In 2009, the Designer Deal Diva was started with the slogan "Enjoy the FINER things in life without the HEFTY price". It quickly gathered a pretty large following and became a blog for fashion, looks for less and inspiration. During the years 2014-2015, I took a hiatus as I became overwhelmed with health complications and other responsibilities. After overcoming these obstacles, its back with a name the QUINTESSENTIAL CHIC Blog!
The Quintessential Chic is an on-line consignment boutique, offering a variety of designer handbags, designer shoes and accessories for women and also for men. I design and build furniture (yes, cutting, drilling, building with wood and metal and all) as well as & upcycling vintage furniture and soon it will be offered in the Etsy store. Recently, we've added rare vinyl collections to our inventory.
I designed my first website in 2004, called DCGyrl, dedicated to assisting local individuals find volunteer opportunities in the DC area. That site has since closed. I've designed several sites since & continue to do graphic design. Recently, I partnered with several other creative individuals to develop a marcomm company. Together, we bring a fresh creative collection that offers a wide range of marketing and communication services including video, photography, graphic design, website development and social media consulting, to name a few.
You can find me at a number of social network websites from facebook to instagram and many in between. If you want to connect with me, please click on any of the links below.