Culinary is the heart of Good Gracious! Events produced by a team passionate about food, memorable moments and sharing it with the world. Founder and CEO Pauline Parry along with her dynamic team have provided award-winning services in all areas of culinary, beverage, hospitality for the corporate, social and wedding markets. Our ultimate goal is to not just be exclusive but, to be the preferred for all your events. We listen, we create, we bring your vision to fruition with only the highest standards.

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Culinary Diaries: Part 3 Lucca

LUCCA LUCCA LUCCA Lucca is a medieval walled city that we toured as locals by wandering through the narrow streets, taking note of spectacular churches and the grand piazzas. It was here we all splurged on buying leather goods and plenty of this and that!   All of the sudden, we noticed three hours passed without eating a bite of food! So, naturally, we headed straight for lunch at Trattoria Buralli where Chef Nilo, who is a well-known chef in town, served us typical Lucchesi cuisine. The meal was delightful thanks to our hosts Jason and Alessandra, who picked out

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Valentine’s Musings From Pauline

Valentine’s Reflections and an Excerpt from “A Perfect Blend” For those of you who know me, you know I’m all about LOVE. So, I’m sharing my Valentine’s Day musings with you to celebrate this week. I love LOVE so much that when I write a blog, an email, a letter or a note, I always capitalize the word.   And this month, I’m using the word more than usual. Although it’s a bit of a commercial holiday, Valentine’s Day is important because it makes us remember to reach out and embrace those we LOVE. For that reason–and the chocolate, of

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Cindy’s Cool Corner – New Year Edition

Welcome to Cindy’s Cool Corner! Happy New Year, friends! You might be wondering how I came up with the name, so let me share. For years, I’ve been a friend and admirer of Pauline’s and would always scope her out at industry events while she was holding court with friends and colleagues in a corner of the venue. A couple of years ago while serving as President for WIPA SoCal Chapter, we gathered at The London Hotel for an educational event, and she got comfortable in a corner surrounded by peers and friends. It was then that I told her

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Our 2021 Catering Services

We are so happy to see 2021 come in!!! As a company, we had to redefine our 2021 catering services to keep ourselves relevant and to adjust to the circumstances of having almost no live events. We will continue to do so until events get the green light to come back. We thought we would take a moment in this blog post to keep all our updates in one place. The challenges and sadness of 2020 still loom over us, but it seems we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. With the vaccine in place, we

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Pauline’s Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Pauline’s Holiday Gift Guide 2020 is here! As the owner and founder of Good Gracious! Events, one of the top catering companies in Los Angeles, she is a tastemaker and knows a few things about excellent hospitality. For the first year ever, she is sharing her top ten gifts to suit everyone on your list, from the on-the-go girlboss, to the enviable entertainer, to the cozy homebody (all of us these days) and last but not least, the men in your life that seem to already have everything. We are aiming to shop small as much as possible this holiday

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Culinary Travels in Tuscany with Pauline

Culinary Travels in Tuscany with Pauline: Colorful to White   After experiencing all the colors of the villages along the Cinque Terre coast yesterday, we took our culinary travels in Tuscany to the town of Carrara. The city is dwarfed by mountains that are draped with what you might think is snow, but NO, it is white marble–the infamous Carrara marble, no less. These mountains have been excavated for 1,200 years and apparently, there is still enough marble for another 1,200 years or more – WOW! I am a huge lover of this marble and to be here surrounded by

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