||Official Introductions / Introduction thread! New members introduce yourself here
Joined: May 24, 2015
From: New Orleans, LA
|Posted: 13 days ago; 11:27 am  Permalink|
Hi everyone, Ed here, from New Orleans. My obsession with tiki came from when I moved to Minneapolis from New Orleans, and discovered a little place down the street called Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge. I fell in love with the place, and when I moved back to New Orleans, I missed it dearly, even though I'm now a regular at Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29. I'm currently converting the screened in patio at the back of my house to my own personal tiki bar.
Come check out TI-5335's Tiki Trooper Tavern!
Joined: Jul 23, 2015
|Posted: 12 days ago; 5:28 pm  Permalink|
Aloha from Eugene, Oregon, Everyone! I was born in Honolulu, and my family is originally from Maui, scattered all over the islands. Love collecting Hawaiiana. If you can't live in Hawaii, Oregon's a great second choice. Nice to meet you all!
Joined: Jul 29, 2015
|Posted: 6 days ago; 4:03 pm  Permalink|
My name is Marilyn Johnson (AKA "Mazz" on Facebook) and I'm from the Cherry Hill, NJ area (just over the bridge from Philadelphia). My husband and I have always had an appreciation for all things tiki, but we recently threw ourselves into the culture and lifestyle (in the past year or so). I have been lurking as a non-member on this forum for a little while, but I figured it was time that I joined and started participating here. I'm more than positive there are people I know here already, but more about that next.
There isn't much tiki-goodness in our neck of the woods, however there are tiki-inspired things. Fortunately, Mod Betty of Retro Roadmap kicked into high gear and hosted a tiki weekend in Wildwood, NJ this past May. We attended and it was everything we could hope for and more! We met so many wonderful people and really got a nice, authentic feel for the culture through the people we met, how they were dressed, music that was playing, items that were for sale, and more. Even though I was feeling "shy," I felt at home there. So gradually we've been getting more and more into it as our lives allow.
On the side, I am a food blogger in Philadelphia. I decided to explore the world of tiki in our area - which is to say there is practically none, but I felt that there was something I could talk about and bring this culture into the fold. So I went with Tiki cocktails as they seem to be what most people recognize when they think tiki.
I wanted to share my article with you and I welcome any feedback! I'd love to add to this if I missed anything!!
That's not the only reason I joined here; like I said above, I can't wait to be more active here and engross myself further into the lifestyle. I love the light-hearted fun; the aesthetic and above all the cool people who espouse it. So, in advance, thank you for having me (and my hubby) here. We're looking forward to meeting MORE great people and attending more events in the future!
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Joined: Sep 10, 2014
From: Delano, CA.
|Posted: 4 days ago; 10:06 am  Permalink|
Aloha Tiki Central,
I've been a member since Sept 2014 and never intoduced myself so I figured it was time to stop lurking and start participating. I'm Trusty Shellback (aka Jon-Henry) from Delano, CA. I haved learned so much from everyone here, thanks for all the info and the D.I.Y. tutorials they've helped me build and expand my love for all things TIKI.
|Adam Aku Aku|
Joined: Jul 31, 2015
|Posted: 4 days ago; 8:22 pm  Permalink|
Hi this is Adam in Portland. Regular at Vic's and Hale Pele. I do the Xeroxed Tiki-NW newsletter you may see around Portland and sell the exotica records at Tiki Kon. I've been gleaning info from the forums for a few years so I figure I should put in my two cents here and there. Anyway, You may know Trader Vic's anniversary party is this Saturday at 4. The new Munktiki Vic's mug will be on sale. See you there.
Joined: Aug 02, 2015
|Posted: 2 days ago; 09:57 am  Permalink|
Aloha from Elk Grove Ca. I have been a long time lurker, but wanted to become a full fledged member of the community. Happy to be here.