A cigar might come later still but for now I need to disinvite the mosquitoes that would otherwise feel invited. Vieille Bruyere, by Charles Courrieu – Cogolin, France
Coffeehouses invite the guest to observe the surrounding life in detachment mode; the cigar lounge allows more of a reflection on the self and what this is affected by. Perhaps the decades of interest for both and countless visits to them in a number of cultures, have led me to observe the surrounding life in [...]
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 [...]
Nat Sherman has been tobacconist to the world since 1930. In the private and military sectors the family business has become an institution. In celebration of 85 uniquely successful years, they have released a special edition cigar and a pipe tobacco mixture. As a result, the New York Pipe Club was invited to be part of [...]
My very first pipe smoked on Japanese soil, at one of the most wonderful places to enjoy the true culture of coffee, on November 9, 2014.
Today my choice was my 2008 'La Pipa' by Savinelli, with Mac Baren's HH Old Dark Fired flake tobacco. Did some work, some listening, some talking.
The enjoyment of Whiskey and Pipe-Smoking might occupy the very top spots on the list of things we humans succumb to with fine attention to the palate, as well as to the nose. The interesting thing about these perception systems of ours, is that they are not only used because we have both, but because they [...]