Lifestyle maven B. Smith has died

Barbara Elaine Smith, also known as B. Smith, has died.  She was 70. A Renaissance woman, Smith started her modeling career with Ebony Fashion Fair, and was the first Black model to be featured on the cover of Mademoiselle magazine in 1976. She was a restaurateur, author and a lifestyle guru. Her most recent book […]

B. Smith’s husband moves White mistress into home as wife battles Alzheimer’s

Venerated Black restaurateur and businesswoman B. Smith is so beloved that she has even been called the “Black Martha Stewart.” But the legendary culinary connoisseur has fallen on misfortune in recent years as she has been stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. To exacerbate her living conditions, her husband, Dan Gasby, 64, has moved his White girlfriend, Alex […]

B. Smith honored, celebrates birthday at FLAIR fashion show

The forever elegant restaurateur B. Smith was honored at the Fashion Legacy Association for Industry Recognition (FLAIR) biennial charity event. The Aug. 22 gathering was held at Mason Fine Art and included live entertainment and a runway fashion show featuring Atlanta-based designers. Although Smith is now known as an entrepreneur who launched successful B. Smith’s […]

Update: Former model and restaurateur B. Smith is missing

B. Smith, 64, has been missing since Tuesday at 8 p.m., according to her husband and business partner Dan Gasby, who made the report when she didn’t return to their Southampton (Long Island, NY) home. Smith, whose first name is Barbara, announced earlier this year she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. “I think the future’s going to be fine,” […]