Cigar & Spirits: When is your birthday?
Vanessa Golub: May 8, 1988.

Cigar & Spirits: Where were you born, and where are you currently living?
Vanessa Golub: Orange County, CA — born and raised.

Cigar & Spirits: What nationality are you?
Vanessa Golub: Half Russian, half Italian.

Cigar & Spirits: Did you go to college?
Vanessa Golub: Yes, I went to Cal State Long Beach.

Cigar & Spirits: What is your favorite sport?
Vanessa Golub: I love basketball.

Cigar & Spirits: Who is your favorite team?
Vanessa Golub: The Lakers without a doubt!

Cigar & Spirits: What is your favorite food?
Vanessa Golub: Sushi. I can’t live without sushi.

Cigar & Spirits: What is your favorite cigar?
Vanessa Golub: A JC Newman Diamond Crown No. 6 — it was my first real cigar and it has stuck with me.

Cigar & Spirits: What is your go-to cocktail?
Vanessa Golub: A Red Velvet Lottie Dottie which is a Zing Vodka recipe.  It’s delicious!

Cigar & Spirits: Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?
Vanessa Golub: I would have to say the mountains. That’s probably because I live at the beach so the mountains are always a nice change of pace.

Cigar & Spirits: What is your perfect date night?
Vanessa Golub: Dinner and drinks somewhere unexpected, then maybe even meeting up with friends afterwards for some dancing.

Cigar & Spirits: When it comes to movies, what is your favorite type?
Vanessa Golub: Romantic comedies are always my favorite.

Cigar & Spirits: What is your favorite type of music and who is your favorite artist at the moment?
Vanessa Golub: Oh, that’s a hard one. I listen to literally everything! But right now, my favorite artist would have to be Adele.

Cigar & Spirits: What is your favorite quality in a man?
Vanessa Golub: My favorite quality in a man is compassion.

Cigar & Spirits: How would a man be able to get your attention?
Vanessa Golub: Someone who would get my attention is a guy who’s funny and doesn’t take himself too seriously.

Cigar & Spirits: How do you expect to be treated by a man?
Vanessa Golub: I expect to be treated as an equal. No fancy chivalry is necessary, just respect and honesty.

Cigar & Spirits: What are three things you would need to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island?
Vanessa Golub: My dog, a chef and a camera.

Cigar & Spirits: What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done?
Vanessa Golub: I went whitewater rafting one time and felt as if I was literally about to die. The raft tipped over and I was sucked underwater for what felt like several minutes. It was scariest experience!

Cigar & Spirits: What do you feel the sexiest wearing?
Vanessa Golub: Lingerie.

Cigar & Spirits: If you had to pick a quote to live by what would it be?
Vanessa Golub: “Remember that not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck” – Dalai Lama.