Aloha, Friends!

Welcome to Resident Modernist, the site formerly known as Adventures in Tiki.

Resident Modernist is a brand new blog that includes more things that tie into my love of modernism, food and history. I figured it was time to branch out a bit!

What’s up with the name change?

I nearly tore my hair out coming up with a new identity for this blog. Because I wanted to write about other things in addition to Tiki, it became an ordeal to find a name that encompassed all of it. Eventually, I realized I didn’t need to do that. I chose two words I thought defined me pretty well.

When I go out and find cool things to see and do, I like to pick what locals do. It’s the residents who know where the treasures are within their communities. I enjoy being shown around when I travel, and I enjoyed showing others around when I lived in Texas.

And anyone who knows me knows I’m a champion of modern design, living, and art, and the word modernist describes me to a T.

What about the Tiki stuff?

There will still be lots of Tiki in my new blog. Come on, I just moved to southern California, which is practically its birthplace! Plus, Tiki and modernism go hand in hand in a lot of ways. I live, eat, and breathe both, so you’ll see Tiki quite often.

If you’d like to keep up with my new adventures, please subscribe or follow me on social media via the links at the bottom of the page. I hope you enjoy the new blog!

  • Alexander Girard at the Palm Springs Art Museum

    January 26, 2020 by

    I recently visited the Alexander Girard exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum, which runs through March 1st. Alexander Girard is one of my absolute favorite modern artists, so I thought I’d share some of my top exhibit highlights – check them out!

  • How I Learned to Love Quarantine

    March 23, 2020 by

    How fast things can change in a week. I sometimes think this when I look at the world I lived in and how I felt about it a week ago compared to now. Like many others, I’m in a self-imposed quarantine of sorts with, thankfully, my beloved Brian by my side. To say I’m grateful… Read more

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