Much of the appeal in Polynesian Pop is the creation of an idealized, unreal version of Polynesia. So, what could be more appealing than idealized, unreal … Continue reading Artists’ Renderings of Tiki Locales
In my recap of Hukilau, I made mention of one of my best finds — the Boston-based Exotica group, Waitiki. Waitiki is four guys: Tim Mayer, … Continue reading Ahhhh… Waitiki!
Virani has posted a series of fantastic book covers. Virani, who lives in France, has been able to amass an impressive collection of vintage books about … Continue reading Vintage Tahitian Book Covers
The much-anticipated Tiki Terrace in Prospect Heights (just outside Chicago) will be holding their Grand Opening celebration next week, starting Tuesday, November 8, and wrapping up on Saturday, November 12. Each evening has two seatings, at 6 p.m. and at 9 p.m., with free food, and entertainment from Barefoot Hawaiian. The “official” Tiki Central gathering is happening on Thursday, November 10. While Tiki Terrace will be a family-friendly restaurant, the special opening week events are adults-only. For those who can’t make it next week, on November 19 they will have a performance by 28-year-old ukulele master Jake Shimabukura, ticket information … Continue reading Tiki Terrace Grand Opening
Today Hanford Lemoore announced a new Tiki Central Mug Design Contest. This is the first such contest since 2003, when Tikifish’s design for Shecky (seen at … Continue reading Tiki Central Mug Design Contest
A new feature for Ooga-Mooga: the Drink Matcher. Ooga-Mooga has always been able to tell you the right size drink for a mug, but now it’ll … Continue reading New Ooga-Mooga Feature: Drink Matcher