Winston holds sparkling dinner party at Halekulani
HARRY WINSTON is known for its fabulous diamonds and jewelry pieces and the late Winston's son, Ronald
, chairman of the company, knows how to throw a fabulous dinner party. He did just that Friday night for 100 people at the Halekulani's Hau Terrace. Ronald said it was a thank you party and to introduce the Marquesa Collection of colored stones and diamonds. Winston's Golbarg Parstabar
, VP of the Western Region, and James Schaeffer
and Kayo Miyasaki,
of the Ala Moana Center Winston store, attended. Security was extremely tight. That's because jewelry was displayed in cases and by models Sydney Fasi, Rain Rusden, Leah Baker, Johnelle Anderson
and Edyta Franczak.
The event resulted in some sales. Silk tablecloths and chargers were brought in by Winston. Guests dined on fillet of beef and moi. Singer Anita Hall
, in a jet black gown and wearing a dazzling Winston diamond necklace, sang mostly ballads, accompanied by pianist Lenny Keyes
. It was a nice touch. One of her songs was "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," including the line, "Talk to me Harry Winston
, tell me all about it." Marilyn Monroe
made the song a hit in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Ronald said his dad, Harry, sang it all the time ...
Melveen Leed marries on daughter's yacht
married kung fu expert Al Dacascos
Saturday on the Hawaiian Rainbow, her daughter Kaula Naluai
's charter yacht. It was Melveen's fifth wedding. "Whew!" she said, counting the five weddings. "To lock it in," she added, "a Hawaiian wedding ceremony and reception followed at the Kailua home of Sylvia
and Tom Hopse
." Guests included Al's son Mark Dacascos
and his actress wife Julie Condra, Kimo Kahoano, Marlene Sai, Bev Noa, Branscombe Richmond, Jason Scott Lee, Paula Akana, Jimmy Borges, Al Waterson, Jordan Segundo, Brickwood Galuteria, Keith
and Carmen Haugen, Ernie Cruz Jr., Rod Cazimero, Robin Mann
and Glenn Pinho
. A Melveen mother-in-law, Aline Vairaaroa
, flew in from Tahiti for the ceremony. Melveen sang and danced hula with Kaula. Al put on a kung fu exhibition ...
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