Oceanic Arts Whittier, CA (Tropical and Polynesian décor warehouse)

Oceanic Arts Whittier CA

Let’s go back in time to when it all began…

It’s the late ’50s and you’re a restaurant owner. The Tiki craze is in full swing and you want to open your own Polynesian paradise. Where do you go to buy the Tiki décor that will fill up your establishment? You go to Oceanic Arts!

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Home Tiki Bar Spotlight #26 The Lime Lounge Montreal, CA

The Lime Lounge

For a relationship to work, you need to have things in common. For Gen and Jim, their common interest is Tiki. Their love of Tiki Pop snowballed into one of the coolest Mid-Century home Tiki bars I’ve seen! Their place is called the Lime Lounge and it’s hidden in Gen and Jim’s apartment in Montreal, Canada. Here is their story…

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Home Tiki Bar Spotlight #25 The Tiki Hut Yucaipa, CA

 

The Tiki Hut

Most people build home Tiki bars to escape to a tropical paradise and sip Mai-Tais. When Erich Troudt built his Tiki escape, he had other plans. Erich doesn’t drink, but he loves his cigars. Wanting a place to display his Tiki mugs and enjoy a cigar or two, Erich didn’t build a Tiki bar, he built a Tiki Hut! Here is Erich’s story…

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Tiki Blogging #4 The Tiki Chick

The Tiki Chick

When I first decided to start a Tiki blog, I searched the web to see what other Tiki blogs were out there. I wanted to see what various Tiki topics I could write about. The one Tiki blog that stood out to me was the Tiki Chick. I liked that she traveled across the country checking out and writing about Tiki bars. Seeing that someone actually did the traveling inspired me to do the same. My life hasn’t been the same since! Here is The Tiki Chick’s backstory…

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Home Tiki Bar Spotlight #24 Brenda’s Tiki Hut Sacramento, CA

Brenda's Tiki Hut

Common places to build a home Tiki bar include the basement or a garage. However, when Brenda Ray decided to build a Tiki bar, she chose to build her bar right in the center of her home! That’s dedication and her bar is well-stocked. Brenda’s rum collection is larger than some “real” bars I’ve been to. Let’s see how Brenda’s Tiki Hut came to be…

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Home Sweet Tiki Home #2 The Headhunter’s Hideaway And Voodoo Lounge Elk Grove, CA

The Headhunter's Hideaway and Voodoo Lounge

Tiki is all about escapism and getting away from the real world, but for most people, they have to come back to reality. What if you could just make Tiki your reality? This is what I find most fascinating about having your entire home Tiki. The lines between Tiki escapism and real life no longer exist.

When I visited Dave and Eva’s place in Elk Grove, CA, I was blown away. There was so much to take in and I had only taken one step inside…

The Headhunter's Hideaway and Voodoo Lounge Entrance
The Headhunter’s Hideaway and Voodoo Lounge Entrance

The Headhunter’s Hideaway And Voodoo Lounge!

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