Neil and Connie Laubenthal like to spend many months at the Seminole Campground in North Fort Myers, Fl. 📷 for @moneymag by @mbkoeth 💪🏼: @reypinedita “Neil and Connie’s favorite moments as RVers have been the ones they stumbled upon, like finding the world’s largest rocking chair in the tiny tourist attraction of Casey, Ill.” Read more about Neil, Connie and other RVers (I love that that's a thing) on Money.com http://tinyurl.com/y2wdq6b7
As I was snapping photos of the New York City streetscape, this old Italian man ran out of this old Italian restaurant. “You both need to be IN the picture,” he said. “I will take it for you.” I gave him the camera. He looked through the viewfinder. “If you two were the bookends,” he said. “I would very much like to be the book.” The sounds of this city make me smile.
Flamingo Magazine Icons Issue | Spring 2019: The Miami mansion that Gianni Versace once owned has captivated Floridians and tourists for more than 20 years. Go behind the gates of the infamous home, now a boutique hotel where visitors can revel in luxury.
📝:Eric Barton 📷: Mary Beth Koeth; Model: Caroline Krystoff; Dress by Très Nomad and 18K dueling Malachite Shield cuffs by Cresta Bledsoe Fine Jewelry. Styling: Cresta Bledsoe; Makeup | Hair: Jesus Bravo
My fifteen-year-old nephew has always wanted to visit New York City. After the sunset on day one, we sat down and had a riveting interview about his experience.
What did you think New York City was going to be like? Fun.
What did you think of Chinatown? I thought it was cool.
What did you think of Times Square? There were a lot of people.
What did you think of the subway? It was not as dirty as I thought it would be.
What’s your overall impression after day one? I like it.
I think tomorrow will be cool too.😎
Day two. We are using our words (sort of).
What was your favorite part of today and why was it your favorite? The 9-11 Museum. I learned a lot of things I didn’t know before, like the fact that you could see the smoke from space.
What do you think of the food at NYC Diners? It was actually really good. The sausage isn’t as good as the sausage in Texas, but the pancakes were really good.
How did you feel when you were at the top of the rock? I’ve never really seen anything like that before.
Yeah. Is that it? That’s it.
What did you think about the Italian food in Little Italy? It was great, other than the stomachache I had afterwards.
Overall impressions of day two…Today was probably better than yesterday. It was a great day. I like it here in New York so far.
Any other remarks? No.
Michael Jr’s last day in NYC
Tell me about the MET. What about it?
Was there a part of the museum that moved or excited you? I liked the graffiti from the 1800s on the Egyptian tombs.
How did you like the Broadway play? It was actually pretty good. Better than I thought.
Overall remarks about your first time in NYC. I thought it was a great experience. There are a lot of cool things that I’ve never done before and a lot of cool things I’ll probably never get to do again, maybe. I really liked the food and the places and some of the people. I had a great time.
Five years ago, Emily Kimbro my design school buddy from Texas Tech University, gave me my first magazine assignment: A cover story about Rod Stewart impersonator, George Orr aka. Hot Rod. She knew I had a thing for weird and wonderful men in their autumn years (I still have a thing for weird and wonderful men in their autumn years). This issue (in seat-back pockets today!) is my fifth cover for Southwest: The Magazine. While I still feel like a rookie in more ways than one, working with pros Desiree Michelle Espada, Kevin de Miranda and Kimberley Lovato on stories like this is the equivalent of being piggybacked around the bases. A no-sweat home run. Who wouldn’t be grateful for that?
Creative Direction: Kevin de Miranda, Art Direction: Desiree Espada, Retouching: Patrick White, Photography: Mary Beth Koeth
Whenever anyone asks me who my dream client is, I always say, “AARP”. If you don’t follow their Instagram you totally should ( @aarpphoto ). I was overjoyed to photograph Nick and Lita for the August | September issue and even more delighted that this didn’t have to happen mid-air 😳. Thanks to Katrina Zook for making dreams come true, Violaine Bernard for the last minute retouch, Mark Borosch for the strong 💪🏽, and Lindsey Mataccheiro for hair/💄
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Flying into Friday with longtime AARP members Nick and Lita Oppegard! The two have been married 41 years, flying the whole time. They are pictured here in their 1929 biplane. Of their travels Nick said, "Just because we're older doesn't mean that we are in any way less capable of savoring and sharing grand adventures." Catch these two in our August/September issue. Photo by @mbkoeth