Gabrielle made her debut on PipesMagazine.com in 2012. This is her 8th appearance as a Pipe Babe since then. In this shoot she is smoking Kevin Godbee’s 2002 Dunhill Cumberland shape (4202), which is a half bent billiard with saddle bit. The tobacco is My Own Blend, which was custom hand-blended to Kevin’s taste, at the Orlik Factory in Denmark during his visit there in July 2010.
The shoot was done at Ruby’s Elixir, which is a great Jazz & Blues club in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Ruby’s is attached to Central Cigars, a full liquor and cigar bar with several name brand cigars and their own house blends as well. Smoking is permitted not only in the cigar lounge, but in the jazz club as well.
Say hello to our newest Pipe Babe, Gina Roode. Gina is a full time musician with an album of her own original acoustic guitar songs. She is self-taught, and has a quite unique style of playing the guitar. Check out her impressive skills and style in this YouTube Video. She also performs live almost every week at various locations in Southern California, and she is a pipe smoker in real life. You can hear her interview on The Pipes Magazine Radio Show here.
Zoie is originally from Chicago, and currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is an interior designer, and lists her current occupation as “Being Awesome” at Blue Star Group. We couldn’t agree more, and think she is doing such a good job, that she should get a raise. In this shoot, Zoie is smoking a Savinelli Spring 626 Bent Apple Pipe. Hair by Maya Damrell. Wardrobe chosen by Kevin Godbee. (You’re welcome.) Photos by Barry Lively of B.Lively Images. (That’s his real name, and he lives up to it!)
Vanessa’s exotic looks come from her Peruvian descent. She currently resides in Sarasota, Florida where she enjoys the tropical weather and the beach. Her stepfather is artisan pipe maker, Zack Hamric, which is how she came to our attention. Zack is a participating member in the community forums on PipesMagazine.com under the screen name of zack24. He posted photos of his vacation in Italy last summer, which included photos of his lovely wife, Greta, and stepdaughter, Vanessa smoking pipes. It turns out that Vanessa is an actual, albeit, occasional pipe smoker. She didn’t need any coaching whatsoever. Pipe smoking never looked so pretty, and to add to Vanessa’s wonderfully glamorous appearance, she is smoking an exotic-looking acorn-shaped pipe with bamboo stem made by her step-dad. You can find his pipes at http://zhamricpipes.com/.
Gabrielle is smoking 2002 G.L. Pease Haddo’s Delight that was just opened for this shoot. Her pipe is a Willmer AAA straight grain. We decided to have fun with her hair and make-up doing a retro-pin-up style. The shoot was done at McNulty Lofts in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida by Steven Kovich.