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Rest In Peace,Tiki-Kate
Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2600
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2011-11-18 7:54 pm   Permalink

Happy Birthday Tiki-Kate!



You're missed around here very much.



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11269
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-11-19 1:01 pm   Permalink

Indeed! Kate was a full-blooded Tikiphile in knowledge and action.

I would like to inquire about if anything has been happening with the multiple mini containers with Kate's ashes that were passed out to a couple of her friends?

As we all know, per Kate's request Squid made a beautiful urn for her remains:



Kate had always had her own way of doing things, and a great sense of humor.
She must have loved seeing her pagan urn in front of a Christian altar at her service:



What many folks might have not been aware of was that Kate also instructed Squid to make a limited number of Moai containers for her friends, to take her ashes to Tiki places she might like to visit.

Well, as it happened, early this year I took one of my trips to Europe and thought she might want to see the Rum Trader in Berlin:



The Rum Trader is sort of the Tiki Ti of Berlin: It's proprietor Herr Scholl upheld the art of mixology way before the young folks of the craft cocktail revival came along...



Inside, Moai vessel met Moai vessel:



I ordered us a Fog Cutter, which is very good here...



...and since I was drinking for two, I cannot recall the name of this concoction any more:



...just that we liked it. A part of Kate's ashes are now in the ground at the entrance of the Rum Trader.

Next, I took a little trip to Paris. I don't think Kate had been, and I thought she might like to see the Eiffel tower:



So some of her ashes landed in the famous Seine river. What is Tiki about that, you might ask? Well, the bridge that I spread these ashes from leads directly to the Quai Branly Museum...



...which is the great, modern ethnographic museum in Paris (right next to the Eiffel tower)



Kate and I had lunch at the roof-top restaurant there...



...and the rest of her ashes were used to fertilize the bamboo grove by the outside stage of this museum, where sometime in the future artifacts from her collection will be on display.



If anybody else has any stories of Kate's visits to Tiki places, please share them here. I also respect it if folks want to keep it private. I simply had some unique opportunity to grant her last wishes and thought she might like to see this report about it.



 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2359
From: SoMass
Posted: 2011-11-19 2:10 pm   Permalink

Well done, Sven. I'm sure Kate's smiling.

 
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TikiTomD
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Joined: Sep 20, 2009
Posts: 684
From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2011-11-19 5:03 pm   Permalink

Sven, a very touching tribute. I never had the good fortune to meet or know Tiki-Kate, but she was clearly an exceptional lady, evident from the legacy of her Tiki Central posts and her lasting footprints on the hearts of the TC Ohana who knew her.

-Tom


 
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midnite
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1230
From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2011-11-20 12:05 am   Permalink

Well done, Sven. Very well done, Sir. I am impressed and quite touched by your efforts. An exceedingly appropriate gesture for dear Kate.

"You're missed around here very much."

I will second that. Wish I didn't have to, though.

Sigh...

midnite




 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1773
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2011-11-21 06:43 am   Permalink

That was incredibly beautiful and moving, Sven. I know it takes a lot of time to assemble posts like that, but I'm very glad you took the time to share that with us. Not only do memories of Kate live on, but hopefully also the kind of passion and dedication she displayed in her life will live on in us as well.

Rob


 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4431
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-11-21 12:42 pm   Permalink

Bora Boris,

Thanks for the Tiki Kate birthday reminder, thatís a great photo. I gave her a birthday toast with a Krakatoa at Trader Samís on Saturday. I know she would have loved this place with the combo of Tiki and Disneyland.

Sven,

Thanks also for taking the time to document and post Tiki Kateís travels abroad, what a fitting tribute. I am sure she is looking down and smiling.

I miss her on TC and regret not having the chance to get to know her better.

DC


 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 5054
Posted: 2011-11-22 12:48 am   Permalink

Thank you Sven God bless you both, Wendy

 
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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2600
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2012-07-20 9:42 pm   Permalink

Picking up where Sven left off, Iíve taken Kate on some adventures around Los Angeles.

From the Redondo Beach Pier ~



to Santa Barbara.



Some Urban Archeology with Sven ~





Visiting some Tiki friends around town ~


The Bronson Moai.


The Royal Hawaiian Motel.


The Glenlani Tiki Apartments.


The Tonga Hut.


Trader Vic's Downtown.

Some dinner



and drinks ~


Tiki-Kate meets a Tiki Kapu at Tiki-Ti.



 
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Philot
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Joined: Apr 04, 2003
Posts: 199
From: The armpit of Florida
Posted: 2012-07-20 10:11 pm   Permalink

wow, my Tiki Kate Number is way to low to merit taking her out, even if I could come up with a worthy venue.
1,000 quatloos to the first TC'er that has the honor of taking her to the first tiki bar in Orbit.
Yeah, that's right Elon, I'm calling you out.


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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11269
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-07-21 10:16 am   Permalink

Fan-tastic! That's the spirit, Boris, thank you.

 
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bongofury
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1550
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2012-07-21 9:59 pm   Permalink

Damn Boris, that has to be my favorite photo of Kate (and you too) Sorry I missed this. We have traveled with Kate recently and I will have to dig out our adventures with her too. She would probably scold me gently for not posting as much as I used to.

 
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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2600
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2012-11-18 07:49 am   Permalink

Happy Birthday Tiki-Kate!

I recently found this picture of Kate shopping at Oceanic Arts, one of her favorite things.



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11269
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-11-18 10:12 am   Permalink

Happy Birthday, oh intrepid explorer Kate!

I think of you whenever I am on my porch where your carved mask inspired by one at the "Tiki" apartments in Redondo Beach hangs underneath the Witco Spanish Galleon.



 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3163
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2013-10-24 3:59 pm   Permalink




Thinking of you Kate, we miss you on TC. Hard to believe it has been over three years already.







 
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