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Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

There’s a tribal pull to a firepit: Friends gather, conversation flows, the smoke of your cigar blends with the cinders. It’s magnetic, like the kitchen in your home.

October 26, 2018
Montegrappa Cigar Pen

Montegrappa Cigar Pen

It’s fun to fly the flag of the lovers of the leaf with items—like cufflinks and novelty ties—that display cigar images.

December 20, 2017
Fire Irons

Fire Irons

Since the first time a caveman sharpened a stick and skewered his hunk of saber-toothed tiger because he wanted his meat dead-on medium rare—not bloody, but certainly not …

February 1, 2017
Outdoor Smoking Retreats

Outdoor Smoking Retreats

The season for outdoor smoking has returned, but before you unfold the lawn chairs and fill the cooler, lay the foundation for comfort and shade for your backyard burn with an …

August 1, 2014
Montegrappa Pens

Montegrappa Pens

The few romantic scribes who still take time to handwrite letters are becoming as outdated as druids. The ones who do it in style are even more anachronistic. Nevertheless, one …

December 1, 2012
A Toolbox in a Smartphone

A Toolbox in a Smartphone

At my skill level the most sensible home improvement use of my smartphone is to keep the speed dial loaded with the number of a good contractor, but if you just can’t resist doing …

December 1, 2011
Oval Lighters

Oval Lighters

The restaurateur looks at the man lighting a cigar and scowls. But it's the lighter that irks him, not the smoke. "Whatever happened to the nice lighters?" he says, picking the …

June 1, 2002