On the Scene
A (SUPER) CLOSE SHAVE FOR SERGIO:
Master barber Michael Felton gave Sergio Goes an old-fashioned shave last Monday while Goes' son, Gabriel, and Briana Spagnuolo watched intently at Tori Richard Ala Moana. Felton was in Honolulu promoting the Art of Shaving, a luxury line of razors, brushes and aromatic creams and gels, and Goes was one of a short list of lucky men who got the full treatment in Felton's barber chair at Tori Richard. The smart men stocked up on TAOS products before they left.
Kirsten Dixon, center, celebrated her birthday with Matthew Pennaz and Adriane Flower at Pennaz's East Honolulu residence April 10. Dixon said she was celebrating her "anniversary of being old enough to drink -- again!"
2 VICE PRESIDENTS:
Mark Gmur, left, VP of Better Brands, welcomed Ben Dowling, VP of Nick's Fishmarket, to "Wet," the Hawaii premiere of Reyka Vodka, at the Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio on Wednesday. The super-smooth vodka is made in Iceland and is filtered through lava instead of charcoal. Phillipa Pieridis took a moment to show Dowling a full bottle of it.
A GREAT HOST:
Charles Degala, right, and his cousin Flora Degala welcomed Russell Druce to the party celebrating the grand opening of Pacific Coast Capital at Restaurant Row last Monday. Charles' brother, executive chef Kelly Degala, flew over from San Francisco to prepare the heavy pupus for the party.
Teen actor Sean Jones, second from left, enjoyed the Pacific Coast Capital party with his uncle Takio Mogi, left, and his parents, Leeana and Steve Jones. Sean is taking a brief break from theater after doing "La Cage" at Diamond Head Theatre. His dad did a great job playing jazz bass at the party.
THE BEST CAME LAST:
Wilma Collado, left, Valerie King, Chris Azevedo and Charlene Blue stayed late enough at the Pacific Coast Capital party to enjoy a short performance by their host, Charles Degala. Backed by Steve Jones and Dan Del Negro, Degala sang "Misty" and "It's Almost Like Being in Love." Bravo, Charles!