About Lily Heise
(April) Lily Heise is a Canadian freelance writer and romantic expert who has been living in Paris since 2000. She is the author of three books, her most recent, There’s Only One Paris, a collection of short stories on Paris during the pandemic, and two on looking for romance in Paris, Je T’Aime, Me Neither and Je T’Aime… Maybe?. She is the host and writer of two podcasts; Romancing in Paris and Paris Cachée. Her articles and travel writing have been featured in the Huffington Post, CondéNastTraveler.com, Business Insider, Playboy.com, Frommer’s, City Secrets Guides, DK Eyewitness, Fodor’s, LonelyPlanet.com, TravelAge West, ROVA Magazine, Porthole Cruise Magazine, GLOW Magazine, HiP Paris, among others. An extensive list of her articles can be found at this link and more information on her guidebook writing and other publications here. This website, focused on offbeat romantic Paris and travel was voted Best Blog in Paris 2018 (more on the site below).
Lily on TV, Radio, Print and Digital
Lily, her writing and her romantic expertise have been featured on a range of international and local media including interviews on CBS News, Breakfast Television Vancouver, Vancouver Sun, Radio France International, World Radio Paris, Network 24 South Africa as well as quotes or features on the BBC, ArtNet News, International Business Times, Refinery29, Closer France (two-page feature), Time Out, Expatriates Magazine (cover article), 52 Martinis Podcast, Flavors of Paris and others (see full press features here).
You may like to listen in to this longer interview on the Storytime in Paris.
Contact me at: jetaimemeneither @ gmail.com
Inspirations for the Blog & Book
Je t’aime… moi non plus (translated as “I Love you… me neither) is a song by rebellious French rock icon, Serge Gainsbourg. Racy, intense and contradictory, the song’s title epitomizes the relationship the French have with romance (love, lust or otherwise). Paris is supposed to be the eternal city of amour, and it can be. This has now led to two books: Je T’Aime, Me Neither (the namesake of the website) and Je T’Aime… Maybe?.
The blog started as an extension of Lily’s first book and has since morphed into the only website dedicated to unique and cool date ideas in Paris and around the globe with articles on insider events, secret places, original tours, romantic hotels/bars/restaurants and other things to do that go beyond the standard tourist agenda. She also shares dating tips, good places to meet people and fun dating mishaps.
The Je T’Aime, Me Neither site has had a number of accolades including winning Best Blog in Paris 2018 in the annual Expatriates Magazine contest and was chosen as the #1 Paris website by EXPATS Paris.
Here are some popular posts:
Many gifted people helped with the books and blog. Their patience and talents were much appreciated, here is a short list:
Book Editorial Team: There’s Only One Paris was edited by Susan Romig. Je T’Aime, Me Neither and Je T’Aime Maybe? were edited Samantha Mehra, but unofficial editorial kudos must also go to Natasha Frid and Katrin Holt Dubreuil. Other special editorial and advice acknowledgements are listed in each book.
Cover Design: The beautiful covers of Je T’Aime, Me Neither and Je T’Aime… Maybe? and the interior images were designed by the talented graphic designer Aurélie Dhuit.
Website Design: The Je T’Aime, Me Neither website was redesigned in mid-2015 by the creative Emilia Farrace of Simple Elaborate.
Portrait Photography: The photos of Lily on the site have been taken by various talented photographers: