Wood Craft

By Ben Wood

Saturday, June 6, 1997



Vicky Cayetano, Masaru "Pundy" Yokouchi

Vicky brings style
to Cayetano’s life

"THAT was the kickoff of the reelection campaign," said Sen. Dan Inouye after Hawaii's new first lady, Vicky Cayetano, and her sisters, pianist Ginny Tiu and Liz Morisada, sang at last Saturday's second reception for Vicky and Gov. Ben Cayetano at Washington Place. The sisters knocked out a hot "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and followed with a powerful "Eres Tu." Following Inouye's toast to the newlyweds, Sen. Dan Akaka stepped up and gave the pair a "toast of aloha." Vicky and the guv sang "An Affair to Remember" for the crowd. Vicky is the better singer. Obviously impressed by Vicky's charm and talent, a woman remarked that she will bring a lot to Washington Place as first lady. No doubt about it, the little lady has style and pizazz and will be a major plus for Cayetano. Ginny and Donn Ariyoshi, son of former Gov. George and Jean Ariyoshi, emceed the program smoothly. Ginny is at the piano nightly except Monday, 8 to 11, at the Sheraton Moana Surfrider. Members of the Society of Seven, Outrigger Main Showroom stars, were guests and they sang the "Hawaiian Wedding Song" a cappella for the couple. Sheraton prepared a fine food spread ...

CAYETANO, his chief of staff Charles Toguchi and Toshiko Wight of the Links at Kuilima were among those welcoming PGA officials Ben Nelson and Bill Calfee Wednesday. The officials immediately checked out the Links at Kuilima, Royal Kunia and the Lanai courses as possible sites for the Mercedes championship and other tour tournaments. They will visit other isle courses before departing ...

Burberrys opens in Waikiki

THIS is our flagship store of the Pacific Rim, said Burberrys' Managing Director Barry Goldsmith, here from New York for the opening of the beautiful $2 million Waikiki store Thursday. It is Burberrys' fourth flagship store, Goldsmith said, joining those in London, Paris and New York. Guests viewed informal modeling of Burberrys' clothing as they sipped champagne and ate pupus. They also received fold-up umbrellas on departure. Bruce Potter, named Burberrys' Pacific regional manager, smiled through it all ...

THAT'S NAVATEK II in the opening scenes of "The Lost World," playing the private luxury yacht which carries a British family to the film's first dinosaur encounter. When not "starring" in pictures, NAVATEK II offers fine dining dinner cruises and snorkel adventures from Maui's Maalaea Harbor ... Masaru "Pundy" Yokouchi receives the Alfred Preis Award tonight at Hawaii Theatre for his commitment to arts education. Entertainment includes Tony Conjugacion, John Cruz and Willy K. and Amy Hanaialii ...

ED WARY of Auntie Pasto's and Barry Silverman of Rodeo Cantina are teaming with former Gordon Biersch boss Bruce Faber to open Dixie Grill at 404 Ward Ave. The barbecue and crab house is host for a Friends of the Children's Advocacy Center benefit Tuesday night, with a preview of Dixie's food and music by Bon Ton Roule. Tickets are $50 ...

Cigar event at Halekulani

THE HALEKULANI and Davidoff of Geneva will present the Art of Cigar Smoking Tuesday at the hotel, a benefit for Diamond Head Theatre and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu. Those who lay out $95 will receive three Davidoff cigars, cognac and food. Call 596-0033. Halekulani G.M. Patricia Tam is on the Big board ...

SHADES of Dennis Rodman! Liberty House is offering nail polish for men in dark blue, green, purple, silver and gold! ... Hyatt Waikiki had its breakfast booth decorated in its Texas Rock 'N Roll Sushi Bar style for Charity Walk '97 participants. Hyatt G.M. Paul Tang and son, Christopher, 13, flew through the course on roller blades ... I will have another Wood Craft column on Wednesday ...



Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets
of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people,
places and things every Saturday.






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