Pulling Off A No-Time-To-Plan July 4 Bash

The Fourth of July crept up on you by falling on a Friday after an almost week-long grind, and now you think you have no time to prepare a celebratory hang with your favorite people. Sound familiar? Well, think again. Party and events expert Mary Giuliani, who is used to pulling off planned-to-a-T shindigs for fashion industry insiders as her day (and night) job, invites us into her crib to show us the way. She shares her top-tier tricks for throwing a super-chic, last-minute barbecue like the pro that she is. Her modus operandi: Do what you can with minimum energy for maximum fun.

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