Departments — 15 January 2021
20 years, 20 covers: Editor’s choice

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

dining cover

17 Reasons to Be in South Florida, January 2017

City & Shore January Cover-page-001

Miami City Ballet, December 2015

ballet cover

Matthew McConaughey, June 2015

mnatthew cover

The Arts Issue, November 2015

arts cover

Jamar Roberts, January 2014

flight school cover

The Art of Fashion, January 2013

art of fashion

Michelle Obama, February/March 2009


LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosch, October 2010

miami heat

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.

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