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Party at Palm Desert and you're invited!
Tuna Tiki
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Nov 11, 2008
Posts: 74
From: Northridge Ca
Posted: 2009-05-24 6:37 pm   Permalink

Amy's party was definitely the event of the season. The place looks incredible. Amy is hostess with the mostest and Ben once again out did himself. I am posting a few pictures, but they do not do the place justice. Amy, thank you so much for extending an invitation to us and for you're warm hospitality. You made us feel so welcome. Ray, it was a treat to get to sit down and get to know you.

Amy and Ben. No explanation needed

Outside of the hut.

The bar. Bamboo Ben style

Soccer Tiki and Mrs. Boo

The tree house

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Tiki Centralite

Joined: Dec 22, 2008
Posts: 17
From: Del Mar
Posted: 2009-05-24 8:45 pm   Permalink


Wow! All hail Amy's mecca of tikiness.

Woohoo Wahine and MrGreenTiki were color coordinated in JAMS WORLD
although I didn't get a photo of us... Other photos here



Saving the planet, one rum drink at a time

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7594
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2009-05-24 9:19 pm   Permalink

Many MAhalos to Amy for everything and for all of you there too!

Good times!

Next year.... is gonna go off!

Bamboo Ben
Custom Tropical Decor
I build Tiki Rooms for you! Just ask around ;)

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jab tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 23, 2008
Posts: 123
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-05-24 9:40 pm   Permalink

Amy & Ray, Thank You soooo much for everything!!
I had a Blast!! It was good to meet many of you wonderful people here on TC, and of course see familiar faces.


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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 06, 2006
Posts: 209
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-05-24 9:56 pm   Permalink

Amy and Ray, Thank You for such an amazing weekend! I had the best time, and it was wonderful getting to see everyone! Here are some of the pictures that I took...

(In this picture at the base of the tree was a roadrunner!)

Thank you again!


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Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 7008
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2009-05-25 01:17 am   Permalink

Amy, you're the bestest most gracious hostess. GROG love sitting and talking story with Ray. Always a blast hanging with you. Looking forward to the next time.

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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7657
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-05-25 09:38 am   Permalink

Huge Mahalos to Amy and Ray!
Your home and the BambooBen back area are stunning!
so many fun places to explore and chill...
Thank you soooooooo much for sharing your home
and treating us all so fancy and kind!
Martini Kings played a BUNCH of sets
and added to the gentle ambience of the party...
and you even had Chocolate Cupcakes!
Hosts of the Year!
Thank you again
this was over the top
and very inspiring!

Ben...awesome job
pictures cannot capture
the sheer Awesomeness of the job you've done...

www.kinnyruzic.com Art Blogs Wishes Fulfilled!
I'm on Facebook too! under my real name Ken Ruzic

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Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Mar 04, 2005
Posts: 3236
From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2009-05-25 3:22 pm   Permalink

WoooHoooo! What an Incredible Party. Mucho Mahalos to Amy & Ray for sharing their Tiki Paradise with us.

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Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5995
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2009-05-25 5:46 pm   Permalink

My thanks to Amy & Ray for a great party. Your yard is absolutely amazing!!! I was so happy to get to actually meet more TCers. Me and the Mother unit don't do well in heat so only stayed for a couple of hours, but had a wonderful time. Kudos for posting pix.
"Oh waiter, another cocktail please!!!"

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Queen Kamehameha
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 21, 2003
Posts: 1413
From: So Cal
Posted: 2009-05-25 5:52 pm   Permalink

Thanks again all, for coming! I can not believe all the terrific people I met, And Thanks for posting the pictures!

Karen, thank you for the pictures too, I can't believe you posted that picture of Chis and I with tongues out...oh my....lol


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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 11, 2008
Posts: 268
From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2009-05-25 6:54 pm   Permalink

Amy & Ray, Thanks for a great party. Karen & I had a fun time. Your place is fabulous. Every thing was great. The food, music, & of course all the TC'ers. Here are a few more pictures.
Thanks Again, Mike & Karen

Must be break time.

At night your plce comes alive.

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Site Administrator

Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3265
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-05-26 12:40 am   Permalink

WOW! Amy, your pad is incredible. Thanks for the opportunity to see it. Please feel free to invite me over anytime!

In the meantime, here are more photos. I know, I know, some of these look like some earlier photos, but they bare repeating.

Here's the incredible main bar on the lower terrace. Front view...

and side.

The incredible Tiki Bo Peep, right before feeding the Koi

Some of the many incredible Koi. These are the happiest Koi in the world. Just look at those smiles. Incredible!

Incredible Meandering paths and bridges...

which lead to this Tiki sanctuary. Which just so happens to be incredible.

Found on the upper terrace is this incredible poolside secret mystery hut.

And of course the incredible putting green located on the mid terrace:

On the lower terrace there is a spacious covered stage with huge dance floor. Incredible!

Colorful TC people getting lit up: Okay, well that's a bit predictable.

Huge incredible Tikis:

Oh, and did I mention how incredible this whole place is?
Once again, thanks Amy!

I'm looking forward to the next one!

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Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2435
From: The Valley! Female, leo,fav color pink.
Posted: 2009-05-26 12:54 am   Permalink

Thank You Amy & Ray for a wonderful time, you are the best hosts ever. I will never forget what a great day it was & Thank You also for the grand tour what a home! I look forward to visiting again, what a gas! -Kelly

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lucas vigor
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 3985
Posted: 2009-05-26 09:20 am   Permalink

Absolutely incredible!

Very sorry I had to miss this!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1560
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2009-05-26 12:58 pm   Permalink

Thanks Amy!

I had a great time Saturday night. Your home and property is absolutely KILLER! Kudos to Ben for all the great work. Till next time...


tiki since '67!

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