Because everyone appreciates a beautiful woman.
"Pipe Babes" is not meant in a derogatory way. It is a compliment to any woman to be called a "babe". In our observations, even women check out other women. Did you ever notice that men’s magazines usually have a beautiful woman on the cover? Did you ever notice that women’s magazines also usually have a beautiful woman on the cover? Of course, the men are looking because … uh … we’re men! The women are looking because they are making comparisons, sizing up the competition, and getting ideas for themselves.
We hope you enjoy these lovely ladies smoking pipes.
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/.
For the month of March, we'd like to introduce you to our newest Pipe Babe, Camae. She is a bubbly, petite, cutie with beautiful, long, flowing brown hair. Originally from New York, and now residing in St. Petersburg, FL, this 28-year old Virgo enjoys smoking a pipe on special occasions. She is a natural at it and got some pretty nice smoke. In this shoot she is smoking one of the 4th Generation Pipes from Erik Stokkebye. This sandblasted black pipe is the 1897 model. It is made in Denmark of Italian briar. It has a bronze band engraved with the 4th Generation logo, and a bent acrylic stem. More information on 4th Generation Pipes can be found here. You can shop for them at PipesAndCigars.com.
Gabrielle is enjoying smoking G. L. Pease Maltese Falcon in a Smitty Pipe from Edward's Pipe & Tobacco in Tampa, FL. We shot these photos of Gabrielle 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.