The toughest thing about launching Coast Monthly’s first Bachelor Issue was trying to narrow down the list of men after receiving many strong nominations. It turns out, good men aren’t so hard to find, at least not on the upper Texas Coast. After some very tough decisions, we finally culled the list down to 13 eligible bachelors who you’ll meet in these pages.
After meeting the men at photo shoots and hearing their answers to our questions, I was certain we made excellent choices. They all have different professions, backgrounds and styles. They work hard, have ambitions and expect their potential mates to also have that drive. But what struck me the most was the absence of egos. The men were modest and, most importantly, true Texas gentlemen. What they sought in potential mates was more about character than superficial good looks.
How can you meet them, you ask? Many of the men will make their first official appearance and sign copies of Coast Monthly at the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Conference on April 17 at Moody Gardens Convention Center on the island.
Visit www.galvestonchamber.com/womens-conference for details.
We hope you enjoy the Bachelor Issue.
This month, you’ll also find fascinating features on a family who lives on a yacht and a devoted kayaker who has become a fixture on Galveston Bay. We’ll have those stories and more.
When Coast Monthly sought elegant, masculine backdrops against which to photograph our bachelors, we turned to a pair of iconic downtown island venues — the nightclub 21 and the neighboring Havana Alley Cigar Shop & Lounge. We’d like to extend our warmest thanks to 21 owner Denise Vargas and family for their hospitality in opening the 2102 Postoffice St. venue early on a Saturday and for all the help the staff there gave to our effort. Visit www.galveston.com/21/ for information.
We also can’t adequately thank tobacconist Charlie Head and family for graciously allowing use of Havana Alley Cigar Shop & Lounge, 415 21st St., for the cover locale and as the setting for some of the inside photographs. Visit www.havanalley.com for information.