About Lily & JTMN

Polaroid PortraitsInspirations 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 Gainsburg. 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.

However, since arriving here many years ago, I continuously find myself victim—with varying degrees of willingness—to the city’s tormented sensual power… which inevitably leads to all kinds of amorous misadventures. From ferociously passionate to absurdly funny, the stories, snippets and features in this blog (and those in my book Je T’Aime, Me Neither) will hopefully: make you laugh and/or cry; make you love men or hate them; feel better for having made some of the same stupid mistakes; or grant you a little window into the je t’aime or the je ne t’aime pas of Paris.

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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. She writes on travel and romance for international and local publications (Frommer’s Paris and France guides and the Conde Nast Daily Traveler Blog, the Context Travel blog and the Hip Paris Blog, a more extensive list below). She has translated large sections of two books by noted French intellectual Jacques Attali, and wrote two business English language guides. The latter having nothing to do with her current book . . . other than naughtily inspiring one of its chapters.

Contact me at: jetaimemeneither@gmail.com

Articles by Lily

How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris (CNTraveler)

Beautiful Historic Cinemas You Must Visit in Paris (CNTraveler)

Be My Parisian Valentine: Three Romantic Itineraries in the City of Light (HiP Paris)

Great Vegetarian Restaurants in Madrid (CNTraveler)

Revitalized El Raval is the Barcelona Neighborhood You Don’t Want to Miss (CNTraveler)

Paris Walking Routes that Show Visitors the Authentic City (Perrin Report)

Single Lifestyle Abroad (Girl Gone International)

The City of Love: Quirky Date Ideas for Adventurous Romantics in Paris (HiP Paris)

Didn’t Score Tickets to any Paris Runway Shows? Go Here. (CNTraveler)

The Essential Tour of Barcelona’s Classic Modernista Architecture (CNTraveler)

Paris Summer Romance (HiP Paris)

Why Couldn’t I Just Say Non? (GLOW Magazine)

Visiting Versailles: How to Beat the Crowds and Keep Your Sanity (CNTraveler)

A Madrid Excursion: 5 Reasons to Skip Toledo and Head to Segovia (CNTraveler)

Experience Gertrude Stein’s Paris (HiP Paris)

Things to See in Paris: One More Reason to Call it the City of Light (CNTraveler)

Must Try Christmas Treats from Paris (CNTraveler)

Secrets of Notre Dame (CNTraveler)

Monet at the Grand Palais (HiP Paris)

Context Travel blog - Various Articles

8 replies

  1. Felicatations, Lily. Lily la tigresse indeed! Such fun ..and it takes me back a generation (or two!). Merci beaucoup and I will definitely be buying the ‘Real’ book and hope to get it autographed by you this summer in Sunny Somerset…xDia

    • Merci Dia!
      Lots of fun adventure to last generations! And I would love to sign your copy of the book when we see each other in Somerset! Much looking forward to the special event and to seeing you!
      Bisous, Lily

  2. […] Lily Heise doesn’t date; she stumbles clumsily into romantic mischief. Her latest book, Je T’aime Me Neither, chronicles her sometimes absurdly funny, often racy, always entertaining amorous adventures in Paris. In honor of the book’s release, we’re giving away a copy to one lucky reader today. To mark the occasion, Lily has compiled a list of her favorite romantic activities in Paris — although we’re sure you don’t need too much help finding romance in the City of Love. For your chance to win, see instructions at the bottom of the post. -Geneviève […]

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