On The Scene
3 EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN:
Harlin S.K.Y. Young, left, chairman of the board of directors of Sacred Hearts Academy, and Neva Rego (Class of '51) made sure proceedings moved smoothly Sunday as Joan Chun Chu ('51), Lorna Leong Daniels ('42) and Edna Lardizabal Hussey ('70) were inducted into Sacred Hearts' Hall of Distinguished Alumnae during the school's 12th Annual Scholarship Fund Gala at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Betty White, Sacred Hearts' head of school, and scholarship fund supporter Randy Perreira also congratulated the honorees before they enjoyed short but superb performances by Melveen Leed and Frank De Lima.
"LIFE IS SHORT ...":
Valerie Ragaza-Miao took a quick break from the cash register and Joseph Miao stopped serving champagne long enough for a quick hug as they co-hosted the opening of their new Valerie Joseph boutique at Ward Centre on Saturday. Ragaza-Miao's decor for the store incorporates her corporate slogan, "Life is short, buy cute clothes."
Wally Zimmermann, left, served "beer, bait and pickled eggs" Thursday as he joined Lynette Lo Tom, Charlene Lo Chan and Niel Kanda in co-hosting Bright Light Marketing's Mahalo Party in the Pauahi Tower Lobby of Bishop Square. The gourmet hot dogs of Hank's Haute Dogs were among the culinary delights, and "Little Albert" Maligmat was a perfect choice as musical entertainment as Tom and her staff commemorated Bright Light's "17 years of business."
A "DREAM BOOK":
Patrick Klein, left, advertising director of the Star-Bulletin and MidWeek, congratulated Lori McCarney, senior vice president of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties; Chason Ishii, company president; and Michael Moody, director of marketing, at the launch party for Island Homes Collection, a free glossy real-estate magazine, at the Pearl on Friday. The debut issue includes a story on Robert Kekaula's "Ultimate Dream" home.
Sig Zane, second from left, previewed his 2008 Wailani Collection during a reception at the Outrigger Reef Hotel on Friday. John Geppert, left, represented Tiffany & Co., one of the partners in the presentation, Nalani Kanaka'ole chanted, and Kuha'o Zane and Kamaile Kekahuna modeled two of Sig Zane's eye-catching creations. The designs honor Hawaii rain as a life-giving blessing.