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Aloha! It’s a Tiki-tastic Week in January

Posted on: January 26, 2012


Who knew that a trip to the post office in January could be such a tropical surprise? Not me, until I asked to purchase some postcard stamps (for our upcoming Florida jaunt.) I was delighted to see that the stamps were right up my tiki alley with images of Aloha or Hawaiian shirts on the stamps!
Aloha Hawaiian Shirt Stamps & Philadelphia Flower Show
And then, when I got home and opened my bills, I was excited to see that the theme for this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show is Hawaii! Who doesn’t need a little tropical pick-me-up as we trudge through another month of winter?

Now this has been the 2nd time in the past week that I’ve heard the (new to me) term Aloha Shirt to describe the tropical pattered tiki or Hawaiian shirts that I’m familiar with. The first time was of course when I told you all about the lecture being given this upcoming weekend at the Hula Hula Floridiana show.“The Culture of Aloha Shirts” with Dr. Gary Moss

It’s quite the tiki week for us now that I think about it, as we just had a lovely evening in historic Bethlehem, PA chatting with FB pal Andy Panda of A. Panda’s Tiki Lounge!

apandas-tiki-lounge-bethlehem-pa

Though it was a cold rainy night in Pennsylvania, we imagined that the beers in our hands were mai-tais and we were lounging at the Levitt Pavillion listening to the exotic melodies of Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica – a rare upcoming tiki inspired event happening here in the Keystone State on Sunday May 27th!

So while it’s grey and cold on the outside, if you look closely you can find some sunshine to help you make it through the winter!

 

  • http://www.roadsidewonders.net roadsidewonders

    Oooh, I didn’t know that the Hawiian Shirt stamps were out yet. I saw them online a few months ago and thought that they looked fantastic!

    Luau at The Levitt is penciled-in! :)

    • http://retroroadmap.com Mod Betty

      Sweet! We’re hoping to make it there too!

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Pandas-Tiki-Lounge/175859665765068 A. Panda’s Tiki Lounge

    Thanks for the shout out Mod Betty! Mrs. Panda and I are also eyeing te Philly Flower Show this year, maybe we can double date? I hope you have a great trip to Florida and WDW. If you get the chance, grab the monorail from The Magic Kingdom to The Polynesian Resort. The Great Ceremonial House has awesome food and cool gift shops, and the grounds are wonderful. Mahalo!

    • http://retroroadmap.com Mod Betty

      We’ll definitely have to discuss the flower show once Retro Roadhusband and I return from Floreeda. Can’t wait!