I'm excited. Why? Ted Swearingen and I are leaving tomorrow, flying out to Las Vegas for the Fourth Annual West Coast Pipe Show! I've never before been to Vegas, and spending my first trip there with a horde of pipe guys (and occasionally gals) seems like a pretty good initiation.
Will any of you fine folks be there? If you find yourself in attendance, please do stop by and say "Hello". I love meeting customers at these events; in fact, it may just be my favorite thing about pipe shows. This job is pretty great, but actually chatting face-to-face with folks who are on the other side of our internet connection always gives me a renewed sense of purpose.
But that's this weekend; let us now focus our attention on today. November has begun, and with it we bring you a new promotion: Buy a Peterson pipe, get a free tin of Peterson tobacco! We run this promo around this time each year, and it always goes over like gangbusters. It's a good chance to try out Peterson's 2012 holiday blend or the new Hyde Parke, both released earlier this week, as you might recall, and both of which have proven to be mighty popular in short order.
And of course, we've got pipes - just shy of two hundred-and-fifty go up on SmokingPipes today in total, including some beautiful new pieces from Peter Heding, Benni Jorgensen, and Maigurs Knets (one of which has to be seen to be believed). There is also a full six-dozen Savinellis here, including series new to our site, such as the Long John. Enjoy, and hope to see some of you this weekend.
John Sutherland: Marketing Mngr and Sr. Photographer