Seven Pleasures Gallery 
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Highlight for Album: Islamorada, FL (Florida Keys)
Islamorada, FL (Florida Keys)
Once upon a time, in the 50's that is, it's clear, Islamorada had a real Tiki vibe going. The Sunset Inn (alongside the very 50's but probably never Tiki, La Jolla), The Islander Resort, The Kon-Tiki resort, the Kona-Kai and even the Holiday Isle Tiki bar- where the rumrunner was created, all were part of an island community hinting at the Pacific not the Atlantic. What remains now seems shards without coherence. You will however, still find http://www.tikicompany.com/ carving and selling their Tikis along route 1 and plenty of cinderblock 50's leftovers waiting to be discovered.

Last changed on 12/06/04. This album contains 13 items.
This album has been viewed 2120 times since 12/01/04.
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Highlight for Album: *GALLERIES* Hot Rod Hula Hop 2- Columbus, Ohio, August 18th and 19th, 2006
*GALLERIES* Hot Rod Hula Hop 2- Columbus, Ohio, August 18th and 19th, 2006
The HRHH2 was the second big annual event thrown by the Fraternal Order of Maoi (http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/), and the Drifters. It was a weekend long extravaganza that kicked off with the Feast of the Gods at the Tropical Bistro (new home to many former employees of the famed Kahiki), then went north on Saturday up to Largo's Tavern. With a parking lot filled with vintage rides, and a bar filled with exotic libations, ono grinds, venders, Barnyard Burlesque, custom mugs and a full slate of excellent bands, the HRHH2 was a high energy labor of love!

Last changed on 09/24/06. This album contains 134 items.
This album has been viewed 2724 times since 08/27/06.
Sub-albums:
Hot Rod Hula Hop 2- The Feast of the Gods at the Tropical Bistro (2228 views)
Hot Rod Hula Hop 2- Largo's Tavern and the Hot Rod show. (5172 views)
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Highlight for Album: Tokyo Garden, Tulsa, OK
Tokyo Garden, Tulsa, OK
Formerly the Jade East/Shanghai Lounge. According to James Teitelbaum's fantastic book, "Tiki Road Trip", the Jade East at one time featured rattan, a fountain, and at least two large Hawai'ian style carved Tikis that were 10 feet tall each and possibly carved by Saint Clare Homma. Fortunately, with the passing of the Jade East, the Tikis appear to have found their way to a collector. What remains is very little Tiki, but plenty of fine atmosphere. The transition to Japanese works well. To this day, the fountain still burbles along happily and there are a few exotic standards on the cocktail menu. UPDATE- for pix of the Tikis and the Jade East look no further than- http://tulsatvmemories.com/tulstiki.html#tikigods

Last changed on 05/23/05. This album contains 9 items.
This album has been viewed 5875 times since 05/23/05.
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Highlight for Album: *GALLERIES* Where's Shecky #60?
*GALLERIES* Where's Shecky #60?
Shecky is TikiCentral's mascot mug. We are proud owners of #60, and from time to time he travels with us. These are some of his postcards back to the Tiki Centralites just to let them know what he's been up to.

Last changed on 10/03/05. This album contains 56 items.
This album has been viewed 2667 times since 12/04/04.
Sub-albums:
Shecky Braves Hurricane Jeanne! (Hukilau 2004) (2232 views)
'Seven Mile' Shecky (2015 views)
Shecky at Humphrey's Half Moon Bay, San Diego (1896 views)
Shecky #60 visits home! Munktiki studio in Monterey, CA (1977 views)
Shecky visits the remains of Tiki Bob's, San Francisco, CA (3787 views)
Shecky at Agent Scully's Apartment, Vancouver (1871 views)
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Highlight for Album: Mai Kai, Hukilau 2004
Mai Kai, Hukilau 2004
As we were having such a great time, we didn't break out the camera much. BUT we did manage to capture two Mai Kai fire rituals- the Flaming Coffee Grog, and the Bananas Flambe.

Last changed on 09/25/06. This album contains 12 items.
This album has been viewed 2712 times since 12/01/04.
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Highlight for Album: Mai Kai Motel - Daytona Beach, Florida
Mai Kai Motel - Daytona Beach, Florida

Last changed on 01/17/04. This album contains 4 items.
This album has been viewed 1703 times since 01/17/04.
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Highlight for Album: *GALLERIES* Coast to Coast Int'l Tiki Trek- The first ever, 'Holy Crap! It's a Tiki Event in Vancouver 2005'
*GALLERIES* Coast to Coast Int'l Tiki Trek- The first ever, 'Holy Crap! It's a Tiki Event in Vancouver 2005'
July 30th, 2005- The first ever Tiki 'event' in Vancouver (other than art shows, bands etc). Roughly 30 of us made an evening of it and got a chance to explore the inner depths of the hidden temples of the Waldorf Hotel- a rare opportunity!

Last changed on 10/03/05. This album contains 226 items.
This album has been viewed 2841 times since 07/26/05.
Sub-albums:
Funhauser Decor (1795 views)
Ragland's Bistro (1827 views)
The Waldorf Hotel (2420 views)
External views (1670 views)
Upstairs- the Tahitian Twilight Room (2606 views)
Men's washroom off the TT Room (1527 views)
Lushy, in the Tahitian Twilight Room (1616 views)
Staircase and lower hall (1559 views)
Downstairs, the Polynesian Room (1815 views)
Downstairs- the Menehune Room (1714 views)
Buttersprites in the Tahitian Twilight Room (1508 views)
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Highlight for Album: Exotica '03 - Deliliah's, Chicago
Exotica '03 - Deliliah's, Chicago

Last changed on 09/11/04. This album contains 2 items.
This album has been viewed 4090 times since 01/17/04.
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Highlight for Album: Exotica '03 - Luau, Chicago ('Elvis')
Exotica '03 - Luau, Chicago ('Elvis')

Last changed on 01/17/04. This album contains 5 items.
This album has been viewed 3104 times since 01/17/04.
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Highlight for Album: Vera's White Sands - Maryland
Vera's White Sands - Maryland
Maryland's own little slice of Polynesia. Update, while Vera's lives on, it's in a new incarnation. It no longer looks like these pictures. Pieces of the original Veras are still intact, but many Tikis and the large Moai have been moved, the A-frame dismantled, and what remains now lives on in blue, not pink.

Last changed on 06/10/08. This album contains 40 items.
This album has been viewed 5703 times since 01/17/04.

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