Archive for 'First Words'

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 [...]

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 City & Shore Magazine 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 [...]

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 [...]