Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Jen from Chicago

Meet Jen Gayagoy, a sizzlin’ 27- year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) from Chicago, Illinois. Originally from the Philippines, this smokin’ beauty has been smoking cigars for the past six years and has been working in the cigar industry for the past five years. When it comes to smoking, Jen has an expensive palate. “A couple of my favorite blends and cigars are Padron, Davidoff and Curivari,” revealed Jen. “I am more of medium to full bodied cigar person.” Like most cigar smokers, Jen enjoys a fine smoke and refreshing beverage to ward…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Danielle from Ohio

Meet Danielle, a sizzlin’ 25-yeaer-old sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) from Columbus, Ohio. Danielle was practically born into the cigar industry, for her parents own a cigar shop, Cigars in the Pass, in Pass Christian, Mississippi and a mobile humidor called Americana Cigar Box. Today this smokin’ beauty typically smokes two cigars a day, five days a week. Originally from Alexandria, Virginia, Danielle entered the enchanted world of cigars a few years back when her parents toted her to the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) trade show in Las Vegas. “My…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Ramona “The Cigar Lady”

Meet Ramona Brown, a  51-year-old sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) who absolutely loves smoking cigars. She started smoking three years ago and has since developed such a passion for the leaf that her cigar experiences  now “touch” all of her senses. This passion has evolved so deeply that she has created her own blog, www.thecigarlady.com. “The man that I was dating smoked cigars and we used to hang out at a smoke shop,” explained Ramona. “Money was tight and my boyfriend smoked ‘factory throwouts’ so that is what I smoked for about…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Elizabeth from Connecticut

Meet Elizabeth Cedeno, a sizzlin’ 40-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) from New Britain, Connecticut. This devilish dame is of Puerto Rican and Honduran descent originally from Brooklyn, New York. She is a proud single mother of a19-year-old daughter and works tirelessly during the week as an assessment technician and office assistant. To unwind she kicks back on the weekends with a cigar and cocktail. Elizabeth started smoking cigars about a year ago while on vacation in Florida. “I was out with friends in Downtown Orlando when we passed by Corona Cigar and…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring April from New York

Meet April Dawn Santos, a sizzlin’ 28-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Staten Island, New York. April, who in earlier times was a professional singer, is now a registered nurse who smokes cigars three to four times per week. She is a cultured, well-traveled and nostalgic wanderlust who considers herself a ‘vintage old soul.’ “Anyone can tell you I cannot sit still for a really long time,” expressed April. “I like traveling and reading about different places to learn about the way people live their lives and their culture. It is humbling…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Joy Caldwell from California

Meet Joy Caldwell, a sizzlin’ 37-year-old mother of one from Los Angeles, CA. This dazzling dame has been smoking cigars for only two years, but her passion for the leaf rivals that of most seasoned veterans. “I always get asked what I like most about smoking cigars, and I have to say, I truly enjoy the culture, the brother and sisterhood, and the fellowship.  I love that you can put a group of people in a room from all different walks of life, but when we are in that room,…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Eva from Dublin, Ireland

Meet Eva Tatiana Rowan, a 21-year-old sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) from Dublin, Ireland. She is an international performer who loves the finer things in life, including cigars, art and music. “I smoke cigars every few weeks,” said Eva. “The occasional cigar is beautiful to appreciate. I mainly smoke them on a fancy night out or while I am travelling Europe.” Eva is an adventure seeking globetrotter who travels the world singing, acting and dancing – hula hoop dancing being her specialty for the past five years. “Currently I am performing between…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Stephanie from Washington, DC

Meet Stephanie, a sizzlin’ 34-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) from Washington, D.C. metro area. Originally from Fayetteville, NC, this dazzling dame is diehard fisherwoman who spends most of her weekends on the Shenandoah River fishing for bass and smoking cigars. She usually smokes one to two cigars a day. Stephanie is an operations manager for a laboratory company by day, but after dark she tends bar at The Cigar Room @ Tyson’s in Tyson’s Corner, VA. This well-cultured gal also plays the piano, loves reading, writing and cooking. So how did this…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Katrina from Washington, DC

Meet Katrina, a sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf from Washington, DC. Katrina has been smoking cigars for the past five years and credits her sister for introducing her to the lifestyle. “My sister was the first person who introduced me to cigars,” said Katrina. “I have been smoking since 2010.” Katina is an adventure-seeking dame who loves to dance and travel. Smoking cigars on vacation is a top priority for this smokin’ beauty and she never misses an opportunity to cash in. Her favorite cigars are “medium but bold blends.” She likes the…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Heather from Pennsylvania

Meet Heather Murtaugh, a sizzlin’ 28-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. This dazzlin’ dame is a former model turned nursing student who smokes cigars that range from mild to wild. “I prefer Ashton cigars because they are smooth,” Heather revealed. “However, I do enjoy a heavy hitter. I recently tried a Jericho Hill cigar and loved it. Cuatro Cinco is another good one.” Heather just recently started smoking cigars when she moved back to Pennsylvania after spending the past 20 years in Florida. Originally from the Keystone State, this smokin’…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Alisha from Ohio

