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Easter at Lago Mar

Hi! I cannot believe that Easter is right around the corner! My kids and I are all so excited that the Children’s Program for the hotel guests will begin next Thursday with The Farm. We are also looking forward to seeing all of the guests that come down year after year to celebrate their Easter at Lago Mar. I am pretty sure this is the 25th anniversary of my Easter Program, which is complimentary for the hotel guests age 5-12. What is really neat ...


Lago Mar this Weekend

Hey! This is Demi, filling in for my mom. My siblings, cousins, and I all had an awesome time at the Lago Mar this weekend. We actually spent both days there! On Saturday, after playing tennis with my coach for an exhausting couple of hours on the new and improved tennis courts, I was extremely grateful for several moments of peace as I laid on the hammock with nothing but a virgin strawberry daiquiri. Over the music coming from my ...

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Two 7 year olds share their opinion on Lago Mar

Recently, two 7 year olds were tasked with an assignment to write their own blog posts. Fourth generation Banks family member Sailor, Debbie's son, dedicated his post to Lago Mar and all of the reasons he loves to hang out at the resort. Find out Sailor's view on things in his post. Sailor wasn't the only one to tackle the topic of Lago Mar. His good friend Josh also shared his opinion on spending time at the resort.

posted in Eats, Events, Family

Busy Lago Mar and News Updates

Hi! I cannot believe how busy we have been at Lago Mar. We are actually having the best February we’ve had in the history of the resort! The weather has been incredible. Despite a few cold days, the sun kept shining so much that it felt warm by mid-afternoon. Valentine’s Day weekend as a hit too! Of course, Chef Phil outdid himself again with a spectacular holiday menu. I am still hearing from members about the delicious grilled shrimp with butternut squash ...

posted in Eats

Hazelnut Crusted Black Grouper with Cream Sauce

 We hope you enjoy trying our Chef Phil's recipe for Hazelnut Crusted Black Grouper with Fava Bean cream sauce. Recipe for Hazelnut Crusted Black Grouper For the Hazelnut Crust Black Grouper 2 each, 6 ounce pieces Hazelnuts 1/4 cup Japanese Bread 1/2 cup Flour 1/4 cup Egg 2 each, whipped  Directions Mix hazelnuts and bread crumbs in food processor until nuts are coarsely ground Season fish Add fish to coat with flour Dip flesh side only into the egg Dip same side into the nut mixture Heat pan and sear crusted side until golden brown ...

posted in Amenities, Eats, Events

The Super Bowl at Lago Mar

Hi! I am so excited that the Super Bowl is less than one week away! Chef Phil must be excited too because he has prepared a special menu, beginning at 5:00 pm, for the Big Game. Some of his additions to the regular menu are Loaded Potato Skins, Fried Mozzarella Sticks, Flat Bread Pizza, Beef Tenderloin and BBQ Chicken Quesadillas, Manhattan Beef Sliders and Manchego Cheese Spinach Dip. This is making me so so hungry! All of the specials will be ...

posted in Amenities, Spa & Beauty

10 Best Spas in Fort Lauderdale

Hi! I am so excited to share with you that we are featured as one of the 10 Best Spas in Fort Lauderdale in Gold Coast Magazine! (See page 70) We received the award for “Best Private Spa”. As you probably already know, Lago Mar is a private club, meaning that only guests of the resort and beach club members can be on property. There are other hotels in Fort Lauderdale that have private clubs but allow outsiders to use the ...

posted in Amenities, Eats, Events, Family

New Year’s Eve at Lago Mar

 Hi! It may not be New Year’s Eve yet but it was last night for the kids that are staying at Lago Mar! Last night we had our famous annual New Year’s Party for our younger guests and it is an absolute blast. Everyone gets a party hat, noise horns and leis when they enter the Lakeview Ballroom.   After they enter the party, it's time to grab some dinner from the buffet, featuring pepper steak, chicken fingers, french fries, steamed broccoli and fresh baked ...

posted in Family, Shopping

Last Minute Holiday Shopping Ideas

Hi! I was in The Resort Shop at Lago Mar yesterday and got a quite a bit of last minute holiday shopping done. Since I have four kids, I have several teachers to buy for. In addition, there are the kids' tennis coaches. I decided to start with my youngest’s teacher, who is one of the most wonderful human beings I know. Coincidentally, she previously taught two of my other children. I know she loves Lilly Pulitzer so I picked out a beautiful ...

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