Posts by Lily Heise - Je T'aime, Me Neither:

  • New Books on Paris for Spring 2020

    If you can’t travel to Paris right now, you can bring the city straight to you via these wonderful new books– there’s something for everyone.

  • World’s Largest Urban Farm To Open in Paris (Soon we Hope)

    Although Paris is the most densely populated city in Europe, over the past few years the city has seen an impressive spurt of innovative farming and gardening initiatives. With unforeseen events like the Coronavirus in full swing, it’s never been more important to find more self-reliant food-growing method systems, especially in urban environments.

  • Beachgoers enjoy an afternoon stroll in Deauville, dipping in and out of the playful waves.

    A Weekend In Deauville And Trouville-Sur-Mer

    Only a two-hour train journey from the capital, the twin towns of Deauville and Trouville-sur-Mer are the perfect place for a weekend getaway from Paris.

  • A Guide To Paris’s Ménilmontant Neighborhood

    Here are our top places to eat, drink, and mingle with the Ménilmontois.

  • On left: A single drop of perfume falls daintily from a pipet at the laboratory of Paris-based fragrance company Parle-Moi de Parfum. On right: A perfumer works in the laboratory of Paris-based fragrance company Parle-Moi de Parfum, founded by Michel Almairac, who designed perfume for the likes of Dior and Gucci.

    Perfume in Paris: Make Your Own Workshops, Tours & Museums

    Perfume is one of the most quintessentially French products. There are a number of unique perfume experiences and niche perfume boutiques in Paris where you can get an excellent introduction to perfume and even try your hand at making your own fragrance.

  • What to do on Your Next Girls’ Night (or Weekend) Out in Paris

    Shake up your next girls’ night by bringing together your copines over a workshop, tour, tasting, or event organized by one of the below female entrepreneurs.

  • Bartender standing behind a white bar looking over Paris

    Where to Eat in Paris on New Year’s Day

    Make your way to one of these restaurants open on New Year’s Day in Paris for a festive feast you won’t forget.

  • A black and white photo taken from the inside of a restaurant looking out the windows, there are Christmas decorations painted on the window (left). A bird's eye view of a white dish with a piece of fish in the middle topped with fennel and rocket, with spots of yellow and red sauce dotted around it (right).

    Where to Eat in Paris on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

    Of all French holidays, Christmas is celebrated with heightened gastronomic pomp. We round up the Paris restaurants that will be open for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

  • Paris’ Best Food Halls: Hip, Trendy, and Delicious

    Food is in integral part of the Paris experience. Over the past few years the city has seen a surge in a different breed of culinary venue: the food hall. Here are our top picks for food halls in Paris.

  • Where to go For Thanksgiving Dinner in Paris

    For many Americans, Thanksgiving is the most important holiday of the year. It’s a time to be thankful and to bring together your closest family and friends over a hearty meal. However, expats living in Paris can’t always make it back home. Nor is it easy to prepare a Turkey Day feast considering that turkeys need to be ordered in advance and other ingredients can be hard, and expensive, to come by. If you’re looking for a hassle-free Thanksgiving in Paris, you can enjoy a delicious meal in good company at these restaurants.

  • The Best Places for Coffee and Cake in Paris

    From charming tea salons to cool contemporary cafés, here are our top places for an afternoon coffee and cake in Paris.

  • Where to Eat Near the Eiffel Tower

    From neighborhood bistros to cutting-edge contemporary cuisine, here are some of the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower.

  • The Bees (and Honey) of Paris

    There’s been an upswing in apiculture in Paris, with ruches (beehives) in the most unexpected places. With all the buzz around bees, I decided to discover more about beekeeping and the honey of Paris.