First, let me tell you that most pictures in this post are taken from said chair, as I now live in it.
|You thought I was kidding, didn't you?|
First (again), let me say, we've been hearing pure awesomeness about The Humidor (which also has locations in Cranston, RI and Newport, RI) for ages, but just never got there.* Then, one day not too long ago, Valentino was chatting with our friend Jarrid (he of Kristoff) (Hi Jarrid!) about the Partagas/Ramon y Ramon 150-year anniversary humidor we have, and how one drawer was missing, which made him have the sad.
|Ours is not filled with cigars, however|
|Will chose a couple of 30-year-old cigars for Valentino.|
Jarrid said Jana Polofsky, owner of The Humidor, had one of those. She might let us have the missing drawer. And after a series of text messages, blammo! She said we could have it. Valentino's day?** Made.
|Within these humidors (and those in the first picture) lie some gorgeous sticks.|
In addition to their fantastic selection, including things that will make you say, "OMG! I've been dying to try that!" We found and picked up the Alec Bradley Fine and Rare, which was both fine and difficult to find. Well-played Alan Rubin. Well-played.
Drew Estate is seriously represented in the store as well. Did you know The Humidor was the first in the country to carry Drew Estate? If it's good enough for Jonathan Drew...just saying.
While we were there, we met Austin Trudeau, a super cool dude, who I was trying to convince to become my BFF, but Will did what Will does and now they are BFFs.
|Rats! Foiled again!|
When you go to The Humidor--and you WILL go to The Humidor--you should poke around and check out the treasures. They have some cool and unique stuff, like a humidor with the (I believe) second Cigar Aficionado cover.*** And this:
|Will would like to have this. |
And he would like to keep it on my desk.
|Valentino and his drawer and a nice lady.|
Plus! Look at all that cool stuff in the background!
And and and there's so much room there! And that's super great because they seem to have the most fantastical events there! That's the other reason why I'm mad we didn't know about this place sooner! All the things we've missed! Kristoff events! Camacho events! Drew Estate events! Cigar dinners next door at Siena! D'oh!!
|I would like to be sitting on that couch, |
but getting out of the chair is quite difficult.
Make sure you like their Facebook page so you can get all the info before the fun happens! The events are much more engaging that way! (They don't have a website, which makes a researcher like me nutty.)
The Humidor's East Greenwich shop is at 5600 Post Road. "We are located right next to Siena in Benny's Plaza. Come on in! Have a smoke and relax in our comfy leather sofas. BYOB! We also have a poker table in the back." And when you go, tell Austin and Jana we said "Howdy!"--unless we're there; then you should say "Howdy!" to us! And them!
Next stop! The Cranston shop! Wahooooo!
*We're creatures of habit. This should not be news to anyone.
**Not Valentine's Day.
***Full disclosure: We have the humidor with the premier cover.
****It's a word now!