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Today’s Red Lips Fashionista of the week is Daijah Merkerson out of Atlanta, GA.
There are so many reasons and components to smoking cigars that makes it such a unique lifestyle that we all can enjoy regardless if you are a novice, veteran, or a spectator trying to figure out what’s so special about the “Cigar Lifestyle.”
For Daijah, she’s been smoking cigars since May of 2018. She would be considered a novice (beginner) cigar smoker. Daijah was first introduced to cigars by her father and uncle, on her birthday last year, as an outing, her father and uncle took her to have her very first cigar. And, from that point on, Daijah fell in love with cigars!
For my non-smokers, who might be wondering, why did Daijah fall in love with cigars from that moment of having her first cigar, well it was the aroma and flavor you get in a cigar, which could be woody and savory aromas? And, many flavors that could range anywhere from leathery, cocoa, semi-chocolate to milk-chocolate, coffee, and spicy. These are the beautiful constructions of a premium cigar. Also, what you will come to learn as the more you try and sample new cigars, each cigar is different, and it will intrigue your palate, differently with each new smoke. Even though Daijah has been smoking cigars for less than a year, she prefers and enjoys cigars such as Liga Privada No. 9, Padron 2000 Maduro Robusto and Romeo Y Julieta 1875 Reserve Toro Nicaraguan, each of these cigars are full-bodied and are uniquely blended premium boasting rich, earthy flavored cigars, a very mature and sophisticated smoke, great choices!
When having a cigar, Daijah likes to pair her cigars with fruit infused water such as apple and orange water or strawberry water. One great advantage to having water as your smoking, it hydrates you, as well as it coats your throat to avoid dryness, and it cleans your palate, so you’re tasting the flavor-notes mentioned above in the cigar more intensely. The beauty of smoking cigars whether you’re new to the lifestyle or a vet, we all enjoy cigars so much because for the time it takes to smoke a cigar, which can range from 45 minutes to two hours, you can really kick back and enjoy the camaraderie with friends or the time to yourself, while having your cigar.
Yes, there seems to be a lot of rules when it applies to cigars, and that’s because the act of enjoying a cigar does take on some symbolic and individual meanings, to us cigar connoisseurs and enthusiasts. However, the overall artform to smoking cigars is to enjoy it, regardless! Enjoy the craftsmanship of the cigar, the embodiment it took to make it, and the process of smoking, because ultimately, having a cigar is a unique experience!
Daijah is our Red Lips Fashionista of the week because she truly has embraced the cigar culture, the lifestyle, and has a great amount of respect for the tobacco leaf, as each puff she takes of her cigar, it takes on a new meaning for her, and she can truly express herself and become free.
Daijah has a very unique and sultry style to her and she’s full of height coming in at 5’11” so she knows how to work and strut her stuff with her long legs, which is very flattering in her flirty and fun dresses that the wears, very completing to her overall character and personality!
Also, Daijah will be launching her new body butter line, 31:25 in September 2019. This product will consist of two blends of body butter for any guest, which can be used to moisturize your hair and skin.
You can find out more about this Red Lips Fashionista on her IG page: @momentswithmechelle
Author: Naimah “Ni” Pears
Welcome, I’ am Naimah “Ni” Pears! I always wanted to have a platform to share some of my creativity, as well as my enjoyment for writing, loving cigars, bourbon, and whiskey, and way too many other cool things to name all here. However, I hope you will continue to visit Red Lips and Cigar Sticks, the magazine, to learn more about me and the Cigar Lifestyle. I’ am not an expert, but I am extremely knowledgeable!
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