Culture

  1. Visiting Joya De Nicaragua

    Visiting Joya De Nicaragua
    Recently smoking a Joya De Nicaragua Cabinetta led me to reflect on my visit in March to the Joya De Nicaragua factory. Established in 1968, Joya De Nicaragua is the oldest brand of cigars made in Nicaragua. History of Joya De Nicaragua After the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista’s regime by Fidel Castro in 1959, the US initially allowed the import of Cuban raw...
  2. Representation of Cigars in Film and TV

    Representation of Cigars in Film and TV
    Cigars have been loved for many years, and there are some famous characters from film and television who have brought this passion to the big screen. Have you ever thought how cigars are represented in film and TV? Which characters come to your mind? At James J Fox, we have researched the representations of cigars on screen and compiled a...
  3. The Timelessness of Cigars

    The Timelessness of Cigars
    Throughout history, we have found plenty of ways to enjoy ourselves, so it’s no surprise that humans discovered the joy that could be found from smoking dried tobacco in the form of cigars, and keeping them clean and moist in an excellent cigar humidor. So, what is it about cigar smoking that makes it just as popular now as it...
  4. Top Occasions for Smoking Cigars

    Top Occasions for Smoking Cigars
    For every special occasion, there’s a cigar in the celebration of the event. Whether this be for weddings or parties, or celebrating the birth of a child, a cigar is the best way to commemorate. Being cigar lovers, we at James J. Fox have compiled a list of seven top occasions for smoking cigars. Weddings Weddings are one of the best occasions...
  5. Masters of Habanos at James J. Fox

    Masters of Habanos at James J. Fox
    At James J. Fox, we pride ourselves on the impressive expertise we hold in our shop on St James’ Street. In fact, three of our store members have such great knowledge, they hold the prestigious Masters of Habanos certificate. So, what is this prestigious certificate, what does it mean, and why is it so important? What is the Masters of...
  6. Literature’s Long Romance with Cigars

    Literature’s Long Romance with Cigars
    Many a distinguished individual has taken up the art of smoking cigars. From politicians to actors from the silver screen, cigar smoking is a time-honoured pleasure that we here at JJ Fox have enjoyed for hundreds of years. It seems that the time-old tradition has been a draw for many throughout the years. However, there has been a special group...
  7. The Perfect London Valentines

    The Perfect London Valentines
    The countdown to Valentine’s Day is officially upon us; in only a matter of weeks the most romantic day of the year will dawn. Millions of people will wake, in a panic, realising that they have nothing planned, or worse… no idea where to take their Valentine for a romantic adventure. Well, fear not! London is awash with culture, liveliness...
  8. London for the Gentleman

    London for the Gentleman
    London is a metropolis of constant movement, smells, and a buzzing energy. There is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world; there is little wonder why we have made our home on St James’s Street for over two hundred years. Truly, the city is a marvel and there is almost too much to explore in one visit. But...

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