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Memories of Lago Mar: Volume I – Debbie Banks Remembers

I remember when I was a little girl and my grandfather (Sidney Banks, First Generation), whom I loved dearly, used to take me, all dressed up, to the Sunday Night Buffet Dinner in the dining room. Men were always in suit jackets and there was always a band playing. I even remember the singer, Lee Carroll, who I thought was absolutely gorgeous, singing our favorite songs if we asked. Lots of our guests and members would dance and so would my brother Lee and I!  Every single table would ...

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Holidays and the Spa

Hi! I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. I spent the holiday at a national tennis tournament with Demi and she made it all the way to the finals! It was so cute that my dad came to watch her play 6 matches, 5 of which she won. I did hear that our guests and members had a nice weekend at the resort. The weather was pretty nice so most were enjoying the pools and beach, not to ...

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Last Official Weekend of Summer

Hi! Omg….The kids are back in school and we are trying to get back into a routine after an awesome summer. Last weekend was the last official weekend of summer, as this is our first full week of school, and I have to say that we really made the most of every moment this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Lago Mar! Friday afternoon, we went straight from school to the resort and had an amazing evening with friends. Friday nights ...

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Getting Body Wrapped at the Spa

Hi! I have to tell you about the spa treatment I received last week at the resort! It was a body treatment, which consisted of a scrub, massage and wrap. There were a few to choose from but since I am so interested in all that is anti-aging I decided to try the Lumafirm. I will go through some of the highlights of my fabulous treatment with you. The first step was applying a body elixir made up of sorghum, dactyl ...

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Memorial Day Weekend Wrap-Up

Hi! Memorial Day weekend was amazing here at Lago Mar! The weather was perfect and the ocean was beautiful! I was actually at the resort all day on Saturday and ran into so many of my classmates from high school that I thought we were having an unofficial reunion. There was even a celebrity in the swimming lagoon but my lips are sealed. Some of my old friends were staying at Lago Mar for the long weekend and they were planning ...

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Pre-Memorial Day Weekend Update

Hi! The weather is beautiful today and the forecast looks great for Memorial Day weekend! Michael is out at The Promenade Bar checking to make sure that all of our guests and members will have their delicious tropical drinks waiting for them! I am going to The Spa later today for a Paradise Pedicure to prepare my feet to be in flip flops at the resort all weekend. Before heading to The Spa, I dropped by The Resort Shop just as Amber ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...