Archive for 'First Words'

Three events that make the season special

Three events that make the season special

By Mark Gauert Editor & Publisher I asked everyone this issue what makes the season special here. Diving into a swimming pool in January, I heard, amazing Northern friends who won’t see free-standing water until Memorial [...]

Postcard from the warm center of the world

Postcard from the warm center of the world

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine The lady in the black parka and snow boots had come a long way for this. The monitor above her at the luggage carousel at FLL showed arrivals from [...]

The wonderful people out there in the dark

The wonderful people out there in the dark

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I remember where I was when the Imperial Star Destroyer filled the big screen in Star Wars. I remember laughing so hard with the audience after seeing E.T. hidden [...]

You’ve got to write a letter to get a letter

You’ve got to write a letter to get a letter

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Most of my mail does not look like the mail you see on this page. Most of my mail begins something like this: “Dear YY” (Public relations firm, forgot [...]

A series of fortunate events

A series of fortunate events

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I was telling two-time Olympic gold medalist Carli Lloyd at dinner at the Broward Center last year that I don’t like to drop names. That I consider name-dropping a [...]

Seeing Quebec like a native (in summer)

Seeing Quebec like a native (in summer)

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine At the border with Canada, the U.S. Customs officer asked where we were going. “South Florida?’’ he said, under a bright blue sky and 57 chilly degrees. “Why would [...]

Andy Royston’s beauties from the beach

Andy Royston’s beauties from the beach

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine No one said anything about the spinach between my teeth at the party. No one until I saw the photos, a few days after the party. “Is that spinach [...]

The difference a dad can make

The difference a dad can make

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I’m listening to Joe Rogers as a father who just watched his youngest child graduate from college. I’m listening as a father who still feels sleep deprived from 2 [...]

When you are up to your sawgrass in alligators

When you are up to your sawgrass in alligators

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Mom sees my post about the alligator in the road up ahead and writes, “You know I don’t like you riding your bike on Alligator Alley.” Mom is 2,000 [...]

Beyond all price: What is luxury to you?

Beyond all price: What is luxury to you?

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I waited until the elegant man in the double-breasted navy blazer and tan slacks was alone in the swirl at Club Colette on Palm Beach before asking my question. [...]