Category Archives: Tiki

The World’s 15 Most Important Tiki Bars (Punch)

I was honoured and happy to offer my own humble opinion when Punch got in touch to ask my help compiling a list of of the world’s most important tiki bars. Continue reading

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Get a Free Cocktail at Barsmith in Farringdon #BarsmithGoesTiki

Popular Farringdon watering hole, Barsmith, has “gone tiki” for the summer. The bar has gone generous too with an exclusive offer of a free cocktail to 50 tikichris readers. Continue reading

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Best London Bars and Pubs of 2016

London! You know how to quench a thirst. My Best of 2016 series continues with a taste of my favourite bars and pubs in London. Continue reading

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Best Bars of 2016 (Excluding London)

What a year! Ready for a drink? Might I recommend having it in style at one of these fabulous bars? They’re the best I came across in 2016. Continue reading

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Twilight | #TCTikiTour

Exploring California tiki culture old and new turned out to be a terrific way to experience the best of the Golden State and enjoy a tour along its magnificent coast. Continue reading

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San Diego Serenade | #TCTikiTour

Sadly, Kemey and I only had one night to enjoy San Diego – a standalone destination worthy of a far longer visit. But I’d say we packed as much into our overnight as possible. And our whistle stop tour was a conch shell blowout as far as the tiki seeking was concerned. Continue reading

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A Good Time in Huntington Beach? It’s a Shore Thing | #TCTikiTour

From Disneyland, Kemey and I continued our tiki tour to Huntington Beach, where we parked our car for a few days of fun in Surf City USA. Continue reading

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LA Daze | #TCTikiTour

Resuming the more tiki-riffic goals of our California road trip, Kemey and I said farvel to Solvang and hit the highway for LA. Continue reading

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Ti Punch Tiki at The Beachcomber Bar | 10X10 with tikichris

As part of my 10X10 celebration of ten years blogging, I teamed up with one of my favourite London bars for a cocktail collaboration. We played around with the recipe for a classic ti punch, adding a touch of tikichris madness to make it truly something special. Head over to The Beachcomber Bar this weekend for a taste. Continue reading

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California Tiki Tour & More | #TCTikiTour

A long time in the making and a fine time in the doing, Kemey and I spent the tail end of August and first week or so of September on a California tiki bar road trip. Driving from San Francisco to San Diego, much of our route was along the famously panoramic California State Highway 1 – aka the Pacific Coast Highway – with stops in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Solvang, Los Angeles, Disneyland, and Huntington Beach. Continue reading

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Having a Tiki Time at Musée Quai Branly, Paris

I was visiting Paris from elsewhere in France with just a few hours to play before catching the Eurostar back to London. Poking around Quai Branly was an excellent way to spend my time. Continue reading

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10 Years of Musée Quai Branly

Musée Quai Branly – one of Paris’ coolest museums, and one of my favourites (in Paris and the world) – will celebrate its 10th anniversary with two special exhibitions and an anniversary weekend of free festivities 25-26 June. Continue reading

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Creole Kitchen at The Beachcomber

A boozy island paradise awaits your discovery at The Beachcomber, a basement bar just a jaunt away from Bayswater Station. It’s a great destination for rummy cocktails, and with a new menu of “bites and small plates” by Vanessa Bolosier of Creole Kitchen, The Beachcomber is a tasty place for bar snacks that equal the yum of its tiki drinks. Continue reading

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Just Back from Tahiti. Whoa!

Hey folks. I’m back in town after a week and a half sailing around French Polynesia’s Leeward Islands. And aside from a couple of hours of choppy sailing and a bout of seasickness that I thought might never end, the trip was truly awesome: eating lots and lots of fresh papaya … swimming around in giant bathtub lagoons off wild coasts of far flung specks of land … spotting dolphins … ogling tikis … taking in all the many different shades of blue … I had a a bona fide blast in the tropical breeze. Continue reading

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Take the Warren Zevon Werewolves Tour of London … Aaoo! (CheapOair)

I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic’s And his hair was perfect Read my complete post at the CheapOair blog.

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Disney Kid/Tiki Kid

One of the most enjoyably memorable experiences of my life occurred when I was but a tike. Much about the adventures I had as a four year old kid on a family vacation to Disney World in Orlando, Florida remains … Continue reading

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Guru Event: The Mobile Photo Foodie Hunt with ‘my kind of phone’ was a Blast! (Qype does London)

Guru Event: The Mobile Photo Foodie Hunt with ‘my kind of phone’ was a Blast! Qype does London, July 1st 2010 From Covent Garden to Mayfair, Qypers scoured, mocked and gawked at some of London’s weirdest food products in last … Continue reading

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… or Maybe San Francisco?

So yesterday I was musing about a transatlantic jaunt to New York. Yeah, that’d be good. But tonight’s got me pondering whether a trip to San Francisco might be more to my liking. Unlike New York, I’ve never lived in … Continue reading

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Guru Event: Mobile Photo Foodie Hunt with ‘my kind of phone’ (Qype does London)

Guru Event: Mobile Photo Foodie Hunt with ‘my kind of phone’ Qype does London, June 15th 2010 Mobile phones offer an excellent means to record and share your adventures while navigating London’s culinary landscape. Here’s a chance to put your … Continue reading

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Tiki Today Exhibition at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

I’ve got a few photographs (as well as the following video which features burlesque dancer Trixie Malicious) in the Tiki Today exhibition at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe, England. Keep reading below for details about the show. Tiki … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: At Vic’s, at the Bar

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Strychnin Gallery’s X-Mas Luau in Berlin (Juxtapoz)

Strychnin Gallery’s X-Mas Luau in Berlin Juxtapoz, Thursday, 17 December 2009 If Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say, Strychnin Gallery in Berlin is the place to be. READ THE COMPLETE POST AND SEE ALL MY PICS: Strychnin Gallery’s X-Mas … Continue reading

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Puttiki Art Show: 28-30 August & 4-6 September at Hunny Lu Lu’s in Hastings

This is just a quick note to say I’ll have a few photos on display as part of the Puttiki Art Show at Hunny Lu Lu’s in Hastings at the end of this summer.  The exhibition will also feature five … Continue reading

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Tiki Mugs: Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop

Oh man! Today’s already insanely busy – incredibly fun and chocked full of good art and all sorts of other treats (stay tuned) – but ultimately exhausting with the first of hopefully just a couple of crosstown trips already underway.  Anyway, however … Continue reading

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