I am a sneeze guard heiress. No, really, I am! You know the plexiglass thing that is required by law to be over salad bars and buffets? My dad, Pittsburgh restauranteur Johnny Garneau, invented that in 1959. That is my claim to fame. I am one of five kids who grew up with an inventor, entrepreneur, restaurateur, and germaphobic father—kind of like the dad on the movie, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. That doesn’t mean I am rich in money, but rich in experience with food, hospitality, and spirit. Plus, an abundance of joie de vivre.
I also inherited the hospitality gene. Yes–anecdotal evidence proves there is such a gene and I got it!
When I’m not welcoming people to our home in the Washington, D.C., area, or writing this blog, I am deputy executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America. I am also editor-in-chief of Hearing Loss Magazine. I don’t have a hearing loss myself but with one in ten Americans having a hearing loss, I have family and friends who do.
Not to a bouncing baby boy this time, but to Celebrate Home Magazine. It’s all about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. We want to hear from you, check it out. Winter 2013 issue available here.
I blog when I’m not practicing hospitality, creating, cooking, meeting a publication deadline, or watching our 13-year-old son play sports. Thank you for checking in.
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The above photo “Barbara and Maters” and cover of Celebrate Home Magazine is by Cindy Dyer. Copyright 2013.