THE HUMIDOR, MONTEREY, CA

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jttnk

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Dec 22, 2017
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First visit to Monterey since I was a teenager. Always look for cool pipe shops on vacation. Lucky me found a stash of Esoterica tobacco. Never tried it because it’s never available. Very nice proprietor nice shop. Great smoking lounge which they graciously allowed me to hang out and have a smoke in. Visit if you’re in Monterey. PS: it is gorgeous here!!

 

jttnk

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<p>Also, I’m sitting here now if you’re in the neighborhood. Probably fo another 12 hour tops.
 

mso489

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In Monterey that must involve some serious overhead. Family money? If it makes it on its own, that is some business plan.

 

alaskanpiper

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I love Monterey. I had a sister that lived there for years. An excuse to visit her from Alaska was never hard to find. Especiallly in the winter, haha.

 

jttnk

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Eric, heading there tomorrow on bikes. This area is stunning.

 

philobeddoe

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I spent a year there in language school when I was in the Army. I’ve been all over the lower 48 and Monterey is by far the most perfect place I’ve been, not too hot, not too cool, it’s juuuuust right. :)

 
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The wife and I visited Monterey several times while our son was stationed there with the Navy. Nice place, reeks of Steinbeck and has a wonderful Aquarium. Well worth the visit.

 

jttnk

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Dec 22, 2017
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JPM, sorry to

Miss you. Enjoyed a nice bowl on Friday. Nice hang out indoors and just do something different. Home now in AZ. First bowl ever of Esoterica And so toned. It is amazing stuff. All the hype is real it really is a different experience. Better still first bowl in estate Comoy’s for Leonard’s pipe shop circa 1938-1940. Thanks Pipestud. It’s a wonderful piece.

 

ebnash

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Nice to see this. I lived about an hour north of Monterey and we are there several times a year. I’ve never visited The Humidor because zimjutst assumed it would be a tourist town tobacco shop. I will definitely make a point to get down to check it out. I usually have a few days a month free to myself and my wife has no interest in sitting in a smoking lounge, although she fully supports my pipe and cigar smoking.
My next free weekend day will be worth a trip, especially this time of year. I think I owe it to myself ;-)
Just checked out the website and it looks very nice. The membership, however, is a pretty steep buy in and monthly due.

 

jttnk

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Dec 22, 2017
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I think if you buy a tin or anything hanging out for a smoke in the lounge is cool. I also believe there are two lounges. 1 is a high end members only club behind closed doors and the other is more for “come on by and hang out while you’re shopping”
Btw, I tried the Esoterica ASTB, WOW! it’s that good! Jarred for special occasions. Margate I’m waiting on for such an occasion.
Enjoy and thanks for sharing.