Joel Reis reports on his blog that the Islands Restaurant at the Hanalei Hotel in San Diego closed yesterday for some apparently drastic renovations. The Islands … Continue reading San Diego’s Islands Restaurant Renovation?
“Bosko,” a short documentary by Paul Desjarlais, 2001 This short film is a documentary on Bosko Hrnjak, the famed San Diego tiki carver. He shares he goes about making his creations, how his interest in tiki was sparked, how it … Continue reading 2001 Bosko Documentary
Otto and Baby Doe von Stroheim have made a save-the-date announcement for 2007’s Tiki Oasis event, “Hawaii Au Go Go,” with the Blue Hawaiians as headliners. Like last year, it will be taking place at the Red Lion Hanalei in San Diego. However, the von Stroheims have a few changes in store: Moving to August In years past, Tiki Oasis has been held in May, which was lovely in Palm Springs, but a bit chilly for San Diego. The 7th Tiki Oasis will be held the weekend of August 16-19, 2007. The von Stroheims have orchestrated this with Tiki Kiliki, … Continue reading Tiki Oasis 2007 Announced
Tickets for the sixth annual Tiki Oasis are now available for sale. This year’s event is taking place at the Hanalei Hotel in San Diego, May … Continue reading San Diego: Tiki Oasis 6
San Diego tikiphile ‘OnaTiki shares a very impressive home tiki retreat (“bar” wouldn’t cover it) with his wife, Moki. ‘OnaTiki has applied his creative talents to … Continue reading Homemade Tiki Creations by ‘OnaTiki
If you’re still pondering the right place to be for New Year’s Eve 2006, you’re running out of time! You can probably still get into these … Continue reading Tiki New Year’s Eve 2006 Parties
As previously reported on Critiki News, Tiki Oasis 6 will not be held in Palm Springs, as the management at the once-tiki-friendly Caliente Tropics has gone … Continue reading Tiki Oasis 6 Heads to San Diego
In the mid- to late-1960s, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego had literally dozens of apartment complexes with a Polynesian design, and a marketing message … Continue reading La Vida Tiki: Southern California’s Polynesian Apartments