The Ultimate Guide to Completing the Grog Log at the Tonga Hut

The Ultimate Guide to Completing the Grog Log at the Tonga Hut

After a year-long journey of completing the Grog Log and drinking 78 different drinks at the Tonga Hut, we're ready to fill you in on all of our top tips! Read more to hear all about our experience and what we recommend doing if you decide to embark on this adventure...

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It's Our First Birthday!

It's Our First Birthday!

It's been exactly one year since we launched Modern Tiki Lounge! The past 365 days have been filled with so many tiki-filled adventures on our part and we've loved every part of it. One year ago, when I wrote the first post that was featured on this blog, I was beyond excited. Since then, our time running Modern Tiki Lounge has been filled with so many great highlights so I figured I'd share a few...

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Tales of Our Second Visit to the Coconut Club

Tales of Our Second Visit to the Coconut Club

In early 2015, we were able to experience an amazing evening at the Coconut Club (LA's "underground" tiki supper club that pops up from time to time and is almost always sold out). It was a 3-hour tropical getaway with multiple courses for dinner and stunning cocktails that accompanied our meals. Because we enjoyed our first experience so much, we were excited to see that the Coconut Club had begun offering shorter form events (at a lower price point). We just had to check it out and, in the end, we left with our thirsts quenched while feeling happily full & very appreciative of the tiki escape. Want to know all the details? Here's how we spent our night at the Coconut Club this past August...

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Modern Tiki Lounge's Top 10 Posts of 2015

Modern Tiki Lounge's Top 10 Posts of 2015

Just out of curiosity, we decided to take a look at our analytics to see which of our blog posts you liked most in 2015. Turns out this list sums up a lot of great events and experiences we had last year and we thought we'd share. Check 'em out in case you may have missed a few throughout the year! Working our way backwards...

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A Modern Tiki 2015 (and, soon to be, 2016!)

A Modern Tiki 2015 (and, soon to be, 2016!)

I wrote one (ok, maybe two) resolutions last year: To get Modern Tiki Lounge up and running and to keep my head above water financially while doing so. Turns out, I have managed to do both and, for that, I am incredibly grateful. There have been many great things that have come out of this year business/hobby-wise... 

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Hot Rum Cider Punch - A Seasonal Tiki Drink Recipe

Hot Rum Cider Punch - A Seasonal Tiki Drink Recipe

Now that the weather is finally getting a little cooler in sunny Southern California and the holidays are just around the corner, we've been in the mood for some warm tiki drinks. To get us in the spirit for Thanksgiving and the fast-approaching Christmas season, we brewed up some Hot Rum Cider Punch...

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Top 10 Reasons to Stay at the Disneyland Hotel

Top 10 Reasons to Stay at the Disneyland Hotel

Planning to stay at a hotel on your next trip to DisneylandIf you're looking for a magical Disney-filled getaway, the Disneyland Hotel is one of your best options to consider (and in our opinion, it's THE best). We've stayed there at least 5 times and every time we've absolutely loved it. Want to know why? Here are our ten favorite things about the resort - check 'em out...

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Pineapple Carving 101

Pineapple Carving 101

Since all things pineapple are super popular right now and we follow lots of tiki enthusiasts, carved pineapples have been popping up all over our social media feeds. Now that Halloween is right around the corner, we decided to give it a go ourselves. Some parts of our process were super successful and others were less so. Keep reading for some great tips on how to make the most of your carving experience especially since pineapples, as you may have guessed, are very different from pumpkins...

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10 Tiki Oasis Tips (to Guarantee an Awesome Weekend)

10 Tiki Oasis Tips (to Guarantee an Awesome Weekend)

Our first Tiki Oasis this past August ended up being a great experience for us and we discovered so much about the event while we were in San Diego.  By the time it was over, we had arrived at some takeaways that we'll be sure to keep in mind in the years to come.  Here are our top 10 bits of advice for newcomers to the event...

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Trader Sam's Tahitian Terrace Diamond Luau

Trader Sam's Tahitian Terrace Diamond Luau

Two weeks ago, the Disneyland Hotel & Trader Sam's put on a once-in-a-60th-Anniversary-Celebration event for two nights only: the Tahitian Terrace Diamond Luau.  For those who aren't aware, Disneyland used to have a very cool restaurant in Adventureland adjacent to the Enchanted Tiki Room.  I had only known about it through a coworker of mine who showed me the Tahitian Terrace menu and told tales of its past. Alas, it's long gone.  But Disney decided to bring back some of its glory for the special event...

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Modern Tiki Wedding in the Works!

Modern Tiki Wedding in the Works!

This past Friday Greg proposed (and actually managed to surprise me big time)!  We've been together for almost four and a half years now so of course the answer was "yes."  Shortly after I had my own big question to pop: "sooooo....tiki wedding?"  And somehow, he was totally into that idea :)  So here we are just a few days into fiancedom/fiancehood/engagement and we've completely fallen down the rabbit hole of venue searching and event planning...

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Tales of our San Francisco Tiki Adventure

Tales of our San Francisco Tiki Adventure

A while back, I wrote a post about the top 8 tiki destinations we wanted to check out in California. Many of them were located in and around San Francisco so, when we had a wedding to go to up there this past May, we decided to try to hit as many tiki bars as possible. We didn't get to as many spots as we had planned but we still had fun on our little road trip...

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Tiki Drink Recipe: Uh Oa!

Tiki Drink Recipe: Uh Oa!

This Tiki Mug Monday we decided to put our Trader Sam's Uh Oa! bowl to use in an attempt to recreate its signature drink. We started with the ingredients listed on the menu, tried to determine the right proportions, and after some adjusting and tasting, here's what we came up with (we think it tastes very similar)...

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Tiki Drink Recipe: Ancient Mariner

Tiki Drink Recipe: Ancient Mariner

Happy Tiki Mug Monday!  This week we really wanted to try out a new recipe that included Pimento Dram (it's basically all-spice flavored syrup that makes everything taste like Christmas) so we decided to go with the Ancient Mariner...

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