This is a man’s world but it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman being in a man's world.
Two thousand, two hundred and fifty-seven days ago, pictures of hands began appearing on the worldwide web. Their depiction was intended to avoid intrusion, and protect the privacy of my subjects on their lounge chairs, by respectfully forgoing the possibilities of facial identification. And yet, soon enough it became clearer that hands are identity, as [...]
Referecne Project / Stage 3 (Start: Nov. 7; End: Nov. - RoMaCraft - Baka, Bantu, 4 x 52 Monday, November 11, 2019 60 °F / 63% Humidity, Sunny Duration: 2:20 - 3:35 (1h15m) Succeeding: 09:00 AM - Cappuccino & Olive Cake w Cardamom (Little Collins, Manhattan, NY) 10:50 AM - Espresso w brown sugar (Piccolo Cafe, [...]
In spirit, mind and body, cigar smoking is a state of being - inwardly expansion and outwardly a social act. Life ought to be lived with intent and absolute attention - physically and metaphysically - but based on a naturally inherent serenity rather than on want. It is important that attention deem the moment, and that its [...]
When Samuel Paley (1875-1963) and his partners bought a network of 16 struggling stations known as Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System, he intended to use CBS to promote his La Palina cigars. Needless to say, the acquisition was a success. So was his currently less known but back then rapidly growing cigar company. Opened in his [...]
I find myself in the midst of mental and physical investigations, leading towards the first activities of the New York Palate League. Pairing after pairing is not about going wild with pairings and testing the wildest allowed, not about looking for the most daring combination. The goal is to expand the horizon, learn to appreciate [...]
This is with certainty one of the best cigars I have ever experienced. As its leaves became consumed by the heat of a tiny fire, a magnificent and somewhat unique composition of taste took place in my palate. According to Davidoff: "A ring gauge of 56 gives Puro D’Oro Gigantes a superbly balanced, yet bold [...]
I have often experienced that pairing happens in the mind before one takes it to the palate. I thought about it. The physically tasting was clearly rewarded. This wonderful new cigar from the house of Padrón - Dámaso, goes wonderfully with a lightly salted avocado and the unique profile of the Austro-Hungarian specialty - the [...]