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.

To see more about the categories on the blog, follow this link.

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 book and blog, she is a regular contributor for Frommer’s Paris and France guides,  Conde Nast Daily TravelerHiP Paris and Context Travel. Her writing on travel and romance has also featured in the Huffington Post, City Secrets Guides, DK Eyewitness France, GLOW Magazine, Lonely Planet online, Girl Gone International Magazine and other publications. An extensive list of her articles can be found here.

Contact me at: jetaimemeneither @ gmail.com


Cover image draft

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.

polaroid portrait close up


Photography: The elegant portrait photos of me in red were taken by savvy Pascale V. Marquis. Newer photos of me in the heart white and black dress around Montmartre were taken international photographer extraordinaires Jack and Jane Photography (see below).

Any bad or semi-bad photos on the site were most certainly taken by … moi.


Jack and Jane spread 2



10 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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