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  1. Didn't realize there were LCDH's there. My wife and I are going back to MoBay in April, for our ONLY repeat trip to a resort aside from our honeymoon location in St. Lucia. We're going back to the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall (4-diamond spot). Last time we went (Mar/Apr 2015), I brought all my own sticks, and the resort itself had a really nice lounge (Hemingway's??), but it was ALWAYS empty, as the weather was excellent, and everyone lounged poolside anyways. A bunch of guys we bumped into there ('Muricans) had got a bunch of random fakes on their way (from Mexico, IIRC), and were pleasantly
  2. Weird to think that just a few years ago, I was arresting and throwing people in jail who were pulling this shit. Now, it's the government directly who's doing it and profiting. I still can't partake, due to my particular job (28-day ban, and I'm always under 24-hr recall, as TASO and Air Marshal). Kinda duh, obviously. But still a crazy overall situation, on how this is looked at now, compared to cigars and such. So frustrating. Casa Keith is ALWAYS open for herfing business though!!!!
  3. I prefer / use the 5.11 MOAB 10 and the 5.11 Rush 24. Both great bags.
  4. Soooooo…. You'll be bringing this for November's Havana FOH get-together then??? I'll bring some VR 15 Anniversario RE Canada sticks....sure, that'll be a fair trade!!!
  5. Bastard. Click-baiting @PigFish and gawddamned mean!!!!!
  6. Soooo...what’s this thread about?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. This and this. But in the case of NYgarman’s comments, “only” 22 years so far for me! Lol. Kinda cool photo to start things off (would look pretty neat printed large format and framed in a man cave). But then I started thinking...was this a Cigar Aficionado taste testing, where not even the first 1/4 or so of a stick is tasted, and you can’t really appreciate the full complexity of a cigar??? What’s the point then? But even with the added comments that all were smoked 2/3s thru... I think you did yourself a disservice. Too many intermingling flavours and muddied-together waters, IMO. If
  8. Vancouver will be the only other one. There’s only been four LCDHs in Canada - Toronto / Yorkville, Montreal, Windsor and Vancouver. And yes, Windsor’s is currently on a hiatus. They’ve been “temporarily closed” for a year and a half or so (maybe almost two years already?) I believe it was a water damage / renovation damage thing. Affected them from a neighboring business, I believe. I think I read or heard somewhere that there’s insurance claims issues. The store signage and such is still there, but the store front is all papered over in the windows, and a “temporarily closed for renovation
  9. Sad to hear. A nice place. Forum member Simon used to work there, and damn near any time any of us were in town, we’d spend a visit in there. And yes, Antonio and Marc, great people. Similar to the Toronto one - we’ve had a lot of interactions there too, and they helped support our Toronto MegaHerf events, and Tom worked there for a stretch too in his retirement. I remember visiting the original location of the Toronto LCDH back in ‘98 and ‘99, doing VIP security. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Sorry, didn’t see the bump. I’m away traveling for work, but its a great question you have regarding the vacuum sealing. To this point, I’ve only opened and smoked from one of those initial vacuum sealed boxes, a 10-box of PSP Monte 2’s. Can’t remember any more off hand info than that. But in the recent years, I’ve found myself getting either a bit lazier, or less anal retentive. Lol. I’ve mainly just stored the boxes / bundles in the freezer ziplock bags that I put them in to do the freezing process, or just the straight boxes in. So, I think it’s a good question you have. I will need to
  11. Frankly, I’ve had a similar situation in the past. Did my best to move with the wind and adjust, etc. This lady and her friends just couldn’t help themselves with the scuffaws and scowling, etc. So I used a variable of something I remember another member from on here mentioning he/she did many many years ago (with a financial this-for-that agreement). Anyway, I told this complaining lady I’d gladly put it out if she covered my losses / cost. If she wanted me to end that cigar, my enjoyment, my relaxation, if she was costing me that, I myself wasn’t going to be out if pocket for that. I told
  12. I wouldn’t agree either with “just moving on”. Personally, I’d think that that WOULD make cigar smoking harder for the next guy...that owner/chef would just be THAT MUCH more entitled and cock-sure of himself for confronting that next customer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. This. From Toronto MegaHerf events. That, and some drunken pictures. Lol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Damn, you ollllllldddddd!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Same-ish (2008’er, I think??). Hard to believe. So fast. And so many great friendships, fun times, questionable choices, embarrassing photos, and awesome stories that we’re all the more richer for in the long run. A time investment that’s paid forth in dividends, as far as I’m concerned! Kudos and congrats to all!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. I’m not “old”. I’m just a “veteran young-guy”. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. I think we’re staying the same hotel. Not 100% sure tho - that’s not my focus / job to worry about. Good thoughts tho. I think our time is a bit shorter there than Barcelona. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Lol. Yourself and the lovely ladies were a BLAST to finally get a chance to really meet and hang out with this past November. I was really looking forward to having Erin meet you guys (and some others), and spending some more time together. But my old partner and her spouse just won’t be able to make the trip with Erin and I, and with some work stuff going on, Erin and I are revising our plans. We just have to delay for now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Was gonna be there with Erin and friends on a couples trip. Plans just changed over the course of the last week. Canceling our plans for this month’s Habanos Fest, and will instead just plan and look forward to this next November’s Encuentros Partagas / FOH group trip (?) again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  21. Hey all. Yes, I know I haven't been too active on here lately. Very busy lately with work and such. Trying to put together pictures and writeups to post a bit from our last Havana trip in November. And Rob, @El Presidente, I'm also wondering about plans for this upcoming November. I'll try to PM you some questions / curiosities from me and some of the Canadian travelers. But in a week or so, I'm travelling again for work. Gonna have two-plus days in Barcelona, Spain, and in Athens, Greece. So I'm wondering here if anybody from FOH could help with suggestions / recommendations / t

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