Happy Friday, once again. This has been a fast week for us here at Smokingpipes.com. If your schedule has been anything like ours, you might have missed exciting developments in the pipe world. We know how you feel. That's the reason for today's overview of this seriously busy week. Let's start with the beautiful photo at the top of this post. Pipes by Nate King were updated on Monday, of which only one is left on the site. This batch of pipes included some very traditional shapes, some more organic, and one of King's well-known Steampunk/Gearpunk creations. The distinct style of the latter has started a debate or two, creating a polarized following/opposition in the pipe community. Feel free to join the conversation on our Facebook page, but try to keep it civil folks!
This week our newsletters and blog posts have a very specific topic. As you may remember, Sykes and Alyson went on a trip to St. Claude, France recently; gracing us with many incredible photos of their trip. What you may not know is, they brought home far more than photos. In Sykes' blog Monday, he explained the details behing the introduction of decades-lost pipe shapes from Chacom. The term zombie-pipe has been uttered a few times, but I prefer sleeping beauties. Additionally, Sykes continued the journey in yesterday's blog, explaining the reintroduction of the ROPP brand, and how it came about. Both of these posts are well worth the read, and are paired with even more images.
This week also saw the introduction of Dunhill's Elizabethan Mixture to the American tobacco market and to Smokingpipes.com. Our customers are burning through it like a wildfire, but we've still managed to hold on to some of it. This is one you'll want to try.
Yesterday was pretty packed. To start, we had seven sandblasted stunners from Bruce Weaver to update and show off. Needless to say, the photography team produced some great images with such photogenic models.
In addition to that, Low Country Pipe and Cigar, our brick & mortar hosted a cigar event yesterday evening. We had a great number of people show up, and truly enjoyed meeting with you face-to-face. Speaking of the store, we also finally added Thomas to our staff list. Some of you may have met him already, he has been a part of our team for about a month now, but we are still very happy to have him. For updates from Low Country, Thomas, and the crew be sure to like their Facebook page.
As usual, we love hearing from you. Come join the conversation. Whether it is through comments on this blog, questions to us via social media or email, or simply using us as forum to get in touch with other pipe smokers, the community is the most important part. Happy weekend!
Kathryn Mann: Social Media Liaison
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