Continuing the balance in my week :-) …. 2 hours in the office Friday morning and off to lunch with good friends Tom and Joel.

Malmaison in Charterhouse street was the choice and a very good one it is too.

The bar area is cigar friendly and they even have a decent stocked humidor ( just in case you forget to bring your own!)

Food and service as well as ambience was first rate which ensures I’ll be coming back soon :-)

Smoked a Dom Perignon from 1986 whilst I was cruising home in traffic….I was oblivious to the traffic,the smoking experience was sublime.

When these cigars are “on” they really are something quite special.Don’t believe all the B.S. you read about them being past their prime….the secret is all in the storage!!!! If they have been correctly looked after …stored colder and more dry,these cigars have plenty of life in them yet.

….at last the weekend ( after a tough week!) Karyn’s busy as usual cooking a 5 course meal for me ( she is a fantastic cook!)…..I’m planning to re-start my diet on Monday

Have a great weekend.



Boisdale Bishopsgate

I seem to have got the work balance right on Thursday having spent around 2 hours in the office examining some vintage Davidoff that we were valuing for a client and then headed off for a business lunch meeting with C.Gars Ltd Chairman David Moss……5 hours later our meeting was at a close as was my days work :-)

Boisdale restaurants are in Belgravia and Bishopsgate and I have been going there for years.

I was surprised to recently read some lousy reviews on a website as I have always found Boisdale to serve good food and offer good service.Of course they are cigar friendly so 10/10 from me ….Boisdale gets my vote:-)

David and I discussed business,smoked P.2’s,drank rather copious amounts of wine,ate some delicious food and rated our favourite cigars of the year which are :

Partagas P2

Montecrsito Edmundo

Bolivar Belicosos Fionos

Montecristo no.2

Partagas SD4

David and I enjoy a similar cigar rotation so it’s interesting to share tasting notes

I hope David enjoyed lunch as much as I did….we have to do this every month!:-)…all in the best interest of the business of course:-)