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Good day, Casa family! Happy New Year! We hope you are all safe and healthy. So much has changed this year, but we are hopeful that 2021 will be the year we’ve been longing for. 

This year, Casa de Campo Living Magazine has made a few changes which include us going digital and updating our design! The winter magazine looks better than ever! In this issue we are sharing some of this year’s Casa Champions and Community Highlights, honoring all the goodtimes we have had in Casa, and the many more that are to come! 

This is the 35th edition, and in it, you will also find a beautifully renovated villa up for sale! Managed by Inge Demyttenaere, this amazing getaway home is truly a picture of an idyllic existence in which life seems to unfold at a slower, relaxed, and much leisurely pace leaving behind the tensions from business and everyday life. We also interviewed Ana García-Sotoca Pascual, executive director of the La Romana – Bayahibe Tourism Cluster about our beautiful tourist destination. This winter edition includes eight deliciously refreshing tropical cocktails that you can easily do at home to wind down after a long day or dazzle your family members, and we have also included some Dominican traditions to help you get to know a little about our culture and traditions.

We hope you’ll find in the stories published in our Casa de Campo Living Magazine Winter 2020 edition all that you expect and may the new year blesses you with health, peace, joy, and happiness.

Find below a letter to you, our beloved Casa community, by our president and publisher Philip Silvestri.

Welcome 2021!

It’s both hard to believe and exciting to acknowledge that 2020 is quickly becoming a memory. Good riddance 2020 and welcome 2021—may you be the year we’ve been longing for.

Still, in many ways, it’s been an unconventionally incredible year. I feel closer to my family and my work family—even though I’ve not physically seen many of them for far too long. At work, like so many, we’ve buckled down and gotten to reinvent ourselves as professionals, as colleagues, and as a business. I’ve gotten to spend copious amounts of time with my wife and little ones, which has been an incredible silver lining to all of this.

Casa de Campo Resort and Costasur have also taken an impossible situation and done so much to secure the safety and comfort of all the residents and guests who live and love Casa de Campo. Reopening after its first-ever closure, Casa de Campo has done what so many successful businesses have had to do: adapt and grow, carefully finding a balance of service and luxury, while implementing comprehensive protocols to keep everyone safe. Their ongoing commitment to the health, safety, and engagement of our community is greatly appreciated. 

I, for one, am also grateful for all the challenges experienced and the lessons learned. While it could feel selfish to celebrate and be grateful when so many people and businesses are struggling and going through their most challenging days, it’s important to take a moment and be genuinely grateful for what we have, who we have around us, and the knowledge that better days are coming for all of us. We need to celebrate the wins as we get them.

Looking forward to a new world in 2021 filled with boundless opportunity, good health, and happiness for all. 

Philip Silvestri