Tiki hotel – gotta love Pam

Pam at Retro Renovation is here!  Thanks for one of the funniest click throughs I’ve had in a while! Oh, and I can’t WAIT for the photos (or the review – remember to email me details Pam, I’m collecting mid century motels!)

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Mad Men style – clothing unfortunately

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