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THE LAKESIDE BLOG

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.

Comments? Email me at Michelle@InterlakenInn.com


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Sep
22
2010

Do you like my new look?

I was looking a little haggard, and boring if I might say.  My pretty lakefront picture disappeared about a month ago, and I was tired of the same old white background.  Thank you, Dan Bolognani, for making me prettier than ever!  I can’t wait to decorate myself with every changing season!
Love,
The Lakeside Blog

The Blog is not the only one with a new look!  Here are other things that got a new look this year:

Morgan’s Fall dinner menu! 

Early Harvest Butternut Squash Soup

Crispy Falafel with Labne, Local Grape Tomatoes, Avocado, Cucumber, Sweet Potato Gaufrette

Late Summer Garden Basil Pesto with Spaghettini, Grilled Tiger Shrimp, and Local Vegetables

Roasted Free Range Half Chicken with Local Autumn Vegetables and Lemon-Herb Butter

Organic Strip Steak, Sweet Potato Puree, Sauteed Baby Spinach, and Sherry-Demi

The main lobby

ELLORA Spa and Sanctuary

LCD’s with DVD players in all Townhouse Units

Wedding reception chairs

Cedar Swings at the lakefront

More new is planned for Interlaken – stay tuned for updates!

 


Sep
28
2010

"Foliage Central"

I love that this part of Northwest Connecticut is referred to as “foliage central” and was also named a top rated destination for all leaf peepers – thank you Yankee Magazine!  The towns of Kent and Litchfield were named specifically, and Interlaken is located very close to these quaint New England villages – just choose Route 7 South or Route 63 South and you are there!  Thanks to Mother Nature, the fall foliage season has started early and if we continue to get warm sunny days the colors will linger into November.  If you ask me, the autumn season could never last long enough!  Anyway, now is the perfect time to plan for that hike you’ve been wanting to do all summer but never did, and your reward will not only be the fantastic views but you will be able to admire the amazing vibrant autumn colors!  Why not see as much as Connecticut as you possible can?  Bear Mountain is the tallest peak in CT, and can be hiked to via the Undermountain Trail for 2 miles, then connecting with the Appalachian Trail for about another mile to the top of  Bear Mountain.  It’s been deemed as a strenuous hike by the www.berkshirehiking.com website, but well worth the adventure.  If hiking is just not your thing, then maybe just sitting on a cedar swing at the Interlaken’s lakefront is more your style!  The trees are now touched with color – the next few weeks should be amazing!

Admire the beauty - no energy required!

 


Stay connected anywhere!

I would love to work like this all day, wouldn’t you?

Interlaken Resort and Conference Center

Complimentary wi-fi service, even outside!


Sep
18
2010

My weekend wedding walk

If you’ve been reading my blog all week, then you know I will find any and every reason to blog about something that requires me to go outside on a beautiful fall day!  We are having another good weather day at Interlaken, so it’s the perfect time for me to grab the camera and head out!  It’s also a perfect day for a wedding, and of course Interlaken has one happening right now.  As most couples do, they decided to get married at our lakefront, so I decided to take a walk as a “wedding attendee” and take some pictures on my way.  If you decide to get married at Interlaken, this is what your Guests will see as they stroll down to the beautiful Lake Wononscopomuc and the ceremony site!

Just walked across Route 112 on the new crosswalk
The sun peaking through the trees

Getting closer....

Almost there....

Here I am at the lakeside ceremony site!

Who is that I see in the distance as I walk back up to the property?

The groomsmen of course!

 

 


Sep
17
2010

International Housekeepers Week

We have been celebrating it all week long with special meals and surprises for all of the Interlaken’s international staff members and guest room attendants.  It is the perfect time to show appreciation to those hard working staff members that keep Interlaken clean and comfortable!  A fun way to celebrate anything is through food, and we’ve been doing just that!  The Internationals put together some of their favorite recipes of dishes from home to share with everyone, and have worked with the Chefs to present a fabulous lunch each day.  Chinese, Romanian, Bulgarian, Indian and Chilean cusines have been shared this week, and we’ve loved learning about the dishes, and better yet, tasting them!   Thank you, Helen, for the constant coordination, set-up and clean-up of each event – and for the intense word puzzle the other day!  As the last day of Housekeeping Week wraps up, we will continue to appreciate and celebrate the wonderful and diverse staff that Interlaken is fortunate to have!


