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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
Tiki2Go
Member

Joined: Apr 29, 2011
Posts: 4
From: South Florida
Posted: 2011-04-29 3:58 pm   Permalink

Greetings everyone!

This is NOT an advertisement

I have always loved the "Tiki way" and decided, along with some others, to start Island Time Rentals, a side business that revolves around this passion. My partners and I have built an absolutely amazing portable Tiki bar system that we rent out. We have a website, but again this post is not an advertisement; rather we are proud to just show off the bar we built. It is constructed of 13 main pieces and can be assembled in less than 45 minutes. It is our first (of a few planned) bars; what a learning experience! Over the past few months we had the wonderful opportunity to meet some amazing folks who have been in this business for decades. We learned more about bamboo that I thought we would learn in lifetime! Please take a look at the pictures in the gallery and let me know your thoughts (good and bad) We would also love feedback from all of you for our next bar too! Please check us out at Tiki2Go.net and look at the gallery section. Looking forward to your comments!

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Island Time Rentals / Tiki2Go.net is a South Florida based business specializing in tropical decor rentals for private parties, corporate events, weddings or any other time you need us to bring you that South Sea, Polynesian feeling.


 
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PolyD
Member

Joined: May 01, 2011
Posts: 4
From: San Diego
Posted: 2011-05-03 06:56 am   Permalink

I am new here and wanting to learn about all things tiki! I met quite a few ppl this last weekend on a nautical crawl and it was a wonderful time. So wonderful, that I have decided to make it my mission to seek out and embrace the tiki culture. After researching tiki, I have discovered that much of my life has been similar to the embodiment of tiki. I look forward to meeting many more phenomonel ppl. What a great introduction into all things tiki this last weekend. Hope to meet many more tiki ppl at tiki events.
Thanks,
Dianna Fricano
and if I could change my username I'd make it Bikini Tiki Atoll.




 
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Missing User65958
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Posted: 2011-05-10 4:12 pm   Permalink

Aloha! My name is Rita, but I also go by Lovely Rita <3 I live in West LA, but I am originally from San Francisco, Santa Cruz and La Selva Beach.

Since I was around 12 years old I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the Big Island frequently as I had family located in Waikoloa Village, and fell in love with the craft of Tiki creations. I was soon influenced by the Tiki Culture, knowing though technically it is more of an Americanized influence stemming from Polynesian relics and folklore. My stepfather's house in La Selva Beach had a strong "island" appeal, including the yearly deck parties we'd have w/our fellow neighbors. A member of my step-family also at this time fell in love with a native of Hawaii, and he and his family firmly practiced Hawaiian and Polynesian traditions ... and a mixture of Ecuadorian as well Growing up in my teens through college years in La Selva Beach was a wonderful experience and environment; a beach town where we all pretty much knew each other, surfed, consistent town-wide special events, and having Tiki and Polynesian influences with good vibes, relaxation, great weather, great food and beverages!

On a side-note: Being named after Rita Hayworth, I was also very much interested in and influenced by the glamour of old-Hollywood ... whether it were movies and shows, music, red lipstick, Hollywood, sing and dancing talents, the fashion, Veronica Lake-type hair, pinups, or bombshell bathing suits, etc.

About me personally: I am a Model, Actress, Makeup Artist, Fight for Animal Rights, A F*ck Up, Conundrum, Ass-Kicker of Cancer, Lover of Horror Films, and Lovely. I can sometimes be a procrastinator, but I follow through on the things I want to. I constantly contradict myself. I'm a good observer and tend to be over analytical. I'm a true dork at heart. Laughter really is the best medicine. My second life would pass through the 1940's-60's. I have a contagious personality. I am an old soul. Naps are my favorite hobby. I try to see the good in people because everyone needs at least one mulligan in life. I tend to be more of a night person. Food is one of the main ways to my heart. I prefer more face to face conversation than over the phone. I respect animals but I still eat meat. I'm a romantic person and love as hard as I live. I believe in breaking the stereotype. I appreciate and find beauty in vintage items. I rescue snails by moving them to a safe place before they get stepped on. I am filled with a lot of passion. I lead more often than I follow. I try to exercise creativity as much as possible. I am human and sometimes make bad judgment calls. I am a huge movie buff, especially in the horror genre, and I'm obsessed with Halloween.

Thanks for reading!
Best,
Lovely Rita
<3 <3 <3 <3



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belladonnabeauties
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Joined: May 11, 2011
Posts: 1
From: Modesto,ca
Posted: 2011-05-11 2:34 pm   Permalink

Hello,
We are the Belladonna Beauties located out of the central valley.We are putting on our 3rd annual EVERYONE GETS LEI'D Pre 72'HOT ROD tiki music festival in Modesto, CA OCT.8TH 2011.

