Tag Archives: Pipes

“Calm and Objective Judgement”: The Meerschaum Pipe

Meerschaum Pipes

“Calm and Objective Judgement…” Who couldn’t use a little more of that (especially in this town)? In 1950, Albert Einstein wrote, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.” Watch any pipe smoker and you’ll see that it’s true:  Each puff is time to ponder; each […]

“Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire…” Gift Shopping Guide


Georgetown is never prettier than during the holidays. M St. lampposts are adorned with wreaths, each building is outlined in glowing white bulbs, and eager shoppers dart from stores and cafes. The picture above from the Georgetown Business Improvement District captures the spirit beautifully. You’re bound to hear Nat King Cole’s famous words at some […]

Viva Italia! Italian Craftsmanship and the Pipe

Italian Pipes

Viva Italia! When one thinks of Milan Italy, the first thing that comes to mind might be Alfa Romeo cars, the fashion houses of Armani or Prada, or perhaps the famed opera performed at La Scala. The fabric that weaves all of these together is the level of perfection involved in Italian craftsmanship. And to […]