We had the good fortune of connecting with Lynette Jefferies and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lynette, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
My work life balance has changed over time by affording me a little more freedom to spend time with friends and family. I value this time, as I have learned that we can not get it back, so to live my best life, and live it to the absolute fullest.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Southern charm is not just a label or a splash of simplicity, it’s a combination of class and grace and for me, it also describes my approach to baking. I have been baking for over twenty years, and I believe that a fabulous dessert should not only look delicious, but it should taste great and compel the consumer to return again and again. This is what sets My Desserts Diva apart from other dessert companies.

My Desserts Diva LLC was rebranded and established in 2016, My Desserts Diva, is an artisan baking company, specializing in southern inspired desserts, using farm to table fresh products in each gourmet creation. Creating decadent handcrafted desserts. My Desserts Diva has captured a new audience of women and men who want to learn how and what I am producing in the kitchen, I connect with my clientele through various mediums. This is the hallmark of My Desserts Diva, great tasting sweet eats combined with love and personal exchange. I always say, “as long as these are the base ingredients, the desserts will continue to hit the mark.”

What I am most proud of is how I’ve been able to overcome some hurdles during my journey in figuring out how to build and secure my brand. In between baking and curating mouth-watering desserts, I have also been a writer as a means for multiple streams of income. I have always enjoyed putting that pen to paper, in previous days I have been compensated for it. You can find my works through ebe Magazine, a high-end digital publication; as the Food Editor, as well as blogging services through The Posh Organization for one of their popular clients.

I would be remiss if I did not mention my gratitude for the opportunities of engaging and being a part of the sisterhood within the Spice Suite and Spice Girlin community. I have learned so much during my time with this group of black-owned, all women-owned businesses. I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.

You can shop online to purchase my southern-inspired treats, and currently find me in District Heights, MD, Thursday through Saturday (details on the website – www.mydessertsdiva.com ).

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Stop by the Spice Suite in NW DC to grab the most amazing spices, balsamic vinaigrettes, olive oils, honeys, jams, and all things needed to perfect that favorite recipe.

Spizzy’s, located in Camp Spring MD is great spot to grab a quick smoothie.

Busboys and Poets is the absolute best place for lunch or dinner any day of the week. It’s a cultural hub, while enjoying the bar, their bookstore. There are several locations throughout DC, VA, and MD.

Homemaid would be the perfect stop for brunch on the weekend, pick a day, Saturday or Sunday. They are located close to downtown Baltimore, MD.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to give a shoutout to my three amazing daughters, Jasmine, Bryanna, Estasia, and to my three grandsons, Jerit, Anthony, and Jaxon. I dedicate this shoutout to them all, because as I grow in this journey of entrepreneurship, I am reminded everyday of why I do what I do.

Website: www.mydessertsdiva.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mydessertsdiva/?hl=en

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/mydessertsdiva/

Image Credit: Image of myself by Anissa Photography.

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