Aston Martin & AnQi's Halloween Extravaganza Proved Over-the-Top again!

Four Most Boo-tiful Costumes Win Big!

Nov 01, 2011, 20:09 ET from House of An

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 350 top elites came dressed to impress at Aston Martin/AnQi Halloween extravaganza, Friday Oct 28. But, only two lucky winners walked away with Aston Martin weekend escapes and two with House of An gift certificates totaling $1,500.

Aston Martin Newport Beach – the No. 1 Aston Martin dealership in the Americas, once again picked award-winning AnQi by Crustacean at South Coast Plaza to present the spook-tacular party at AnQi "Fashionably Late Friday," where OC tastemakers partied until the clock struck 2 a.m.

Costumes were all amazing but the handful that stood out took the prize; winners included Leon Trinh as a Geisha in red kimono; Burton Young as Jack Skellington, Brett Winsolow as the orange invisible man, and Marty Cox as Sid Vicious, the drug addict.

The three judges were Elizabeth An, CEO of House of An; Valerie Valenzuela, marketing director at Aston Martin Newport Beach; and Linda Young, managing partner of Elite OC Productions.

Tastemakers included Raina Hein – runner-up in 2010 America's Next Top Model – costumed as Bride of Frankenstein; Jacque Dupont, Mimi Johnson, Frank and Susan Kavanaugh, Susan Kang, to name a few.

Contortionists, burlesque performances, pole dancers and fortune tellers entertained guests on AnQi's spectacular 66-foot glass catwalk, while attendees danced to live music by Hollywood DJ Demi Clune and pop violinist Yennie Lam. Special Bootini cocktails and pumpkin fries, along with other AnQi Halloween bites were served throughout the night.

AnQi by Crustacean is adjacent to Bloomingdale's at South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa.

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About AnQi by Crustacean

AnQi has won 2011 Summit Creative Award; 2011 Best Romantic Restaurant in OC; Rivera's 2010 Best Restaurant Decor Award, and it also selected as the No. 1 Molecular Kitchen in SoCal and Top 10 in the U.S. by Gayot.

About House of An

Started in 1971, House of An, a luxury hospitality group, owns and operates AnQi, along with Crustacean SF and BH, known for its celebrity clientele, Tiato Kitchen Bar + Garden Venue and An Catering in Santa Monica, and Thanh Long, their first restaurant in SF since 1971.

SOURCE House of An