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Hukilau Lounge , Kalamazoo. Come curious....leave fulfilled. Now with real ATOMIC goodness !!
uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2256
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2013-11-03 05:03 am   Permalink

Yes. Sven is correct. The figurehead is not Tiki and I passed up buying the piece at the show a couple of times the day I saw it. On my way out of the show I decided to pick it up. The small size helped me think I could fit it in with the other decor in the lounge. I have a few other pieces of nautical junk that work well and and help add to the escapism feel of the whole space. One of the things I love about having visitors over for cocktails is watching them stroll around the bar in the dim light and see new things every time they visit. The history and stories of Polynesian palaces long gone help create an atmosphere that is warm and inviting. I don't consider my home bar a museum but the items contained in it do tell a story and that is a big part of the fun for me. Voyaging beyond my home port doesn't take me far and I have been very lucky to have found many rare an fun pieces for the bar. I think Sven mentioned at one point that clutter is a very important part of a good Tiki bar. I really have that part down to a science. I'll post more photos of the clutter soon. Thanks for stopping by.
"Anyone who has ever seen them is thereafter haunted as if by a feverish dream" Karl Woermann

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