Award-winning Los Angeles caterer Pauline Parry invites you into her deliciously stylish world in this exuberant celebration of food, fun and love. Join Pauline and her impressive Los Angeles celebrity clientele in a behind-the-scenes look at a variety of party styles. Mouth-watering recipes, detailed tips culled from years of entertaining and photographs of Pauline's many memorable events will inspire you to take your next festive occasion to new heights. This is your insider's invitation to Pauline's fabulous events, including a warehouse cocktail party with late-night cuisine and cutting-edge cocktails; a poolside dinner featuring Latin-inspired dishes that breaks all the rules; a ladies' afternoon tea rich with tradition; a chic garden picnic party featuring wonderful wines; and an extravagantly stylized wedding that will take your breath away. These events and many others are shown in brilliant detail, including menus, recipes and design inspirations to try at your next special event. Each chapter features real people enjoying gourmet cuisine, specialty drinks and inspired environments in the company of friends and family, the way life should be. It's no wonder Pauline Parry believes it's all about food, fun and love.
Pauline Parry founded Good Gracious! Events in 1983, the culmination of a passion for hospitality and food that began in a small bistro in England. Following a stint at a Michelin-starred restaurant in a castle, it was clear that food, fun and love was part of her DNA. After moving to California with her husband Dennis and her two children, her talent for entertaining, imaginative menus and creative design quickly transformed Good Gracious! Events into one of the nation's premier catering firms. Pauline herself was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Events and Weddings and continues to mentor younger chefs and business owners. When her daughter, Chef Joanne Purnell, joined her at the helm of Good Gracious! Events, Pauline began to put her talents down in writing. First with Food, Fun, Love: Party Styles, and next with her debut memoir, My Culinary Love Story, a nostalgic look back at her culinary apprenticeship and the early days of her romance with Dennis. For the latest news on Pauline Parry, follow her on Instagram @paulineparry. Follow Good Gracious! Events on Instagram @goodgraciousevents.