It was all hands on deck to create this issue’s cover. And we have many a crew member to thank.
Special thanks goes to photographer and correspondent Robert Mihovil for securing the beautiful boat for this cover. We also warmly thank George Gould for helping Mihovil find the vintage wooden boat; Jack Robinson for allowing us to borrow his beautifully restored, pristine 1946, 20-foot custom Chris-Craft Runabout named Our Pleasure; and Hud Hopkins for piloting the vessel during the shoot in the Galveston Ship Channel.
We also want to thank Rocky Sullivan, one of the owners of the Galveston Yacht Basin, 715 N. Holiday Drive, and his management team, including Manager Lance Parks and special events coordinator Stephanie Scofelia; Galveston Yacht Basin dry stack Manager Raymond Berry; dry stack employees Victor Rodriquez, Avy Rivera and Ben Vasquez; and dry stack fork lift operator Randy Bishop.
The Galveston Yacht Basin Dry Stack facility can house up to 300 boats and store vessels up to 45 feet in length. The facility offers full concierge services. Call 409-765-3000 or visit www.galvestonyachtbasin.com for information.
+ Special thanks also goes to our beautiful island model and avid boater, Reesa Cerdas, who you’ll read more about in this issue.
We like to keep things local here. We’re grateful to Kathryn Zimmerman, owner of island boutique The Style co., who helped us select the beautiful blue shirt by island-based Fluid Sunwear, which is designer Megan Turbow’s line of clothing. Cerdas is wearing bracelets by Mud-Pie, also available at The Style co., 701 14th St. in Galveston.
+ Helping to enhance Cerdas’ natural beauty were Mary Kay Independent Sales Director Desa Polivka and Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant Jessica Fundling, who met us at 6 a.m. at the Galveston Yacht Basin to prepare for the photo shoot.
Cerdas is wearing Mary Kay mineral powder foundation.
For her eyes, Polivka and Fundling used Mary Kay mineral eye colors Gold Coast, Hazelnut, Driftwood and a touch of Espresso with Lash Love Mascara in I Love Black.
For her lips, the women used Mary Kay Spice ‘n’ Nice True Dimensions with a touch of Fancy Nancy Nourishine Lip Gloss. Call 409-682-1113 or visit www.marykay.com/desa to reach Polivka. Visit www.marykay.com/JessicaLF to reach Fundling.
+ We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect hairstyle — a fishtail braid — for the cover. We thank stylist Rebecca Rivera, of Total Technique Salon, 3226 13th Ave. N., in Texas City, for making Cerdas’ hair beautiful and durable in the windy and rainy conditions.
+ And a special thanks goes out to Melissa Rivera, Coast Monthly design editor, and Alicia Cahill, creative director of Coast Monthly, for the many and varied details they saw to in order make the cover shoot such a success.
+ Finally, a big thank you to sisters Claire and Anne Reiswerg and the entire team at Sand `N Sea Properties on the island for helping to find the perfect West End home as the backdrop for the new editor’s photo. Sand ’N Sea Properties let Coast Monthly use Kathie’s Kottage, a beautifully appointed beachfront rental, 11611 Beachside at Beachside Village on the West End. The Gulf views were stunning. Visit www.sandnsea.com for information.
Coast Monthly editor
About the boat:
Chris-Craft Runabouts were all new after World War II and the queen of the fleet was the 20-foot Custom. Produced from 1946 through 1949, the Custom introduced two-tone deck designs, streamlined hardware and a bubble transom. With the folding windshield, heavy chrome hardware and leather upholstery, the Customs were the grandest of the postwar Runabouts. Only 366 were built. The 1946, 20-foot custom Chris-Craft Runabout, named Our Pleasure, was restored in 2008.