Chicago’s Cigar Culture: A Taste of Tesa

The Cigar Sugar with colleague and multimedia artist, Raymond Thomas.

In a set that could have been ripped from the Roaring 20s, Chicago-area entrepreneurs and aristocrats huddled together at Tesa cigar lounge to puff fine stogies in the name of philanthropy.

Event sponsor Michael Drayton of The Drayton Group, is flanked by two modelesque cigar patrons at the Tesa Cigar Lounge philanthropic event held in Chicago.

The Sunday night event raised money for El Techo, to build homes for families in Esteli, Nicaragua, home of some of the finest cigars available. The event included music, food and an intro to the cigar culture for ladies, from The Cigar Sugar. Sponsors of the event included Tesa Cigars ; The Drayton Group Advisors; Suburbia Catering; I.Lark Design Group; and Kimbark Beverages. To learn more about El Techo, visit To learn more about Tesa Cigars visit Also, The Cigar Sugar is on Twitter: @TheCigarSugar.


Zondra Hughes

Deputy Editor, Rolling Out

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