Monthly Archives: June 2010

Three Social Media Steps to Free Sangria at The Pierre Hotel

Calling all social media-philes! If you’re in Manhattan tomorrow, stop by Two E, the bar at The Pierre (on the southeast corner of Central Park) to celebrate Social Media Day. Just stopping by will score you $18 carafes, with five flavors available to you. If you put your social media panache to work, you could get a little more.

Here’s the deal:

  1. Somehow social media-ize the event: tweet it, blog it or slap something on your Facebook Wall
  2. Print a copy of your newly developed social media content
  3. Bring it with you to Two E

And, I have some other tips. Be sure to:

  1. Reference @ThePierreNY
  2. Use the hashtags #SangriaSocial and #SMDay
  3. Tweet this blog post (you can’t blame me for trying!)

The event runs from 6:30 PM to 9 PM at 2 E. 61st St (between 5th Ave and Madison). I’ll be there.


Have You Smoked a Dirty Rat?

Marvin Samel of Drew Estate explains this extremely rare and exclusive cigar. Head over to Cigar Reader, my other blog, to learn more.


It’s about Blogging

I’m often asked how I can blog about as many topics as I do: travel, cigars, the art market, social media marketing, technology, finance and even reinsurance. The answer is really pretty simple. As much as I enjoy each of these disciplines (and I do), it really isn’t about the subject matter. At the end of the day, I’m a blogger first. I’d rather blog about anything than not be a blogger at all, and the thought of trading it all in for traditional journalism in any of these fields just doesn’t turn me on.

Content’s great … but blogging is where I live.


Davidoff Madison Avenue’s New Cigar Is Coming

Michael Herklots of Davidoff Madison Avenue let me try a prototype of the new cigar he’s developing with Pepin Garcia. To learn more about it, head over to Cigar Reader.


New Theme: Koi (via News)

I’m always excited about new tools from WordPress.

New Theme: Koi Say hello to Koi, our newest theme. This light and colorful theme provides a beautiful framework for your site with delicate, hand-drawn illustrations and refined typography. The tasteful artwork featured in the header and footer are suggestive of koi, an ornamental fish often considered a symbol of love and friendship. [caption id="attachment_4724" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Example of Koi's layout showing the lovely … Read More

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Learn Cigar Blending from the Best

La Aurora’s Jose Blanco explains the ins and outs of cigar blending. For more information on cigars, visit my other blog, Cigar Reader.