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Official Introductions / Introduction thread! New members introduce yourself here
Banana Bill
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Joined: Mar 14, 2012
Posts: 15
From: Michigan
Posted: 2015-02-22 10:21 am   Permalink

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On 2015-02-22 08:00, bitterfihies wrote:
Hi, I'm a Tiki baby. I've been researching 50's/60's culture and managed to find this forum. I immediately fell in love with the culture. I'm in my late 20's and hope to start a small tiki collection soon! Though that maybe harder then I hoped, it seems Virgina beach area is dried up of tiki culture



Welcome, Tiki Baby! Great to see a 20-something carrying on the tiki madness. Keep the faith about finding stuff - don't miss any opportunity to check out a garage sale, estate sale or thrift shop and things will turn up. So much more rewarding when you have to hunt for it!


 
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bitterfihies
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Joined: Feb 22, 2015
Posts: 2
Posted: 2015-02-22 7:03 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-02-22 10:21, Banana Bill wrote:
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On 2015-02-22 08:00, bitterfihies wrote:
Hi, I'm a Tiki baby. I've been researching 50's/60's culture and managed to find this forum. I immediately fell in love with the culture. I'm in my late 20's and hope to start a small tiki collection soon! Though that maybe harder then I hoped, it seems Virgina beach area is dried up of tiki culture



Welcome, Tiki Baby! Great to see a 20-something carrying on the tiki madness. Keep the faith about finding stuff - don't miss any opportunity to check out a garage sale, estate sale or thrift shop and things will turn up. So much more rewarding when you have to hunt for it!


I'm keeping my hopes up. I'm counting on living in a military saturated area, plus I'm visiting my aunt in March and I'm looking forward to making a detour to Chins!
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Banana Bill
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Joined: Mar 14, 2012
Posts: 15
From: Michigan
Posted: 2015-02-22 7:48 pm   Permalink

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I'm keeping my hopes up. I'm counting on living in a military saturated area, plus I'm visiting my aunt in March and I'm looking forward to making a detour to Chins!

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Chin's Chop Suey in Livonia?!? Awesome! The decor there is the real deal, truly vintage. Worth a stop just for that. Food and drink, not so much ... but eat there anyway, because we need to keep them open!!!


 
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rchoule
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Joined: Feb 22, 2015
Posts: 1
Posted: 2015-02-22 7:57 pm   Permalink

I am very surprised to see how much Tiki has grown over the years. I remember many nights sitting under the stained glass window behind Hurricane (aka mom) to get off work. I have read many posts missing her humor and music. Thank you all for remembering and more important honoring her. I have many memories that have come to me writing this, again thank you all.

 
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TikiBow
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Joined: Feb 24, 2015
Posts: 2
From: London
Posted: 2015-02-24 12:28 pm   Permalink

Hey I'm Beth, new to this site and just love classic polynesian art and have a love for most things 50s/60s!

 
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TikiPan
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Joined: Mar 19, 2015
Posts: 1
Posted: 11 days ago; 2:09 pm   Permalink

So glad to see such an active and vibrant community of fellow Tiki-lovers!

My name's Pan, and I'm pretty new. I'm a huge lover of exotica music, especially Les Baxter, a bit of Eden Ahbez, Martin Denny (of course) and the like. That got me into the aesthetic, which quickly led me to a full exploration of Tiki drinks, which THEN led me to become a regular at the Grass Skirt here in Columbus, Ohio (especially on Tiki Tuesdays, where oversize Zombies flow freely and are only $5).

PHEW! Anyway, I became so inspired by the tiki-fied office cubicle thread that I just had to join. I'm a 23-year-old copywriter here in Ohio.

Nice to meet you all!


 
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Scorpion Punch
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Joined: Feb 24, 2015
Posts: 1
From: CA Bay Area
Posted: 9 days ago; 9:03 pm   Permalink

Hello Tiki Central.

I am not only a new member of TC, but fairly new to posting in a forum, so please forgive any etiquette mistakes.

I found TC while searching for images of tiki bars and dreaming of the day I can serve up a colorfully garnished tiki drink from behind my own bar. There are some truly awesome home bar pics posted. The talent, creativity and tiki knowledge found here is incredible. I have learned so much.

I have loved all things Polynesian since my parents brought home for me some shell leis and a grass skirt from Hawaii about 35 years ago. I was also enchanted by the exotic atmosphere at local restaurants: the Lanai and the Castaway. Too bad I was too young to drink then (legally, that is).

Back in the old days my friends had posters of their favorite long-haired rock idols on the walls of their rooms, while I displayed a collection of seashells, paper drink umbrellas, Hawaiian postcards and a giant palm tree my mom & I made out of cardboard tubes, brown paper bags, wire hangers and a green tablecloth.

Now finally at 40+ish, I am currently working on my own small outdoor bar. I started on it last summer, but it got damaged by the sun, wind & rain. I am working on reviving it and hope to post pics as I am sure I will be needing advice. Its pretty small and improvised as I have no construction skills, but as long as its sturdy enough to hold a bowl of Scorpion Punch, its going to be ok.

Til then Mahalo & Aloha,
Scorp.








 
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youngjoe
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Joined: Mar 24, 2015
Posts: 2
Posted: 6 days ago; 3:10 pm   Permalink

While I'm chronologically a certified dinosaur in years, I'm a babe in posting and have never before done so. I was born and raised in Daytona Beach FL, attended North Seabreeze elementary school and old Seabreeze High in about the 300 block of North Grandview.

I'm very interested in the Forum on the Lotus Restaurant, mainly because of the Charlie Reese's Hi-Hat club it contained.

I'm going to respond to that Forum, but thought it best to start here with this brief intro.



 
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KatherineSpiers
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Joined: Mar 24, 2015
Posts: 4
Posted: 6 days ago; 3:29 pm   Permalink

Hello! I've always been interested in tiki (It might be because my grandma grew up in Hawaii), and now that I'm a food writer I can make it a professional interest. (I've added my Serious Eats article to the "tiki bar articles on the web" thread.) My favorite tiki bar is Tonga Hut in L.A., though the new Bootlegger in Palm Springs is pretty great, too.

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