All Star Tips

We’re thrilled to share food stylist Mariana Velasquez’s latest work for The Food Network! Mariana styled and was featured in a new spot for the network’s hit show, All-Star Academy. In the video Mariana cooks up some tips on how to prepare salmon in a variety of delicious ways. Not only is the promo super informative, but it […]

Happy Hour at Home

Who says you have to trek all the way to a bar for a great happy hour? Pull off an even better (and delicious) happy hour at home with help from food stylist Mariana Velasquez and InStyle! Mariana elegantly styled a number of recipes by author (Food with Friends: The Art of Small Gatherings) and photographer Leela Cyd. See […]


If you’ve scrolled through Lipton Tea’s Instagram feed recently, you might have seen some ‘grams from Big Leo photographer Sheri Giblin and food stylist Mariana Velasquez. The pair worked together to shoot and style some innovative new work for Lipton’s new product line exclusively for Keurig. The company created a number of delicious K-cup pods, making it easier to enjoy […]

Saveur: Why We Love Winter

Mariana Velasquez’s stunning food styling work is once again showcased on the cover of Saveur Magazine! Mariana is a ceaselessly impressive food stylist and tastemaker, always amazing us with her beautiful work. Stay tuned for more of Mariana’s work in Saveur, as we’ll be sharing the fantastic stories here on The Den!

Thanksgiving Guide

Check out this gorgeous Williams Sonoma Thanksgiving guide, food styled by the talented Mariana Velasquez! If you’re cooking tomorrow (which we’re sure most of you are!), you might need a little bit of help. This guide arms us with some much needed cooking reconnaissance, including bakeware, marinades, and simple stuffing. Take a look below:      

Best of Both Worlds

With Thanksgiving just a couple of days away, we wanted to showcase another terrific Thanksgiving story from the November issue of Saveur Magazine, food styled by Mariana Velasquez! This story explores new Thanksgiving traditions and recipes, with a focus on chinese culinary influences. The story includes a number of delicious recipes that might breath some new life into […]

The Land of Roast Goose and Dumplings

Since Thanksgiving is next week (WHAT!), we thought it fitting to share another story from the November issue of Saveur Magazine, with recipe photographs food styled by Mariana Velasquez. This story takes us on a journey to Eastern Slovenia, where traditional Thanksgiving food is paired with Eastern European cuisine and sensibilities. The results are delicious recipes with an Eastern European flare. Take a […]

The Hunter’s Table

We’re thrilled to share the first story that’s food styled by Mariana Velasquez, from the Thanksgiving issue of Saveur Magazine! In this issue of Saveur, we discover a wide range of Thanksgiving traditions, spanning across many countries and cultures. This story highlights a very special New Orleans gathering. The food looks incredible–especially that homemade ice-cream! Photographed by Christina […]