By Mark Gauert
City & Shore 20th Anniversary
I could never pick a favorite from among my (2) kids – just like I can’t pick a favorite from among my (200+) issues of City & Shore.
We parents raise our kids, send them out into the world – and are happy (OK, sometimes, shocked) when we hear people say nice things about them. Same with being the editor of a magazine – working with a staff of writers, photographers, art directors and more. We raise each issue, together; send them out into the world – and are happy (sometimes relieved) to hear nice things about them, too.
The 20 covers I picked here, in no particular order and sans commentaire, are just the first-page tip of an average 124-page issue of City & Shore. I picked them because they remind me of a time, or the work that went into producing them – or because of nice things I remember hearing readers say about them.
But I couldn’t pick a favorite from among my 200+ issues of City & Shore. They are all my children.
Madonna, December 2019
Holiday fashion (digital version), December 2016
Food & Dining, September 2017
17 Reasons to Be in South Florida, January 2017
Miami City Ballet, December 2015
Matthew McConaughey, June 2015
The Arts Issue, November 2015
Jamar Roberts, January 2014
The Art of Fashion, January 2013
Michelle Obama, February/March 2009
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosch, October 2010
Ivana Trump, October/November 2005
Eva Longoria, April/May 2008
Johnny Depp, December 2004/2005
The Fifth Anniversary Issue, February/March 2006
Andy Roddick, April/May 2006
Niki Taylor, August/September 2006
The Dog that Made South Florida Famous, December/January 2008-2009
The Debut Issue, 2001.
For full credit information, see the print or digital edition of each issue.