• West Coast Tour 2017

    Friday 23rd June 2017 - 4:24:41 AM
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    It’s happening again…

    I’ll be touring the west coast starting August 5th in Tacoma and ending August 13th in Palm Springs.

    Celebrating a year after the release of the Mai-Kai book, I and my editor Mrs. Swanky will be visiting the west coast.

    First stop will be Seattle and in particular Tacoma Cabana. I’ll be doing a presentation there along with the book signing Saturday August 5th starting at 4PM FB Event here, tickets for presentation online here and at the door.

    Next we head to San Francisco and a book signing at Smuggler’s Cove on Monday August 7th at 6PM. Rumor is we will visit Humuhumu’s Balhi H’ai as well.

    From there we jet on to LA and a signing with Bob & Leroy at Oceanic Arts on Wednesday Aug. 9th from 2 to 4. That’s leaves time to get over to the Tiki Ti for the toast to Ray.

    And on Friday at noon, I will give a presentation at Tiki Oasis, and then on Saturday at 11 I’ll be signing books at Tiki Oasis.

    From there we go to Palm Springs for a book signing at the Tonga Hut Saturday at 7PM.

    We are looking forward to exploring all these places with the ohana and signing lots of books. Come visit us when we are in your city!

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  • Swanky presents: “Mai-Kai – History, Mystery and Adventure” Symposium at Tiki Oasis

    Wednesday 29th June 2011 - 6:18:18 AM
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    Mai-Kai: Rum Soaked DisneyI have been a huge fan of the Mai-Kai since I saw it for the first time when organizing Hukilau 2003. Since then I have collected all the mugs, stories, postcards and memories I can.

    I have interviewed the founders of this legendary place, along with the varied people who have worked there as performers, servers, mixologists and owners. And I have heard the many tales of those who took their first drink there and patronized it for decades.

    For Tiki Oasis 2011, I am bringing the story of this great place to everyone. You’ll find out how the Mystery Drink was invented, and who was the first legendary girl auditioned for the job. Learn how the Thornton brothers used the best parts of Don the Beachcomber’s and added to it to make the grandest Tiki Palace in existence. See amazing images and never before seen vintage video and get the chance to receive the Mystery Ceremony done by former Mai-Kai performer Marina!

    Get your tickets via the Tiki Oasis website and join me for a fantastic trip through 60 years of Tiki history!

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