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

Hi DeJonique, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Like many Americans, I found myself going through a transformative journey during the coronavirus pandemic. That, coupled with the outcry for social justice in the African American community sent me on a quest for a professional counselor. When I realized their services weren’t as affordable or accessible as I’d thought, I began to cultivate my own personal care routine. Sifting through quotes and affirmations, penning writing prompts, and studying scientifically backed practices became daily habits. When I realized the information and habits that I’d acquired could help others…..Deauxs Lifestyle was born!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
For nearly a decade, I have served communities across the country as a broadcast journalist. While it is my ultimate honor to tell my neighbor’s stories of trials and triumphs, this public role often comes with internal and external pressure to be “presentable”, “personable”, and “perfect” at all times. So, having a strong support system coupled with a personalized wellness routine are imperative to maintain balance. The most important lesson that I’ve learned through my career that has helped on my journey as an entrepreneur is to give yourself grace. Everyday won’t be perfect. Mistakes will be made. Details will be overlooked. But, that’s what makes you relatable. Keep putting one foot in front of the other walking towards the next goal. Each day you open your eyes presents another chance to do your best.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Wow! Houston is so diverse with lots of things to do! -Start with a session at Black Swan Yoga to get the juices flowing
-Next up, brunch in the River Oaks at Bisou. Love the saxophonist that keeps the vibe cool while you dine!
-Some light shopping at The Galleria
-Relax before heading to dinner at KISS. The food and music are top tier!
-Nightcap at the Sugar Room

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to dedicate this shoutout to all of the budding entrepreneurs working to establish their brands through authenticity and representation.

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