Celebrating a good start

Last Spring I competed in and won Notre Dame’s business plan competition. In a short congratulatory talk made by one of the judges to all the finalists he made a point that I’ll always try to remember: Be sure to celebrate even the small things, as he handled a fat cigar with bejeweled fingers.

Well, this afternoon as I was giving my travel skills workshop at NYU London, I sold out of my first weekend adventure: the Gimmelwald ski trip. So, on the way home I decided to step into old world luxury—a cigar lounge on Wardour Street in the West End. There’s not much else out there I enjoy more than chilling in a lounge, puffing a Cuban in leather, overstuffed chairs. So, that’s what I did. Since the ban on tobacco, nearly all cigar lounges have been put out of business, and this one was only grandfathered in because of some tiny loophole in the law. Well, I’ll always appreciate the loopholes.


Reagan Brown, Southeast Missouri State University

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Reagan Brown, Southeast Missouri State University ~ Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spring 2016

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