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Official Introductions / Introduction thread! New members introduce yourself here
Pele Paul
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 606
From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2014-04-30 7:05 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-03-12 18:12, dktikidaddy wrote:
Hello all....I was a member here before but its been awhile since I logged in. Had to re-register...I guess my user name was booted out of the system. It's good to be back!




hey welcome back!!! I remember you!!!!


 
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PabTiki
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Joined: May 01, 2014
Posts: 54
From: In Los Angeles, from New Orleans
Posted: 2014-05-02 09:09 am   Permalink

I'm new too. Welcome and hello!

My girlfriend and I will soon be embarking on our tiki mocktail adventure!

(Some of my bar supplies and ingredients are arriving today, woot!)


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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
Posts: 1308
Posted: 2014-05-02 09:15 am   Permalink

Welcome, Pablo!

Those first few drinks are a lot of fun. It can be challenging to get all the ingredients together to make a good selection. If you have an iOS device, check out Beachbum Berry's Total Tiki app, which will tell you which drinks you can make with the ingredients you have (and suggest additional ingredients to make more drinks!).


 
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PabTiki
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Joined: May 01, 2014
Posts: 54
From: In Los Angeles, from New Orleans
Posted: 2014-05-02 09:22 am   Permalink

Great tip, thank you!

Yes, it's a lot to take in. : ) I just ordered the BG Reynolds Don's Mix, Falernum Syrup, Ginger and Passion Fruit to start, plus Coco Lopez and Coco Real (to compare).

It's going to be an adventure!

(And I can finally get some use out of my tiki mugs, ha!)


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Kalakala
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Joined: Apr 17, 2010
Posts: 5
From: Seattle, WA
Posted: 2014-05-04 1:32 pm   Permalink

Aloha folks! Long-time visitor, new poster here.

Although I'd been known to kit out my cubical at work with tropical plants, garlands, tiki masks, mugs, and a dashboard hula girl over 13 years ago, I started my tiki adventure in earnest about eight years ago, shortly after I became involved in the broader cocktail revival. The music and the cocktails came first, then little by little the decor started creeping into the home.

I was greatly inspired by a visit to B.G. Reynolds' impressive home bar back in '08 or '09 and, after securing permission from the wahine, I started converting our downstairs spare room into a tiki bar. This was ostensibly in order to prevent the growing liquor collection from taking over the entire house.

I had moved 20 some-odd cases of booze downstairs, started putting up lauhala matting, and was well on the way to my hidden tropical paradise in the basement when the wife asks "So, why didn't you want to put the bar upstairs where it's more convenient and there's more room?" The honest answer was "It never occurred to me that you'd let me!" "Oh, no, I think it would be fun!" Who knew?

So now our former dining room is known as Kalákalá Tú and you can visit its FB page at
facebook.com/KalakalaTu.

Hopefully by this summer we'll be ready to start hosting some parties! If you're in the Seattle area, drop me a line!

Mahalo!

~ K2












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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
Posts: 1249
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2014-05-04 4:44 pm   Permalink

awesome tiki pad, and welcome!

 
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VampiressRN
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5778
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-05-04 6:16 pm   Permalink

Kalakala...your place is great and those peacock chairs are fabulous. Welcome to TC.
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PabTiki
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Joined: May 01, 2014
Posts: 54
From: In Los Angeles, from New Orleans
Posted: 2014-05-05 07:59 am   Permalink

Welcome! Great bar and cool FB page! And you're lucky to have a gal who's on board with your tiki-tastic project! : )

 
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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
Posts: 1308
Posted: 2014-05-05 08:05 am   Permalink

Love the framed portrait of Donn and the photo of his early bar. Nice touch.

 
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amypayne
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Joined: May 02, 2014
Posts: 5
Posted: 2014-05-05 09:24 am   Permalink

Stumbled across this site when looking up information on some mugs I came across this weekend so I thought I would introduce myself and this seemed the spot to do it in!

Been collecting tiki stuff for a few years and have always loved a good cocktail so I look forward to exploring this site and seeing what else is out there that I can hunt for.

Amy


 
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Kalakala
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Joined: Apr 17, 2010
Posts: 5
From: Seattle, WA
Posted: 2014-05-06 12:07 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-05-05 08:05, TikiTacky wrote:
Love the framed portrait of Donn and the photo of his early bar. Nice touch.


Good catch. I couldn't not. The photos on the other side of the bar are pretty cool, too:

My great grandmother (right) and great aunt, 1934:




My mom, c. 1947:




My mom, 1962, tending bar. She became a lounge singer around this time.



 
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Rum Balls
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Joined: Oct 04, 2004
Posts: 886
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2014-05-06 12:17 pm   Permalink

Kalakala, thanks for all the awesome pics. Hope to meet you sometime either when I'm visiting my brother in Seattle or you visit us here in PDX!

And I love the idea of a Facebook page for the home bar...might have to do that myself!
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Oh Mai Tai
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Joined: May 07, 2014
Posts: 2
Posted: 2014-05-07 02:24 am   Permalink

Hi there!

I'm new to Tiki Central (well, I have often read it for information but I have never contributed before)

I have been a fan of tropical cocktails and Tiki pop culture for as long as I can remember and I've just opened an online shop selling Tiki Mugs and Clothing/Accessories in the UK. I thought it was about time I came here and let you guys know about it

You can join out Facebook page here to take a look at our efforts to bring these beautiful items to the UK:
https://www.facebook.com/ohmaitai

I look forward to learning from you guys

Donna x

www.ohmaitai.co.uk
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AceExplorer
Grand Member (3 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 999
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-05-07 05:38 am   Permalink

Welcome to Tiki Central, Donna! Keep spreading the good word of tiki in the UK!

I looked at your web site, so glad to see you showcase drink recipes for your customers. You may also consider recommending (or selling?) music to your customers. There is quite an interest in tiki/lounge music, and the world of exotica music would be a great addition to your site. You could help educate and inform your customers much in the same way that you have done with your cocktail recipes.

Keep up the good work, and cheers to you!
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Oh Mai Tai
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Joined: May 07, 2014
Posts: 2
Posted: 2014-05-08 02:19 am   Permalink

Thank you for your warm welcome!

I had not thought about music...I actually have some friends in a lounge/tiki/jazz band...I don't know why I had not thought of it. I would need to learn a little more myself before I could confidently start a section for that...feel free to point me in the right direction

x

EDIT: I decided just to get stuck in and make a music page.
http://www.ohmaitai.co.uk/music.html

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