This is Melania’s 3rd feature as a Pipe Babe. She is smoking a Godbee / Heeschen Pipe. In July 2010, PipesMagazine.com Publisher, Kevin Godbee stayed overnight at Pipe Artisan Peter Heeschen’s house in Denmark, and made his own pipe in his workshop, albeit with lots of help. Melania is a 22-year old student, a professional ballroom dancer and last year held the title of Queen of the National Floral Games of Mexico, which is a poetry contest held in one of the most important oil hubs in Mexico. She has won several international dance competitions. Born in Mexico and raised overseas, she is truly a third culture kid. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Mandarin-Chinese, reflecting her formation as a child. She is currently pursuing her degree in Oil and Gas Accounting.
This shoot was done at Central Cigars in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, a full liquor and cigar bar with several name brand cigars and their own house blends as well. It is attached to Ruby’s Elixir which is a great Jazz & Blues club. Smoking is permitted not only in the cigar lounge, but in the jazz club as well. Photos by Barry Lively of B. Lively Images.