I am a sneeze guard heiress. No, really, I am! You know the Plexiglas-type 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!
I began writing this blog in January 2011 to share stories of food, people, home and hospitality. Welcoming people to your home and making them feel good about themselves is what hospitality is all about. When you delve into these pages you will often find more than just recipes.
When I’m not welcoming people to our home in the Washington, D.C., area, or writing this blog, I am executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America. I don’t have a hearing loss myself but with 48 million Americans who do, I have family and many friends who are counted in that 48 million.
As founding publisher and editor-in-chief of Celebrate Home Magazine, our philosophy is all about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Celebrate Home Magazine completed its year-long lifecyle — Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013 and Summer 2013 — all to rave reviews.
See my eHow videos on having parties and creating themes. The captioned videos can be seen on YouTube here.
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