Twins Yana, Azzurra mark Sweet 16 in ‘W’ penthouse
A sweet 16 birthday party was held Friday night for twins Yana
and Azzurra Alliata di Montereale
in the penthouse of the "W" Hotel. The girls' parents are Italian royals Vittorio and Dialta Alliata di Montereale. Their surprise was six male models from Kathy Muller's agency with the names and pictures of Yana and Azzurra on their tank tops. Paul Brown
, who attended, had one of his stars known as "George"
(last name Johnson
) arrive earlier to do the girls' makeup. Besides teenage friends of the girls, guests included "Superman" producer Chris Lee; Ana Strasberg
, widow of legendary acting teacher Lee Strasberg; Rojan
and Wanda Watumull; Patrick
and Marissa Gey;
and Italian Consul Carmen DiAmore-Siah
, with husband Marc
and daughter Rachel
. The twins and their sisters Mirtilla
, Miss Junior Teen Hawaii 2006, all attend La Pietra ...
Members of the Dietrich family swept into OnJin's Cafe Thursday evening immediately after returning from a trip to New York, Massachusetts and Toronto. Waikiki Yacht Club GM Peter A. Dietrich, his son Peter J. and brother Gregory P., all food and beverage industry veterans, were with family friend Tom Donovan. They attended a Dietrich four-generation reunion in Buffalo, N.Y. Peter J., who worked as a waiter at Mariposa for six years, said they had a good time, "yet nothing is better than returning to the isles." He added that "OnJin's is a favorite of all the Dietrichs" ...
Stand up and cheer for Ramona Robertson
Local girl Ramona Stevens Robertson
has retired as civilian personal secretary to the commanding general of the Marine Corps in the Pacific after 40 years with the Marines. At her Sept. 22 retirement ceremony at the Kaneohe Marine Base, her last boss, Lt. Gen. John F. Goodman
, said, "It's going to be extremely hard to replace someone who takes such pride in her work." Ramona, a Roosevelt High 1950 grad and song leader, started out as a typist with the Marines before moving to her position with the commanding general in 1978. She has worked for 17 CGs. She also met her husband, Marine Lt. Col. Spotswood Robertson
, now retired, while working for the generals at Camp Smith ...
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