Lei Low Bar’s 5th Anniversary – Party Time!

Ok, you guys...I know it’s been a while. 2019 has, for the most part, been a kick to the teeth.  I had a particularly crushing experience at work and struggled to rediscover my love for writing and telling stories. But after a lot of soul-searching (and maybe a little procrastinating), I felt it was time …

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Oceanic Arts – A Tiki Decor Wonderland

If you are into living la vida Tiki, Oceanic Arts is a place that should be on your travel agenda. They are the premier purveyor of Polynesian paraphernalia (say that 5 times fast), and have been since their inception in 1956. They have outfitted many amazing mid-century and contemporary Tiki locations, including the Polynesian Village …

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SoCal Tiki Getaway – Part 3: The Tiki Apartment Tour

On the last day of my stay, John-O, being the resourceful tour guide that he is, decided that we would go visit some of the tiki apartments that were along our route back to LAX. These little curiosities were some of many that once were prevalent in Southern California. Living la vida "native" meant that …

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