Category: Tiki Room

Radio Martiko Unearths Two Surf Rock Gems

Radio Martiko recently re-released two solid surf rock gems from the ’60’s from French Canada’s Les Talismans and Les Jaguars. They are “L’interplanetaire” and “Guitare Jet,” respectively. They’re available on Surf Québécois, available from Radio Martiko’s bandcamp. Surf Québécois by Les Talismans / Les Jaguars

Those Mini Umbrellas!

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated…no I LOVED those little mini umbrellas that go on top of fancy drinks. Not that I had fancy drinks. But one time I went to a little birthday party at a neighbor’s house and the mom and grandma put little mini umbrellas on top …

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¡Buenos Días, Señorita! Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room Opened On this Day in 1963

“Buenos días, señorita. My siestas are getting shorter and shorter.” -José Tiki On June 23rd, 1963, Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room was opened to the public at Disney parks.  It was an amazing event that featured the first Audio-Animatronic show. The new technology was brought about by Walt Disney’s love of animation, and his desire to …

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The Tonga Room Storms Back July 9

Californians can look forward to one of the most iconic bars, The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar in San Francisco, reopening July 9. The Tonga Room is famous for its rich tropical décor, Polynesian-fusion cuisine, and the occasional tropical rainstorm, complete with thunder and lightning! The Tonga Room will reopen on Fridays and Saturdays between …

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Stunning Mid Century Modern Home with Fantastic Tiki Bar for Sale

MCM meets tiki in this amazing house! This Forest Park, Ohio home features beautiful mid-century modern accents, vaulted ceilings, lots of natural light, and abundant space, as well as a fantastic tiki bar in the basement. I love this beautiful outdoor walkway with a cool view of the lush greenery surrounding the home. The 3,996 …

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Tiki Moon Mix

This Thursday marks the new moon and the first solar eclipse of 2021, and to usher in this unique combination of celestial events, I have mix of exotica and relaxed moon remixes to sit back and enjoy this Tiki Tuesday. Here’s a summer-y “Tiki Moon Mix” via Soundcloud. Tiki Moon 🌕 Tracklist 1) The Dixie …

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Next Tiki Stop: Tosche Station

Stop by Tosche Station and power up with this Star Wars Landspeeder Punch Bowl, complete with Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 Mini Muglets. Luke Skywalker owned an  X-34 landspeeder which transported him across the sands of Tatooine in Star Wars. The design of the punch bowl and mini mug set was inspired by the classic Star Wars Trilogy. …

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Tiki Dresses Over the Years

I want a Tiki Dress! They are so colorful and lovely. Back in the 1950s Women’s dresses had two main shapes. They were full circle skirts and very narrow pencil shape dresses. The big difference between the standard dress in the 50s and the Tiki style was the material and the colors. Tropical print fabrics …

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Disneyland Hotel Reopens July 2 with Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

Disneyland fans take heart, the Disneyland Resort is opening in phases and the Disneyland Hotel will soon be reopened with fantastic renovations, including corridor flooring featuring new patterns inspired by the art of Mary Blair, who was the Small World artist and concept artist for several Disney animations including Peter Pan and Cinderella. During the …

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A Modern History of Tiki Music

In his essay of the “Cultures of Tiki,” Scott Lukas noted that in modern presentations of Tiki cultures that had little to do with Tiki of the past like the soft surf culture and the former car culture. These are now becoming a part of the Tiki culture. This is particularly true of surf music, …

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