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A Post Holiday Wrap Up from Demi

Hey there! Demi here. The last couple of weeks have been so fun, spending the holidays in sunny south Florida! Not only did I have an awesome Christmas, thanks to the best mom ever who spoils us every year by exceeding all of our expectations, I got to spend New Year’s Eve together with my family. That’s always the best way. The children's programs were a complete success. I was able to pet the most adorable farm animals and hold the fluffiest bunnies in ...

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Christmas in Fort Lauderdale

Hi! It is obvious with all of our beautiful decorations that the holidays are in full swing here at the resort. Also, throughout our city, many much loved festivities are taking place! Last Tuesday was the 53rd Annual Christmas on Las Olas, and, wow, I think this year had record attendance and energy! I remember when I was a little girl (about 40 years ago) and we would walk down Las Olas that evening and visit the different stores enjoying ...

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Holiday at Lago Mar

Hi! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have had a great holiday here at the resort. For all of the families staying with us, the Children’s Program has been a big success once again. From bingo to a circus and even a petting zoo, everyone had a blast!   As far as the circus goes, it has been over 25 years since our clown, Giggles, has been performing for our guests and it is obvious that she is loved both ...

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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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2015 FLIBS and New Menu

Hi! What an exciting week we have had here at the resort! Monday ended the 56th International Boat Show and it was absolutely incredible. The weather was great over the weekend and there was a lot of energy in our town. Chris and I spent most of the day on Saturday at the show and had a blast. It was very easy to see how great the economy is doing! There were so many floating docks with gorgeous boats of every size. We saw many ...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hi! I cannot believe it is already October and what a weekend we just had to start the month off! Friday evening, Chris and I went to an event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The very elegant party was hosted by a family who are members of Lago Mar, and they live right around the corner in a beautiful home on the inlet. Every year they host this event, filling their home with pink roses and welcoming everyone ...

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July 4th and Yoga

It was a happy July 4th Weekend at Lago Mar! Our holiday at the resort was awesome! Thursday evening, we celebrated the graduation of a group of yoga students from the Yoga Joint South that had just completed 200 hours of training to become certified yoga instructors. The weather was beautiful, so the ceremony was held on the beach. After all of the students received a diploma and a rose they walked to the ocean, set an intention and tossed their ...

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Mother’s Day at Lago Mar

Hi! I am SO looking forward to Mother’s Day! I love receiving all of the cute things the kids make for me and I even get to see a show or two, in my honor, at their school. I also love our Mother’s Day tradition. As a family, the kids, Chris and I love to spend that Sunday at the resort, enjoying Chef Phil’s Mother’s Day Brunch. He does an amazing job like always with his Prime Rib Carving Station, Brioche ...

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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 ...

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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 ...