October 2003

On Friday, October 24th, Quimby's bookstore in Chicago's Wicker Park hosted a book signing and Tiki party. Duke and Amy Carter were on hand to sign copies of Tiki Quest: Collecting the Exotic Past.

The event at Quimby's also marked the debut of the official Tiki Quest tiki mug! Hand-crafted by Munktiki and designed collaboratively by Duke and Paul at Munktiki, the mug pays homage to the carvings of tiki visionary Andres Bumataty. Click here for a preview of the official Tiki Quest mug.

Here are a few pictures from the event:

Dancers from The Barefoot Hawaiian hula troupe provided the entertainment on this cold, rainy evening.

Photos courtesy of Marty Perez.


December 2003

On Saturday, December 6, Duke met with folks in the Molokai Bar at the world renowned Mai Kai in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Besides soaking up the atmosphere in what many believe is the finest tiki temple on the mainland, Duke enjoyed the hospitality of Kern, Hazel, Linda and the rest of the Mai Kai staff. Thanks so much!


February 2004

At 5:53 pm on February 11, Duke and Amy welcomed Logan Grey Carter, who promptly joined them on their Tiki Quest.


March 2004

On Wed. March 31st, Duke joined Sven Kirsten author of "The Book of Tiki" and James Teitelbaum of "Tiki Road Trip" for a booksigning at Trader Vic's in beautiful downtown Chicago. The event was part of Trader Vic's 70th anniversary celebration.


August 1, 2004

Good Eye in Washington, DC hosted a booksigning on Sunday, August 1. Skip and Travis were the gracious hosts and invited David and Anna from the Honolulu Restaurant to serve up their tasty Mai Tais.

Duke, Skip, and Amy

David and Anna Chan

Travis and Skip


August 21, 2004

Duke was a special guest at TikiKiliki's Tiki Tourch Nights at the Atlanta Travder Vic's on Saturday, August 21st.


September 23-26, 2004

Duke and Amy attended the Hukilau at the Mai Kai in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.


July 7-10, 2005

Duke Carter and Eddie Angel present "Exotica: Luau by the Lake" in Chicago. More details here


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