Bellamy Purinton of Hamby Catering and Events Good Gracious! Scholarship Winner 2021

Bellamy Purinton of Hamby Catering and Events

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Bellamy Purinton, Event Producer at Hamby Catering and Events in Charleston, S.C., and congratulate her for winning our 2021 scholarship at Catersource in conjunction with the International Caterers Association Educational Foundation to foster the advancement of catering professionals in their knowledge of the industry, as well as […]

Ivo Peshev of Flair Project

Ivo Peshev of Flair Projects

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing one of our creative partners and the Founder and Beverage Director of Flair Project, Ivo Peshev. Flair Project is a full-service beverage company based in Southern California offering a variety of bar services for private events and offer cocktail catering consulting. Ivo and his team are dedicated […]

Our 2021 Catering Services

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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 […]

Pauline’s Holiday Gift Guide 2020

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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, […]

Cindy Celis Shares Her Five Favorite Things

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Our Director of Business Development Cindy Celis shares her five favorite things. Cindy is our newest addition to the Good Gracious! sales team, bringing a rich background in sales and client management. We cultivated a friendship with her after crossing paths in the events industry over the past 10 years. Needless to say, when we […]

Marc Weinstock of Pacific Event Services

Marc Weinstock Pacific Event Services

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing leading Technical Event Producer Marc Weinstock of Pacific Event Services, Owner and President of the full-service production company known for creating immersive event experiences. With quite the roster of impressive clients, Marc has become the go-to for over a decade for all things technical design and production, […]

Inspiring Digital Creative Julie Roth Novack of PartySlate

Julie Roth Novack CEO Partyslate

We are so excited to share our interview with inspiring digital creative Julie Roth Novack of PartySlate! In 2015, she left her digital agency job and co-founded PartySlate, a Houzz-inspired, content-rich online platform geared for people planning events and for leading event companies to showcase their work. Our PartySlate profile features event galleries, SEO-friendly FAQs, […]

Inspiring Creative David Merrell of AOO Events

David Merrell of AOO Events

We were thrilled to track down a very busy leading man and inspiring creative, David Merrell of AOO Events for a quick interview. We love working with David and the AOO Events team because they continuously push boundaries by creating immersive designs and live-event experiences that convey a lasting message and connection with guests. David […]

Culinary Travels in Tuscany with Pauline

CULINARY TRAVELS IN TUSCANY WITH PAULINE

Culinary Travels in Tuscany: Let This Journey Begin   It was breathtaking, romantic, beautiful and rustic with all its charm that I discovered each day I woke. I have never been to Italy, let alone Tuscany! And this trip did NOT disappoint!   The adventure was arranged by Jason Capps and Alessandra Wilson, who built […]

Creatives Who Inspire: Sarah Zahran of XO Bloom

Sarah Zahran of XO Bloom

This week we interviewed one of our absolute favorite women to work with, Sarah Zahran of XO Bloom! She is a powerhouse of event knowledge and creative energy. Specializing in floral and event design background, she co-opened the brick-and-mortar XO Bloom shop in Westlake Village in 2015. It’s a special retail experience that houses a […]