Tia Carrere and Daniel Ho
Vuitton introduces new line with Tahitian dance flair
Louis Vuitton at Ala Moana went all out to introduce its new Tahitiennes collection Saturday night by having a Tahitian group perform. In most Tahitian dance performances the women attract most of the attention with movements that can be quite sexy, but Saturday two male dancers, showing plenty of skin with their manly moves, were a big hit, especially with the ladies. LV Regional Veep Dale Ruff
was on hand to assist store execs Donna Barnett
and Elaine Tsui
in making sure all went well at the party. Besides enjoying Kahala Caterers pupu and drinks, many guests had Henna Tattoos' Josh
and Vivian Crowell
draw the washable tattoos on various body parts. A surprise party guest was noted symphony conductor Seiji Ozawa,
who attended with his family ...
A number of performers from Hawaii took part in the Asian Excellence Awards last Wednesday in L.A. Tia Carrere sang two songs as her album producer-musician Daniel Ho provided backup. Carrie Ann Inaba was co-host. Presenters included Kelly Hu, Mark Dacascos and past honoree Jason Scott Lee. The awards program will be broadcast by E! tomorrow night at 6 ...
BLOCK PARTY SPREADS ALOHA
Don't forget Friday's "Aloha for Aloha" block party fundraiser on the corner of Nuuanu and Merchant Streets fronting Murphy's, 6 to 10 p.m. The event will benefit Aloha Airlines employees facing medical bills and other expenses. Besides food, drinks and entertainment, Aloha memorabilia and T-shirts will be sold ...
The Annual Waikiki Spam Jam, now 6 years old, was born after Outrigger's Bitsy Kelley mentioned to Barbara Campbell, an Outrigger VP, the idea for a festival to celebrate one of Hawaii's favorite foods. They got cookin'. This year's event takes place on Kalakaua Avenue Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. ... Schuler Homes' Mary Flood, Building Industry Association president, is gearing up for the May 7 BIA Renaissance Awards at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel ...
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