Herfing USA!

Smokiest greetings from Hollywood ☺ where I have been herfing with friends day and night for the last 3 weeks!

I have definitely smoked my way across Los Angeles now…. From Pokers Patio herf to herfing with the Guys at Ummba in Century City to Lenny’s herf in Bel Air- Richards herf at GHR to the Old Oaks Cigar & Wine Co (great place – thanks Barry and Dave) to the Santa Monica Pier herf (Thanks George – great idea!) to The Vogelzang Vineyard herf in Santa Barbara… and loads more in between this has been a month to remember.

I honestly can’t even count the amount of Padron, Fuente and Oliva cigars that I have enjoyed 😉 but it’s been a month of lots of laughs and good times.

Highlights included the bottle of 1960 Glenlivet Strathisla matched with Dunhill Seleccion Suprema no.1 at the Bel Air herf (TY LS) especially as our good friend and incredibly talented jazz musician Michael Lington joined us for the evening. Great food, scotch, cigars and company with pampering care of Woody and his barbers too 🙂

The Los Angeles Grand Havana Room herf was a fabulous evening (TY RS) and one of the best spots I have found in LA. Great service and a brilliant terrace which was perfect for an evening of dinner, drinks and smokes

The full day herf at the Vogelzang Vineyard was a delight. Santa Barbara has breathtaking scenery and the cabernet Sauvignon worked more than well with the Chateau Latour we smoked. Many thanks to Mary Beth and James for the incredible hospitality

As ever the Sunset Marquis has been my cigar friendly base. Famous person spotting is a daily event and there are even more this evening due to an pre Emmy Nomination party 🙂 This hotel is herfers paradise.

Thanks as ever to Barry for all his assistance co-ordinating my schedule, thanks to all my friends for their generous hospitality and thanks to my C.Gars Team for looking after business for the last month (which I understand was rather brisk in my absence – maybe I should stay overseas longer?!)

What a pleasure to meet up with so many old friends as well as make so many new friends. Apologies to anyone I was unable to hook up with on this trip but hopefully catch up if you visit London or on my next trip.

Back to the London office in a few days time to get into the design and build of our new offices and warehouse as well as two new stores due to open later this year.

Have a smokey weekend

Peaceful puffing