Posted on February 14th, 2012 3 comments
You’ve heard it a million times, but I’ll say it again…Things sure have changed over the years. There was a time when just showing a beautiful woman in a neglige was considered art by some, but pornography by most. A pin up model like this lovely lady to the left could not be displayed in most public places, during the era this print was created. Now-a-days we’ve become so jaded that on a public website like this, you could expect to see a hell of a lot more than a chick in silk stockings…or should I say, you could see a chick in silk stockings and a hell of a lot more.
We’ll stick with the vintage theme here at the Tiki lounge for this Valentine’s day. Here are a few 50+ year-old goodies to get your motor runnin’.
Tiki Chris P. reporting from the boudoir at Tiki Lounge Talk
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Tiki Bar! Here’s An Affair To Remember, from 1957 for Mod Movie MondayPosted on February 14th, 2011 1 comment
from 1957 starring Carry Grant and Deborah Kerr. Absolutely one of the most romantic movies ever made, even hardened tough guys dig this flick. The plot is simple: Grant and Kerr meet by chance on a cruise ship and fall in love. They know their love is taboo, since they are both engaged to other people. But their love is strong, and they agree to meet six months later at the top of the Empire State Building. If I say one more word on the story I’ll give away the whole thing, so I won’t. I can tell you this is a beautifully made movie, with a fantastic score and lavish settings. Although Grant is in his early 50s (and Kerr in her early 30s) the romance works perfectly as Carry charms his way through the movie. Interesting notes: • The two lovers make their vow to meet at the Empire State Building at exactly the halfway point of the movie, 59-1/2 minutes into the 119-minute flick. • An Affair To Remember is listed as the #5 greatest romance of all-time by the American Film Institute. • This is the flick that was referenced in 1993’s Sleepless in Seattle. After the release of that film, a renewed interest in An Affair To Remember resulted in over two million video tape sales. My Take: I’ve never been one for romance flicks. My mother suggested I watch this movie many moons ago, and I guess she knew me well, because I loved it. I don’t exactly why…but it’s the kind of movie that appeals to everyone, not just chicks. Food & Booze: This is the perfect movie to watch while sharing some fondue and wine. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for perfect fondue: 1 lb shredded cheddar, jack, and/or Swiss cheese 1/4 stick butter 3 cloves minced garlic salt & pepper 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce flour 1-2 cups beer Toss the shredded cheese with some flour, just enough to coat lightly (this helps with the melting). Flatten one cup beer (by swirling) and add to heated fondue pot. Toss in the butter, garlic, and Worcestershire, and stir until butter is melted. Add a pinch or two of salt and a few shakes of pepper. Then add the cheese a little at a time, stirring constantly till you get a nice, smooth, cheesy fondue. Add a little more beer or more cheese as needed. If you put too much beer, you’ll get cheese soup. Too little and your fondue will be glorpy. Serve with toast points, apple slices, or fresh vegetables for dippin’. Mmmm mmm.
For a nice Valentine’s Day drink, try the Lover’s Cocktail here.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Here’s the Trailer…
-Tiki Chris & Colleen reporting from the very romantic lanai at Pirate’s Cove Tiki Bar.
Posted on February 14th, 2010 1 comment
To The Tiki Lovers, Pirates, Retro Hipsters and Swingers…
Have a Happy & Fun Valentine’s Day!
Here’s a very romantic recipe for a Chocolate Martini…1 1/2 shots Godiva chocolate liqueur
1 1/2 shots creme de cacao
1/2 shot vodka
2 1/2 shots half-and-halfShake it all up in a shaker with ice, pour into a chilled cocktail glass. You can get fancy by drizzling some chocolate syrup in the glass and shaved chocolate on top of the Martini. If you have patients, garnish with a piece of chocolate that you carefully carve out to fit on the rim of the glass.
And here’s a few old-fashioned Valentine’s to remind you of the good old days…