Showing posts with label NAT SHERMAN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NAT SHERMAN. Show all posts

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Joel Sherman and Carl Banks

With a local teamster at the wheel, Brooke Shields made a beeline from the Brooklyn set of her new TV series Lipstick Jungle to hit the opening of the new Nat Sherman Cigar emporium on East 42nd Street. No the sexy mom of two hasn’t taken up puffing a stogie.The Shermans are old family friends – she and Nat Sherman’s daughter went to the tony Dwight School together and have remained best friends since. The glowing Brooke had nothing but praise for her teamster driver and working in New York again.Lipstick Jungle is based on another hit novel by Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell, While Sex and the City followed the exploits of four single women looking for love in New York, Lipstick Jungle tracks three powerful career women who are willing to do almost anything for success in the business world: Wendy Healy (Brooke Shields), president of Parador Pictures, Victory Ford (Lindsay Price), a high profile fashion designer, and Nico Reilly (Kim Raver), editor-in-chief of a hot selling fashion magazine named Bonfire Magazine. Their thirst for achievement is sure to get them where they want to go--but at what personal cost? Unlike the Sex and.the City gals, folks on set say Brooke, Kim and Lindsay get along great!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Anna Wilding gets a light from Joel Sherman

Anna Wilding enjoys her Cigar with Joel Sherman

At an exclusive preview party for the new emporium of internationally famed Tobacconist to the World, Nat Sherman at 12 East 42nd Street, voluptuous New Zealand actress Anna Wilding got a special lesson in cigar smoking from Joel Sherman scion of the legendary Nat. After several attempts and gentle guidance from Sherman, Wilding finally got it together to puff happily for the rest of the evening. The comely actress and director is in the Big Apple to promote her new films Buddha Wild and Stanley Cuba.Catching up with the sassy lady from down-under, Anna told us,” I had forgotten how to puff to light a cigar. I don’t really smoke that often but there’s nothing like a good cigar once in a while”. She came to the right teacher. Several years ago when actor Jimmy Smits came to Broadway to do Anna in the Tropics, Sherman instructed him in how to look really menacing when puffed. It’s an art that Smits has truly mastered. The opening sequence of his hit TV show Cane in which he portrays a Miami rum baron has him in clouds of cigar smoke a he gazes over his sugar cane fields! The tobacco emporium will have a celeb studded grand opening December 12.
Photos By: James Edstrom

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Commander John Alexander and Joel Sherman

When ABC News broke its story this weekend on the large number of veteran’s charities who got a big F on their report card for how much money actually went to help veterans especially those disabled in Iraq and Afghanistan, it ignited a firestorm of indignation. The report stated some of these charities were giving as little as 3% to the disabled Vets they purported to help.

Some help!! They should all take a look at the operation of The Navy Marine Relief Corps Society founded by Teddy Roosevelt in 1903 and still doing a top notch job and earning a 4 Star rating from charity watchdog Charity Navigator for distributing around 95% to help vets and the families of servicemen still serving.

At a recent preview party of the new Nat Sherman emporium for fine cigars, cigarettes and tobacco products on East 42nd Street in New York City, Joel Sherman son of the company’s founder presented a nice fat check to Commander John Alexander , Vice President of the highly praised relief agency. The Sherman Family has a long and respected track record in supporting worthwhile causes that actually do what they claim to do and don’t just take fat salaries. Smart business all around.
Photo By: James Edstrom

Friday, October 19, 2007


The Nat Sherman Family

The Nat Sherman Store on 42nd street

New York’s own favorite smoke shop, Nat Sherman The Tobacconist to the World since 1930 and a longtime favorite purveyor of great cigars and cigarettes to Hollywood royalty, captains of industry, politicians and wise guys has a brand new home at 12 East 42nd Street. The warm clubby library feel of the new emporium will make celeb customers like Bill Cosby, Chris Noth, Nicholas Cage, Star Jones, Ivana Trump, Tom Selleck, Bette Midler, Lou Gossett Jr., Will Smith and Keanu Reeves feel right at home. Soft amber hues, lots of polished antique wood and even a private club room for regulars to puff away on their Nat Sherman Classics are the drawing cards here – besides being one of a handful of public places to catch a smoke without breaking the law. In fact, at Nat Sherman they are all too happy to light you up.Natalie Cole loves her Nat Sherman natural lights; Telly Savalas aka Kojak stocked up on Cigarettellos here; the late Caroline Bessette Kennedy bought gifts for JFK Jr; Princess Grace of Monaco regularly ordered shipments of the colorful Fantasia cigarettes to the palace in Monte Carlo and Samuel L. Jackson picks up his cigars here whenever he’s in New York as does Sammy Gravano. Rudy Giuliani, Harry Connick Jr., Joe Torre, Mark Consuelos and Gov. Bill Richardson are among the lucky smokers who stash their stogies in private lockers under lock & key in Sherman’s room sized humidor. All the while, Joel Sherman, scion of the tobacco king, and his sons Larry and Bill and daughter Michelle are on hand to light you up in classic New York style.
Nat Sherman is old world charm
Photos By: James Edstrom