Monday, December 15, 2008

Burn After Reading

www.leichic.comAfter spending hours in the returns line at Best Buy last year, your boyfriend is dropping oh-so-subtle hints about this year’s Christmas gifts. Like: What were you smoking when you decided against the Wii?

Maybe there is something that will light his fire a little more this year. Like a box of Kaua‘i Cigar Company stogies, made with tobacco grown on the Garden Isle. Kaua‘i Cigars have a strong, refined taste from slow-drying the tobacco in climate-controlled barns on a plantation near Kapa‘a, where the climate is similar to Cuba’s. As the only cigar producer in Hawai‘i, they’ve kept it simple and local by selling just one signature smoke: the “Island Prince.” It comes in two flavors, light and dark. Kinda gives a whole new (and legal) spin to the phrase “homegrown.”

So tuck a box of these little babies under the tree.
He’ll be so happy, he’ll swear that smoke got in his eyes.

Find Kaua‘i Cigars at ABC Stores and Tamura’s Fine Wines in Kailua and Honolulu. Check www.kauaicigar.com/retailers.html for more locations.

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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