Cats Like Us Blog — Tiki

Tiki Road Trippin' in Ohio Part I

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Tiki

At the end of March Derek and I were super excited to get-a-way for a small road trip to Columbus, Ohio and Cleveland, Ohio to visit the new Tiki bars that opened in both cities and to do some vintage shopping. It was a nice break from the crappy winter and indulge in one of our obsessions....Tiki!    Our trip started with my husband and I traveling from Buffalo to Columbus and our first stop was getting some lunch at Surly Girl Saloon. This is one of our favorite restaurant's in Columbus as not only is the food delicious, the...

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My 2013 Tiki Roadtrip Part III : The Finale

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Tiki

Wrapping up my 2013 Tiki roadtrip around Florida brought Derek and I back to Orlando, FL before we flew back home to Buffalo. We were excited to say good-bye to our weird experience in Sarasota at the Bahi Hut Lounge and say "Aloha" to Waitiki which was right in downtown Orlando at the Wall Street Plaza.    Waitiki had a very young vibe about the place, I could picture the bar being filled with young college students while top 40 music blared over the speakers. We were there during the afternoon and on a weekday, so it was pretty much...

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My 2013 Tiki Road Trip Part II

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Lifestyle Tiki

Well now, we've just got this Tiki train started with My 2013 Tiki Road Trip Part I, so now it's time to grab myself a Mai Tai and dive once again into part two!   After our adventures at Caffeine Bistro & Wine Bar and their Kona Tiki Bar, we said good-bye to my parents and headed to Sarasota, FL. where we visited the only Trader Vic's Island Bar & Grill chain restaurant known in the US, which is not to be confused with Trader Vic's more upscale bars and lounges. Note: As I'm now researching the link for Trader...

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It's Tiki Time!

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Lifestyle Tiki

It's that time of year that you may be invited to a back yard luau or plan on attending your first large Tiki gathering, so have no fear, Cats Like Us is here! All of our closest friends (and not that close) know we're pretty crazy about Polynesian Pop anything; from entertaining with rum filled Tiki drinks, to scouring vintage and antique stores for Tiki mugs, or traveling near and far to visit a Tiki bar, we love it all! The Cats Like Us crew have taken all that hard work out of searching for Tiki themed items and have...

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My 2013 Tiki Roadtrip

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Lifestyle Tiki

I am sitting here during a snowstorm, I'm daydreaming of being whisked off to a tropical location with a Tiki drink in one hand and a Tiki drink in the other. Hehe! The winter months are often long and cold in Buffalo, so I like to put on a Mu-Mu (with a sweater), pour myself a tropical cocktail and hula the winter blues away. While I was reviewing my photos of 2013, I realized how much the year was filled with Tiki adventures, which included a trip to visit my parents and sampling some Polynesian delight around Florida. I wanted...

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