Archive for 'First Words'

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 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 for them. For every [...]

In a hurricane, everything may depend on something small no matter what it may be 

In a hurricane, everything may depend on something small no matter what it may be 

    By Mark Gauert I don’t know what it’s called, but I can’t find it. It’s been there since Wilma in 2005. It was there for Matthew last year. It was there whenever anything with [...]

My reservations about dining reservations

My reservations about dining reservations

By Mark Gauert Editor, City & Shore Magazine I can’t tell you the name of the restaurant. You’ll understand why in a moment. Let’s just say if I told you the name of the restaurant, you’d probably [...]

Tune in, turn on and drop in

Tune in, turn on and drop in

By Mark Gauert Editor, City & Shore Magazine I’m watching a video of David Frohman explaining why he dropped out to join a commune called The Farm back in the 1970s. “I wasn’t a great hippie,” [...]

Seeing Florida through Baywatch eyes

Seeing Florida through Baywatch eyes

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine My earliest impressions of South Florida began with Flipper. From Flipper, a popular 1960s TV show about a family living in South Florida with a bottlenose dolphin, I learned [...]

We won’t confuse Iceland with South Florida

We won’t confuse Iceland with South Florida

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine We don’t put out the magazine each month to win awards. (We’d rather win readers). But it’s nice – and humbling – to be recognized for the work we [...]