Bo in Hawaii courtesy of Daily Mirror


The Obama’s dog Bo may be the sweetest smelling dog in Washington D.C.

President Barack Obama’s staff picked up the spa treatment known as “Poi Dog” Mango-scented shampoo from Lanikai Bath and Body for Bo while the Obamas were on vacation here this Christmas.

Co-owner Brook Gramann explains a mixed breed dog in Hawaii is called a “poi dog.”

Gramann and Gloria Garvey, founders of Lanikai Bath & Body, are dog lovers and owners.
“We all love our dogs because of their loyalty, honesty and because they make us feel so good. Poi dog or not, a shampoo with Poi Dog makes them feel good, too,” Gramann says.

The store, located in the Kailua shopping center with Times Supermarket, specializes in more than 100 different products in 18 scents for both adults and children. But pet lovers can find treats for their pets.

The products are specially made with pure essential oils, distinctive blends of fragrances, and all natural ingredients, Gramann says. They were created by an expert in both horticulture and natural skin care.

“We take special pride in the scents, which replicate Hawaii’s beautiful flowers perfectly,” she says. She notes that all products are natural, botanically based, cruelty free and safe for the environment.

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“I am seeking anyone who actually personally knows or has had dealings with Ms. Otsuka and is willing to render an opinion in a court of law of Lisa-Katharine Otsuka’s reputation for honesty or dishonesty. Please contact me at I would appreciate your phone so that I can discuss the matter with you.”

That is the mysterious request in a recent classified advertisement placed in Hawaii. The author is not identified.

However, Lisa-Katharine Otsuka , who also goes by the name Katie Huang or Lisa Huang,  is the former bounced beauty queen from Maui who has been in the news several times over the last decade. Honolulu prosecutors unsuccessfully pursued her on a number of charges, including promoting prostitution, forgery and theft from a Hawaii small business and theft from a Tahitian charity.

An October 2002 Honolulu Advertiser article by Johnny Brannon says: “Otsuka was arrested at a Waikiki hotel in August on suspicion of money laundering, promoting prostitution and illegally operating a business. She has not been charged with those offenses, and said she was shocked by the arrest.”

She has been in court on a number of civil cases as well. Otsuka has always maintained her innocence.

Otsuka has worked as a nanny, fundraiser for local charities and a church, and a property manager. Last year, she and an Oahu man sought restraining orders against each other that were reportedly related to her work as a nanny.

Hawaii 5-0 Hottie Works at the Capitol; Hangs Out with Hawaii 5-0 Hunks

Photo by Publicity Department Hawaii 5-0

Colette Devou, Chief of Staff for the Office of Representative Corinne W.L. Ching, has had the opportunity to work twice on the new hit series Hawaii-5-O.

Her latest part cast her as a hostess in a show that aired at Christmas.

She says she was thrilled to spend the day on set at Bar 35 downtown, talking with Alex O’Loughlin who plays Steve McGarrett.

She also hung out with  Scott Caan who plays Danny “Danno” Williams and is the son of legendary actor James Caan.

Anthony Haviland who is a stand-in for O’Loughlin was also there.

Lucky lady.


It was just the first night of competition and already Miss Hawaii Jalee Fuselier  is winning at the 2011 Miss America Pageant. She was named the night’s preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner/

The all star event is presented by DSW at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

The Hawaii Pacific University graduate and the recipient of the Hawaii Pacific University Presidential Scholarship Award will receive a $1,000 scholarship for her win.

2011 Miss Hawaii Jalee Fuselier, Lifestyle & Fitness winner, Miss America Pageant

A tough competitor, she has a good chance at the Miss America crown, according to those who know her. She beautiful and has a sparkling smile and personality, they say.

She also has an entrepreneurial spark as the founder and president of U.S. Dream Academy Hawaii.

In addition, she’s done her share of social work, participating in community service in 21 countries and 10 states totaling more than 4,000 hours.

The last Miss Hawaii who took the Miss America crown was Angela Baraquio, who was Miss America in 2001.

Fans say it is time for Hawaii to have another win and Fuselier is just the star to bring the crown home. The Pageant airs Saturday night.