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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
kimoaz
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 30, 2005
Posts: 14
Posted: 2005-05-30 11:15 am   Permalink

Hello Everyone. i found Tiki Central by accident while surfing for information on
Tikis. My father started H.I.P. in 1964. Our family moved to Hawaii and he thought it would be a good idea to compete with Coco
Joe's. It has been over 40 years and if anyone is interested in how it all got started please let me know.
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Benzart
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-05-31 06:17 am   Permalink

Big welcomes to Discotiki, oaktiki and Kimoaz. Come on in and be comfortable. we're glad you found us, so stay awhile and tell us all about yerselfs. Iwould REALLY Love to know the H.I.P. history, Kimoaz so Bring it ON..Disco I would love to see your tiki page, I'm just up the road in Port Saint Lucie. Oaktiki, when are you Going to carve your tiki? We are all here to help...

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exotica59
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 17, 2004
Posts: 483
Posted: 2005-05-31 07:05 am   Permalink

Ohhh, I'd love to know all about H.I.P.Kimo!
Welcome to you you all!


 
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cherryjane
Member

Joined: Jun 02, 2005
Posts: 10
From: Tustin, CA
Posted: 2005-06-02 11:25 am   Permalink

New to some, but an old friend to others...

Hello! I'm Erin, or "cherryjane" as I am primarily known online. Been lurking on the boards this morning after asking Frank (sugarcaddydaddy) to plug some of my auctions and I noticed some familiar names and a lot of common interests/experiences.

Grew up in Southern California my entire life and still live in Orange County. My husband and I were married at Sam's Seafood in August of '03 - perhaps I'll post pictures later, as I'm sure some of you would appreciate them. The entire wedding was done Hawaiian style - I wore a sarong dress made from a vintage pattern, my husband wore a Hollywood style jacket made out of barkcloth.

I have a few newly made tiki, but not a huge collector myself, especially in comparison to others on this board. Quite an extensive body of lingo I need to pick up on!

SweetPea, Matt, Frank, good to see you all! Looking forward to meeting others!


 
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PapeToaTane
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 19, 2005
Posts: 518
From: Hyderabad, India
Posted: 2005-06-02 11:45 am   Permalink

Welcome, cherryjane! Yes, when you get around to it - post a couple pics of the wedding!! Sounds way cool! Aloha!

 
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TikiChic-i
Member

Joined: Jun 02, 2005
Posts: 2
From: Columbia, SC
Posted: 2005-06-02 6:09 pm   Permalink

Hi, new to the forum and am in the middle of a basement re-do, so here for ideas and inspiration! So go ahead, everyone, inspire me!

 
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MachTiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 16, 2004
Posts: 1368
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2005-06-03 12:23 pm   Permalink

Welcome to Tiki Central TikiChic-i!!! Good to have you here.

Quote:

On 2005-06-02 18:09, TikiChic-i wrote:
...So go ahead, everyone, inspire me!



Hope this helps:

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rugbymatt
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Posts: 1205
From: Sacramento
Posted: 2005-06-03 2:09 pm   Permalink

Hey gang! Aloha!
I just joined up and am looking forward to it. Mahalo.


 
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rupe33
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Dec 08, 2004
Posts: 328
From: DC Metro Area (MD)
Posted: 2005-06-03 2:13 pm   Permalink

Greetings...

I've posted a few places here in the last few months but just realized I'd never introduced myself. My (nick)name's Rupe and I'm outside D.C. in Southern Maryland. For 4 years I had the utterly fantastic fortune to live literally within staggering distance of the (late) Honolulu Restaurant in Alexandria, VA. The Honolulu was my major intro to tiki culture - owners David and Anna Chan really had a very special place together for over 20 years. Enjoying the various mugs and drinks while celebrating life's victories and mourning its defeats really hooked me. I miss it so very much since its closing in April 2004. A year later the building is still there - a constant irritation to me. The highway project set to demolish it still has not gotten that far yet. It'd be so much easier to move on if the building wasn't physically still present. At least it would stop me from thinking, "We could've had another YEAR at the Honolulu!!!" Local stories when it closed said that David Chan had been Nixon's favorite bartender when he'd been at the DC Trader Vic's, with his Navy Grog being Tricky Dick's potion of choice.

