Archive for 'First Words'

What I didn’t know then about the Super Bowl

What I didn’t know then about the Super Bowl

By Mark Gauert  City & Shore Magazine Broadway Joe Namath and I had two things in common: We were both at the Super Bowl on Jan. 12, 1969, in Miami. And we both didn’t understand what [...]

Basking in the glow of newfound celebrity

Basking in the glow of newfound celebrity

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Her face was familiar, but she didn’t know any of us at all. “I just saw a Kardashian!” someone in the crowd said. “Where!?!” her friend said. “Well, I [...]

Talking Chris Evert onto a trampoline

Talking Chris Evert onto a trampoline

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine We began our interview with Chris Evert for this issue by reminding her that we’d met before. She’d had a house full of busy kids back then – ages [...]

Where Every Body Knows Your Name

Where Every Body Knows Your Name

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I don’t believe in ghosts. “So you’re staying up at the Hotel Henry?’’ the Uber driver said at the airport in Buffalo, N.Y. “You know it’s haunted?” “Haunted?” I [...]

The madeleine moments of Chef José Andrés’

The madeleine moments of Chef José Andrés’

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I’m trying to listen to what Steve McCabe is saying. I can’t. Nothing against Steve. If you like cars, he’s about as interesting a dinner companion as you could [...]

Letting down the greatest generation

Letting down the greatest generation

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine We loved our old house in Fort Lauderdale the moment we stepped through the door, except for one small thing. “Why are these closets so small?” I asked the [...]

City & Shore wins state, regional, national awards

City & Shore wins state, regional, national awards

City & Shore magazine has won 16 awards this year in national, Southeast regional and statewide journalism competitions. At the 2019 Folio Magazine Awards Oct. 30 in New York City, recognizing “uncompromising journalism and excellence in design,’’ Editor [...]

Remembrance of things pastis

Remembrance of things pastis

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine There’s no cure for the summertime boules. “I’m in town for a few days,’’ our old team captain, Dan, says after all these years. “Let’s get together and play [...]

Buy me some peanuts, Cracker Jack Coladas

Buy me some peanuts, Cracker Jack Coladas

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine  After the media scrum parted at Marlins Park, I got to talk briefly with Derek Jeter – who couldn’t have been nicer – for a story I was writing [...]

My full apology to Mick Jagger, 25 years late

My full apology to Mick Jagger, 25 years late

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I’m sorry, Mick Jagger. Sorry I was so broke in college I pretended to be you to pay my electricity bill. My dorm was putting on a talent show, [...]