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THE LAKESIDE BLOG

The Lakeside Blog is happily written by Michelle Bousquet at the Interlaken Inn, Lakeville, CT. She writes about what there is to do at Interlaken and why you should come stay with us, fun local events, great places to visit and cool things to do – in and around Lakeville & Salisbury Connecticut.

Comments? Email me: Michelle-at-InterlakenInn.com


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June
27
2013

Interlaken's Intermingle

Another fantastic turn-out for our "Meet and Greet" - newly named "Intermingle" - this evening from 5pm to 6pm!  So many Guests and local business owners came over to our Executive Lounge for some Frozen Strawberry Margaritas and an assortment of hdo's.  The hot topic among most was the 100th anniversary of the Aston Martin and the many events at Lime Rock Track this week.  I met a wonderful family from Vancouver British Columbia visiting us for the week while their sons are at camp at neighboring Hotchkiss School.  Like me, they have fallen in love with this area and hope to frequent it more often, and are even considering purchasing a home on the lake.  For their last full day with us I suggested that they and their 10 year old daughter do some zip lining at the Catamount Adventure Park and then head up for some ice cream in Great Barrington, MA, a great place to spend a few hours.  Route 41 is such a beautiful ride and they sure would appreciate the area even more after that adventure.  I am confident that we'll see them again at Interlaken!

I also had the pleasure of seeing Emily and Eric from Salisbury Garden Center.  Emily is the Queen of our gardens here at Interlaken, so along with her crew they keep our grounds looking beautiful.  I heard a few compliments about the gardens from our Guests so it was great to have Emily on hand to personally accept the accolades!

Please join us next week (hopefully at our pool if it isn't too humid) at 5pm for some intermingling - we all would love for the chance to meet you!


June
23
2013

What's local

"Kale pretending to be Seaweed".  How cute is that?

If you are a blog reader than you know I am a big fan of kale, so kale doesn't have to pretend to be anything but kale to be highly rated in my book!  But in the appetizer dish of "Sashimi of King Salmon, White Soy, Lime Pickled Cucumber, Kale Pretending To Be Seaweed" kale can pretend to be seaweed at any time.  This lovely Heirloom Red Russian variety comes straight to us from Chubby Bunny Farm in Falls Village, CT.  This kale is also used in my most favorite appetizer in Morgan's and that is the Local Honeycrisp Apple and Heirloom Kale Salad, Pecorino Vinaigrette, Black Olive Crunch.  If you need a reminder of how good kale is for you, please look back at my blog from June 1st!

 

 


June
22
2013

What's new

Welcome into our Atrium building in a new way!  Previous to this renovation there was one door that led into our Atrium building that is home to the Atrium wedding/conference room, ELLORA Spa and Sanctuary, fitness room, the gameroom and library.  That is one small door for the entrance to alot of things!  So, another door and foyer area was built on the right that leads you directly into the Atrium area.  Wedding guests - this is your door!  If you have services at ELLORA Spa or would like to just visit her gift shop then choose the door on the left.  Here's our new look from start to finish!

Wedding pavilion entrance renovation Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Renovation to Wedding entrance Interlaken Inn CT

Renovations at Intlerlaken Inn Lakeville CT

 

 


June
21
2013

National Flip Flop Day

Happy Flip Flop Day!

Outdoor heated pool at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Happy summer and Happy longest day of the year!  Although we've certainly had summer-like weather many days this year, summer is officially here and it is hot, so do come and stay with us so you can cool off by dipping your toes in our outdoor heated pool....

 

 

Outdoor heated pool at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Outdoor heated pool Interlaken Inn

or flip your flops down to our private lakefront on Lake Wononscopomuc....

Lakefront at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Interlaken Lakefront Lakeville CT

 

 


June
20
2013

Bed, Bath and Beyond & Celebrity Chef, Fabio Viviani

Kristy Barto, Sales Manager at Interlaken, has some fun to share - take it away Kris!

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of working with employees of one of my favorite stores to shop in, Bed, Bath and Beyond! We hosted the vendor showcase in our beautiful Garden Pavilion where products were featured from Dyson, Kitchen Aid, and Calphalon. The highlight of the vendor showcase was a demonstration presented by Chef Fabio Viviani using Bialetti Aeternum ceramic cookware. Not only was Chef Viviani engaging and humorous but this line of cookware which he endorses is incredible and it can only be found at Bed, Bath and Beyond! After the demonstration the group enjoyed our Backyard BBQ on the lawn and each received a sample of the Bialetti cookware.

After a morning of demonstrations, followed by lunch, the group divided up into teams and we facilitated Interlaken’s Radical Race as their team building activity. All 80 people set off across our 30 acres for two hours of tasks such as a blind wine tasting, a culinary activity, the Helium Stick activity and of course the “Human Knot”.

All in all it was another example of Interlaken’s versatility and ability to suit many different corporate needs.

Team building at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Team building at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Team building at Interlaken Inn lakeville CT

Team building in CT Interlaken Inn Lakeville

Team Building Radical Race CT Interlaken Inn

 


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