Palm Springs, 2017

by Smoke Monkey on February 26, 2017

Listen up Sea Scouts!  While Portland is indeed a lovely place to live it’s a damn fine thing to get the heck out for a few days in February.  This year we’ve escaped to Palm Springs to stay at the Del Marcos Hotel and enjoy a bit of Modernism Week to boot.

Del Marcos HotelThe Del Marcos pool at night


Excellent cocktails at Bootlegger Tiki:

Bootlegger Tiki

We met Josh Agle, the artist known as Shag:


We also got to meet notable Tiki Historian, Sven Kirsten:

Sven Kirsten

If you are reading this, you most certainly need Sven’s new book.

Enjoyed the vintage trailer show:


Something happened at the Tonga Hut involving rum and coconuts:

Tonga Hut

We enjoyed Shag giving a talk and showing some of the inspiration for his artworks:



Shag’s new book can be had here.

Spent an evening at the Museum of Pinball:

Museum of Pinball

… and when it comes down to it, relaxing in the sun by the pool at the Del Marcos is where it’s at, kittens…


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