Hair Spray And Politics Mix In Cuba

Hair Spray And Politics Mix In Cuba

President Donald Trump last week began symbolically undoing some parts of his predecessor’s historic opening to the island nation. The new measures included tighter restrictions on tourism travel and a prohibition of financial dealings with entities tied to Cuban military and intelligence services. Cuba’s military conglomerate GAESA is estimated to control more than half the … Read more

A New Documentary Explores Havana In A One Hour Cavalcade Of Imagery

A New Documentary Explores Havana In A One Hour Cavalcade Of Imagery

Host Geoffrey Baer explores the heart of Cuba’s magical capital city in a new documentary airing next month. Three young locals — architect and restorationist Daniel de la Regata; Irene Rodriguez, one of Cuba’s top flamenco dancers; and Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca — serve as enthusiastic guides, allowing viewers to experience this vibrant and … Read more

VIDEO: Exclusive First Look at Cuba’s New Kempinski Hotel

VIDEO: Exclusive First Look at Cuba’s New Kempinski Hotel

It’s finally here. The highly-anticipated Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana has opened its doors to guests, a major new addition to Cuba’s booming tourism sector. The five-star property has been exquisitely restored, taking a building first constructed between 1894 and 1917 as Cuba’s first European-style shopping arcade and turning it into what’s easily one of the … Read more

Tasting the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure de Luxe

Tasting the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure de Luxe

If you’re a lover of Cuban cigars, you’re likely a regular at La Casa del Habano, the official global retail network of cigar stores for Cuba’s Habanos company. With more than 140 around the world, they’re mini-outposts of Cuba, typically offering a wide selection of cigars, walk-in humidors, plush seating and knowledgable staff. In many … Read more

Tasting the Partagas Serie E No. 2

Tasting the Partagas Serie E No. 2

There is something different to a Partagas. While the legendary brand has the most famous (recently renovated) factory in Havana, there is a mystique to it, an air of exclusivity that even more easily recognizable brands like Montecristo and Cohiba somehow don’t seem to possess. A Partagas is different; it is understatedly elegant. It is … Read more