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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Whoopi's favorite drink
Imagine my surprise when I just heard Whoopi Goldberg announce her favorite tea is also Harney and Sons! It’s her birthday today, so The View is featuring her favorite things – and there I saw my favorite thing! She announced that Harney and Sons are the only non-Chinese to be in the Chinese Tea Hall of Fame, and also loves that their tea sachets are made of silk. What flavor am I enjoying right now as I write on the Interlaken Lakeside Blog? Nourishing Japanese Green Sencha – try a cup of Harney and Sons Fine Tea today! It will become your favorite too!
My favorite drink
I always drink when I blog. It comforts me, inspires me.
A nice hot cup of Harney & Sons Earl Grey tea. I love it.The perfect cup of Tea
Interlaken is located in the town where Harney & Sons originated back in 1983. It has been my favorite tea brand for as long as I can remember – and although they have been worldwide for quite some time, I will always remember how excited I got when I was at a very nice resort in Orlando many years ago and they served Harney & Sons tea! Because I was younger at the time, it was hard for me imagine them distributing their tea from Connecticut all the way to Florida! OK, as I said, I was young back then and didn’t get the entire picture! I get it now, and obviously so does Harney: their tea can be found at many gourmet shops and fine dining establishments all over (including Morgan’s restaurant!). Now their wonderful tea shop over in Millerton, NY will have a sister: Harney & Sons is opening a tea house in SOHO this coming Monday, November 13th. 433 Broome Street is the official address – I know I plan to stop in the next time I take a trip to NYC! If you’ve never had Harney Tea, you must come to Morgan’s restaurant at Interlaken so that we can serve you up a nice hot cup!
Getaway with your Girlfriends!
I’ve written about girlfriend getaways before, but why bore you again with my take on it! Read it from a Guest who recently stayed with us:
My family organized a “girls weekend” at Interlaken to celebrate my sister’s 50th birthday. We enjoyed the beautiful townhouse and adjoining townhouse room. Our group included a wide range of ages from 2 month old to a teenager, a college student, several shall we say baby boomers and two 82 year olds (mom and mother-in-law). Everyone was able to chill out and experience a relaxing time. Our accomodations were lovely and the staff didn’t mind that we added a few decorations to celebrate the milestone birthday! We had two hot breakfasts over the weekend in the main building which everyone enjoyed and a delicious meal at Morgan’s on Saturday night.
It was a great time to visit the area to enjoy the Fall foliage and take advantage of the crisp mornings to canoe on the lake. I want to personally thank Sue who recommended Freund’s bakery where we ordered a custom birthday cake that was absolutely delicious!
Thank you for a wonderful time and kudos to all the staff for their hospitality and high customer service. We will definitely consider returning to Interlaken in the future!
Best regards, Betty
I wrote back to Betty, thanking her for the nice letter she wrote, and also asked her if she was able to visit the local area – and here’s what she wrote:
Our group enjoyed many outings during our weekend getaway including: tour of Edith Wharton’s estate (the grounds are beautiful – although it may be a tad chilly in February), tour of the Norman Rockwell museum, a trip into Salisbury for the Fall Festival and scarecrow contest and we also drove to Norfolk on Saturday night to see Rhonda Larson at the Infinity Music Hall – very cool place, great acoustics and the Bistro/bar is a fun location to hang out after the show.
Thank you, Betty, for making it easy for all of the girlfriends out there to plan a weekend away! Pick a date and give us a call – we can work with Betty’s options or create new ones – there’s something to interest everyone in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut!
Let's talk Turkey!
I received so many calls today about reserving seats for Thanksgiving at Morgan’s – so I thought HEY! Let me post on my blog “what’s on the traditional menu” on this “let’s be grateful” family holiday! And no worries – if you have already made plans to eat at a family member’s home in this area, we can get you set up with a nice comfortable guestroom to return to with a full belly! Perhaps join us in Morgan’s later for an espresso and one more small piece of pumpkin pie?!
Main Courses and Vegetables
Roasted Turkey with pan gravy
Roasted Pork Loin
Artichoke and Leek Ravioli
Home-style mashed potatoes
Roasted candied sweet potatoes
Traditional country stuffing with chestnuts & sage
Green bean Casserole
Spinach salad with warm bacon dressing
Sky farm mesclun green salad
Artisan breads with sweet butter
Coconut custard pie
Fruit platter & housemade cookies
Seatings are at 1pm and 3:30pm
$29.95 per person, plus tax & gratuities.
$14.95 for children aged 3 – 12 & free for children under 3
Every VOTE counts at Interlaken!
I vote for fresh air…..fill your body with it as you walk to Interlaken’s private lakefront
I vote for a good night’s sleep…..enjoy a nice slumber on a Sealy Posturepedic Plush mattress
I vote for being good to your body….sign up for a Pilates class every Saturday morning with Rachel, right here in our Countryside building
I vote for natural beauty….you can see the beautiful & colorful Litchfield Hills and the Berkshires at the top of Bear Mountain, the Appalachian’s Trail highest peak in Connecticut
I vote for relaxation….arrange for a deep tissue massage at ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary
I vote for Harney & Sons….come have the perfect cup of tea while you read in our lobby
I vote for surprising your girlfriend….with a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in your room upon check-in
I vote for surprising your boyfriend…..with a few Sam Adams and a 55″ TV in our gameroom to watch the Patriots on
I vote for laughter….pick a comedy you haven’t seen in years from our complimentary selection of movies on display in our lobby
I vote for an extraordinary dinner…..come see why so many of our Guest’s are talking about Morgan’s restaurant
I vote for spending time with your family…..finally arrange that family reunion you’ve been talking about for years
Interlaken gets my vote!
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