Four day blockbuster event puts region on national cigar scene
By Kenneth Miller, Publisher
LA Lounge owner Aaron Moore has been involved in major cigar events from Las Vegas to Houston and recently in the Southland but for the first time ever Moore and his members will experience the inaugural LA Smoke Week which begins on Aug. 10 through Aug. 13 in Los Angeles.
Events such as LA Smoke are annually held in various cities throughout the nation such as Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Philly, Houston, Dallas where cities attract cigar clubs and connoisseurs from all around the world for festivities that unite the culture while also offering a boon for the region.
LA Smoke will kick off on Aug. 10th with a Meet and Greet at Pips on La Brea from 6p.m.-10p.m.; Then on Friday, Aug. 11th Golf Day will be held from 8a.m. to 1p.m. at DeBell Golf Course in Burbank; Cali Beach Day unfolds on Aug. 11 from 10a.m. to 10p.m. at Dockweiler Beach, then on Saturday Aug. 12 the event returns to Pips on LaBrea for a Ladies Brunch from 11a.m.-2p.m. and later Hollywood Lights from 5p.m.-10p.m. at the Pacific Design Center. The event culminates on Sunday Aug. 13 with California Love from 12p.m.-4p.m. at the Loft & Bear Distillery and Tasting Room in Los Angeles.
LA Smoke Committee Members responsible for the heavy lifting include Antonio Martin Jr., owner of Debonair Cigar Lounge, Drobe Stogies Cigar Lounge in Inglewood, LA Lounge of Inglewood, The Cigar Firm and Ramona Burns (Msconnec AKA Smilenpuff on IG)
Sponsors of the event include: Uncle Nearest, Shinju Japense Whisky, Papi’s Bourbon, Hine Vintage Cognacs, Aguirre Tequila, Artisanal Vodka, Bootleggers, State Farm, C2 Financial, Toppo Chico, Krank Golf, Yuppie Club, Lady Flo Enterprises, Maxu Recovery, Fedora Designs and Cigar Brands: Divine Leaf, Emperors Cut, Ceron, Plasencia, Drunk Chicken and Tyler, Dignity.
LA Smoke is a real grown-up affair with a splash of elegance, beauty, brash, boldness and most of all pride. For more information contact www.thelasmoke.com.