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  1. Is there an option to have only the top drawer? That seems most efficient for stacking boxes and then 1 drawer for loose singles.
  2. Punch Punch from the first box of Cubans I ever purchased and courtesy of our host (June 2018 box code I think). Finally warm enough to smoke outside comfortably. These are the ugliest sticks in my humidor but have all smoked great. Greenish wrapper hue and water spots but the best Punch I’ve had. Only 2 more left I’ll probably save them for awhile and hope my other Punch hit their stride.
  3. Great view! Glad you’re enjoying it! I’m definitely ready for another Herf whenever it’s feasible again.
  4. We just found out this little guy is a Schnauzer / Jack Russel mix. He loves hanging out on the balcony and is indifferent to the smoke which is nice. My last dog always barked at me if I was smoking.
  5. I tend to prefer original packaging of brands I enjoy more for nostalgia of the product than quality of the packaging. For instance I repurpose cigar boxes of my favorite marcas and appreciate they don’t typically change. Similarly I love the original Budweiser & Marlboro packaging/ logos and don’t like any updates or limited editions. With premium products like a watch, I appreciate quality packaging that doesn’t come off as cheap but at the end of the day I’m buying the product inside and that’s what I care about. I have amassed a significant collection of L
  6. Welcome to the forum finally! I've been happy to share many sticks with @Jbcurrin12 but it's probably about time you start buying your own haha
  7. This has always been my favorite car. Right before they took away the chrome rear bumper. Since I have no use for a car except for recreational driving, I'm still hoping I can own one of these someday.
  8. It was great seeing everyone again and meeting some new members! Thanks @Buck14 and @inter4alia for organizing this. Can’t wait till the next one!
  9. As others have said, the income and racial segregation by neighborhood is a huge problem. However, as someone lucky enough to live on the northside and work off Michigan in the Loop, I have never felt unsafe in Chicago including walking home several blocks from the bar at 5am (Our bars close at 5 on weekends). For tourists the city is very safe and has an amazing food / cocktail scene as well as architecture, but bleachers at Wrigley will always be my favorite.
  10. We ended up having a band too! Although that setup looks much more thought out than our impromptu space. Sounds like a great time with the FOH community. I definitely recommend the house, I think it’s on Airbnb.
  11. It was a great spot, I couldn't figure out the address but it's close to the Riomar restaurant
  12. @moy71 it’s a CoRo. They had a box is singles at Melia Habana
  13. It was awesome! We did a tour around Havana and the El Morro castle and was able to smoke Cohiba shorts the whole way.
  14. Finally getting around to posting some pics from my Cuba trip. Can’t wait to go back!
  15. Maybe they didn’t let me in because there were Sir Winston’s? Ha I asked for those and La Trova everywhere I went and no luck. They had Vigia singles at Hotel Nacional but the only boxes were Reyes at Melia Habana and Coloniales at the airport on the way out.
  16. It probably did not help that we went at the end of the day, but it was just my group in the Hotel Nacional shop and the woman working there had to keep going back into the humidor / fielding questions about what they had and for what price. It would have made her job a lot easier if we could have walked in the humidor.
  17. I had a great time at the CHS Herf! Finally had time for a Lusi and it didn't disappoint. Thank you to everyone who showed up for generously sharing great cigars and drinks. I actually found 5 CUCs from my Cuba trip while doing laundry yesterday and my only regret is not using it on more Havana Club for the next Herf! ha
  18. The humidor at 5y16 was pretty full but other than 2019 LCDH boxes there was nothing hard to find. I was there at closing so didn't spend too long but there did seem to be a decent variety of marcas. Not much large format cigars outside of the Boli Libertadors. I also had a hard time finding any boxes of Trinidad. The restaurant / bar did seem like a cool spot to hang out though.
  19. I was there a couple weeks ago, but just now getting around to posting pics. I went to the LCDH on 5 y 16, Hotel Comodoro, Melia Habana, Hotel Nacional and airport. I was able to enter the humidor in all locations except the Hotel Nacional and airport which I didn't have any $ left for anyways. Hotel Nacional had great customer service but wouldn't explain why I couldn't enter the humidor. Customs are Alex coronas and I was excited to find UEB SEP 17 Partagas Shorts which were for the house and we smoked the box in 4 days. Cohiba shorts and cigs were also for the house and I'm a big
  20. The flight down was exactly like a domestic flight. You go through customs in Cuba. The flight back 2-3 hours should be good but you’re not allowed to enter more than 3 hours early. I wish I knew that rule as I had the latest flight in the group and was denied entry with no explanation. After a stressful 20 minutes though they finally explained and security was only 30 - 40 min going through later
  21. Just got back from a week in Havana, most of my group flew through FLL with Jet Blue and no one had any issues with buying the visa in FLL or customs either way. I brought the most cigars back of the group, about 55, but was never checked. They only asked if I had less than 10 bottles of rum. One piece of advice is bring more $ than you think you need. I had planned on bringing back more cigars but was out of $ by the time I arrived back at the airport for my return flight.
  22. Tried to end a 13 hour Friday on a high note with a Cohiba Maduro 5 Secretos. Then half way through I put it down to refill the scotch... next thing I know it flies away to what I fear is a 3 story demise. Luckily a small touch up and I smoke it to the nub while holding the wrapper crack together. I guess I need to invest in a single cigar ashtray/holder. Anyone ever have a similar experience?

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