According to MSN, nestled in the opulent allure of Mar-a-Lago, the grandeur of the estate draws admiration from those fortunate enough to experience its splendor. Dan Leber, a funeral home owner from New Jersey who also owns a condo in the Palm Beach area, spoke glowingly of Mar-a-Lago’s magnificence. “Have you seen it?” he exclaimed, savoring the memory. “It’s spectacular.” Indeed, it is an enviable place to retreat and find solace.
Leber, having been a guest at Mar-a-Lago several times over the years, shared an anecdote while seated at the bar at Cafe L’Europe, savoring a cocktail and a plate of short ribs. His connection to the estate had an unusual genesis—a friend who was a member of Mar-a-Lago met an untimely demise in Las Vegas. Leber recounted the peculiar circumstances: “He died at 68 years old, in Las Vegas, screwing his girlfriend. He had a heart attack. His girlfriend went nuts and started dialing 911, but 9 dialed room service in the hotel.”
In the aftermath of his friend’s funeral, Leber found himself compelled to fulfill a long-standing item on his bucket list: writing a novel. The inspiration drawn from his experiences culminated in a thriller titled “Murder at Mar-a-Lago,” where the main character was a portrayal of his late friend. However, Leber’s narrative diverged from reality, crafting a tale not of accidental death but one set against the backdrop of the lavish Mar-a-Lago. The estate’s allure and mystique had left an indelible impression on him.
“Have you seen it?” said Dan Leber, a funeral home owner from New Jersey who has a condo in the Palm Beach area. “It’s spectacular.” Not a bad place to hole up.
He’d visited as a guest a handful of times over the years. “This friend of mine was a member of Mar-a-Lago,” Leber explained to us while sitting at the bar at Cafe L’Europe with a cocktail and a plate of short ribs. “He died at 68 years old, in Las Vegas, screwing his girlfriend. He had a heart attack. His girlfriend went nuts and started dialing 911, but 9 dialed room service in the hotel.”
Recalling his visits, Leber shared captivating moments, including shaking hands with Mike Tyson and witnessing Donald Trump’s participation in a pro-am doubles tennis tournament. Despite Trump’s tennis skills being overshadowed by his professional counterpart, the memory is vivid, with Melania Trump’s jubilant embrace of her husband after the tournament etched in Leber’s recollection. It’s a snapshot of Mar-a-Lago, not just as a political enclave, but as a place where personal anecdotes and unexpected literary inspirations unfold amid the grandeur of its surroundings.
The pro was running all over the court making all the shots, totally covering Donald’s ass.”