Stroud can’t enter dining room in shorts, but a ‘pareu’ is OK
, a "Hawaii Five-0" original, invited singer-actress Ann McCormack
to dinner at Outrigger Canoe Club during Ann's recent visit with her son, actor Don Stroud
and his wife, Teri
. Both Don and Ann had guest roles on "Five-O." Don and Teri were also invited to dinner but Don, a Kaimuki High 1961 grad who was a Waikiki beach boy before becoming a successful actor, was denied dining-room entry because he was wearing shorts. So an innovative employee grabbed a table cloth and wrapped it around Don's waist, pareu-style. The "pareu" was acceptable dining attire. Don, who wore a tux when he played the top bad guy in the James Bond flick, "Live and Let Die," said when he moved back here several months ago, he gave away his suits, jackets, pants and shoes. Don, 62, can be seen on "Living Local With the Baraquios" on OC16 Oct. 23 ...
Publicist Hector Venegas is doing well after quadruple heart bypass surgery at Queen's Oct. 4. "My sordid past caught up with me," Hector said Wednesday. He credits Dr. Calvin Wong and surgeon Dean Nakamura for giving him "a second chance" ... Chef Stuart Brioza and pastry chef Nicole Krasinski from San Francisco's noted Rubicon will prepare dinner at Halekulani's Orchids next Saturday. The hotel is donating a portion of the proceeds from its nine-course Louis XIII de Remy Martin Ultimate Dinner in La Mer to the Red Cross Katrina fund. The dinner runs through Dec. 30 at a cost of $155 ... Gourmet magazine has selected Chef Mavro as Honolulu's best restaurant for "conducting business" in this month's issue ...
Asian stars to attend Louis Vuitton reopening
sexy chinese actress Bai Ling
, Korean actor Byung-hun Lee
and film critic Roger Ebert
will attend the reopening of the renovated, now two-story Louis Vuitton store at Ala Moana Friday. They are here for the Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival Oct. 20-30. The store is inviting guests to a cocktail reception in the new store and then will transport them to an undisclosed location for dinner ... Kate Hudson
and "Lost" stars Evangeline Lilly, Jorge Garcia
and Dominic Monaghan
were seen at Tuesday's Lakers-Warriors game at Stan Sheriff Center ...
Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things every Wednesday and Saturday. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org