Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Located near the Plaza in Downtown Orlando, Corona Cigar Company (127 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL) offers liquor and stogies for any occasion. During any Orlando Magic game the Lounge fills up with fans and smoke. I decided to stop in to sketch during a Magic game. The lounge is filled with old Spanish furniture with leather studded cushions. I sketched with curiosity as a patron snipped off the end of a cigar before lighting up. While many establishments are converting to no smoking policies, that will never happen here.
When I got home, Terry could smell the smoke on my clothes and sketchbook. She has a keen sense of smell but smell is my weakest sense which is a blessing when folks light up around me. Since I always sketch in crowded environments I have to tolerate and even celebrate peoples habits. I'm never tempted to smoke myself but I'm curious about people that do smoke. I feel a little nasty when I sketch in a smoke filled room and that can be a good thing. The Magic lost.