Tiki Oasis 11 is coming up. And the news about this years content is pouring in (yes, attempt at a pun there). Among other things, there will be a daytime symposium entitled Mai-Kai History, Mystery and Adventure hosted by Tim "Swanky" Glazner.
The Mai Kai restaurant in Fort Lauderdale is the undisputed most authentic source of vintage Polynesian cocktails. Tim "Swanky" Glazner presents the history of the Mai Kai with an emphasis on cocktails such as The Mystery Bowl. The Mystery Bowl ceremony will be accurately recreated.
In 1956, the brothers Thornton took all the best from Don the Beachcomber's (sometimes literally) and added beautiful maidens in tiny outfits, all out authentic Polynesian and Nautical decor, grand tropical gardens and plopped it down in the heart of what was becoming America's vacationland. How did it work out? The same family still runs it today, much the same as then. Come hear and see the tale of how Florida took Tiki to the next level, and rediscover the oldest thriving original Tiki palace on earth! A live Mystery Ceremony by Marina the Mermaid will be raffled off during the event!
Tiki Oasis 11
August 18-21, 2011 San Diego, CA
August 18: Tiki Oasis Meet and Mingle: Bali Hai Restaurant 2230 Shelter Island Drive San Diego, CA 92106 619-222-1181 www.balihairestaurant.com
August 19 - 21: All event activity: Crowne Plaza Hotel 2270 Hotel Circle North San Diego, CA 92108
Inspiring beatnik teenagers everywhere to set off and explore, escaping the restrictions of authority, this thermo-flask is a handy travelling companion Jack Kerouac himself would have been proud of. You can get yours from Urban Outfitters.
In August, the Miles Davis Bitches Brew beer by Dogfish Head will be on the market. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the original release of Bitches Brew, Miles Davis' 1970 paradigm-shifting landmark fusion breakthrough, Dogfish have created their own Bitches Brew. A potent little number, described as 'a bold, dark beer that's a fusion
of three threads imperial stout and one thread honey beer with gesho
root, coming in at 9% ABV. According to Dogfish founder Sam Calagione,
it is "the ultimate partner for chili or spicy curry chicken" and best
enjoyed "sipped cool, not cold, from a snifter or red wine glass while
listening to the Bitches Brew album."
Ella Doran and Kavel Rafferty have joined forces for a
very special, vintage vinyl-inspired pop art project. Ella and Kavel
have used portable record players from their own homes and from their
music aficionado friends to create this irresistible tableware
collection. Drawing influence from the textures, colours and simple
style of these classic mid-20th century designs, Ella and Kavel fuse
these classic forms with lost and found formica for a modern-retro feel
to make anybody’s table – music fanatic or not – sing. Available to buy from mid June. Keep an eye on Kavel Rafferty's blog for more details.
If you're looking for a book about Tiki drinks, why not get one that is illustrated by Shag? Tiki Drinks by Adam Rocke is just that. The book contains 70 recipes, a mixture of Tiki classics and some
more unusual concoctions. It also gives a comprehensive list of the
equipment you need for your own well-stocked cocktail lounge.
Dive head first, shrunken or otherwise, into a Polynesian
Pop world of incredible ceramics, from vintage mid-century
modern designs, to the collector mugs of today. Featuring all
the major manufacturers – Tiki Farm, Munktiki, Porcelanas
Pavón, Gecko’z South Sea Arts and more – and
the top artists, including Shag, Bosko, Crazy Al, Ocea Otica,
and Tiki Diablo.
The book TIKI
MUGS: Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop by Jay Strongman, with introduction by Holden Westland, is available from Korero Books.
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Norman Collins, better known as Sailor Jerry, is regarded by many as the father of the old school tattoo art. Even though he passed away in 1973 his art lives on, and not just on the skin of those that went under his needle.
From the Sailor Jerry Ltd website you can pick up a fair amount of things, for example these pint glasses. The four glasses are rather cool too, with a healthy pint capacity
each, a giftbox to hold them in and most importantly, a classic
Sailor Jerry tattoo design on each one.