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

  • Where to Eat Around the Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe

    Here is a selection of venues around the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe that are well worth eating at, compared to the chain restaurants that unfortunately line the world-famous avenue. In fact, in the case of some⁠, you may even have one of the best meals of your life if you’re willing to splurge a little⁠.

  • A view of Parisian rooftops, tree-lined streets and the Eiffel tower is visible from a high view.

    Contemporary French Books to Add to Your Reading List

    From contemporary literary greats to critically acclaimed newcomers, here is a selection of recently released books by French authors, all translated into English.

  • A woman stands in a section of Shakespeare & Company bookstore in Paris, reading notes past customers have left behind

    Our Favorite English Bookstores in Paris

    There’s nothing quite like cozying up with an old-fashioned paper book and exercising that newfound freedom by walking over to one of these wonderful local English bookstores.

  • French Sweets and Desserts You Can Buy Online

    Here are delicious brands to help satisfy your cravings for french pastries and sweets without having to leave your house.

  • After Lockdown: The First Thing Parisians Will Do

    After two months of home confinement, most Parisians are looking forward to having a little more freedom as of May 11th. We asked some of our Parisian friends what they are most eager to do once the lockdown has been lifted, and beyond.

  • The sun hits the top of a beautiful Haussmann style apartment and green trees as pedestrians walk along the street in Paris.

    How to Improve Your French Online

    The best way to learn a language is usually by having an extended stay abroad so you can fully immerse yourself in a culture. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 crisis, traveling abroad is not currently a possibility. Here are some excellent online French classes, websites, and other tools to help you add some structure to the advancement of votre français.

  • 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.