Meet Desiree

Hi! I’m Desiree Lyles Wallace, Southerner, born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. A girly girl who likes pretty things and enjoys having fun. By day, I’m a Human Resources leader. I love what I do as I get to make a difference in the lives of others in a very tangible way. When I’m not doing HR stuff, I enjoy discovering new adventures and spending time with both my family and my amazing girlfriends. I can also be found serving in the Memphis community in different capacities. For as much as I enjoy being out and about, there’s nothing like spending time at home arranging flowers, cooking, reading, catching up on my recorded shows, drinking tea (hot – never cold), or perusing the Internet for inspiration or leisure.

I’m eager to share with you as we go on this journey together as Mocha Divas. It’s all about making the most of the moment that we are in instead of waiting for some perfect moment to manifest. I hate to break it to you, but those perfect moments are rare to non-existent. Be encouraged. Be inspired. Let’s go on a living spree…it’s time to live our best life NOW!


The pieces of me…Photography – Pic 1: Mia Moore, Mi Amor Photography; Pic 2: April Tolbert, formerly of April Tolbert Photography; Pic 3: Kim Thomas