Eat, Drink & Be Mary

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    Stories from a girl who loves tiny hot dogs, stiff martinis and attempting to make you laugh


    My life in silly stories and recipes

  • Who's Mary?

    And who cares?


    When the finest names in art, fashion and entertainment want to host a standout event, they call Mary Giuliani, Author, Party and Lifestyle expert, and owner of Mary Giuliani Catering and Events www.marygiuliani.com and Giuliani Social www.giulianisocial.com


    “I am named after both my Grandmothers; Mary and Lucille. Mary was a traditional housewife, an amazing cook, homemaker and mother. Lucille was a modern woman for her times, a maverick entrepreneur with a dynamic business savvy who owned and ran several successful hotels. I consider myself a delicious mixed cocktail of these two extraordinary women. I am proud to be a modern working girl with deep rooted entertaining traditions.”


    With her “simple yet special” approach to parties, Mary’s clients look to her to break entertaining norms, and they marvel at her knack for making the ordinary feel extraordinary. Her party ideas are one of a kind, out of the box, playful experiences. Her client roster includes: J. Crew, VOGUE, Bon Appetit, Stella McCartney, Carolina Herrera, The Rolling Stones, Bradley Cooper, HBO and many more.


    “If you get invited to Mary’s house for dinner, it is never the same, she will surprise you with margarita/bingo night, she will set her table using old records as placemats and always encourages some type of performance. One time, she moved all the furniture from her house into the woods of her backyard, handed us a drink and guided us on an adventure to find the dinner table. She even has a Ferris wheel that she serves food on, she is constantly pushing the envelope to make each dining experience a unique one. It also doesn’t hurt that she keeps her guests entertained all night with her humorous stories. She just makes things fun."


    Mary has appeared on The Barefoot Contessa, The Chew, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Moltissimo with Jimmy Fallon and is a regularly featured guest on The Rachael Ray Show www.marygiuliani/video.


    Mary’s first book, “The Cocktail Party (Eat, Drink, Play, Recover)” premiered as one of Random House’s most anticipated titles in 2015. www.thecocktailpartylovemary.com and her second book, "Tiny Hot Dogs....And Other Stories" is due for release Spring 2019 from Running Press, Hachette.


    Mary graduated with a B.A. in English from Georgetown University and resides in New York's Chelsea neighborhood and Woodstock, New York with her husband Ryan and daughter Gala.

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