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  • JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM
    FIVE YEARS IN HAWAII FOR P.F. CHANG'S | 1. P.F. Chang's co-founder Philip Chiang, third from left, was the guest of honor as PFC Hawaii President Greg Meier, left, marketing director Shari Rigg and CEO Dean McPhail marked the chain's fifth anniversary in Hawaii with a VIP dinner Oct. 5 at P.F. Chang's in the Hokua Building. Chiang is also the chain's culinary consultant, and his Hot and Sour Soup, Oolong Chilean Sea Bass and Mongolian Beef were highlights of the evening's dinner.
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    LUXE LEATHER LINE DEBUTS AT TOD'S | 4. Jana Lynn Fu and Tod's Waikiki GM Sanford Lee were co-hosts at the preview reception for the new Tod's Signature Collection Oct. 6 in Waikiki. The collection features a pebble motif representing the famous "gummino" pattern seen on the soles of the company's driving shoes, and it comes in eight colors. Fu is displaying the eye-catching fuchsia.
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROLANDO! | 5. Rolando Sanchez celebrated his 60th birthday playing modern Latin music Oct. 4 at Indigo. Sanchez and his LatinJazz Combo were joined by several guests in entertaining the wall-to-wall crowd with extended arrangements of "Watermelon Man," "Black Magic Woman," "Sabor a Mi" and "La Bamba." Cynthia Altman, left, and Wanda Ching-Sanchez gave him some love between sets.
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    AN IMPERIAL EVENING | 3. Moet & Chandon rep Julia Fitzroy, left, shared a couch with Joy Kam and Stoja Urban at the "intimate cocktail soiree" for Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial champagne Oct. 7 on the terrace of Morimoto Waikiki. Ice Imperial is the first champagne specifically created to be served on ice and with mint leaves as a garnish -- a great concept in times of global warming.
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    "MAYA" AT THE SHERATON | 2. Maya Tai (Geneva Rivera) was one of the most engaging characters in "Maya: The Return of Quetzalcoatl," an interactive fundraiser for the Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre, Oct. 8 at the Sheraton Waikiki Helumoa Pool. Colorful costumed entertainers mingled with the crowd while others performed suspended from a nearby banyan.

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