After having lived in Europe, Natasha Semone missed having her aperativo. “I missed the after-work culture of Europe,” she tells me, and says she felt the need to recreate that cosmopolitan atmosphere in Toronto with the Cocktail Crawl & Social Club. Both a club and a social event, but always at a different venue, this is a way to bring people together, to network. “You don’t know when and where it will be until you get an invitation,” she teases. The venue is chosen for its ambience and design. Past events have been held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Troika Vodka Bar, the Thompson Hotel’s rooftop and The Spoke Club. There is always a complimentary glass of wine and a cocktail like a caipirinha, mohito, or a specialty cocktail to match the theme of the evening. It begins at 7 p.m. and lasts until the mood of the crowd says it’s time to go home. Don’t forget to collect a bag of gifts on your way out!