Another trip to London, another stop to the Dunhill Tobacconist at the corner of St. James and Pall Mall. The shop, which opened just a little over a year ago, has a beautiful and somewhat modern humidor and wall of cigar lockers along with a world class selection of cigars. On my last visit, I tried… Read more »
I love conversation. I love reading. And I love TV. I like good comedy, great drama, live sports, and the news. So there are times when I prefer to be kept up-to-the-minute with current events on TV, and there are times when I prefer to be present with company without the distraction of a TV (or, often, multiple TVs).
The Club celebrated Ian Fleming’s 107th birthday this past Saturday night. We did have a guest or two wonder why he was not in attendance, but we suspect it had something to do with him passing away in 1964. To keep the theme fresh each year, we’re working through the movies in chronological order, with last year’s party celebrating Dr. No and this year’s party all about From Russia with Love.
Sometimes a cigar calls for a drink that keeps you warm: cognac, port, espresso. And on warm days, you might prefer a cigar-friendly drink to keep you cool like a Cuba Libre or a Cigar Lover’s “Martini.” Indeed, at some point in history, a brave soul tried combining cognac and port into a single cocktail. Our recipe:… Read more »
The Club held it’s fifth annual Kentucky Derby party on Saturday. To say that members and guests took their responsibility to dress up for the party seriously would be an understatement. So much seersucker, linen, madras, and as one member put it: “hats for days.” The menu featured $5 mint juleps paired with country ham… Read more »
If you’re a cigar lover like me, you’ll probably never forget where you were, or what you were doing, when you first laid eyes on my inaugural ashtray design. Simple. Purposeful. Built-in “social” integration. How could no one have already thought of it? I don’t know. A crystal ashtray for a single cigar that features an accurate,… Read more »
Four and a half years ago, after first opening the Club, we approached our first holiday season and needed some theme or excuse for a holiday party. After some brainstorming and googling, we decided to honor Frank Sinatra’s birthday of December 12th. Each year, the party has gotten bigger and better with this year’s live entertainment featuring a phenomenal Sinatra impersonator, a DJ, and the three-time Grammy award winning Pacific Boychoir Academy.
Since 1908, the land Wingtip currently occupies has been the home of banks: first, the Bank of Italy, then the Bank of San Francisco, and most recently First Bank. But prior to the 1906 earthquake, other businesses inhabited our plot at Clay & Montgomery. Coincidentally, the businesses on our block in 1886 –128 years ago– are eerily similar to what Wingtip sells today. Here is the roster of businesses at the corner of Clay & Montgomery in 1886:
The news is hitting the wire now that Wingtip is expanding to downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) late next year. If all goes as planned, next winter will see the opening of a 10,000 sq ft, multi-level retail store and a 12,000 sq ft Club in the 32 story office tower. The BLOC is a $400M redevelopment… Read more »
Passing by our store in the Financial District, you may notice our new window signage. Normally, we wouldn’t post something about signage, but we are over the moon with the way they came out. You’ll have to click on each window to appreciate some of the subtleties; if you’ve never visited the Club, the last… Read more »