Meet Alisha Eustace, a Sizzlin’ 35-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally from Houston, Texas this mother of five is an aspiring cigar pin-up model who drinks craft beer and smokes premium cigars. “At a very young age I can remember my grandfather always having some sort of cigar in his hand,” Alisha recalled. “The smell of cigars always brings me back to him but it wasn’t until I married my husband that I started smoking them.” Alisha, who has been smoking cigars for three years, relies on…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Alec from Texas

Meet Alec, a Sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Houston, Texas. Alec works at Serious Cigars in Houston where she has fallen head-over-heels in love with cigars. Alec has been smoking cigars for three years and has developed quite a palate over that short span. Her list of ‘favorites’ includes some high-priced sticks. “I have a couple of favorites, Arturo Fuente Hemmingway Series Between the Lines, Gurkha Cellar Reserve, La Flor Dominicana’s Chapter One, Avo Movement and the limited Cohiba Behike,” said Alec. Like most cigar smokers, this smokin’ beauty loves to…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Rosa from New York City

Meet Rosa Polanco, a Sizzlin’ 35-year-old dame who was born on the Dominican Republic but lives in New York City. This sexy sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) started smoking cigars three years ago and hasn’t look back since “I started smoking cigars three years ago and I love it,” said Rosa This mom of two is quite impressive. Not only is she beautiful, but business savvy as well. She opened her first business, an ice cream shoppe, when she was 19 years old and has since added two grocery stores to her resume.…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Amy from New York City

Meet Amy Tejada, a Sizzlin’ 23-year-old cigar enthusiast who was born and raised in Salcedo, Dominican Republic but now resides in New York City. Amy works at Central Cigar Lounge in New York where she has fallen head-over-heels in love with cigars “I have been smoking cigars for just over a year and honestly, before I got introduced to cigars, I never knew what a cigar was,” Amy confessed. “I was ignorant when it came to cigars, now I smoke cigars on a daily basis.” Her adoration for the leaf…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Nicole from St. Louis

Meet Nicole Origas, a sexy 37-year-old sister of the leaf (SOTL), who absolutely loves smoking cigars. She is originally from a small, snowy town in Minnesota but currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a well-traveled dame who fills her days with music, classic American-made muscle cars and fine cigars. “I have had an affinity for good ol’ American muscle cars since I was a kid, explained Nicole. “Growing up around a ’69 GTO Judge really molds your idea what a muscle car is. Nothing compares to my ’67…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Ingrid from Nicaragua

by Ingrid Contreras Exquisite tastes and flavors usually come from far lands… one of many commonalities between myself and a great cigar, I am also from Nicaragua!  Some say I have the perfect mix, my mother is Nicaraguan and my father is German, hence my name, “Ingrid”. My mom and I migrated to New York when I was a toddler. New York City is what I call home and where I chose to pursue my dreams.  I was raised in Brooklyn and always dreamed BIG of one day becoming a model…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Sarah from Arizona

Meet Sarah, a 26-year-old hometown hunny from the quaint town of Yuma, Arizona. She has exploded on the cigar scene with her sweet eyes, adorable face and love affair with cigars. This lady of the leaf is not just a pretty face pinned to the wall of some testosterone-filled cigar shop.  She is the devilish dame nestled in the corner of the lounge, sunk in an over-sized leather chair with her lips locked around a premium cigar smoking with the boys. Sarah has been smoking cigars since she was 18…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring a Country Singer from Nashville

Meet Cheryl Desere’e, a sexy 32-year-old gal of Samoan and English/Irish decent who hails from Nashville, Tennessee. This devilish dame considers herself a nonconformist who always looks for a way to ‘customize’ every aspect of her life, and cigars are just one element. “When I’m home I can usually be found sitting outside with my guitar, a notebook, a smoke and a drink,” said Desere’e. “Creating empowers me. It reminds me of my strength, my worth and it closes the gap between my heart and my brain. All of that…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Heather from Chicago

Meet Heather Sadie, a 22-year-old sister of the leaf from Chicago, Illinois. This smoking beauty has been smoking cigars for almost five years, starting when she was 18 years old “I started smoking when I was 18. My father actually got me started when he gave me my first cigar at a family party. It was like a rite of passage,” said Heather. “From that point I was hooked. I remember it like yesterday.” Fast forwarding a few years, Heather now smokes three to four times per week since her…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Jenine from Canada

Meet Jenine Wiley, a 32-year-old sister of the leaf from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This smoking beauty has been smoking cigars for the past few years and takes great pleasure in relaxing with a comforting stick to free her mind of the day’s stress. “I enjoy how they [cigars] seem to just instantly take the stress of the day away,” said Jenine. Jenine loves to traval. She smokes cigars whenever she is on vacation, but also makes it a point to enjoy an occasional stick during a girls’ night out. “I…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Catherine “Cat” Alix from Colombia

Meet Catherine “Cat” Alix, a 30-year-old Colombian heartthrob who has taken the cigar world by storm with her bedroom eyes, succulent curves and love affair with cigars. This lady of the leaf is not just a pretty face pinned to the wall of some testosterone-filled cigar shop.  But, she is the devilish dame nestled in the corner of the lounge, sunken in an over-sized leather chair with her lips locked around a medium to full-bodied cigar smoking with the boys. “Cigar smoking is therapeutic, soothing and very sexy,” said Alix.…

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