Archive for 'First Words'

To the summers of our contentment

To the summers of our contentment

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I remember what I said the June day I got off the plane from New Mexico to start a new job here in South Florida. I remember because I [...]

Zen and the art of home bidet installation

Zen and the art of home bidet installation

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine There’s something you should know about installing a bidet in your home that I’ll save for the end. It was not my idea to install a bidet in our [...]

Question I asked Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Question I asked Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I was nervous to ask Marjory Stoneman Douglas my question. I’d heard she could be tough on newspeople. That she had no time for “stupid’’ questions. That you’d better have [...]

Learning my limitations on a big home project

Learning my limitations on a big home project

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Maybe your house is like my house. I did not build my house. I didn’t pour the foundation or hammer the nails or string any wire. I just bought [...]

What drives us to collect old cars? Check the rearview

What drives us to collect old cars? Check the rearview

By Mark Gauert City & Shore PRIME Magazine I remember what Jay Leno said – just before the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance a few years ago – about the car he’d never sell. “My ’55 Buick [...]

Change may be good for you – me, I’m not sure

Change may be good for you – me, I’m not sure

By Mark Gauert I don’t like change. Don’t like changing planes on the way someplace else. Don’t like changing clocks for daylight savings time. Don’t like going to restaurants for the house special only to find [...]

Something new, and old, revealed on Las Olas

Something new, and old, revealed on Las Olas

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I’m used to the way things are around here. Starbucks down the street from my office on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Tiffany & Co., Chanel and St. [...]

Bachelorette star joins Men of Style Nov. 30

Bachelorette star joins Men of Style Nov. 30

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I had a feeling this wasn’t Josiah Graham’s first time in front of a camera. Most of the 11 other guys had been a little shy about the photo [...]

Hurricane Irma scattered our words to wind

Hurricane Irma scattered our words to wind

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Irma took our words away. They were there the morning before Irma, on the sign in front of Allied Kitchen & Bath in Fort Lauderdale. Words of folksy advice, [...]

A selective memory helps, after hurricanes Andrew, Wilma and Irene

A selective memory helps, after hurricanes Andrew, Wilma and Irene

  By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine What we don’t know now we’ll know later. Wait for it. For every clean and dirty side of this storm, there’ll be good memories from Irma, too. Wait [...]