It's Time to Celebrate Hot Buttered Rum!

It's Time to Celebrate Hot Buttered Rum!

It's January 17th, which means...it's National Hot Buttered Rum Day! While we often associate this spiced beverage with the holiday season, it's the perfect drink to keep you warm all throughout the winter months. Over the past few years, we've had our fair share of varieties of this drink and they've all been delicious. Interested in sipping one in celebration of the holiday? Here are a few recipes worth exploring! 

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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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Returning After a Long Hiatus

Returning After a Long Hiatus

Hello again and sorry for my absence!  Quite a bit has been happening since I last posted.  I sadly fell off the radar with my 100-Day Project but I'm contemplating continuing it at my own pace or creating an abbreviated set of work.  I was enjoying it until life got in the way.  Life has also gotten in the way of our Grog Logging!  We haven't logged since March - hopefully, we make it out to the Tonga Hut this week!  Beyond getting bombarded with lots of design consulting work (this is a good thing), April and May were jam-packed with travel.  I'll be posting more about my trips but, in the meantime, here are some of the things I've been up to...

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100-Day Project: Day 4 - Water

100-Day Project: Day 4 - Water

The prompt today was: Water.  At first I considered the "backside of water," but then I decided to focus on a cool water feature at one of my favorite tiki bars, the Tonga Hut.  Since I'm there just about every week for Tiki Tuesday (in an effort to cross off all the drinks on my Grog Log), I stare at this fountain quite a bit.  

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Our Top 8 Tiki Destinations to Check Out in California

Our Top 8 Tiki Destinations to Check Out in California

Ok, so major disclaimer up front: these are not our recommendations for the best 10 tiki bars in California.  This entry is instead focused on the top 10 places we HAVEN'T been to yet in this state but would really like to check out (and, if you're really curious, you can scroll down to the bottom to find out which tiki bars we've already conquered).  So why are we writing about places we haven't been to yet in California?  Well...

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Tiki Mug Monday: Silverlake Sea

Tiki Mug Monday: Silverlake Sea

A lot of the time when I'm looking to make a tiki drink at home I need to improvise, usually because I don't have exactly the right ingredients, but sometimes also because I'm going for a specific taste that I just can't find in an existing recipe.  This week, I decided to experiment with making something strong and fruity but not too sweet (inspired a little by the Beachcomber's Punch recipe in the Grog Log).  Here's what I came up with (I've decided to name it the Silverlake Sea due to it's region of origin)...

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Textile & Sewing Resources for Beginners

Textile & Sewing Resources for Beginners

Lately I've been getting my feet wet in the world of sewing.  For quite some time I've had some creative projects I've wanted to pursue (and perhaps sell!) and I've finally had time to explore my options and learn some new skills.  Some great things I've discovered (so far)...

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