This year it will be taking place at the clarion Hotel from 1pm-2 am.(special room rates at $55.00)We have two stages with over 13 rockabilly/psychobilly acts including Deke Dickerson,Rip Carson,Jailbreak,Tony T. and the pendletons,Refuzniks,Los Drift Alley lobos,Plan 9,The Grims, Los Difuntos,Graveyard drifters,and more.There will also be a pre 72'hot rod traditional and kustom car show along with Authentic Hawaiian dancers and a pool party.

We are currently looking for tiki related vendors 10x10 spaces are only $40.00 and that is for two employees.Please contact Rita @209-534-8784 or Email Belladonna Beauties for a vendor packet if interested.


 
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MauiRose
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 28, 2009
Posts: 170
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2011-05-11 5:53 pm   Permalink

Welcome, welcome!

@lovelyrita -- I too love Old Hollywood and pin-ups (though I haven't done any pix myself...yet). Glad you found TC.


 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 12, 2011
Posts: 1674
From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-05-12 11:38 pm   Permalink

I guess I am the new guy here, I look forward to meeting you all and attending all the great Tiki events.

 
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bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11588
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-05-13 11:31 am   Permalink

Welcome. An interesting name: So...Why is it that Chuck Tatum is "Tiki"?

 
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lucas vigor
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 4089
From: SOCAL
Posted: 2011-05-13 12:34 pm   Permalink

It's an anagram, right?



 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 12, 2011
Posts: 1674
From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-05-13 12:43 pm   Permalink

Bananarama!

 
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bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11588
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-05-13 1:11 pm   Permalink

I was informed that it is NOT the Pacific war veteran referenced here, but:



 
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bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11588
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-05-13 1:19 pm   Permalink

...the whole thing being a form of artistic character transference.



Glad that was cleared up, thank you.


 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 12, 2011
Posts: 1674
From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-05-13 1:31 pm   Permalink

Thanks Bigbrotiki!


 
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VampiressRN
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 6153
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2011-05-14 3:36 pm   Permalink

Just stopping by to give a shout out to all the newbies. Welcome to TC...have fun.
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NewLegendMike
Member

Joined: May 14, 2011
Posts: 5
From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2011-05-14 10:35 pm   Permalink

Howdy!

Pleased to meet ya! I have been interested in tiki culture ever since I experienced the Enchanted Tiki Room at Walt Disney World when I was much, much younger and smaller than I am now. I am a fan of tiki art, exotica tunes, and of course the drinks! Though I have not travelled extensively, my fave places are Hala Kahiki near Chicago, Kowloon near Boston, and the Trader Vics in my own backyard, Atlanta.

I enjoy culture so much that I decided my next comic book project would be tiki-themed and I am very proud to annouce that the first issue of TIKI ZOMBIE will be available next month! The book is written by me with fan-tiki-tastic art by Peter Cutler. For some preview images, please check out
www.tikizombie.net.

Since I will be debuting the first issue at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC, can anyone suggest any tiki bars in the area? I'd love to celebrate in style!



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TikiMonkey
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 09, 2009
Posts: 11
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2011-05-30 9:48 pm   Permalink

Greetings from a (sort of) newbie!

My husband (CephaloTiki) and I have been TikiCentral members since 2009, but don't often make posts and are just now getting around to introducing ourselves. We live in landlocked Kansas City (the Missouri side). CephaloTiki has been a tiki fan since the '90s, but we didn't become tiki-obsessed until around 2008, which coincided with our newfound love of midcentury modern design and pop culture in general. We now have a bamboo bar in our basement overflowing with rum, a cabinet full of tiki mugs, and love trying out classic cocktail recipes (as well as those of the tiki persuasion out of Beachbum Berry's books) while listening to luxuriamusic.com or various exotica records on the turntable. I am also a semester away from a 2nd bachelor's degree (this one in graphic design) and I love Oceanic Arts in Whittier, CA so much that I did a re-design of their website for one of my projects. You can view it here:
http://www.amberjennings.com/oceanicarts

We're looking forward to our first Tiki Oasis in San Diego this August, and dream of the day a new tiki bar opens in our neck of the woods again. In the meantime, we hope to meet others in the area who are as tiki-obsessed as we are; perhaps get some regular backyard luaus started or meet up for Tiki Tuesdays at the R Bar.

Critiki profile: http://critiki.com/profile/?user_id=5271
Ooga-Mooga: http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/all/collection.cgi?mode=gallery&user_id=1348


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