You Should Know: David Sley

by Christie Grimm · August 29, 2016

David is a pusher. The sweetest, most harmless bad influence you could keep around. Founder & CEO of Hestia Tobacco, the natural, artisanal, insert-Brooklyn-word-here cigarettes with the fun orange pack all the cool kids are smoking, and also the first new cigarette company in over a generation, Sley's got some serious spunk. And if you're ever looking to bum a smoke, there could be no better fellow to find yourself near.

Name: David Sley
Occupation: Founder & CEO, Hestia Tobacco - the first new cigarette company in a generation.
Place of Birth: Corpus Christi, Texas
Instagram / Twitter: @sleyfarer / @davidsley
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

What do you actually do? I make cigarettes for non-smokers. Pure tobacco. Pure paper. Pure. I drink with amazing tobacco farmers in Durham, North Carolina. I attend events with my publicist in New York. And, of course, I personally respond to a few hundred customer queries a day.

My motto is: “Find what you love, and let it kill you.” (variously attributed to Charles Bukowski and Kinky Friedman, et al.)

My 5 Favorite Hamptons Places:
1) Lunch
2) Moby’s
3) Maidstone
4) Crow’s Nest
5) Surf Lodge

The craziest thing I've done out East is… children can read this, yes?

Best kept Hamptons secret? The after hours at the cabins I rent on the west side of Fort Pond.

If you had one day left out East, what would you do? Sunrise at the lighthouse, pick up game of football at Ditch Plains, dinner at Crow’s Nest, and then would canoe over to The Surf Lodge — which would probably leave me back at the lighthouse for one VERY last sunrise.

Who should we know? April Francis, of The Dose Market.