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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.

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Where's Teri?

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?

Creative Memories at Interlaken Inn Scrapbook Weekend

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!


Birch Beauty

Salisbury Garden Center & Interlaken Inn - centerpiece

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!


Familiar Faces

Quilting Retreat at Interlaken CT

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!

Quilts & Treasures weekend at Interlaken Inn

Quilts & Treasures at Interlaken Inn 2012


Love is Sweet

Love is sweet, I totally agree. 

Interlaken Inn Fall Wedding Weekend Destination

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.

Interlaken Fall Wedding Weekend CT

As you pull up to the main entrance, wedding attendees will know they are in the right place!

Interlaken Fall Wedding CT

The cute sign that will welcome everyone into the wedding pavilion after the lakeside ceremony and the cocktail hour in the Vineyard room.

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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...

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Here she is!  Gorgeous.  You should see this dress up close.  What you can see up close though is her bouquet:

Connecticut Wedding Destination Interlaken

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.

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