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Betsy Karetnick


Betsy Karetnick is a media expert and entrepreneur of all things Lifestyle. She is an accomplished broadcaster, starting her career in financial journalism at Dow Jones, CBS Marketwatch and WNET. Turning her passion for flowers and design into a decorative landscaping business, she created The Portable Garden and found huge success when Martha Stewart tapped her to build and host radio shows on SiriusXM, sharing her expertise in food and flowers with millions. Today her destination floral and event design company compliment her culinary and floral hosting at Alice’s Table where Betsy shares great stories and skills, providing top tricks of the trade, and stirs up an event to remember.


I’m obsessed with cooking and design. It is really rewarding to share my passions with people and learn from them too. It is so much fun meeting my guests from all over the country and sharing tips and skills. Often it is surprising how closely connected we all are, whether it’s a shared home state, hobby, dish, or pet. I look forward to meeting you soon.

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Hometown kitchen:

I am lucky to split my time between Akron, Ohio and New York City.

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Theme song:

Natasha Beddingfield's “Unwritten” - it’s a favorite and my approach to life.

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Favorite flower:

I’m partial to anemones, ranunculus, and peonies. These flowers are largely seasonal which makes me look forward to them more. Also, they look really fragile, but when they’re in season are super strong in arrangements.

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Favorite cheese:

I’m crazy for cheese, fresh, aged, flavored. I have a real soft spot for fromager d’Affinois – it’s just a delicious, cow’s milk double cream soft cheese.