Hello everyone, hope y'all had a great weekend. The weather was beautiful!

Last Tuesday, I had the privilege in attending the following benefit for Japan:

What:  On The Mend 4 Japan
Where:  Taito Market Garden Cafe
Address:  2700 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404

"After the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan, show your support to help in this time of need by joining with local and international communities at On The Mend 4 Japan hosted by Tiato Restaurant, on April 26th, 2011.

Garnering the attention and contribution of numerous individuals from the broadcast, fashion, and entertainment communities, this important event will mix a night of haute culture, cuisine, and great music all to benefit the relief efforts in Japan. Join the united efforts of Lisa Ling, Bob Yari, Susan Hirasuna, Kelly Hu, Melissa George, James Kyson Lee, Jeff Solorio, and more with the support of NHK Japanese TV station, Bloomingdale's, One Hope Wine, Toki Doki, Suehiro Kimono and others.

Musical acts will feature artist MoZella’s inspirational blend of soul, jazz and pop, soulful beats of David Ryan Harris who has written, played and produced for the likes of John Mayer and Santana, DJ Prema, and Japanese traditional dance by Wakahisa-kai. Table and cuisine will provided by the award winning Chef Helene An and House of An’s newest garden patio experience, Tiato Restaurant.

The charitable aim of this prestigious night will be facilitated by auctions, donations, and more, mixed with the air of sophisticated conversation and the company of an international community.

100% of net ticket proceeds raised from this benefit will go to the Japan America Society of Southern California to directly help the relief efforts in Japan. Join MintCastle in helping Japan!"

Source:  MintCastle

A special thank you to Ms. Catherine An & DJ Scetch.

Be back shortly for PART TWO.  XO, ~L


  1. awesome work L! and u KNOW i wanna see more of the food from the event!