Creative Founder 

Portrait by Josef Kissinger

Janelle Ruhumuliza
CEO, Creative Founder 

Lilacs & Chai is a labor of love for what I believe are the essentials to hospitality, travel and lifestyle.  With over 10 years of Travel, Hospitality and Customer service experience, I am excited to share what I believe to be at the heart of hospitality and travel.

I'm blessed with a fantastically supportive family that has allowed me the ability to see no limits. My father is originally from Rwanda, Africa.  Ruhumuliza, a family given name, means "something good that has been waited for". It has been my mantra, what drives me to keep pushing to succeed at my many goals and aspirations.  

I'm excited to start this journey to see the world with you all!