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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Reader Survey - Help Shape Our Product Line!

Reader Survey - Help Shape Our Product Line!

If you're anything like us, you can get overwhelmed by how many project ideas pop into your mind at any given time! So many that sometimes it's really difficult to choose just one direction. Last year we were so eager to launch our product line that we cast our net of ideas out a little too far to get the results we wanted. This year, we're determined to give it our all on just a few specific items that you, our readers, will really like...

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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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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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Tiki and Mid-Century Modern Inspired Creative Office Decor

Tiki and Mid-Century Modern Inspired Creative Office Decor

Now that the studio I rent at Keystone Art Space has become my full-time office, I'm motivated to get it into shape to be both functional and inspirational.  I eventually want it to have a great mid-century modern tropical tiki vibe...think Trader Sam's meets Mad Men. So far I've managed to source some unique pieces that fit within the theme...

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