||Virani plays host in Paris once again
Joined: Dec 13, 2002
From: New York City
|Posted: 2006-03-21 11:25 am  Permalink|
I just noticed that Virani has been a very popular person lately. I went to Paris last week, and he and his wife met up with me at a pub near the Latin Quarter for drinks and chatted for some time. Virani invited me to his flat a few days later where I got to see his amazing tiki collection! That guy's living room will rival many a tiki fanatic in the US. It's amazing how he can amass such a collection when it's difficult to find anything tiki in Paris. He has mugs, music, posters, prints, postcards, and a bar all loaded up with liquors. I am so sorry that I forgot my camera that day.
Unfortunately, I was stricken with a bout of stomach flu that evening (I wonder if we can call it Marie Antionette's Revenge there) so I didn't get to try out Virani's Planter's Punch. And I barely got to hear him play one diddy on the uke.
Virani was a very gracious host and just treated me like we've known each other for years! I believe tomorrow is his birthday, so Happy Birthday, Virani! And have a good trip to Mexico City!
Joined: Sep 17, 2003
From: Volcanic area of France
|Posted: 2006-03-22 02:40 am  Permalink|
Hey, thanks a lot, that's a kind message.
That was a pleasure to meet you and I hope you were not scared by my stupid friends. We had a great night at the Ethiopian restaurant, that was lot of fun.
I look forward for a "Ray's mistake" with you !
Joined: Jun 15, 2004
From: The Land of Pleasant Living
|Posted: 2006-03-22 05:00 am  Permalink|
Happy Birthday Virani!
Joined: Feb 09, 2003
From: Just up the road from Chef Shangri-La
|Posted: 2006-03-22 06:35 am  Permalink|
Have a Happy, Happy, Birthday Virani! We will toast a Mai Tai in your honor tonite!
BaMbOoLoDgE...where the South Pacific meets the Great White North!
Joined: Jun 06, 2003
|Posted: 2006-03-22 12:29 pm  Permalink|
Happy B Day Virani!
Joined: Mar 09, 2004
From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
|Posted: 2006-03-22 2:23 pm  Permalink|
Bon Anniversaire mon ami
[ This Message was edited by: cheekytiki 2006-03-22 14:23 ]
Joined: Jun 13, 2004
From: Imperial Beach, CA
|Posted: 2006-03-22 6:41 pm  Permalink|
Many happy returns! And bring me some of that one-euro "champagne" when you come here!