Tonga Hut's Tiki Wonderland - A Tropical Holiday Celebration

Tonga Hut's Tiki Wonderland - A Tropical Holiday Celebration

This past weekend, the Tonga Hut in North Hollywood held its 11th annual Tiki Wonderland event. We've never been able to make it out for this holiday celebration before so we were excited that our schedule was finally free this year! There was a lot to see and do as the Tonga Hut and the vendors on site filled the day with holiday cheer. Check out our brief recap!... 

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Mod Palm Springs - Weekend in Review

Mod Palm Springs - Weekend in Review

From October 21-23, we attended our 4th Mod Palm Springs. We've gone every year since it was started by Rory Snyder (who also runs Tiki Caliente). Each year it's hosted by Shag (Josh Agle) and it's meant to celebrate modernism (while coinciding with Modernism Week's Fall Preview). So what exactly does the weekend entail? We're here to give you all the details...

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An Inside Peek at the Rum Rhum Club

An Inside Peek at the Rum Rhum Club

As many of you know, we're big fans of the Tonga Hut and we've officially completed the Grog Log. Now that we've finally accomplished that year-long feat, we feel like we've graduated and can now partake in the monthly meetings of the Rum Rhum Club. We attended our first meeting on May 1 and didn't really know what to expect beyond getting to sample a few things (and we were pleasantly surprised to find that it was much more than that)...

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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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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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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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Tiki Mug Monday: Coconut Gin Fizz

Tiki Mug Monday: Coconut Gin Fizz

This week we're serving up another modification to a tiki drink recipe - the Cream Gin Fizz.  We found this one on Beachbum Berry's [way too awesome] Total Tiki app.  Any tiki-philes or mixologists out there should check it out if you're on the hunt for new recipes you can make with whatever ingredients you have on hand at home.  Added bonus: it's also filled with fun facts, history, etc...

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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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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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