Cigar Lifestyle: Inside the Grind of Jennifer Nichole – By Mike Holmes

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that is how I feel about the heart of this beautiful soul, Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Jennifer Nichole. Her fierce grind and positivity towards life is just part of what makes her one of the hardest working women in the Cigar industry. It Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Inside the Grind of Jennifer Nichole – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Sip & Smoke – 28 North Gastropub/Chaffiot Cigars

The cigar scene in Melbourne, Florida has taken a new step on the lifestyle ladder with the introduction of a monthly Sip & Smoke event being held at 28 North Gastropub in the Avenues, Viera Florida. Sip & Smoke is currently a collaboration between Justin Chaffiot, owner of The Chaffiot Collection and 28 North Gastropub Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Sip & Smoke – 28 North Gastropub/Chaffiot Cigars[…]

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Cigar Lifestyle: A Deep Conversation with Jessi “VICTMS” Flores – Cigar Culture Artist

Jessi (VICTMS) Flores – A name as synonymous with Drew Estate Cigars as Jonathan Drew himself. For those that may not be fully tuned in, Jessi was the Director of Subculture Studios, the art side of Drew Estate. After being discovered by Jonathon 20 years ago, Jessi has been producing amazing art for the company with Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: A Deep Conversation with Jessi “VICTMS” Flores – Cigar Culture Artist[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Shirtless Mike’s Day trip to Black Smoke Miami 2019 – By Mike Holmes

This was my first year being able to attend Black Smoke Miami. The first two years I was out of town at other cigar events so schedule-wise it just didn’t work out. This year finally came and I really wanted to make it down to Miami and experience Black Smoke Miami for myself. Due to Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Shirtless Mike’s Day trip to Black Smoke Miami 2019 – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: A Visit with Crowned Heads – Nashville, TN

This past week I was visiting my son Dominic, in Nashville, TN and took some time to visit with Jon Huber at the Crowned Heads headquarters. The headquarters is a simple building, located in a small industrial complex off the Cumberland River. There is no big sign or pizzazz, just a door with the name Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: A Visit with Crowned Heads – Nashville, TN[…]

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Cigar Lifestyle: Black Smoke Miami 2019 – 3rd Anniversary

It’s that time again, when Brothers and Sisters of the leaf converge on Miami, Florida to celebrate the cigar lifestyle and friendship. This is the third year for the event and if it is anything like the previous years, it will only be bigger and better. Event organizer, Kennedy Achille, AKA Tobacco Kennedy has planned Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Black Smoke Miami 2019 – 3rd Anniversary[…]

Cigar 101: How to Smoke in your vehicle without it smelling like an Ashtray – By Mike Holmes

This is a topic that I see discussed quite often on social media. Since I base my Cigar 101 articles on what the cigar community actually talks about, I decided to tackle this topic because I smoke in the car on an almost daily basis. Hopefully this will help many of you, who want to Read more about Cigar 101: How to Smoke in your vehicle without it smelling like an Ashtray – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101 – Should I Order Cigars Online or Buy From my Local B&M? – By Mike Holmes

Ahhhh one of the most debated topics in the online cigar community, Should I order cigars online from big name websites or should I shop local and support my local Brick and Mortar shop? To answer this question we need to look at the benefits of both so that we can compare the reasons many Read more about Cigar 101 – Should I Order Cigars Online or Buy From my Local B&M? – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Cigars Unite People From All Walks Of Life – By Mike Holmes

Everyone is different. We all have different skin tones, come from different backgrounds, have different political views etc… Yes at times we tend to disagree, but disagreement does not equal hate. Sure there are people who are very extreme and might take it there, but I personally advocate for listening to differing opinions and letting Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Cigars Unite People From All Walks Of Life – By Mike Holmes[…]

Editorial: These Young Cigar Brands Have Perseverance

The other night, I posted a short text on my social media channels noting that there were quite a few, young cigar brands, that have shown they have the perseverance to stay the course. They have navigated the murky waters of this business we all love so much, even with bigger brands and the FDA Read more about Editorial: These Young Cigar Brands Have Perseverance[…]

Cigar lifestyle: A Cigar with My Dad – By Mike Holmes

It’s June, and that means it is getting close to Father’s Day. This month, Mike Holmes tells his heart warming story of smoking a cigar with his dad. Since Father’s day is later this month I thought it would be appropriate to share a memorable experience of mine, the time when I had a cigar Read more about Cigar lifestyle: A Cigar with My Dad – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: 2019 Drew Estate Florida Barn Smoker – Find What You Love

If you are a cigar enthusiast, then May was your month as all roads led to the Drew Estate Florida Barn Smoker in Clermont, Florida and the Florida Sun Grown farm. The 2019 Florida Barn Smoker, the 4th annual, is officially in the books and what a day it was. Sunshine, Cigars, Food, Drink, and Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: 2019 Drew Estate Florida Barn Smoker – Find What You Love[…]

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Cigar Lifestyle: A Celebration of Black Cigar Smokers – By Mike Holmes

re·sur·gence/rəˈsərjəns/nounan increase or revival after a period of little activity, popularity, or occurrence. Within the past few years I’ve noticed that there has been a massive resurgence of black cigar smokers in the United States. Traditionally the cigar community has always been diverse, but through the lens of social media and annual events like Black Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: A Celebration of Black Cigar Smokers – By Mike Holmes[…]

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Cigar News: Crux Cigars Brings Back Smoklahoma Corona Gorda Collection

It is that time of the year, and if you live in or near Oklahoma City, you may want to check the 2019 Smoklahoma Cigar Event this weekend. Crux Cigars is returning to the event this weekend with a re-release of their exclusive Smoklahoma Corona Gorda Collection. The event begins at 6:30 PM tonight, April Read more about Cigar News: Crux Cigars Brings Back Smoklahoma Corona Gorda Collection[…]