Tikiphiles Flock to Trader Vic's Warehouse Sale

If this New York Times article had you wishing you’d been at the Trader Vic’s warehouse sale perusing the Gauguin-inspired ash trays and tiki salt and pepper shakers, you’ll want to pre-order a copy of Mondo Exotica: Sounds, Visions, Obsessions of the Cocktail Generation by Francsco Adofini (May 2008). Tiki torches, cocktails, la dolce vita, and the music that popularized them—Mondo Exotica offers a behind-the-scenes look at the sounds and obsessions of the Space Age/Cold War period as well as the renewed interest in them evident in all the enthusiasts at the San Francisco sale.

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