Category: Tiki Room

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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Saturn Room: A Taste of Tiki in Tulsa

One of the first bars I went to after being vaccinated was my favorite one in my hometown of Tulsa, the Saturn Room. What pure joy to relax in this T-town tropical hut under low lighting with an ever impeccable playlist playing. Tonight’s musical selections included “Care of Cell 44” by The Zombies, “Rock and …

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7 Amazing Hawaiian Foods to Try

Hawaiian Ice Beside my new found love of poke’ bowls, there are several Hawaiian foods that are recommended that we should try. We will start with the first which is of course the beloved, Hawaiian Ice. This is shaved ice, but not like a snow cone. Not crunched ice, but shaved ice. There is a …

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Adding Tiki Huts and Tiki Decor to Your Home

With all the Tiki rage in restaurants and bars the past few decades, is it any wonder that the Tiki fun has entered into our yards and homes? Many people are feverishly studying plans at this very moment trying to figure out how they are going to design a Tiki hut in their backyard this …

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The Atmospheric Magic of Tiki Bars

No Alcohol Needed! Tiki Bars are immediately associated with drinks containing alcohol, but truth be told, it’s the container and the fruit that makes a Tiki drink, Tiki. When Tiki bars are done correctly, the atmosphere is like something straight out of the Pacific islands and the escape to the land of enchantment can last …

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Trader Joe’s Has Tiki Roots

After all, we know Trader Joe’s is completely unique. I remember the first time I went to Trader Joe’s was when my daughters were in college in California and we went to the store. Wow! Being from Kansas, I had never seen anything like it. So many varied types of foods and different cuisines that …

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