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CIGAR DUTCHESS - SMOKE EM IF YA GOT EM? - AUGUST 2019

Posted on August 31 2019

 

A FEW YEARS BACK, I VISITED A SHOP IN ATLANTA NAMED HIGHLAND CIGARS.  THE ONLY REASON I HEARD ABOUT AND CHOSE TO GO THERE WAS BECAUSE OF ONE PERSON.  HER NAME IS CHAI.  WE MET ON INSTAGRAM, AND THE REST IS HISTORY.

 

SHE IS A MICRO-INFLUENCER ON INSTAGRAM, WHO TRULY UNDERSTANDS HOW TO ENGAGE WITH HER FOLLOWING.  SO IMPRESSED WITH HER APPROACH TO WRITING ABOUT OUR CULTURE, I ASKED IF SHE WOULD LIKE TO BE A FEATURE PERSONALITY ON MY SITE.  SHE KINDLY AGREED.

 

WHEN YOU ARE AFTER GREATNESS WITHIN YOURSELF, YOU MORE EASILY RECOGNIZE IT IN OTHERS.

 

I RECOGNIZE HER GREATNESS!

 

I LOVE HER APPROACH TO CIGARS AND THE UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE SHE BRINGS TO THE TABLE.

 

PLEASE FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM:  @CIGARDUTCHESS

 

PEACE AND NAMASTE.

BOWTIE.

 

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SMOKE EM IF YA GOT EM?

 

OKAY SO I AM A HUGE PROPONENT OF THE WHOLE CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YA MENTALITY. A CIGAR'S WHOLE PURPOSE IS TO BE SMOKED, FOR PETE'S SAKE. AND IN THE CASES WHERE PRE-RELEASE STAGES ARE ACTUALLY TAKEN SERIOUSLY, CIGARS ARE RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC READY TO BE SMOKED, DESPITE HOW MUCH BETTER SOME MAY GET OVER TIME.

 

 

I OFTEN COMPARE CIGARS TO WINE AND SPIRITS IN TRAININGS AND INTRO SESSIONS; BECAUSE THERE IS A LOT OF OVERLAP AND FOLKS TEND TO REALIZE THAT MANY CIGAR REALITIES AREN'T AS FOREIGN - OR OVERWHELMING - AS ONE WOULD THINK. THIS IS ONE SUCH EXAMPLE.

 

WINE AND SPIRITS ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED, TO BE SURE, BUT AGING (TO FURTHER ENHANCE DRINKABILITY) AND COLLECTING (A FINANCIAL INVESTMENT) ARE NEITHER UNHEARD OF NOR DISCOURAGED. IN AN IDEAL WORLD (AKA WHEN I'M RICH AND FAMOUS - HA), I WILL BE ABLE TO PURCHASE CIGARS SELECTIVELY FOR THESE SEPARATE, DISTINCT PURPOSES AND IN LARGER QUANTITIES.

 

FOR NOW, WHEN I FIND MYSELF WITH ONE OF SOMETHING FANCY AND HARD TO ACCRUE, IT'S VERY HARD TO CONVINCE MYSELF TO SMOKE IT. HONESTLY, ASIDE FROM THE SUPERFICIAL SORT OF HIGH I GET JUST FROM OWNING THEM, IF I WEREN'T A WRITER AND DIDN'T FEEL THE NEED TO CAPTURE EVERY DETAIL IN COMMEMORATION OF EACH FANCY MOMENT OF THAT POSSIBLY ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME SMOKE, THEN HALF IF THESE WOULDN'T EVEN BE IN THIS PICTURE. WHICH IS KINDA CRAZY TO THINK ABOUT, BUT IS WORKING FOR ME.

 

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I JUST SIT AND SMOKE AND ENJOY WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT IT, OF COURSE. BUT THOSE TIMES CONSIST OF:

 

--> FAMILIAR SMOKES

--> SMOKES I HAVE MORE THAN ONE OF AND/OR

--> SMOKES THAT ARE REASONABLY ATTAINABLE IF I WANT MORE LATER.

 

WHAT'S YOUR PHILOSOPHY:  ARE YOU A SMOKER, A SAVER, A COLLECTOR OR A MIX OF THESE?

 

LET ME KNOW OVER AT:  @CIGARDUTCHESS ON INSTAGRAM.