Archive for 'First Words'

When in Milan, get the risotto – even during a pandemic

When in Milan, get the risotto – even during a pandemic

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Everybody said to get the risotto. Just maybe not now. “You’re going … to Europe?” they said. “I am,” I said. “Now?” they said. “During … a pandemic?” “My [...]

Breaking Bad duo cook up a new product

Breaking Bad duo cook up a new product

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Uber wouldn’t let me book the ride to Miami Beach until I confirmed that I would be wearing a mask. I was. I went through the rest of the [...]

The good, the bad and the unconfirmable

The good, the bad and the unconfirmable

By Mark Gauert City & Shore HOME Issue People ask, “What is a chimenea?” I’m ready with an answer. “A chimenea is a freestanding front-loading fireplace or oven with a bulbous body and usually a vertical smoke vent [...]

20 answers to 20 anniversary questions

20 answers to 20 anniversary questions

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I know you’re eager to meet the six trailblazing women profiled, among many other features, in the March issue. But, before I send you on, a bit of housekeeping [...]

My checkered past, before ‘Queen’s Gambit’

My checkered past, before ‘Queen’s Gambit’

by Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine We all have stories about chess. Even if we don’t play the game. The teacher who tried to get us interested in chess because it might help us with [...]

Stories we could tell about stories we tell

Stories we could tell about stories we tell

By Mark Gauert City & Shore 20th Anniversary Issue I was tired of the bugs. Tired of them flitting around my head. Tired of slapping them away from my face and eyes and mouth. Tired of [...]

Exactly 700 words on the editor’s letter

Exactly 700 words on the editor’s letter

By Mark Gauert City & Shore 20th Anniversary Issue I didn’t want to write an editor’s letter for the magazine. I know most editors do write letters for their magazines. I knew by not writing an editor’s [...]

City & Shore interview turns tables on editor

City & Shore interview turns tables on editor

By Greg Carannante City & Shore 20th Anniversary Issue It’s no secret the past 20 years have been a time of great change for newspapers and magazines. Though often for the better, City & Shore has changed [...]

How the pandemic grinch stole my gift list

How the pandemic grinch stole my gift list

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine All I wanted a year ago was a Lamborghini. You know, a simple gift. Oh, sure, a trip to Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys would have been [...]

Looking for a greatest generation in our own

Looking for a greatest generation in our own

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Two weeks before coronavirus shut down Saturday Night Live, guest host John Mulaney stood before America and worried about our dads. “What’s going on with them?” he said. “Why [...]