Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Smuggler's Cove

Smuggler's Cove 16"x20" oil on linen
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UPDATE:  A limited edition of 50 prints, signed and numbered are now available exclusively at Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco.  To order a print send $55 via Paypal to scprovisions@gmail.com which includes shipping to anywhere in the U.S.A.  More info at info@smugglerscovesf.com.

What better time to get in the Tiki spirit than the dead of winter?  I was honored recently when bar owner and cocktail guru Martin Cate commissioned me to paint a scene from his famous San Francisco Bar, Smuggler's Cove.  Considered to be one of the best tiki bars in the country, it was easy to be inspired by Martin's elaborate garnishes and custom tiki mugs.  If you want to warm up this winter I suggest going to your nearest tiki bar and getting a classic Mai Tai, hopefully made properly like Martin demonstrates in this video.

Here's a few Tiki Bar recommendations...
Smugger's Cove, SF
Tiki Ti, LA
Hale Pele, Portland
Painkiller, NYC
Don the Beachcomber, Sunset Beach