James J Fox Blog

  1. The Ultimate Guide to Male Grooming

    The Ultimate Guide to Male Grooming
    The body is a temple. And while some may only extend this to include physical fitness and a well-balanced, healthy diet; a tidy, well-groomed outward appearance is essential for looking and feeling good. Picking up useful grooming habits and engaging in them regularly is not something just for the fairer sex anymore. Times have changed, and it’s easy to become...
  2. 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...
  3. Cigar 101: Cigar Lounge Etiquette

    Cigar 101: Cigar Lounge Etiquette
    The cigar lounge is a sacred place for relaxation, to kick back and relax whilst savouring fine cigars. It’s for meeting other, like-minded people, enjoying pleasant conversations and taking a step back from our otherwise busy, jam-packed lives for some self-reflection. Like anywhere, a cigar lounge comes with its own set of essential rules for how to properly conduct oneself...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 1875: The Year of Romeo Y Julieta

    1875: The Year of Romeo Y Julieta
    “Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene…” In 1875, a partnership between Inocencia Alvarez and Manin Garcia established a cigar brand that would delight cigar connoisseurs all over the world. Named for Shakespeare’s tragic romance, the Romeo Y Julieta won numerous awards across different tasting exhibitions and contests between 1885 and 1900, cementing...
  10. Cigars: The Perfect Gift this Father’s Day

    Cigars: The Perfect Gift this Father’s Day
    This Father’s Day, give the man who raised you the ultimate gift – the gift of cigars. Nothing shows your appreciation for the man who taught you to ride a bike, fix a car and woo a girl like an exquisite, finely rolled, rich smoking experience. Whether your father is a beginner to the world of cigar smoking or a...

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