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Last year, I joined the Lush VIP Club, and let me tell you about all the fun I had all year!

After I reveled at PK Mardi Gras Parade, I headed to Lush for their annual Party with Poo Live Crew where I sang along and danced the night away. I basked in the sun by their heated pool during spring break getting a head start on my tan. St Patty’s Day drink specials were so delicious. Easter Weekend, I booked a room for my sister and her kids saving 10% with my VIP discount. The kids’ Easter Baskets were overflowing after the Lush Easter Egg Hunt. And then, my sister and I enjoyed live music and a carafe of mimosas in the restaurant. A fellow VIP member hired a DJ for the 4/20 party where we decked out in rasta gear and partied like rock stars!

My mother felt so special during Mother’s Day Brunch sitting on the patio enjoying the live music, and yes, more mimosas! Before I realized it, Memorial Weekend was upon us, and all the summer fun began. Weekends at Lush were lively and fun, but I certainly enjoyed the quiet weekdays sitting by the pool before all the hotel guests arrived. My father had a great Father’s Day enjoying Chef Gabe’s poolside BBQ party. 4th of July weekend started with a bang while we enjoyed the amazing fireworks show put on by Juniper Ridge. Austin Allsup’s national anthem brought tears to my eyes.

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Previously, I enjoyed watching the Hell’s Gate fireworks display in my boat but decided to watch from Lush and was pleasantly surprised at what a great view they had. Being a NxtLvl Tige boat customer, I was invited to the annual tie-up with almost 100 boats in the Gate followed by a concert in the upper pool area – wow what a weekend! The following weekend was one of the coolest events I have ever attended – Larry Joe Taylor’s Pickin’ at Possum 3-day music fest at Lush. 3-night concerts, 2 pool concerts, and 2 brunch concerts – highly recommend!

Sadly, Labor Day approached and we relished the last weekend of summer. But wait, Lush heats their Lakefront Pool until Halloween, summer is not over! I won THE best costume at the annual Halloween Party giving me a free VIP pass for next year. Lush continued offering some great weekends including Boat Parade, New Year’s Eve, and Lush Crush with the Randy Brown Show. Let me tell you, joining the Lush VIP Club was worth it! I even decided to rent a Lakefront Suite for 3 months to enjoy the perks of being a Lush Resident!! I will have to tell you all about that next year!

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Making new memories this summer!

Lush Resorts has great events happening now through Labor Day. Memorial Weekend, enjoy live music by Carlo Ramos Friday night and brunch on Saturday. Fourth of July Weekend, hear live music by Austin Allsup on Thu, Jul 4 and see fireworks Thu-Fri, Jul 4-5. Then in August, come out for Larry Joe Taylor’s Pickin at Possum Aug 1-4 and the Randy Brown Show Aug 23.

For details on the Labor Day festivities and more promotional information from Lush Resort, visit

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