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[…]

Crux Cigars Smoklahoma Corona Gorda Collection

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[…]

Jessi Flores

Cigar News: Jessi “VICTMS” Flores Partners With Ortez Store To Sell Handmade Cigar Accessories

Fresh off his 20 tenure at Drew Estate Cigars – Subculture Studios, Jessi “VICTMS” Flores has hit the ground running in his new venture of creating specialized, one of a kind, hand made cigar accessories. In fact it has been just two months since he departed Drew Estate. In a press release today, Flores announced Read more about Cigar News: Jessi “VICTMS” Flores Partners With Ortez Store To Sell Handmade Cigar Accessories[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Shorty’s Rescue Inc. Clinic and Rescue Center to Open September

Many of us cigar enthusiasts are familiar with Shorty Rossi and his mission to save abused dogs. Shorty has a storied life but there are two things I know he loves – cigars and dogs. I have known Shorty for a number of years now and even recall going to a Detroit Tigers game one Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Shorty’s Rescue Inc. Clinic and Rescue Center to Open September[…]

No Joke Smoke 2019 Dinner – Kraji Tiki Party

Cigar Lifestyle – No Joke Smoke 2019 Dinner – Kraji Tiki Party – By Kalani Matsuura

The 12th Annual No Joke Smoke Dinner was held on 3/30/19 and hosted by Kalani Matsuura from Mokuleia Cigar Company. I was not able to attend but Kalani was kind enough to provide a recap of the event and photos. The No Joke Smoke Dinner is one of the few cigar events in Honolulu that Read more about Cigar Lifestyle – No Joke Smoke 2019 Dinner – Kraji Tiki Party – By Kalani Matsuura[…]

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Cigar Lifestyle: Tips on Picking out Cigars to Share -By Mike Holmes

Many of us get together regularly with friends to smoke cigars and to enjoy the brother and sister comradery that comes with the cigar lifestyle. Maybe you have been smoking for years, or maybe you haven’t. Either way we have all faced the dilemma of picking out cigars to share with a friend. Will they Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Tips on Picking out Cigars to Share -By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101: What’s the deal with cigar shop etiquette?

By: Mike Holmes Here we go again with another discussion on Cigar Etiquette. My first article for Stogie Press was very popular and  has received lots of great feedback. Thank you for the support and for reading what I write! As a continuation from my first article, I will be addressing Cigar Shop Etiquette. We Read more about Cigar 101: What’s the deal with cigar shop etiquette?[…]

The Underground Cigar Shop and Lounge

Cigar Lifestyle: The Underground Cigar Lounge NFG19

Ahhh Yes!! The Underground Cigar Shop and Lounge NFG19 – a joining of brothers and sisters of the leaf nationwide that love boutique cigars. I have been hearing and reading about the NFG events for a few years, not to mention the host shop, the world famous Underground Cigar Shop. So this year, I took Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: The Underground Cigar Lounge NFG19[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: DBL Cigars Tour 5 – Days 3 & 4

By now you have read and seen the fun we all all had during the first two days of Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars tour earlier this month. As promised, I am now going to take you through the last 2 days of this spectacular event hosted by Francisco Almonte, owner of DBL Cigars in Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: DBL Cigars Tour 5 – Days 3 & 4[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars Factory Tour and Safari – Days 1 and 2

The first weekend of March, I could not wait to arrive, ever since I booked my plane ticket to Santiago, DR. You see, that was the weekend of the 5th annual DBL Cigars, Dominican Factory Tour. Even though I have been to the DBL factory before, it was a private tour for just a short Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars Factory Tour and Safari – Days 1 and 2[…]

The Cigar Widow

It’s International Woman’s Day. This is also my birthday week -Wednesday, actually. It’s also the week that my husband, Boston Jimmie, had two major, back-to-back cigar events; one in the Dominican Republic & the other in Texas. I’m in Central Florida, so yeah, happy birthday to me. The logistics worked like this: he left here Read more about The Cigar Widow[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Are Gimmicky Cigars Worth Smoking – By Mike Holmes

Originality is probably one of the most noticeable virtues in the cigar industry. Many of our beloved cigars often have a story behind them while also having very creative packaging and a very unique marketing strategy. With so many different brands of cigars on the market, year after year, there is no doubt that our Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Are Gimmicky Cigars Worth Smoking – By Mike Holmes[…]