2021 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Leading Lady

The 2021 Holiday Gift Guide is here! You know that around here we are all about women stepping into being the leading ladies of their own lives. I pull that theme through when I brainstorm what gifts to give my loved ones. “What is something small they’ll interact with daily and feel like the main […]

December 8, 2021

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Lifestyle, Style

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Tips to Make your Home Boujee on a Budget

Quaintrelle (n.) a woman who emphasizes a life of passion, expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life’s pleasures. Ready to learn my tips on how to make your home boujee on a budget? Having been born to parents from different countries, I have been traveling the world since birth. But as every […]

August 2, 2021

Tips to Make your Home Boujee on a Budget

Beauty, Lifestyle, Style

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Where to Live in Washington D.C.

A Disclaimer I’ve lived in Washington, D.C. for more than 3 years! While this is actually a long time for this transient city, of course, there are people who have lived here longer. I’m not claiming to be an expert in all four corners of this beautiful city. D.C. has such a deep, moving history […]

November 29, 2020

Life in DC

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How to Properly Burn a Candle (And Make it Last)

How to Properly Burn a Candle: The first time you burn your new candle, make sure the melted wax covers the entire surface. This usually takes 3 or 4 hours, so make sure you pick the right time for its first lighting. (Double wick candles completely this process faster.) This helps to avoid or minimize […]

May 26, 2020


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