Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Rosie from Texas

Meet Rosie McKane, a sizzlin’ 25-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from San Antonio, Texas. This mother of two is not just a pretty face pinned to the wall of some testosterone-filled cigar shop. Rosie is the devilish dame nestled in the corner of the lounge, sunken in an over-sized arm chair with her lips locked around a premium cigar.  Rosie has been smoking cigars for the past eight years, but her infatuation for the leaf started long before that. “I blame it all on my dad who has been an avid cigar…

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How to Smoke Cigars Without Looking Like a Jerk

By Aaron Goldfarb – Esquire Magazine Few things are as demonized nowadays as smoking and wealth. And, being that cigars kinda distill those two things into one delicious package, people tend to look at cigar smokers like they’re the kind of weasel who has Gordon Gekko on speed-dial. (I’m not talking about the Gekko from Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps either.) But perhaps you’re like me, the kind of fella who’d like to occasionally smoke a cigar, whether to celebrate something or to perhaps simply unwind, yet are scared…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Jennifer from Pennsylvania

Meet Jennifer, a sizzlin’ 42-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Cressona, Pennsylvania. This smokin’ hot mother of two relies on cigars and her Harley as means to escape from her demanding 40-50 hours a week job. “I Love riding my Harley and being with my family, but when I need “me” time it’s at Cigars International in Hamburg, PA,” said Jennifer. Jennifer, who started smoking cigars four years ago, enjoys puffing on the Acid Blondie by Drew Estate and the Black Chapel by Evil Genius Cigar Co. Her preferred libation to pair…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Jara from Houston

Meet Jara Murphy, a sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) from Houston, Texas. Known as @HtownCigarBabe on social media, this damsel manages Houston’s oldest cigar shop, The Briar Shoppe, a purveyor specializing in rare and aged cigars. Plus, they have the largest selection of pipes in the South. Jara was already working in the cigar industry before she took her first puff of smoke in 2012. She didn’t grow up around cigar smokers; therefore, she never had an urge to try. That all changed when she buckled under peer pressure. “I guess in…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Kim from the Carolinas

Meet Kimberly Cravens, a sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from the Carolinas. Kimmy, as she is playful known among her family and friends, has become a social media exibitionist best known for her beer -n- bikini 30 posts on Facebook. Kim is a Post Secondary Fine Arts Educator who smokes cigars ‘pretty regularly’. She started smoking back in 2003 while stationed in the United Kingdom with her husband who was on active duty with the United States Air Force at the time. She was traveling Europe coaching volleyball and teaching art when…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Vicki from Washington

Meet Vicki Manry, a sizzlin’ 33-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Mount Vernon, Washington. This buxom babe is quite the social butterfly who loves to smoke cigars and ride her 2001 Harley Davidson Dyna Low Rider. Her persona runs from mild to wild and she loves every minute of it. “I’m definitely a mix of every personality from biker to business, country to city and sexy to mellow, and I enjoy all of it,” expressed Vicki. Vicki has been smoking premium cigars for the past two years; however, her maiden voyage into…

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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 Cici from Las Vegas

Meet Cici Carrillo, a 34-year-old sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) from Las Vegas, Nevada. Cici began smoking cigars when she was just 17 years old. Today, she smokes three to four times per week. “The first time I smoked a cigar was with my father when we visited Hemingway’s home in Key West Florida. I was 17 years old,” said Cici. Cici’s enthusiasm for cigars has come a long way since her teen years. Fast forward 17 years beyond that fateful day when she roamed the hallowed grounds of Ernest Hemmingway to…

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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 Fariyal from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Meet Fariyal Hosein, a sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) in her early 30s from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Fariyal is a beautiful, classy woman who pampers herself with a cigar to celebrate life’s grandest moments. “On occasions, I’ll indulge in smoking a cigar to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or a deep conversation with friends,” expressed Fariyal. Fariyal is a sensual woman who has dedicated her career to pampering the modern man. She owns an upscale barber shop where she treats men like royalty. “My vision for Element Seven Barber Salon is…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Rachel from Arizona

