Cats Like Us Blog — Tiki

Easy Halloween ideas... Tropical Style!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Crafts & home Fashion Halloween Tiki

It's Halloween---oops I mean October! Some of us get pretty excited about this time of year... I'm here to get you inspired for a Halloween costume using what you may already have in your wardrobe! I've written about it before with a Little Black Dress Halloween Costumes, our striped Houdini Dress, Halloween with Vintage Clothing, Halloween with Retro Classics. A staple wardrobe piece in any vintage lover's closet is the tropical button down shirt. What ever you call it ~ a Hawaiian shirt, aloha shirt, tiki shirt, hang ten, or island shirt ~ it's a classic and can be found in any size in so...

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Suffering From Elvis Disease? An Elvis Bust is Your Cure!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Art Crafts & home Halloween Lifestyle Local Tiki

I always say that Cats Like Us brings people together and I am very lucky to have met Derek Hendrickson one of the first days that Cats Like Us opened it's doors! He's the creator of Suffering From Elvis Disease, aka maker of satirical Elvis busts. About ten years ago we had him selling busts for an in-store event and I wanted to check in on him and see what's new in the world of Elvi, so here's a little interview... Can you explain why Elvis busts? Elvis, being the pop culture god that he was/is seemed like a rather easy target for...

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AAAAH! What to do and wear at VIVA!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Lifestyle Music Style Tiki

With VIVA LAS VEGAS ROCKABILLY WEEKENDED less than 2 weeks away, we can't help but notice all the "first time what do I wear/do" posts on Facebook. Never fear guys and gals, we're here to share a few tips we have learned in our many trips to the event. What to do at VIVA The VIVA Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender itself is jam packed, so there's always something to do! It might seem obvious, but read the program and get a lay of the land, and the schedule of events and bands. Some vendors put discount codes in there too!...

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The Tunes of Tiki Tuesday

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Lifestyle Tiki

  When we have a gathering for some tropical libations, we often get asked, "What are we listening too?!" To set the mood, we find ourselves putting on a few different artist's that embody the Polynesian Pop vibe. Music that transports us to a desert island, feeling the tropical breeze in our hair and the sunning ourselves on the sandy beach. Well, okay we're really just hanging out in our garage Tiki bar, but I'm trying to set the mood here, hahaha!!! Here are some of our favorite albums to listen to on a Tiki Tuesday or any day of...

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Tiki Tuesday: Some of Our Favorite Luau Recipes

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Cocktails Lifestyle Tiki

Luau is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is usually accompanied by entertainment. Get a few free tunes for your next luau here.   Happy Tiki Tuesday! I wanted to share some of my favorite luau foods that I like to serve our guests when we are entertaining them in The Hut. There are a plethora of recipes to choose from (some versions are vegan and vegetarian), yet I like to keep things simple and tend to stick to the three major food groups; SPAM, pineapple and rum. Hahaha!!!    Spicy Avocado Dip-Recipe from the Retro Luau book by Richard...

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