Archive for 'First Words'

The madeleine moments of Chef José Andrés’

The madeleine moments of Chef José Andrés’

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I’m trying to listen to what Steve McCabe is saying. I can’t. Nothing against Steve. If you like cars, he’s about as interesting a dinner companion as you could [...]

Letting down the greatest generation

Letting down the greatest generation

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine We loved our old house in Fort Lauderdale the moment we stepped through the door, except for one small thing. “Why are these closets so small?” I asked the [...]

City & Shore wins state, regional, national awards

City & Shore wins state, regional, national awards

City & Shore magazine has won 16 awards this year in national, Southeast regional and statewide journalism competitions. At the 2019 Folio Magazine Awards Oct. 30 in New York City, recognizing “uncompromising journalism and excellence in design,’’ Editor [...]

Remembrance of things pastis

Remembrance of things pastis

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine There’s no cure for the summertime boules. “I’m in town for a few days,’’ our old team captain, Dan, says after all these years. “Let’s get together and play [...]

Buy me some peanuts, Cracker Jack Coladas

Buy me some peanuts, Cracker Jack Coladas

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine  After the media scrum parted at Marlins Park, I got to talk briefly with Derek Jeter – who couldn’t have been nicer – for a story I was writing [...]

My full apology to Mick Jagger, 25 years late

My full apology to Mick Jagger, 25 years late

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I’m sorry, Mick Jagger. Sorry I was so broke in college I pretended to be you to pay my electricity bill. My dorm was putting on a talent show, [...]

Hard to keep a house beautiful here

Hard to keep a house beautiful here

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine No names here but one. Irma. If you live in South Florida, especially if you own a home, you may never forget it. We first heard Irma outside our [...]

My day with Jay Leno, and the morning after

My day with Jay Leno, and the morning after

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Jay Leno was wearing me out. I’d watched him work a Saturday morning crowd of fans at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance. I’d listened to him talk cars that [...]

Whose life is it anyway on Facebook?

Whose life is it anyway on Facebook?

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Facebook and I parted company recently on the “Your Year on Facebook” project, citing “creative” and “philosophical” differences. I know, I know. Nobody Likes it. I thought you should [...]

A Downton Abbey holiday straight, no coaster

A Downton Abbey holiday straight, no coaster

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I watch Gareth Neame sip water from his glass, and I can’t stand the suspense. Where will the executive producer of Downton Abbey, the award-winning PBS period-piece about life [...]