As someone who has devoted their career to the hospitality industry, I have a deep belief that grace is the embodiment of hospitality. Individually, our grace is potent, but collectively, our hospitality becomes extraordinary.
As we stand at the threshold of a new year, this is a wonderous time to reflect on the power of sharing our own hospitality and grace with one another. Gently closing the door on the past year, while looking out on the new one, is a perfect time to embrace the opportunity for a new beginning than by challenging ourselves to live authentically, radiate brilliance, spread joy through brighter smiles, louder laughter, and love more profoundly. In today’s fraught and overwhelming pace of life, there is a call to connect with others – even a simple hello to a stranger becomes a poignant reminder of the transformative impact of genuine hospitality, and in turn, fosters a sense of community and shared humanity.
I am humbled and honored to share my new beginning for 2024 as the operating partner at Ross Artisanal Bakery & Café. Opening the door at Ross becomes a daily testament to the overflowing love, care, empathy, and grace emanating from the Ridgefield community. In return, the team at Ross strives to reciprocate this warmth. For them, each day is a fresh start, guided by the mantra “Go where you are appreciated, not tolerated.”
Here’s wishing you happy new beginnings in 2024!