Born in Pennsylvania into a working class family, B. Smith left her native state at the age of 19 to pursue her dreams in New York City. B. Smith worked first as a model, gracing the covers of 15 magazines including Mademoiselle. While working as a model in New York, B. Smith also worked in several restaurants.
This was the spring board that launched B. Smith into many of her endeavors – she opened her first restaurant in 1986 in Times Square and has continued on this trend with several other restaurants being opened.
B. Smith is the author of several books on entertaining, with her second publication B. Smith Rituals and Celebrations garnering a Literary Award from the American Library Association.
B. Smith jumped further into the spotlight by hosting the television show B. Smith with Style as well as hosting B. Smart Tips for a Better Life, a radio segment on WBLS-FM in New York.
B. Smith has also expanded with B. Smith Jewelry, B. Smith Fabrics and B. Smith Bedding. B. Smith is married to Dan Gasby who is also active in many of B. Smith’s creative endeavors.