Archive for 'First Words'

Andy Royston’s beauties from the beach

Andy Royston’s beauties from the beach

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine No one said anything about the spinach between my teeth at the party. No one until I saw the photos, a few days after the party. “Is that spinach [...]

The difference a dad can make

The difference a dad can make

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I’m listening to Joe Rogers as a father who just watched his youngest child graduate from college. I’m listening as a father who still feels sleep deprived from 2 [...]

When you are up to your sawgrass in alligators

When you are up to your sawgrass in alligators

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Mom sees my post about the alligator in the road up ahead and writes, “You know I don’t like you riding your bike on Alligator Alley.” Mom is 2,000 [...]

Beyond all price: What is luxury to you?

Beyond all price: What is luxury to you?

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I waited until the elegant man in the double-breasted navy blazer and tan slacks was alone in the swirl at Club Colette on Palm Beach before asking my question. [...]

Roman mosaic at FIU: If this floor could talk

Roman mosaic at FIU: If this floor could talk

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine The first thing we know about the old tile floor on display through May at The Frost Art Museum is that we don’t know much about it. Was this [...]

Answers to 15th Anniversary Trivia Challenge

Answers to 15th Anniversary Trivia Challenge

 Editor’s note: We challenged readers in January to test their knowledge of City & Shore Magazine’s first 15 years in our 15th Anniversary Trivia Challenge. The correct answers are: 1. Fill in the blank with the [...]

My favorite stories: Editor & Publisher picks

My favorite stories: Editor & Publisher picks

By Mark Gauert I asked everybody else for this special anniversary issue to write about their favorite story from the past 15 years of City & Shore Magazine. But I can’t say what my favorite story [...]

The editor’s letter: Joie to the world 

The editor’s letter: Joie to the world 

By Mark Gauert I remembered the moment I heard the news. In line for coffee at Starbucks down the street from my office. Just like the morning before. Just like the years of mornings before that. [...]

Explaining Peter Frampton to younger staff

Explaining Peter Frampton to younger staff

By Mark Gauert PRIME Magazine I’m talking up the cover story on Peter Frampton this month at a staff meeting with younger staff. “Peter … who?” the younger staff says. “Frampton,” I say. “Peter Frampton.” Stares. [...]

Eye of the iPhoner

Eye of the iPhoner

I am artistically challenged. My mom paints. So does my sister. It makes me happy to hear their happiness when someone admires one of their works of art, or even buys it. My mom and my [...]