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Stogie News: Cigar Babes Rocky Vacation

19 Mar 2007

Way back in June, I wrote a commentary about “smokin’ ladies.” The piece was basically an excuse to link to sexy Cigar Aficionado photos, and it argued that if gals want to look especially alluring, they should try smoking a fine cigar.

No readers objected to my advice.

Is it the smoke billowing from her lips that’s so alluring? Is it the way she gently embraces the cigar with her delicate fingers that keeps us up at night? Or is it simply the very notion of an elegant woman treating herself to one of life’s greatest pleasures that drives us crazy?

With all this in mind – coupled with the sad fact that far too few women smoke cigars – this article from M Magazine, a lifestyle publication out of Milwaukee, caught my attention.

The gist? A group of self-proclaimed “Cigar Babes” from Lake County, Wisconsin recently trekked to Honduras to experience the ultimate stogie vacation with Rocky Patel.

As Cigar Babes member Amy Siewart wrote of the first day of the trip, “It was hot and after a long day of traveling we headed to the pool with a cigar. This would become our daily ritual and we felt like royalty as we sat around the water sipping soda or Florde Kane rum and smoking.”

The sixteen ladies spent the next four days at Mr. Patel’s home in Danli touring his tobacco fields, visiting his manufacturing facilities, and taking lessons on the art of cigar production.

“It was amazing to see the attention to detail and the fact that nearly every part of the process is done by hand,” Siewart wrote. “Patel is a self-claimed perfectionist and it showed. The quality was apparent not only in his product, but in his work environment and the treatment of his employees.”

Since Mr. Patel personally led each leg of the Cigar Babes’ tour, this vacation was an experience most male cigar enthusiasts can only dream of. Frankly, I’m extremely jealous.

The next stop on the Cigar Babes tour is Nicaragua, where the ladies will visit the Perdomo factory.

Patrick A


5 Responses to “Stogie News: Cigar Babes Rocky Vacation”

  1. Doug Monday, March 19, 2007 at 3:51 am #

    I saw this article too.

    Very cool. I envy them – that looks like an awesome trip.

  2. Jackie Monday, March 19, 2007 at 4:57 am #

    Interesting article. Aside from being female, I wonder what the requirements are for membership. Do you have to be from/reside in Wisconsin?

  3. Patrick A Monday, March 19, 2007 at 5:01 am #


    It's hard to tell exactly what it takes to become a Cigar Babe, especially since their website is missing so much information.

    If you would like more information, I'd contact Mary Lynn Smith of Lake County Cigars. You can email her from here:

  4. homestay Penang Monday, May 20, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    Cigar. I used to buy cigar in the market for my dad. Now that I'm planning to go this place, maybe I could bring some for my dad's. Hope it wouldn't be a hassle to my flight.

  5. pakar seo Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

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