About

About Lily Heise / Mademoiselle Romance

(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, 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).

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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), 52 Martinis PodcastFlavors of Paris and others (see full press features here).

You may like to listen in to this longer interview on the I Wonder If… Podcast.

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

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

A Romantic Weekend in Lisbon

Secret Romantic Places in London

JTMN Team

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: The photos of Lily on the site have been taken by various talented photographers: