Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Swanky Monkey Resort

Here is our "Hollywood Location Services" site if you want to see the rest of the resort we call home (and a few more tiki pics!)

Swanky Monkey

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Build it and they will come...

The happy Guvna...

...and guests!

Ready for prime time

The Swanky Monkey Tiki Pub, like Disneyland, will "never be finished as long as there is imagination left in the world". But, it's done enough to have a Mai-Tai!

Woody and Witco!

The awesome surfboard bar counter from Erik Hurst at

Equally awesome Witco barstools!


Adding the modified Ikea furniture. Primitive, yet functional!

Pain in the Grass

Perhaps the most difficult task so far - bamboo siding.

This required help from my pal Jonathan and my step-father, Peter. Of couse, lifetime free drinks were promised...

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Getting decked

My buddy (and famous television actor/host) Jonathan Levit lends a gloved hand to help install the redwood deck. The deck is attached to old railroad ties used as a foundation.

We tied little strings to plastic spacers so they are easy to remove. We so clever!

That's me working - you don't think JL did ALL the work, do ya?

The finished deck...