This past week I took a flight out of New York to escape for a while with some friends in the mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico. A place I’ve been to once before that had me eager to return. With the mountains in every direction and low humidity I was able to kick back and relax while taking part in the re-branding/re-opening of Primo Cigar Shop. The shop which is open daily from 11-7 features a walk in humidor full of the top brands and a large selection of pipes and pipe tobacco is truly heaven on earth when the surroundings are taken into consideration.
My journey started at 4am on Sunday with a flight from La Guardia to Houston where I had an hour layover. The uneventful flights concluded in Albuquerque where I rented a car and made the
1 hour drive 40 minute drive on the open highways where the speedometer hit 106mph.
Once I arrived in Santa Fe and a quick check in at my hotel I headed over the the grand opening in store event which featured giveaways and specials from My Father Cigars, EP Carrillo and Torano Cigars to name a few. A big thank you goes out to Robert Kasperek, Ernie and Ernesto Carrillo and Brian McGee for making the event a success. We enjoyed some food, music from Mariachi Encanto and of course great smokes.
The second night of the trip featured a dinner at El Farol with cigars from Miami Cigar & Company. Guests smoked La Sirena and Art Deco while enjoying some good Spanish music, wines, and paella as well as great deserts.
I wish my friends much success and below is some pictures and a video. For more photos be sure to check out the Primo Cigar Shop website.