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JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM ALLIANCE FRANCAISE CELEBRATES BASTILLE DAY | 1. Bandleader Pierre Grill, center, talked with honorary French consul Patricia Lee, second from left, event organizer Josette Marsh and their husbands, Dr. Worldster Lee and Carl Marsh, while he took a break from playing traditional French pop songs at Alliance Francaise of Hawaii's Bastille Day party July 14 at Waialae Country Club. Bastille Day, a national holiday in France, commemorates the event that sparked the French Revolution in 1789.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM 'BEAUTY AFTER DARK' AT DFS GALLERIA WAIKIKI | 5. General manager Samuel J. Muscarella, and his wife, Marjorie, second from left, were co-hosts for the Junior League of Honolulu's "Beauty After Dark" Party, an evening of champagne, music, hand massages and minifacials, July 7 at DFS Galleria Waikiki. Liz Hata Watanabe, left, Junior League President Jennifer Li Dotson and Deb Zysman completed their fashion and beauty experience later that evening with a complimentary photo shot by a DFS photographer.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM EXPERIMENTING WITH SCENTS AT OILS OF ALOHA | 4. Anthony Gambino and Norma Kamai tried their hand at mixing uniquely scented spa products at the Oils of Aloha factory open house July 13 in Kunia. The company hosted the midday luncheon and factory tour to introduce new items in its line of beauty aids and cooking products made from macadamia nut and kukui nut oils.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM ALL HATS ON DECK FOR TANOUE AT PEARL | 3. The dress code specified that all guests wear hats when celebrity photographer Russell Tanoue, center, celebrated his birthday with "Hat Party," a charity fundraiser July 14 at Pearl. Featured entertainers Gavin Vinta, Kristian Lei, Yvette Umi and Tioni Tam Swayne congratulated Tanoue outside the club. About half the people in the wall-to-wall crowd inside wore headwear, sporting everything from contemporary fedoras to top hats and viking helmets.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM 2. Alliance Francaise supporter John Michael White hosted a Bastille Day party-within-a-party as the host of a long table set for 36. His guests included Tomoko Ishikawa, left; Yi Jin; White's fiance, Qi Marie; and Rie Askey.