Red Lips and Cigar Stick® was created in June of 2018, by the founder/owner, Naimah “Ni” Pears. Mrs. Pears is originally from Newark, New Jersey. However, as a child, she moved with her mother to Jackson, Michigan. She resided in Jackson, Michigan through her childhood until her high school graduation in 1997, and after completing two years of community college at Jackson Community College, JCC. She relocated to Charlotte, NC in 1999, to further her college education. Mrs. Pears has been employed with the City of Charlotte for 19 years and she has a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master’s of Science/Human Resources Management (MSHRM) from Strayer University.
Outside of Mrs. Pears’ professional life, she has a plethora of talents such as cooking, interior design, holiday décor specialist, tablescapes, event planning, writing/journalism, and most importantly, entertaining guest, which has intrigued her passion about cocktails and cigar pairing. This is certainly how Red Lips and Cigar Sticks® was formed from her passion for smoking a good quality premium cigar, as well as being sexy and sophisticated while doing it! The spin on the “Red Lips” stems from her signature look while having a cigar and being very knowledgeable. Therefore, she wanted to set herself apart from her competitors, by putting her passion for writing on the forefront, to spark conversation and interest, through blogging about “Hot Topics” and showcasing the lifestyle of cigar smokers, which would create a lot buzz about this uncharted territory from a female's perspective.
Therefore, through Red Lips and Cigar Sticks®, the magazine blog, readers can log on and get fresh reviews about some of the best premium cigars and cocktails, the takes on fashion, food, and travel. Along with, highlighting boutique spotlights, "Red Lips Fashionistas" and "Dapper Gents, "Cigar 101’s, Cigar Pop-up Shops and Cigar events exclusives, trending-trends, wardrobe advice, musical talent exposure, and tips on how to properly cut, light, and smoke a cigar, and so much more.
Mrs. Pears is currently preparing herself to transition into entrepreneurship, fully, after her remaining 10 years with the City of Charlotte is completed.
Naimah "Ni" Pears, Owner
Red Lips and Cigar Sticks®