Winter 96/97
Volume II
Issue 1

Connecticut Valley Tobacconist

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SMOKE FRONT
Tragedy in the Dominican Republic, one from the Grotto and great news from Cuba!

ROMEO
Lonely guy Rick Shaw hides out for the holidays and finds himself.

Y JULIETA
Present tense. Heidi Louise Overturf offers her holiday shopping hints.

SMOKE SATIRE
Brain McConnachie explores the seedy underbelly of Kathy Lee Gifford's Christmas special.

OP-ED: WHAT LEW SAYS
Lew Rothman quips his favorite selection tips.

CIGAR REVIEW (article)
Corona-licious! Sit back as our panelists burn 40 heaters for our first anniversary tasting.

CIGAR Q&A (article)
SMOKE interviews two of the cigar industry's statesmen -- Dan Blumenthal and Frank Llaneza, makers of domestic classics: Punch, Hoyo de Monterrey, and El Rey del Mundo

SMOKE VITALS
Vital Vitalis! Hot holiday hairstyles and how to control your coif.

SMOKE FASHION
Sassy Nicolette Sheridan flaunts new looks for New Year's Eve in Fun City. Viva Las Vegas! Plus, Benchmade suits from London's most renown tailor.

SMOKE RISING
Angela Lanza and Gary Dourdan are two of Hollywood's busiest new kids on the block.

SMOKE CELEBRITY Q & A (article)
The first of our holiday double-take. Funnyman Phil Hartman remembers ghosts of Christmas past and cigars he's known and loved. Interview by Ian Spelling.

SMOKE MUSIC
Look who is stopping traffic on Sunset and CD's to smoke by.

SMOKE SPORTS
Flying Rich Hoxsey takes to the air on a kamikaze mission for Manhattan's financial district.

SMOKE CELEBRITY Q & A (article)
Sharon Lawrence feeling at home for the holidays and reveals her holiday wish to Ian Spelling.

SMOKE AUTO
Jim Ramsey goes down and dirty with entry-level 4x4 sports-utility vehicles.

SMOKE COLLECTING
Mark Mormar negotiates the auction houses to prove you don't need a half million smackers to pick up, among other things, a nice humidor.

SMOKE DRINK
The Walkers rock with the quintessential New Year's tipples -- champagne, vodka, and caviar.

SMOKE FINANCE
Where there's a will, there's a way. Personal finances by Martin Luz.

SMOKE TRAVEL (picture)
Sportivo travel editor Jonathan Auerbach poses as the king of Italian skiing. Plus, five fab spas in the U.S.

SMOKE FICTION
A night at the Stone Binge Tavern with award-winning writer Richard Dooling.

HOLIDAY BUYING GUIDE
SMOKE's guide to holiday cheers, not jeers --not gifts for giving and getting.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF SIGMUND FREUD by Victoria Roberts
Sometimes a cigar is just the embodiment of an oral fixation.

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