Cats Like Us Blog — Tiki

CLU Home Tiki Bar Series: The Rusty Flamingo

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Lifestyle Tiki

Hello and welcome to another installment of Cats Like Us Home Tiki Bar Series. This month we visit with Mandi Shepp and Chris "Ahab" Shepp at their home bar, The Rusty Flamingo. The Tiki bar is located in their sun room that has an attached outdoor patio which doubles as extra space in the summer! Hello Mandi and Chris, please share a little about yourselves: Outside of our jobs (Chris is a salesman and Mandi is a rare books librarian at the Marion H. Skidmore Library in Lily Dale, NY), we enjoy exploring new things through travel, mixology and cooking, homebrewing,...

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Cats Like Us Enjoys Tiki in Toronto

Posted Julie Ann Davis Local Tiki

I often say one great thing about living in Buffalo, NY, is the close proximity to other larger cosmopolitan cities. We are within easy driving distance from Cleveland, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, and Toronto, Ontario (Canada) -- we actually have a lot of customers who drive in from Canada. The popularity of TIKI and Polynesian Pop culture seems to come in waves (pun intended) and we have lots of customers visiting from Toronto recently that have been raving about the new tiki bars and restaurants there. So as tikiphiles we decided to do our duty and investigate, and here is a quick account of our fun weekender! Our...

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CLU Tiki Bar Series: The Enchanted Rum Barrel

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Lifestyle Tiki

Continuing our home Tiki bar series we welcome you to The Enchanted Rum Barrel which is in the home of Julie Ann and Andrew Davis, the owners of Cats Like Us. You can take a guess that Julie Ann and Andrew are avid lovers of vintage and new vintage clothing (owning a retro clothing store is a dead givaway, hehe!), yet they are also self proclaimed Tikiphiles! They took their love of everything tropical and made a special place in their home where all things Tiki can be found!   Julie Ann and Andrew have always been drawn to mid century modern...

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CLU Home Tiki Bar Series: The Hut

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Lifestyle Tiki

We're welcoming our new series for the Cats Like Us blog, featuring and exploring people's home Tiki bars. Since we're mad for all that the tropical, it seemed like a no-brainer! We're kicking off the series by featuring my own Tiki bar that my husband Derek and I like to escape to, our own little tropical island...that's in our backyard.... and it's our garage. Bar name: The Hut Established in the beginning of 2015 when we first purchased our home. When Derek and I saw that the garage had a pellet stove and was insulated (previous owner was a car...

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