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Throwback Thursday Before I was Born

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club Happy Throwback Thursday to everyone! I wanted to share this picture of my parents standing in the original lobby of Lago Mar a little over 48 years ago. They were actually on their way to Broward General Hospital, where my mom would give birth to me later that day! No one can believe she was 9 months pregnant in that picture but she was. Also, they were at the front desk to cash a check for $150.00 ...

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SitInMySeats and Katy Perry

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club Hi! I can't believe that  Katy Perry will be performing at the BB&T Center tomorrow. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful venue, always featuring great performers, in our area! The last event I attended there was Jingle Ball last December and it was spectacular! I purchased VIP tickets from SitInMySeats, and we were given the fifth row from the stage on the floor.  My girls went crazy when they found out. I think ...

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New Times Names Lago Mar Best

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club Hi! I wanted to share with you that The New Times Broward - Palm Beach has just named Lago Mar Resort "The Best Hotel in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2014"! They mentioned how family friendly we are, noting that our multiple pools let "children come to get wet and big kids can swim a few laps". They also wrote about our volleyball, shuffleboard and tennis courts. In their opinion, The Soda Shop is the best ...

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Beautiful Saturday at the Beach

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club Hi! I wanted to share a picture of how beautiful the ocean was Saturday morning! The kids and I went over to Acquario for the breakfast buffet and feasted on Chef Henry's delicious Mickey Mouse pancakes. Over the summer the girls play at a tennis academy for 5 hours each day so they have quite the appetite! In addition to the pancakes they had bacon, sausage, and each had their own special omelet made perfectly by ...

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National Bourbon Day

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club Today, June 14, is National Bourbon Day! To help you celebrate, we wanted to share with you three delicious, bourbon filled cocktails you can make at home. A little bourbon history before you start drinking: As it turns out, today also the 225rd “anniversary of the day that the Rev. Elijah Craig first distilled whiskey from corn in Bourbon County, Kentucky. (Elijah Craig’s name lives on as a premium bourbon brand from Heaven Hill.) In 1964, ...

Father’s Day Gift Ideas & more from Lago Mar

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club Hi! I’m so excited that it is almost Father's Day! Lago Mar Resort is absolutely the best place to celebrate this special day with your dad. Lots of our members and guests spend the whole day just relaxing at the beach or lounging at the lagoon listening to the steel drummer or maybe taking a break to dine on The Sea Grape Terrace. I am sure many dads will probably treat themselves to a visit ...

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Lago Mar’s Connection to the Military

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club Hi! Since this month is National Military Appreciation Month, I decided to blog about Lago Mar's connection to the military! My own personal connection is my membership in the Tiffany Circle of the Red Cross. Tiffany circle members are philanthropists who contribute $10,000 annually to their local Red Cross. Each year we have a summit in Washington D.C. and last year I had the privilege to meet and have my picture taken with one of the Seal Team ...

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Mother’s Day Weekend in Fort Lauderdale

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club Hi! I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! I definitely had the best Mother's Day weekend ever! I actually started celebrating on Friday morning in Chipper's classroom, where my firstborn son read beautiful poetry to me that he had written himself and served me a red velvet cupcake! Friday evening, my parents took my boyfriend and I to The New Shooters Waterfront for dinner to celebrate Mother's Day with just adults. They have truly done ...

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Las Olas Wine and Food Festival & More

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club Hi! I had a very exciting weekend here in South Florida! Friday night I attended the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival, which was presented by Premier Beverage Company. What a great evening on Las Olas Boulevard! Las Olas Food and Wine Festival   There were 45 tables of wine, spirits and microbrews, and cuisine from more than 70 of South Florida's best dining destinations. Some of my favorite tastings were from Myapapaya juicery + kitchen, Christina Wan's ...

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Easter at Lago Mar – A huge success

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club Easter at Lago Mar was amazing! The complimentary Children's Program for the hotel guests was a huge success. We had a Mexican Fiesta, a Circus night, a Farm Night and a Pizza Party with Egg Coloring. The Grand Finale was The Hunt, which was so much fun! I hope you like the picture of Bailey, who won the golden egg in the older age division. She was so happy!  Easter at Lago Mar Egg Coloring I ...