Monthly Archives: August 2017

Beginner’s Guide to Smoking a Pipe

Man smoking pipe tobacco through a pipe

“A pipe is the fountain of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the companion of the wise; and the man who smokes, thinks like a philosopher and acts like a Samaritan.” -Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton What does Sam Slick, Edwin Hubble, Van Goph and J.R.R Tolkien all have in common? Pipe smoking, of course! […]

Beginner’s Guide to a Traditional Wet Shave

Shaving essentials including a safety razor and a Badger hair brush.

You wouldn’t smoke a cigar quickly, so why should you shave any quicker? In an age of “insta” gratification, whether that’s fast food, the world at our finger tips, or a quick wet shave. We should step back, take a breath and indulge in some more ‘me time’. So, open your Xitar cigar humidor, ignite […]