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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 ...

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Easter at Lago Mar and Market 17

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club Hi! Spring is definitely in the air and all of our guests are arriving Easter at Lago Mar! The weather is absolutely beautiful and the property looks amazing! Easter at Lago Mar The first Children's activity for Easter Week resort guests starts tomorrow evening. It’s Farm Night. There will be a complimentary buffet for all of the kids that are staying at the resort and of course, the farm animals will be under the Tiki Hut for ...

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Dr. Matt’s Plan author Dr. Matt Ferenc DO speaks at Spring Luncheon

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club Hi! I am so excited to have had the privilege to plan the Spring Luncheon at Pine Crest School. This year, I invited Lago Mar Resort Club member Dr. Matt Ferenc to speak to the group about anti-aging and improved lifestyle techniques (topics he discusses in his upcoming book Dr. Matt’s Plan). When I first learned that I was given the honor, I knew right away that I wanted to provide a program that acknowledged us ...

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Gold Coast Magazine and Weddings

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club Hi! I know many of you have probably seen the latest issue of Gold Coast Magazine and noticed the beautiful cover. I am proud to say that it was taken here at Lago Mar Resort. There is also a photo spread featuring a gorgeous bride looking out over one of our balconies. Gold Coast Magazine Letter from the Editor “A special effort went into the covers. Separate photographs were shot for Gold Coast, Boca Life and Fort Lauderdale, the ...

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Recipe: Caribbean Spiny Lobster Tail with Citrus Lobster Sauce

Try It at Home: Caribbean Spiny Lobster Tail with Citrus Lobster Sauce Recipe

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St. Patrick’s Day 2014 at Lago Mar Resort

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club Hi! I hope everyone had a great St. Patrick's Day 2014! We sure did here at Lago Mar Resort! Last evening, the festivities began with party favors, including top hats for the guys, crowns for the girls and green leis and beads for everyone. St. Patrick's Day 2014 Menu Chef Phil's St. Patrick's Day dinner was over the top! In addition to the sous vide corned beef with Guinness mustard sauce (served with potatoes, carrots and peas), ...

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Red Cross Tiffany Circle London Event

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club Hi! Last week I was in London for an International Tiffany Circle Event and had an amazing experience! The Tiffany Circle, which I am proud to be part of, is a group of women who annually donate $10,000 to their local American Red Cross chapter. The group follows in the footsteps of a long line of women leaders who have helped the Red Cross serve the American public in times of war and peace. The society is ...

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Small Meetings and Groups Keep Coming Back

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club Hi! In the last few days, I have been asked numerous times why so many small meetings return to Lago Mar Resort year after year. To give you the best answer, I decided to interview my father, the one and only Mr. Walter Banks. To begin, he stated that approximately 65% of small meetings return. He cautioned that this number would be higher if it excluded those groups that are required to vary their meeting locations ...

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Skinny Margarita: Make your own

By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club More than a few people were intrigued when we posted Lago Mar Resort’s version of a Skinny Margarita this past weekend. Were you one of the one’s dying to find out how to make your own? Here you go! Ingredients: Silver Tequila Triple Sec Fresh squeezed lime juice Club Soda Ice Sea Salt (Coarse) Instructions: Combine your Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime Juice and Club Soda into a cocktail shaker. Add ice to mixture and shake to combine. Prepare your serving glass by moistening the rim ...