Since my Honolulu indoctrination 5 years ago, there's been some considerable tiki questing going on. Have made it to the Kona Kai in Philly, Taboo Cove in Vegas (RIP), Vera's White Sands in Maryland, Disney's Polynesian, Waikiki Wally's & Otto's Shrunken Head in NYC, Trader Vic's in Atlanta and Tiki Lounge in Pittsburgh. The mug collection is beginning to overflow my display areas, even after adding 2 shelves over the bar itself. Yikes. Oddly, I never did make it over to Politiki - since I've lived here in DC, their status seemed to always be on hold or questionable.

Have been seized by a major tiki rush lately and have taken to hitting the local thrift stores & Value Village to some effect. No major finds, but some average ones keeps you going. I hope very much to make it out to Chicago to explore or a Hukilau event sometime, though this year my other vacations seem to be in conflict with those. Although... one of those vacations is taking me right past a couple joints in Massachusetts that I'll be stopping at, including Kowloon! Huzzah!

If anyone - especially in the DC or Baltimore areas - wants to chat and such, feel free to PM me here. These boards have proven an extremely useful place for info - mahalo again to everyone responding to my request for Les Baxter recommendations!
Anyway, hi everyone!

cheers,
Rupe


 
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rugbymatt
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Posts: 1205
From: Sacramento
Posted: 2005-06-03 2:14 pm   Permalink

Hey if anyone lives near (or will be visiting the Allentown, PA area just let me know. Also, I am having a luau on the 18th of June for my birthday and all are welcome. Shoot me an e-mail for details.

 
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TikiChic-i
Member

Joined: Jun 02, 2005
Posts: 2
From: Columbia, SC
Posted: 2005-06-03 3:34 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Mach Tiki! I feel inspired already...now where is that Mai Tai...I just had it a minute ago...

 
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tikipedia
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 25, 2004
Posts: 491
From: San Diego
Posted: 2005-06-03 9:49 pm   Permalink

Aloha all,

I've been posting on Tiki Central for a little while, but I suppose I've never formally introduced myself (how rude of me!)

I've been a Tiki afficinado for well over four years, and I've been compiling an encyclopedia of all things Tiki or remotely tiki at
www.tikipedia.com. It is still a bit lean, but I am always adding articles.

Carry on Tikiing!
Tikipedia


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The Auntiki
Member

Joined: Jun 04, 2005
Posts: 4
From: Mess O', Arizona
Posted: 2005-06-04 07:27 am   Permalink

Hello all...decided to join up after my niece kindly posted photos of a Tiki lamp I made for her. I've been working in glass since 1980 and have always wanted to try making, shall we say, 'different' things. More lamp designs are in process and you can contact me if you are interested in custom glass work. Tiki styles work well in glass; bright (downright lurid) colors, interesting shapes, heavy lines. This is a wonderful website and I'm glad to be on board!

 
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*Fourcrows*
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 21, 2005
Posts: 38
Posted: 2005-06-21 11:27 am   Permalink

I found it!

As I promised, I'm formally saying hello in the correct thread.

I'm Robin, an artist transplated from S. Cal (Rancho Cucamonga - or Alta Loma for those that have been there more than a few years) to Indiana. I'm not really thrilled with the move, but I've been here a couple of years now, and am surviving.

I sell on ebay as *fourcrows* and strange-fascination, and am working on a full series of tiki inspired art to approach galleries with later in the fall...I'll post a few pics soon.

I'm thrilled to have found the site..great job...amazing! Like a tropical, tiki, Disney, exotica fix all in one...I salute the greatness!

ok...shutting up...thanks for the nice welcomes on the shout thingy...


 
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purple jade
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 19, 2003
Posts: 1450
From: New Orleans
Posted: 2005-06-21 12:01 pm   Permalink

And welcome again *Fourcrows*, looking forward to seeing your tiki stuff.

 
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