a passionate Italian living in Paris. The ‘city that never sleeps’ our stage. Now this was the setting for a fairytale.

Five months later I moved to Paris. To live my story.

Haven in Paris - Valentine's DayIn love in Paris, is there any better place? (One and Only Paris Photography)

It is now eighteen months of a life founded on love, in a city that sets the precedent for romance. Has it always been easy? Not at all. But is has always been a great adventure. Within this time we have experienced many an amorous interlude, in settings including Italy, Corsica and Greece, but it is the place we call home, Paris, that proves the most enchanting. I might add that the summer sunsets do seem to last an eternity. To continue what can certainly be called a fairytale, we are soon getting married. A happy ending that is merely the beginning.

I often reflect upon my life and how thankful I am. To have met him. And to never have stopped to dream.

Written by Kasia Dietz for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.

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Kasia Dietz

Kasia Dietz is a handbag designer and freelance writer from New York, with a passion for art, fashion and travel, who followed her heart to Paris. She also gives bag painting workshops and custom fashion tours. Read all about her life and travels on her blog, Love in the City of Lights. View Kasia Dietz's Website

12 comments on “A Perfect Parisian Love Story: The Fairytale

Camille, thanks for the fabulous photos. They are so lovely and worked so well in the post! A bientot – Erica

Such a beautiful and enchanting story! Paris is most certainly the city of dreams and dreamers, and I always love reading about lovebirds that find their fairy tales here 🙂

P.S. I’m so flattered you used some of my pics!

Big hugs xx

Camille @ Paris in Pink

Something has to be said for living the dream doesn’t it!

Thanks for this and the beautiful photos. Can I also share this little story about love in Paris! http://thefrenchway.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/france-love-st-valentines/

Aw! I have heard Kasia’s story before and agree it is 100% fitting for a super Valentine’s Day fairytale. Cheers to Kasia and her prince – long may their love reign!

i love the in love in paris photo! so cute, I miss Paris already and have just been gone 2 days! ah!

Hi Anna. We hope you come back to Paris soon. I just went and saw your adorable blog. What great photos you took for Valentine’s Day. A bientot! – Erica

Well written and super sweet! Here’s to many more St. Valentin with your Italian prince =)

This is so sweet and inspiring. Merci Kasia! Happy day. A bientot. xo – Erica

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