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CIGAR DUTCHESS - AN UNLIKELY CALLING COME TRUE - JULY 2019

Posted on July 11 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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AN UNLIKELY CALLING COME TRUE

 

I LOVE THE SERVICE INDUSTRY. WHEN I GRADUATED, I TOLD MYSELF IT WOULD HOLD ME UNTIL GRAD SCHOOL- HA! 7 YEARS LATER I'M STILL IN IT, AND LOVING EVERY MOMENT.

 

I FIRST FELL IN LOVE WITH THE INDUSTRY AT HIGHLAND CIGAR CO. IN ATLANTA, WHERE I WAS ORIGINALLY INTRODUCED TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CIGARS AND WHISKEY. WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY IS SUCH A MAJOR PUT ON, Y'ALL!! THE ACCESS TO PRODUCT AND PEOPLE IS UNPARALLELED, AND NATURALLY RESULTS IN A FURTHERED DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND PASSION.

 

WITHIN A FEW SHORT MONTHS OF STARTING, I HAD SMOKED MYSELF THROUGH MOST OF THE HUMIDOR AND LEARNED MORE ABOUT SCOTCH AND BOURBON THAN I KNEW COULD BE LEARNED. ALL THE WHILE, I WAS BECOMING FIRST-HAND FAMILIAR WITH THE CIGAR LOUNGE CULTURE THAT LATER PROVED ITSELF A MICROCOSM OF A WIDER CULTURE AT LARGE. A COMMUNITY WHOSE CONSUMER BASE IS AS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE PRODUCTS AS THOSE WHO MAKE THEM, AND ONE THAT LOOOOVES TALKING ABOUT WHAT THEY KNOW AND LOVE (AND HATE) ABOUT THE CULTURE.

 

THE TIME SPENT FAWNING OVER OUR FAVORITE VICES LEADS TO A SPECIAL KIND OF COMRADERY. SOMETHING ABOUT KNOWING YOUR CUSTOMER-TURNED-PAL BY NAME AND PROFILE TO THE POINT THAT THEY ASK YOU WHAT THEY'RE HAVING TODAY PROVIDES SUCH A FABULOUS FEELING. WHEN YOU CAN EMBRACE SOMETHING YOU LOVE SO GREATLY THAT OTHERS COME TO YOU TO GET IT, IT MAKES WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE WORK FEEL SO MUCH MORE VALUABLE.

 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT WHAT YOU DO? LET ME KNOW OVER AT

@CIGARDUTCHESS  ON INSTAGRAM