Our Velvis shrine started as a joke and has grown into a worldwide phenomenon… well, sort of.
Velvis strarted as just another velvet Elvis in a back room in Tijuana. We purchased him while conducting extensive margarita research at several bars in Tijuana. We memorialized the transaction with a disposable camera and hung that picture and several snapshots from the trip up the coast on a wall at Salvador Molly’s.
A legend was born.
Soon, a couple of hair stylists from down the block offered to take Velvis to Las Vegas with them. Trips to Hawaii, New Orleans, and Washington DC soon followed. We have the pictures to prove it!
In January of '08, Velvis went to Cusco and Machu Picchu in Peru, Easter Island, Samoa, Australia, Cambodia, China (where he posed with a real live Panda), Tibet, India (to see the Taj Mahal, of course), the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, and Fez Morocco.
We are pretty sure that we have most traveled velvet Elvis in the world.
When Velvis isn’t traveling, you’ll find him hanging out (get it?) surrounded by all his pictures at Salvador Molly’s. Stop by to see his latest adventure!