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The Smoking Jacket: Pablo’s Boutique

July 23, 2017

By Marc Phillips As an agnostic progressive, I’ve learned to keep my own counsel when herfing with strangers or casual acquaintances. I don’t want to perpetuate any stereotypes about knuckle-dragging cigar smokers, but I also don’t want to get [...]

The Smoking Jacket: Born to be Mild

November 5, 2015

By Marc Phillips When I opened a cigar lounge in Kyle, Texas back in 2011, I took a rather didactic approach to my marketing efforts. At the outset of this venture, one of my cigar distributors asked me a very serious and very good question—can a [...]