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Demi is Ranked 28 in the State of Florida for Tennis

Hi  For those of you who follow Demi's tennis she is now ranked 28 in the state!!!  I am so proud of her.  We actually took last weekend off from tournaments and just hung out at the resort with friends.  It was so fun for the kids and so relaxing for me.  The weather was perfect and the ocean was like a lake.  I felt like I was on vacation......Deb

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Lago Mar’s Skinny Girl Margarita

Hi! Last night I spent the evening with some other moms and their kids at the resort.  We had a blast!  The mothers all tried our version of The Skinny Girl Margarita!!   It was so delicious that we had to find out how it was made.  Nicole told us it was Patron, club soda, fresh squeezed lime, Roses lime juice, and your choice of salt or no salt.  From now on that is my drink of choice!!!  We had ...

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Exercise Class for Members

Hi!  I am still sore from the exercise class we had Monday night in Oceanview South.   It was really interesting to learn a lot of physiology and also workout at the same time.  It was also fun to socialize with the members in a  relaxed atmoshere.  We learned several exercises that we can do with nothing but our bodies.  This is great for me because I can do them anytime and anywhere. With 4 kids this works for me. ...

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The New Decor in the Wine Cellar Lounge

Hi!  I am sitting in the Wine Cellar Lounge and I know that I am in the tropics.  Wendy Costa, who is a world renowned Interior Decorator, along with my mom , who is her unofficial assistant, did a fabulous job.  The palette that they chose is an array of tropical fruits such as Pomegranate red, Tangy lemon/lime, and touches of avocado.  We now have wide cabana stripe curtain panels which flank the series of large windows in the lounge. ...

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Funderdome: Outrageous Indoor Playground Opens Near Lago

Hi!  I am doing a live blog from Funderdome, which is a really cool indoor play area that just recently opened about a mile from our resort.  I brought my kids to check it out and see if our concierge should recommend it to our guests.  It looks pretty fun!!  My oldest is on the skytrail, which is a sort of rope bridge located about 12  feet from the floor and the kids can try to walk across it with ...

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My First Week Back at Work

Hi!  I really loved my first week back at work!!!  I learned so much and had such a great time reconnecting with my Dad in a business setting.  During the 14 years I worked at the resort before I had my kids I spent so much time with my dad in the office discussing the hospitality industry and our resort in great lengths.  He taught me so much about the hotel business and about life in general.  A lot has ...

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New Cover for the Playground

Hi!  First of all I am so relieved that we are not in the path of Hurricane Irene.  I will definitely be praying for those that are because it looks like a very bad storm!!!  Also, three of my kids just went back to school today.  It is only a half day so I will be off to pick them up soon.  My little one starts on Monday.  For the first time in 10 years I will have all of ...

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Live Blog from Wine Dinner in Acquario

Hi!! I am actually going to do a live blog tonight for the first time ever.  Right now I am sitting in Acquario enjoying a glass of Pinot Grigio from Lagario in Italy.  With the first wine we are having dungeness crab and shrimp cake.  We are off to a great start....The second course.... a chardonnay, my absolute favorite.  We are listening to Renato Spano, the Florida State Manager for Empson Inc., talk about  how this particular wine is very ...

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Demi Wins Super Series

Hi!  For those of you who like to follow Demi's tennis, she just won her first ever Super Series!!!  It was in Deerfield and basically took over the whole entire weekend but it was so worth it as she won first place, received a huge trophy, and earned enough points to put her in the top 35 in the state of florida USTA rankings.  We are so proud of her!!!  We missed not spending time at Lago this past weekend. ...

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Lago Mar Resort & Club Vintage Wine Dinner

Hi!   I am so excited for the wine dinner coming up!!!   Chef Phil will be showcasing foods from Washington State, California, Florida, Kansas and Maine.  He is calling the dinner  "Four Corners and the Middle".   The first of five courses will be dungeness crab and shrimp cake from Washington State.  Then there will be a California summer salad made up of grilled baby romaine, fresh artichokes, asparagus, pomegranate seeds, and tomato sphere with a chardonnay vinegar pomegranate ...