About Lily la Tigresse

(April) Lily Heise abandoned her native Canada for Paris in 2000. Ever since, she’s been trying—quite unsuccessfully—to stay out of romantic trouble. In addition to her books and blog, her writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, CondéNastTraveler.com, Business Insider, Frommer’s Paris and France travel guides, City Secrets Guides, DK Eyewitness, WendyPerrin.com, France Tourism UK, LonelyPlanet.com, The Local France, The Tourist in Paris, HiP Paris, Girl Gone International Magazine, GLOW Magazine and other publications. An extensive list of her articles can be found at this link and more information on her guidebook writing and other publications here.

Lily, her writing and romantic travel expertise have been featured on a range of international and local media including interviews on Breakfast Television Vancouver, Radio France International, World Radio Paris as well as quotes or features in the Vancouver Sun, Refinery29, Closer FranceTime Out Hong Kong and others.

More information on working with Lily here and here is a link to her media kit.

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.

My posts share a window into this exciting yet turbulent world of dating in Paris, in addition to how you can make Paris your own through unique date/outing ideas and features on cool Parisians and offbeat aspects of the city. Lily’s extensive travels might lead to fewer romantic adventures, however, they always involve surprises, insights, local connections and stories which she shares on this site.

The JTMN site was also chosen as the #1 Paris website by EXPATS Paris (article here) and received a special overview on their site “The Anatomy of the Successfully Written Blog.”

Here are some recent popular posts:

6 Streets to Steal a Kiss in Paris

Vegetarian-friendly Paris Restaurants: Casual and Cool

7 Dates a Week: Lessons and Stories Learnt from Online Dating

Dating in Paris 101: How to Snag a Date at the Bar

Indiana Jones-ing at Angkor Wat

Get behind the blog in this feature on Expats Paris.


Many gifted people helped with the book and blog. Their patience and talents were much appreciated, here is a short list:

Book Editorial Team: My official editor is the excellent and astute 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 the book.

Cover Design: the beautiful cover of my book 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: On the site you may see elegant portrait photos of me in a red dress which were taken by savvy Pascale V. Marquis. Photos of me in the heart white and black dress around Montmartre were taken international photographer extraordinaires Jack and Jane Photography and the above photos of me in a red jacket were taken by portrait genius Didier Pazery.