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A RUMMY’S GUIDE TO EUROPE

Berlin … Amsterdam … London … this may look like the opening credit sequence of the old I Spy TV show, but it’s also the Beachbum’s October itinerary. First stop:  The Berlin Bar Convent, to talk Tiki history in an October 4 seminar at Europe’s most chic and discriminating cocktail convention (why they’re letting the […]

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KONA COASTING

“Do you want to see Skipper Kent’s grave?” asked Doug Miller, Kailua-Kona’s resident urban archeologist.  It was a rhetorical question.  The Beachbum tore himself away from Doug’s Tiki collection, which includes Brobdingnagian rarities scavenged from the Big Island’s shuttered postwar hotels, and jumped in Doug’s jeep.  Five minutes later we pulled into a garden estate […]

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TRAVELS WITH TIKI

For the Beachbum, being in the right place at the right time means being 86’d before it’s his turn to buy a round.  But now he finds himself in an even better place and time:  smack in the middle of today’s Tiki revival, which has hit just about every burg he’s stumbled into this year.  […]

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TASTING THE WORLD

Seen and heard at this year’s Tales Of The Cocktail convention in New Orleans: Drink historian David Wondrich, quoting from his “Axioms Of Mixography” during a conference about vintage recipe research:  “Bartenders lie, journalists embellish, and bloggers steal embellished lies.”  He wasn’t looking at the Beachbum when he said that … was he? Cheryl Charming’s […]

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THE IDLERS OF MARCH

January was one long New Year’s hangover.  Having to deal with Valentine’s Day shot February all to hell.  Now here you are, three months into 2010 with nothing accomplished.  You, friend, are one of the Idlers Of March.  And you have a lot more time to kill before April, so please allow us to suggest […]

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