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  1. Famous Cigar Smokers: Mark Twain

    Famous Cigar Smokers: Mark Twain
    Samuel Langhorne Clemens – better known by his pseudonym Mark Twain – was an American writer, humourist and entrepreneur who William Faulkner once called “the father of American literature”. He is best known for his works The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1855). Twain became a popular public figure and one of...
  2. Dinner Parties: Being a Flawless Host

    Dinner Parties: Being a Flawless Host
    When planning to host a dinner party, there is a lot more to consider than you might realise. Aside from the obvious planning and preparation of a delicious meal, there is also the guest list, music, dress code, drinks, table setting and various other essential elements to take into consideration. Dinner parties are a fantastic reason to invite round your...
  3. Famous Cigar Smokers: Jack Nicholson

    Famous Cigar Smokers: Jack Nicholson
    Jack Nicholson is an American actor and filmmaker whose career spans over sixty years. He is best known for playing a wide range of starring or supporting roles in the likes of Easy Rider (1969), Chinatown (1974), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), Batman (1989), The Shining (1980) and The Bucket List (2007). His twelve Academy Award nominations make...
  4. The Definitive Guide to Black Tie

    The Definitive Guide to Black Tie
    If you have been invited to a black-tie event, it’s not unreasonable for you to feel a little panicked at the concept. Does a black-tie event always require you to wear black? Are you expected to wear a cummerbund? Are socks important? These are all crucial questions for which you desperately want answers. Black tie requires a rather strict dress...
  5. Famous Cigar Smokers: Thomas Edison

    Famous Cigar Smokers: Thomas Edison
    Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman. Born in 1847, he is often described as America’s greatest inventor, having held more than 1,000 patents for his inventions, and is perhaps best known for the creation of the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Aside from Edison’s wonderful inventions that brought light and recorded sound to the world, he was also...
  6. Relaxation Tips for Life in London

    Relaxation Tips for Life in London
    Living in the capital can be a stressful, overwhelming experience for both the body and mind. Amongst the swarms of tourists and the overcrowded tube trains, it can sometimes feel as if there isn’t an ounce of calm or tranquillity to be found in the bustling streets of London. However, if you know where to look you can find some...
  7. The History of the Smoking Jacket

    The History of the Smoking Jacket
    The 17th century paved way for many wonderful goods to make their way into Europe from trade routes with the rest of the world. Spices, silks, coffee and tobacco came flooding in, something for which we will always be eternally grateful. Along with the discovery of such incredible cargo, came the likes of silk gowns worn by aristocratic gentlemen along...
  8. Famous Cigar Smokers: Clint Eastwood

    Famous Cigar Smokers: Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood is an American actor with a career spanning more than fifty years. A true cultural icon of masculinity, Eastwood emerged as one of Hollywood’s most popular stars in the 1960s with his Western films and went on to become a prolific director and producer as well as an actor. Early Life Born during the Great Depression, the early...
  9. Famous Cigar Smokers: J. F. Kennedy

    Famous Cigar Smokers: J. F. Kennedy
    John Fitzgerald ‘Jack’ Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. He began his term in January 1961, and served at the height of the Cold War, with most of his presidential dealings involving managing relations with the Soviet Union. JFK was a beloved president, achieving an average approval rating of 70%, the highest of any president, before his...
  10. Cigar Country: Italy

    Cigar Country: Italy
    As we continue our journey into the Cigar County series, this time we are looking towards a glorious nation saturated in a rich, incredibly long history: Italy. When one considers the cigar, this Mediterranean land may not be the first country that springs to mind when compared to the likes of Cuba or Nicaragua. However, Italy has an interesting history...

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