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I hosted a mixer for Santa Monica businesses who were invited to see the new venue space at Tiato, a “Kitchen, Bar, Garden+Venue” by the creators of Crustaceans in Beverly Hills. I reached out to local businesses whom I thought would enjoy discovering this creative space — available for meetings, cocktail receptions, business and social events.

Guests enjoyed specialty cocktails and a house-made summery sangria; as well as tray passed hors d’oeuvres including “Secret Kitchen Garlic Noodles”, by Crustaceans executive chef and owner Helene An, known to her family and staff as “Mama.” DJ Jason Marshall set the groove with his lounge playlist. We raffled off brunch for two and dinner for two and sent guests home with goodie bags.