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Another So Cal Tiki Trek
MakeDaMug
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Joined: Mar 28, 2002
Posts: 1182
From: behind a cluttered desk
Posted: 2002-12-14 3:05 pm   Permalink

Hi,
Tuesday Tiki Trekkers...
Call me around 10am or so (949) 940-1006 so that I can give you folks a heads up as to what exact time Peter Seely and I will be down at the San Clemente Pier. Should be very close to 12:00 noon but it could be +/- as it depends upon Peter's schedule. Hopin' for a little flexibility but I'll talk to Peter and try to nail noon on the head.
Holden


 
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2369
From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2002-12-16 08:13 am   Permalink

Loose itinerary for Tiki Tuesday with changes to include a visit to Bamboo Ben's:

9:00am - Meet at
Oceanic Arts
10:00am - Depart for Bamboo Bens
10:30am - Visit w/ Bamboo Ben
11:30am - Depart for San Clemente Pier
12:00pm - Lunch w/ Holden of Tiki Farm and Peter Seeley of Trader Vic's
1:30pm - Depart for Tiki Farm
2:00pm - Tour of Tiki Farm facility
3:00pm - Depart for Al's Lagoon Room

Of course, everyone is invited to tag along. Hope to see you all there!


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MakeDaMug
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Joined: Mar 28, 2002
Posts: 1182
From: behind a cluttered desk
Posted: 2002-12-17 12:47 am   Permalink

I'm looking forward to breaking away from the insanity for lunch tomorrow (it is tiki, but it's still insanity - but the good type... know what I mean!?) We'll have a fair amount of our new mugs/shots on display as well as a major pack-out going on out back of the first large run of both the Shag Moatu & Akuku sets at the Farm.

 
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Traderpup
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 1049
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2002-12-17 08:42 am   Permalink

Hope someone sees this in time...

Welp, I'm trying to fight off a cold here, so I don't think I'll be participating in Tiki Tuesday. A little too cool and damp out....



 
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bamboo ben
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Joined: Jun 02, 2002
Posts: 454
From: Tiki
Posted: 2002-12-17 10:08 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Trec'r's,
Mucho Mahalos for stoppin buy on your Trek. It was bitchen (cool) that you's were the first to sign the "Big Bamboo" and to meet Hula and his Mrs. and Laney and her friend. Mahalos for enjoying my art.
The Rev. Bamboo Ben
p.s. Judd, Poly and big Al, you's too's!!
How was the lunch???????


 
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MakeDaMug
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Joined: Mar 28, 2002
Posts: 1182
From: behind a cluttered desk
Posted: 2002-12-17 10:43 pm   Permalink

Thanks for stoppin' "By the Farm"... ye faithful few, ye trekkers o' tiki! Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Holden


 
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laney
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Joined: May 20, 2002
Posts: 631
From: orange county CA
Posted: 2002-12-18 02:01 am   Permalink

Well, Thanks everyone, I had fun. It was nice to finally put some faces to names. Cory thought you guys were really friendly. He kind of insisted on going when I told him I was going to meet up with a bunch of people I met on-line. He seemed pleasantly surprised, as the whole meeting people on-line is a bit scary. But we're all perfectly normal because were into tiki!
Holden, thanks again for my warty mug. I'm going to list it right now on ebay...starting bid $130.00. No, It is right at home with my T.V. bottle on my shelf. Mugs with memories are the best! I will cherish the mugs I got from my parents more than the rarest ones I could ever find on ebay. Peter seemed pleased to know that people covet the old barware and the new as well. Thanks for letting us be there and show that there is a growing interest in tiki! It was great for everyone's business, hobby, and passion.
P.S. Please don't kill all the warty mugs. I thought about our conversation and there must be something you could do with the defects as I know you don't like trashing them also. Maybe mark them with DEFECTIVE NOT FOR SALE and give them to us.(I like this one best) Or throw a Defective party and we'll all drink from them until the end of the night when we all smash the "bad" mugs in a huge Greek-like dance. What do you think? At least they'll go out with glory.


 
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2369
From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2002-12-18 07:42 am   Permalink

Tiki Tuesday - How cool was that?!

As usual, another TC outing that was a total blast! Although it was wet outside, the tiki gods smiled at us and gave us sunshine at every one of our destinations. Here's some highlights from our 3-hour tour:

Oceanic Arts - Spent some time talking with Bob Van Oosting and "The Great One" Leroy Schmaltz. We even got to see an inside peek at an 8 foot Ku he custom carved for The Rock. Picked up some cool tikis too. Big Al even bought 4 - count 'em - 4 masks for display in the Lagoon Room!

Bamboo Ben's - Very cool to see some old photos of Eli Hedley at work on the Aku Aku Moai and pics of Tiki Temples long gone along with Chiki's World's largest tiki mug! Special thanks to Ben for his gracious discounts to our group. I scored a Bamboo Ben original Tiki for a great price (less than half!) - and he even threw in some bamboo ornaments! Very Cool.

