The Lakeside Blog is happily written by Michelle Bruck 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.
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I looked everywhere. I went into the larger of our two conference areas, the Will Rogers Room, and saw the normal scrapbook weekend set-up - a long clothed table and chair for each scrapper - and STUFF. All kinds of it. Albums, paper, adhesives, punches, embellishments, stickers, ribbon, borders, and lots of photos. Although I was able to say hi to Margaret and Jamie, I still didn't see Teri. I wandered into the Continental room and she wasn't there either. Where is Teri?
Teri, are you in there?
We've been the host for the Creative Memories group for many seasons now and this was the first time that Teri wasn't here. She has passed the reins over to Margaret, Jamie and Kris but Teri, you'll forever be here in spirit! I hope you make it to the next event in March as a participant.
Love to scrap and want to take a part of these special weekends? There is one planned both the first and second weekend in March 2013. There's no club to join, just a love of scrapbooking. Contact us for more details!
A Morgan's Must Have
It's the simple things in life, right?
Local Honeycrisp Apple and Heirloom Kale Salad, Pecorino Vinaigrette, Black Olive Crunch
A super healthy and super delicious salad that you just must try. And don't let the kale scare you away - you will love it after you have this dish! Kale is my absolute favorite green, so to have it paired up with a honeycrisp apple -well, I knew the dish would be a good one but I had no idea it would be this good. I savored every bite. I tried to recreate the dish at home but no luck. I'll just have to go to Morgan's more often. Come to Morgan's any night and try it yourself - but hurry, you know the menu changes often around here!
Here is a photo of the beautiful holiday centerpiece you can create when you come visit Interlaken this holiday season! As a special add-on to the "New England Holiday Escape" package offered the weekend of December 14th and 15th, Emily from Salisbury Garden Center will help you put together this wonderful arrangement that will certainly be the perfect addition to your holiday table. This year take the time to create the perfect addition to your holiday table!
P.S. If you'd rather decorate a wreath, that is another festive option being offered that day!
I suppose if I started blogging about 'familiar faces' I'd be blogging every minute of the day as Interlaken has a very very large group of repeat visitors! In this case, these are two nice women I met last year at the Quilts & Treasures Retreat and who are back again this weekend for more "sweet" fun (the theme of this year's gathering). They are just so happy to be here and do their favorite hobby all weekend long. In fact, they come a day early to get a head start! I love wandering around the room and seeing the beautiuful masterpieces everyone creates. Deb and Pam, it was great seeing you ladies and I am already looking forward to next year!
Love is Sweet
Love is sweet, I totally agree.
Do you know what else is sweet? The bride getting married today. Her picture is at the end of this blog, and if you are a faithful blog reader (like she is) then you know it's very infrequent that I post a photo of the bride on her special day - definitely fate happening today with my faithful blog reader.
Although some of her friends and family members couldn't make it to the festivities because of Hurricane Sandy, they'll be here in spirit for sure. This blog is for them today - a first look at some of the special touches Megan and her soon-to-be husband (actually husband given it's 5pm now!) have created for the day.
As you pull up to the main entrance, wedding attendees will know they are in the right place!
The cute sign that will welcome everyone into the wedding pavilion after the lakeside ceremony and the cocktail hour in the Vineyard room.
An eight foot table of pies! And right next to it is the "Love is Sweet" table , full of candy. I told you the bride was sweet! I would be hanging between these two tables all night...
Here she is! Gorgeous. You should see this dress up close. What you can see up close though is her bouquet:
A picture of her Dad and her Grandmother - the perfect way to have those loved ones close at hand.
Even though your special day is here, Megan, I do hope you'll continue to stay connected to Interlaken with me! And you know I'll be waiting patiently for professional photos from you.
Congratulations Mrs. Aceto! I hope your day is just as you hoped it would be.
A simple trip to the kitchen to grab a cup of Harney & Sons Earl Grey tea (my usual afternoon selection) turns into a major desire for:
"Homemade Butternut Ravioli, Brown Butter, Sage, Pecans, Parmigiano Reggiano"
Chef Blake took over the prep table as he laid out the fresh pasta, filled each section with a generous dollop of pureed butternut squash, and then made several perfectly shaped raviolis. Fresh from our kitchen to your plate in Morgan's restaurant - and just one of the many in-season selections featured on our nightly dinner menu. When you get the desire to taste flavorful dish, just come on over.
A Safe New Year
Where do you want to wake up on January 1st, 2013? In just 60 days from today - let it be Interlaken! We'd love to have you join us for our annual New Year's Eve celebration - great food, premium drinks, dancing, snacks - and then just a short walk back to your Guestroom for a comfortable night's sleep. Drive home only after you have energized with our full buffet breakfast on Tuesday morning. Our overnight package is a safe and super fun way to ring in the New Year, so start making your plans today!
New Year's Eve Hotel Package
Interlaken Inn's all-inclusive New Year's Eve package. The celebration is complete with dinner, dancing and overnight stay. Enjoy a fantastic dinner, plus exotic desserts and premium open bar all night…
Then - the incredible sounds of Scott Heth and company, with dancing till the New Year arrives and beyond.
The New Year's Eve Hotel Package includes:
- Overnight accommodations
- Complete evening of dining for two (menu)
- Premium open-bar all night
- Scott Heth & Company - the region's premiere 5-Piece dance band
- Midnight countdown, balloons and snacks
- Breakfast for two the next morning,
The complete overnight package rates start at $179.00 per person (based on double-occupancy, plus tax and service charge) and includes a complete New England Breakfast buffet on New Year's Day. (Package price with tax and service charges included is $213.45 per person)
The complete overnight package rates start at $289.00 per person (based on single-occupancy, plus tax and service charge) and includes a complete New England Breakfast buffet on New Year's Day. (Package price with tax and service charges included is $345.29)
November Wedding Poem
To the bride getting married this Saturday:
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Hurricane Sandy is gone,
What's left for you?
Let me tell you!
Fall trees are red,
The sky is blue,
This red tree, pumpkins and mums
Will all be here for you!
A partly sunny and cool day is forecasted for your special day. See you soon!
Meet Bandit, the latest pooch to have visited Interlaken for a mini vacation.
Well, maybe I shouldn't call it 'mini' as Bandit sure was able to do alot with his Mom and Dad in a short period of time, as evidenced by these cute photos.
He was able to pose by one of the many sculptures from Denis Curtiss...
He was able to discover a beautiful waterfall with his Mom right adjacent to the Interlaken property...
And he was able to play catch behind the Sunnyside building with his Dad.
I am sure this Tibetan Terrier did other fun things around the Inn as well, and will explore the area further since Bandit's Mom's email said:
"We will definitely come back!"
We look forward to your return soon!
Short and Sweet
Love your Inn! Have already recommended your Inn to friends and family. Looking forward to visiting you again.
A few simple words can certainly make someone's day. Have you made someone's day today? Another Guest made my day:
We Loved our stay at the Interlaken Inn. Everyone was very friendly, our room was so comfortable and our stay was Fabulous. Thank you.
and then there's this one:
Dinner and breakfast were, without question, amazing and perhaps the best meals available in the area. The service was terrific, and the waitstaff made our meals very enjoyable.
Your Inn is fantastic! We had an amazing dinner and breakfast! The staff was extremely friendly and helped us with any of our needs. We are planning to visit the Interlaken in the future! Great Job!
and let's end the day with this one:
Whenever I am in that area I love staying at the Interlaken Inn - it has a cozy atmosphere and I feel like I am with Family.
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