Meet Rachel Pliess, a sizzlin’ 26-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Phoenix, Arizona. Rachel is a world traveler who smokes cigars almost every day. “When I am not at work I am doing my best to travel the world,” expressed Rachel. “I refuse to go a whole year without a big trip somewhere new.” When this gorgeous globetrotter is grounded, she works at Churchills Fine Cigars in Arcadia, Arizona as the lounge’s bar manager.  She has been working there for almost a year and credits the establishment for refining her love for…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Demeka from Nashville, TN

Meet Demeka Fritts, a Sizzlin’ 36-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Nashville, Tennessee. This gorgeous southern bell is a former fashion model who has been smoking cigars for the past five years. Today, she smokes an average of three to four times a week. “I actually naturally gravitated toward the leaf. Some of my male friends were cigar enthusiasts and that peaked my interest enough to try a stogie for myself,” explained Demeka. Demeka, who has worked in the medical field for the past 12 years, has trouble pinpointing one particular cigar…

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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 Julie from Texas

Meet Julie Martin, a Sizzlin’ 27-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Austin, Texas.  Originally from Houston, the “Cigar Empress” as she is known on social media, has been interested in cigars for as long as she can remember, but didn’t begin smoking them until she turned 18 years old. “I’ve always been interested in cigars,” exclaimed Julie. “Growing up, my father smoked cigars and I was always obsessed with the smell. It’s very nostalgic for me and any time I get together with my father, we always sit back and enjoy a…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Jaxx Guevarra from Las Vegas

This week’s Sizzlin’ Sunday gal, Jaxx Guevarra does not need much of an introduction. She is already well known in the cigar industry for being the Director of Special Events for Villiger North America and previously ran the swanky La Casa De La Habana, Las Vegas cigar bar as the General Manager.  Cigar enthusiasts have probably already seen her gorgeous face and rockin’ body plastered on social media, event flyers and show booths but now is the time to get to know the person behind the beautiful exterior. Jaxx is…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Christina from Florida

Meet Christina, an extremely sexy gal of Mexican descent who is originally from south Texas. This smoking beauty, who now lives in northern Florida, was first introduced to cigars many years ago by a Navy veteran she calls ‘an old friend.’ “I am very new to the world and lifestyle of cigars,” said Christina. “I got my first taste of a cigar years ago when a retired Navy friend had me try one.” Fast forward to 2013 and Christina was reintroduced to the leaf by another Navy officer. This ex-beau…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Maria from Puerto Rico

Meet Maria, a 48-year-old sister of leaf from Oxon Hill, Maryland. This buxom babe has been smoking cigars for the past four years, but her adoration grows much deeper. “I have always had a passion for cigars, even during early childhood,” said Maria. “I remember watching my grandmother chew tobacco and smoke cigars. I always looked at her with admiration and always wanted to keep that image of her.” Maria is a ‘proud’ Latina, born and raised on the island of Puerto Rico and she is the only one of…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Olivia – Youngstown State Univ.

Meet Olivia Torisk, a beautiful 18-year-old Greek goddess from Youngstown, Ohio.  This striking dame is definitely not the typical teenage girl. She started smoking cigars about a year ago and has already developed a refined palate. Her vast knowledge and undying love for the leaf accentuates her model-esque physique. “I just got curious one day and decided to try them,” said Olivia. “After my first cigar, which was an Alec Bradley Black Market, I just wanted to try more and learn more.” Olivia is a student at Youngstown State University…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Lauren from South Florida

Meet Lauren Mauzy, AKA @L_money27, a beautiful gal of Peruvian and German decent who hails from southern Florida.  This devilish dame is as brilliant as she is beautiful. Lauren is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish, and holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in business and the other in economics. She is an aspiring entrepreneur who is in the process of starting her own business called, Cigars and Fashion. “I figured it was an easy fit to gear a business to the two things that I am most passionate…

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