About Humuhumu

My name is Michelle Trott, but my friends call me Humuhumu.
No connection to the fish.

I lived in Hawaii for a short but affecting time as a child, and that plus a love for themed environments and midcentury Americana led me to the wonderful world of Tiki and Polynesian Pop. My life, thankfully, hasn't been the same since.

I take my efforts to archive the current state and the history of these places quite seriously — it's a tall task, challenging and never-ending — but it is also a consuming passion, something that brings me no small amount of pleasure. Critiki is a not-for-profit project, a way to contribute back to the tikiphile community, and I hope that it is a useful resource for people.

In addition to Critiki, I run two other tiki themed websites:

I call San Francisco home, and I'm originally from Seattle.

Questions, information, comments? Contact me at humuhumu@critiki.com
Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29, New Orleans
added 1/29/15
Trad'r Sam, San Francisco
updated 1/29/15
Kapu Hut, Eugene
added 1/29/15
Rumpus Tiki Bar, Budapest
added 1/28/15
Honi Honi, Hong Kong
updated 1/28/15
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Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale
Oceanic Arts, Whittier
The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim
Hale Pele, Portland
Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco
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NuttyBoltz on
The Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn, Glasgow
1/30/15 11:26AM
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Kahuna Grill, Goleta
1/27/15 10:07PM
Humuhumu on
The LuWow, Fitzroy
1/27/15 2:33PM
Careless Navigator on
The LuWow, Fitzroy
1/27/15 2:23PM
ParTiki on
Polynesian Room, Fort Lauderdale
1/27/15 2:13PM
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