Mike Holmes

Cigar Lifestyle: Eleven Cigars Most Talked About in 2019 – Mike Holmes

A note from Boston Jimmie Alright now – 2019 is over, cigar media have posted their top lists and the debates have begun. You may agree or disagree with the ratings, rankings, and selections on them, or then again you may not even care, but one thing every consumer should pay attention to is what Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Eleven Cigars Most Talked About in 2019 – Mike Holmes[…]

Mike Holmes

Cigar Lifestyle: 2020 Resolutions, Resa-Lies, Still Puffin And Alive! – By Mike Holmes

Happy New Year to everyone reading my first article of the year and the new decade! This time of the year people tend to be hyped up about “What is to come” in the new year. Resolutions are made only to be broken a couple months later. The resolutions turn into lies and then you Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: 2020 Resolutions, Resa-Lies, Still Puffin And Alive! – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: 9 years of Paradise Cigarz – A Look Back At The Memories Of My Home Shop – By Mike Holmes

My relationship with Paradise Cigarz in Rockledge, Fl began 9 years ago. I was pretty new to cigars and did not smoke as often as I do now. My mom sent me to spy on prices at a barbershop in the adjacent plaza and on my way I passed a sign that said “Cigars” and Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: 9 years of Paradise Cigarz – A Look Back At The Memories Of My Home Shop – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101: An Age Old Controversy Plume Vs. Mold – By Mike Holmes

Earlier this year I wrote an article about setting up and maintaining your humidor in which I briefly touched on avoiding mold in your humidor. I purposely did not mention the Mold Vs. Plume argument because it is a subject in itself, which deserves its own article. The Mold Vs. Plume argument isn’t a very complicated Read more about Cigar 101: An Age Old Controversy Plume Vs. Mold – By Mike Holmes[…]

Shirtless Mike’s 2019 Holiday Cigar Gift Guide for the Cigar Lover In Your Life! By Mike Holmes

We are over a month away from this year’s holiday season and everyone is preparing for the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is a fun time for most of us but it can also be a confusing time for non smokers who have loved ones that are enthralled in the cigar Read more about Shirtless Mike’s 2019 Holiday Cigar Gift Guide for the Cigar Lover In Your Life! By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101: Best Solutions for Winter Time Smoking – By Mike Holmes

Winter time is fast approaching and cigar smokers in areas that get really cold are starting to panic because many people often don’t smoke during the winter due to dropping temperatures. This doesn’t have to be the case! There are a few solutions to your problem that don’t include cutting out smoking cigars. Take notes Read more about Cigar 101: Best Solutions for Winter Time Smoking – By Mike Holmes[…]

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 101: Wtf Are These Cigar Acronyms And Terms? – By Mike Holmes

For this months cigar 101 topic I really had to think hard on what I wanted to write about. I know I put a feeler out for ideas, unfortunately I decided not to use them! Sorry folks. Instead I got an excellent idea for a very informative article. It seems like weekly, I see this Read more about Cigar 101: Wtf Are These Cigar Acronyms And Terms? – By Mike Holmes[…]

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: Black Smoke Miami 2019

In it’s third year running, Black Smoke Miami kicked off the Labor Day weekend on Wednesday night, August 28. Though I did not attend the opening event, which was held at Smoke on the Water Cigar Bar in Weston, FL, I heard it was spectacular with cigar enthusiasts from all over the country partying the Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Black Smoke Miami 2019[…]

Cigar 101: Picking Cigars for the Best Smoking Experience – Mike Holmes

Boston Jimmie forwarded a message to me about a cigar smoker who was smoking a lancero and started to feel sick while smoking the cigar. It was suggested that one of us write about how to pick cigars to smoke, that are within someone’s league, to help them have the best smoking experience. Once again Read more about Cigar 101: Picking Cigars for the Best Smoking Experience – Mike Holmes[…]

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[…]