Greetings, Spy Vibers! If you are in the Arizona area this weekend, check out the Tiki Oasis event being held at the Mid-Century Modern Hotel Valley Ho in Old Town Scottsdale. There are many fun activities planned, including a pop-up art show, dining and cocktails, and for you fellow historians and cultural adventurers, lots of seminars set up between Friday and Sunday. Author Sven Kirsten will be talking about how interest in tropical culture evolved in the pre-Tiki era. Another guest is running a seminar on Friday about one of my fave fashion designers, Rudi Gernreich (creator of the topless "Monokini"). Other lectures include the history of neon, Tiki makeovers, Mid-Century dance crazes, and Disney Tiki. Learn more about Arizona Tiki Oasis here. Spy Vibers traveling to San Diego during the summer can check out the main Tiki Oasis event scheduled in August! I hope some Spy Vibers can attend. Someone has to be out there having fun! I'm currently getting through the marathon of the school year and helping my students get ready for their annual spring show. I do love seeing their work, and I can tell they're ready for summer, too! Once my upcoming book is finally finished, I hope to do some traveling once again. Maybe next year? It would be great to finally see friends again and get back to Liverpool and Portmeirion.
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