3 Great Tiki Drinks to Serve at Your Next Party

3 Great Tiki Drinks to Serve at Your Next Party

When I debuted Modern Tiki Lounge at Keystone Art Space's Open Studios this past weekend, I decided I needed to serve some legitimately good tiki drinks.  There was a whole taste-testing process (I'm talking somewhere between 12-15 drinks!) that happened at home days in advance.  Thanks to the feedback from Greg (my, thankfully, willing +1 to most things tiki) and Tamar (who has some on-point taste buds and her own blog, Tam Thyme), we were able to arrive at three solid options: Saturn, Chief Lapu Lapu, and Mr. Bali Hai...  

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An Open Heart About Open Studios

An Open Heart About Open Studios

This Saturday, Keystone Art Space hosted its sixth biannual Open Studios event.  While I've had my space since October of 2013, I previously hadn't opened my door to the public since the winter Open Studios of that year.  Back then, my space was dedicated to a collective architectural pursuit with two other friends that has since disbanded.  This time around, I was debuting my new independent design consulting work and the blog/soon-to-be-brand that is Modern Tiki Lounge... 

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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 3 - Office

100-Day Project: Day 3 - Office

The prompt today was: Office. I immediately thought of Don Draper's office on Mad Men and decided to use that as inspiration. I'm hoping my own creative studio will eventually be a Mad Men/Trader Sam's hybrid as I mentioned in my post about my ideal Creative Office Decor...  

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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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