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Looking for a gal friend who likes to smoke cigars story may resonate with other cigar aficionadas. It sums up the whole range of reactions that a cigar-smoking woman is bound to elicit.
Confronted with a woman smoking a cigar, men. A woman's desire to smoke cigars is threatening to some men, comical to others. Some men find it titillating and sexy; for other men it can be an initiation rite, a way to break down gender barriers and welcome a woman into the group.
It can also be just plain shocking: Author and editor Colleen Mogil, 31, of Philadelphia's Main Line, once caused a car crash by smoking a cigar. I stopped at a light and noticed a man in the next lane staring at me with a look that said, 'Is that lady smoking a cigar, or am I seeing things? And it often takes people off guard.
The BBC-affiliated reporter, who smoked her first cigar with Cigar Aficionado editor and publisher Marvin Shanken, recently wrote an article on cigars for Esquire.
Women, it seems, just aren't supposed to like cigars. An exasperated wife looks at her husband and demands, "Are you really going to smoke Looking for a gal friend who likes to smoke cigars vile thing? Less than 50 years later, Hollywood portrayed a woman with a cigar as a provocative novelty in the civars version of Colette's Gigi.
The eponymous heroine played by Leslie Caron is transformed from ragamuffin to the "ideal woman. Of course, she wasn't supposed to smoke likrs. Gigi might appreciate cigars, even be an expert at handling them, but the pleasures of a smoke were still reserved for men. The message was clear: A woman who reveres cigars, knows how to appreciate them, but leaves them to liles guys is a dream come true.
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With a cigar, men celebrate the birth of a child, cement business deals and affirm friendships. They smoke them in clubs and secret societies.
Cigars are an integral part of such cherished guy-rituals as the poker game and the stag party. If the association between men and cigars in American culture is strong--indeed, as overpowering as Cohiba smoke in a windowless room--the link between women and cigars is, well, shrouded in smoke and mystery.
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At trendy clubs such as Manhattan's Le Cigar at Tatou and Cigar Bar, at Big Smokes where traditionally the only women were miniskirted "spokesmodels," and at George Sand Society events, where women outnumber men three to one, cigar aficionadas are a visible new presence.
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Based on anecdotal reports from cigar manufacturers and retailers, women appear to be smoking cigars in significantly greater numbers. For these women, cigars are Looking for a gal friend who likes to smoke cigars relaxing ritual, a meditative experience and a reflection of the level of status and success that they have achieved. Tsai started smoking cigars 10 years ago. It allows me--requires me--to sit still for an hour! I savor the taste, watch the smoke, get lost in my thoughts.
Like many of the women interviewed for this article, Tsai says she is more likely to smoke cigars in Europe, where it is common for women to do so. She recalls taking a friend to an elegant luncheon in Paris where, "completely unsolicited, the waiter came over and offered us a cigar after our meal.
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Here in the States, Tsai is much more hesitant in doing so. Tsai may feel that way because she has had a few awkward moments involving cigars. On a trip to South Africa, for example, she caused a commotion by lighting up in a restaurant.
And it's also simply about enjoying the pleasures of Looking for a gal friend who likes to smoke cigars. Edmark who in created a popular women's hair accessory called the TopsyTail and is now marketing her new product, the "Bowrette Collection" says she knows that people may assume she is trying to make a statement by Hippach fuck buddy a cigar. But she insists, "I smoke them because I enjoy them. The taste and the smoke are really pleasant.
If people think I'm a mogul, fine! Julie Ross, cofounder of the George Sand Society, Santa Monica--a cigar-smoking club that welcomes women and men there is now a chapter in Manhattan --has been smoking cigars for 10 years. She Housewives wants real sex Middlesex NewJersey 8846 Montecristos and Avos, and says she picked up the habit from a friend visiting from Europe.
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Cigar manufacturers such as Emmanuelle Marty, cofounder, co-owner and president of Sublimado Cigar Corp. For these women, enjoying cigars is an integral part of their work. I love to play with the smoke and savor the aroma of quality tobacco. For me, it's an event. And I think women can look very elegant with a cigar. Stigeler, smoie smokes Avo Finding sex Decherd Tennessee, concurs.
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She markets her own line of cigars the Dominican-manufactured Diana Silvius. She triend flexes her political muscle through her involvement with national tobacco organizations she recently joined Cigar Aficionado 's Lafayette Park smokers rally before the Big Smoke in Washington, D.
Silvius-Gits, whose motto is: About her encyclopedic cigar knowledge, she says simply Looking for a gal friend who likes to smoke cigars "women who work in the industry really know their stuff. Alicia Wilson is living proof of Silvius-Gits' theory. She is the store manager at Alfred Dunhill of London's Manhattan branch, where she runs cigar-education seminars. Wilson trains corporate executives and other interested individuals men and women in the art and science of frlend smoking, Looking for a gal friend who likes to smoke cigars consults with restaurants in creating cigar menus to complement their cuisine.
Cigars are often a kind of social glue within families, too. There's no denying that passing on the love of a cigar establishes bonds between the generations.
Stigeler says, "My associations and memories of my Ladies seeking hot sex Elsie Kentucky 41422 with a cigar are wonderful. Because whenever he had a cigar in hand, it meant he would feel relaxed and have time to talk with me. This is always at the back of my mind when I smoke a cigar. When Diane Collatos' father took her at 16 to see Gigihe may well have had the training and initiation of his daughter into womanhood in mind.
Things turned out quite differently: Setting out to create a cigar handler, he unwittingly created not just a cigar smoker, but a connoisseur.
I used to smokd a few puffs. That and the aroma of the humidor were the payoffs Looking for a gal friend who likes to smoke cigars me. Collatos, a Boston native who is now a ceramic artist she recently designed an ashtray for a friend's cigar storesmokes two to three cigars per day and sports an elegant gold cigar cutter--inherited from her grandfather--around her neck. While we may think of cigar smoking as something passed on from fathers cigard sons, Stigeler, Collatos and many other women prove that the rite is frequently passed from father or grandfather to daughter.
Wilson reports that she smoked her first cigar at age four, while sitting on her grandfather's lap at a bullfight in Seville.