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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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Enchanted Day at Disneyland | #TCTikiTour

Next up on our California tiki tour was a visit to Anaheim for an especially tiki day out at Disneyland. 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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Big Fun, Big Flavour, Big Sur | #TCTikiTour

Nestled snug in the wooded seaside splendour among all this scenic beauty is tiny Carmel-by-the-Sea, our first stop out from San Francisco Continue reading

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Cocktail Recipe: Isla de Encanta

Here’s the recipe for Isla de Encanta, my drink served during London Cocktail Week at The Beachcomber Bar in celebration of the 10th anniversary of my blog. Continue reading

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San Francisco: Golden Getaway | #TCTikiTour

The thunder clapped, and the rain came down in heavy sheets. Our California Tiki Tour was off to a perfect start with an exotic night out in San Francisco. 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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Find Your Sea Legs at Tahiti’s Pearl Regatta (City AM)

Intrepid adventurer Chris Osburn reminisces about his adventures on Tahiti’s high seas. Continue reading

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Top Tips for Tahiti and Her Islands (Travelbag)

Comfortable, convenience and gourmet – what else could you want? How about top notch service, nightly entertainment, and long list of amenities and activities. From its very own lagoonarium to “Overwater Motu Bungalows” and much, much more – there are plenty of amazing reasons to make the Intercontinental Resort Tahiti your base while discovering the joys of French Polynesia. Continue reading

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Intercontinental Resort Tahiti (OneTravel)

Despite its lagoon side setting spread across 23 verdant and attractively landscaped acres, this four star resort is but a few minutes’ drive from Faa’a International Airport and only a couple or so minutes further from the relative bustle of downtown Pape’ete. Coming from pretty much anywhere except possibly sailing from another nearby island, odds are you’ll pass through Faa’a, making the Intercontinental a smart and hassle free option. Continue reading

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A Few Top Tips for Tahiti (OneTravel)

Io rana! I’m just back from spending a week and a half in French Polynesia. Tahiti and her islands are gorgeous – and definitely live up to all the hype! That said – and no matter where you’re coming from – this South Pacific archipelago isn’t somewhere you simply hop over to for the weekend. To make the most out of your time in paradise, here are a few top tips so you won’t have to hit the ground running but instead can assuredly stroll along in leisurely style to the beach. 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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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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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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Berlin Again (Qype does London)

Berlin Again Qype does London, December 14th 2009 This past weekend found me right back where I was last year at the same time: Berlin! One of my favourite destinations in the whole wide world, the capital of Germany is an … Continue reading

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Strychnin Gallery’s X-MAS LUAU: 11 December 2009 – 31 January 2010

Okay. My shots are printed, framed and shipped. Next stop for ’em is Berlin where they’ll be part of über edgy Strychnin Gallery‘s X-Mas Luau. They’ll be in good company too! Works by Shag (who’s supposedly going to be at … 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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Trader Vic’s! (Qype does London)

Trader Vic’s! Chris Osburn Qype does London February 5th 2009 Okay the snow’s turned to slush and now it’s raining. Yuck. Time for a bit of escapism at my favourite faux-Polynesian cocktail bar, Trader Vic’s! Hidden at the bottom of … Continue reading

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