Lunch w/ Peter Seeley - Lunch at the pier was great. Was nice to sit down and talk to Holden about the Tiki biz. Looks like Weird Unc and Mr. Seeley started the beginnings of a business venture we can look forward to attending next year - Weird Uncle Vic's!

Tiki Farm Tour - Now what can I say about this one?! Holden is definitely living the dream. The Tiki Farm digs look straight out of an episode of MTV's Real World but with Tikis! We got a sneak peek of the mugs and cool packaging coming in 2003. Special thanks to Holden for handing out a Suffering Bastard mug for all TC'ers in attendance! Very Cool.

The Fabulous Lagoon Room - Al's mixology is second to none. From Mai Tai's to Blue Hawaiian's, we had them all!

Dinner at Kealani's - What a great way to end Tiki Tuesday - Island style food in Oceanside! Where else can you have a Loco Moco plate lunch for dinner? It's Da Kine!

It was great to take a break from the weekday grind and sneak out for a day of tiki. Special thanks to Bamboo Ben, Holden and Al for their generosity in hosting our little group. Can't wait for the next one!

BTW Shely, the 76 is not a f--'ing freeway!


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hula hula
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 407
From: da 9th island/ vegas
Posted: 2002-12-18 09:01 am   Permalink

Well what can I say that has'nt been said.

First and foremost Al my head is still ringing, there isnt enough asprine in this town to fix this, I was sooo the SUFFERING BASTARD last night, had the pose down and all. UGH!!!! you are so the drink master.

A special thanks to holden for the gracious invitation to hang with him and peter and for giving us the tour, then he goes beyond that by sending us home with a awesome gift. *sniff * feel the love.

Bambooben thanks for taking some time out for us and the great deals you gave us,mahalo.


To sum it up ,much fun was had by all . I really enjoyed meeting alnshely, laney, weirduncle tiki (see you tonight), and my old bro polynesianpop,untill next tuesday, cheer!


 
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1907
From: socal
Posted: 2002-12-18 11:35 am   Permalink

I am glad you guys had a blast. I wanted to go, but had to get an order out. I kept trying to rationalize atleast going to OA, but it is never just a quick stop there. Then I said I'll go pick up my "mug" at Ben's cause it's getting a tiki makeover. I can't really complain though, cause I saw tikis all day.

 
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2369
From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2002-12-18 11:49 am   Permalink

Chiki,
We saw you work in all our visits. First, the two you had in the case at Oceanic Arts. Second, the World's Largest Tiki Mug at Bamboo Bens. Third, your mug & matching shotmug in the matte glaze - as well as the packaging it will be sold in at Tiki Farm.

You may not have been there physically, but you where there in spirit - or at least your tikis were!

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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2002-12-18 12:56 pm   Permalink

Chiki's Tikis are his spirit!
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weirduncletiki
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 756
From: Grape Town, California
Posted: 2002-12-18 2:14 pm   Permalink

Weird Uncle Vics! I love it! Alas, no... we weren't scheming new business ventures, just talking story. We're both involved in family business so it was just your usual everyday businessman's lunch conversation, you know: booze, safari travel, rum, liquor distributors, fine wine, menehunes, etc. You know. Tiki Tuesday was a grand time, indeed. More please.

-Weird Uncle Tiki


 
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stentiki
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 892
From: Huntington Beach
Posted: 2002-12-18 2:40 pm   Permalink

So to quote a recent post "feel so left out!"

Sounds like a total blast and I am Shecky Green with envy!

I recently saw a sign somewhere that read

"Working is the curse of the drinking class"

How true!

Aloha,

Arty


 
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Alnshely
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 974
From: Oceanside CA
Posted: 2002-12-18 10:49 pm   Permalink

Tiki Tuesday really turned out to be a such a great day. I want to thank Leroy and Bob, Bamboo Ben, Peter Seely, Holden and all the Centralites that made the Trek. We all met at Oceanic Arts.





They have the best lamps at OA. I think this is Laney's favorite.



Examples of the excellent carvings. After Oa we headed for Bamboo Ben's

Thanks Ben, for everything. Ben tells me he's doing some work for Heather Locklear and Ritchie Sambora. His place is full of cool stuff and he's having a sale this weekend
Bamboo Ben
Bamboo Ben (custom tropical decor)
712 Yorktown Ave. #20
Huntington Beach, Ca. 92648
Store Hours- Sat. 10-Sunset(ish)
Sun. 11-4ish
Other Hours by appointment 714 960-1860

After Ben's we headed south to the pier in San Clemente for lunch with Holden and Peter Seely. After lunch we drove up to Tiki Farm.

Here's Adrian (Poly Pop) with Holden's new line of great mugs. The grey mugs on the far right were designed by Danny Gallardo (Chiki Tiki). Good job, great mugs.

I really liked the new TV mug and the 40th anniversary Disney's Tiki Room Mug. Way cool.

Tiki Farm Presents,The Kava Bowl. Awesome!!!. Iuka Grog Laney and Cory had to split, but, the rest of us headed to my place for cocktails and then to Kealani's for some dinner.

Adrian, Lazara, David, Shell in the Pacific


Mahalo, Aloha,
Al


 
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