Sep
15
2010

Where Am I, Part 3!

Continuing on with my wonderful walk of the Interlaken property!  The weather this weekend in New England will be gorgeous – sunny and high’s in the low 70′s.  Gorgeous!  You should come to where I am!

I am walking from the pool area across the courtyard
I am right below the Welcome Center window, looking out

I am in our newly renovated lobby! Read the morning paper with a cup of Harney Tea!

I am on Morgan's deck where we serve our weekend breakfast buffet. What a pretty view! (And a neat picture with the reflection of the table!)

 

 


Sep
15
2010

Where Am I, part 2!

Still roaming the Interlaken property on another gorgeous fall day – let us see where I am today!

I am standing at the top of the Sunnyside staircase, looking out over the property
I am sitting on the patio outside of Room 302 in Countryside
I am at the main entrance, checking to see if I can see the lake between the trees yet!
I am heading around the side of the main building, looking up at the bright sun and admiring that blue sky!
I am sitting in a chair near the patio, looking straight ahead.

I am still sitting in that chair, and I turned to the left!

No matter where I am, everything is green and pretty against the beautiful blue sky!  Just wait until the colors start to arrive – there’s nothing like New England Foliage!  Trees are starting to change, so book your visit in the next few weeks so you can be where I am!

 


Sep
14
2010

WHERE AM I?

It is a gorgeous fall day today at the Interlaken, so it was only most appropriate that I grab the camera and head outside!  Follow me, and then tell me…

I am sitting on the terrace under the awning, looking out to the pool.  Can you see the tree changing in the distance?

I am walking up the path to the Wedding Pavilion

I am sitting on the deck outside Room 216, our Skip Barber Suite

I am walking along the dog path near the Sunnyside building

I am sitting in an adirondack chair outside Room 154 on Sunnyside’s wrap around porch
Come back tomorrow to see where I am then!


Sep
9
2010

Be our FRIEND!

If you aren’t already one, be our Interlaken friend on FACEBOOK!  Admit it, you are always on there, updating your status, checking on your friend’s status, posting pictures of your kids, connecting with old high school friends – so why not ‘friend’ us so you can see what’s going on here!   We can keep tempting you to get away with all of the fun things that happen here and in the surrounding area.  Vanessa happily keeps a constant supply of information posted – pictures of food are of course my favorite!  Lime Rock events, wedding photos, local art shows, what’s being picked at Ellsworth Farm, groups in house (welcome back Country Quilters this weekend!), new packages, fun weekend happenings – and so much more!  It’s easy to find us – just type in the Search box “Interlaken Inn” and there we are!  Of course our Facebook friends receive special rates and promotions, so be on the lookout!  If this is your favorite time of year, now is the perfect time to become our friend as we will share with you every fall festival/happening/show/event that we know of that celebrates this wonderful season!  We look forward to being friends with YOU today!


Sep
8
2010

I WANT CANDY!

As promised, here some photos from the wedding at the Interlaken this past weekend!  Rather than showing you the usual ones, such as the ceremony at the lakefront, the set-up under the pavilion, etc., I thought I’d go with just three today – three unique and fun ideas that you may want to have at your wedding!  Here they are:

I WANT CANDY! 

A Candy Bar!  Buckets of yummy candy with tongs in each for choosing – it’s like being at Dylan’s but in Lakeville, CT!  What a great way to satisfy every sweet tooth that is sharing in your sweet celebration!

ACCESSORIZE!

Add some dress up fun to your celebration!  Every accessory you could ask for:  hats, masks, scarves, feathers, you name it – it was all here at the photo booth!  They brought in a portable studio, the Guest would take their own picture, it would print out onto a scrapbooking table, each Guest would then “scrap” their photo into the scrapbook – what a great way to capture unforgettable memories!

CUPCAKES! 

One cake, one flavor?  I don’t think so!  Check out this cupcake variety:  Carrot cake, chocolate with a peanut butter filling, chocolate with mint filling and mint frosting, red velvet with cream cheese frosting, lemon with a sugared lemon on top.  With such great flavors, who can choose just one?!


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