About Lily la Tigresse

(April) Lily Heise is a Canadian freelance writer and romantic expert who has been living in Paris since 2000.  She is the author of two books on looking for romance in Paris and her articles and travel writing have been featured in the Huffington Post, CondéNastTraveler.com, Business Insider, Playboy.com, 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. 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 Breakfast Television Vancouver, Radio France International, World Radio Paris, Network 24 South Africa as well as quotes or features in the Vancouver Sun, Refinery29, Closer FranceTime Out Hong Kong, Expatriates Magazine (cover article), Flavors of Paris and others (see full press features here).

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. 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 was 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 (article here) and received a special overview on their site “The Anatomy of the Successfully Written Blog.”

Here are some popular posts:

Romantic Paris by Arrondissement Series

Most Romantic Places to Picnic in Paris

6 Streets to Steal a Kiss in Paris

Vegetarian-friendly Paris Restaurants: Casual and Cool

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

Baba Houlakia, the Best Secret Cafe & Hotel in Mykonos

Exploring Jaipur’s Colorful Bazaars with Jaipur Magic

Indiana Jones-ing at Angkor Wat


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.