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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Wedding Trade Shows
We just returned from our 4th trade show this season, this one being held at the Javits Center in NYC this past weekend. Even though the weather was amazing this first weekend of Spring, it still did not keep attendance down, at least not at the Interlaken wedding booth! We received many inquiries – there’s no doubt we will fill these few remaining dates this season, so now it is time to look for 2011 to get your preferred date! Connecticut is among the few states where civil unions can take place, so consider venturing up to the Northwest Corner of the State to see what we have to offer! Visit our website by clicking here! Thank you to all of those that visited our booth – we hope you will come for a tour soon!
Welcome home, ELLORA!
In just a few short months, ELLORA Spa and Sanctuary will call Interlaken property its new home! For the past couple of years, ELLORA has shared her service space between her Brook Street in Lakeville and the Interlaken – but the talks these past few weeks between Laura Hess-Hay, ELLORA’s owner, and Kevin Bousquet, the General Manager of Interlaken have led to the decision of ELLORA moving entirely onto our property. All of the services currently offered at Brook Street, including her Pilates Studio, will be offered here. We are all very excited about this new venture! Now, have you had a service at the Spa yet? Of the 2 dozen services Laura and her staff did this weekend, all of them were raving about them at check-out today. I heard “They are the best” quite often – now it doesn’t get much better than that, does it?! Watch for new packages that will include even more of their services – I am sure there will be one just for you! Until then, click here to see all of ELLORA’s fabulous offerings! I’ll keep you updated on her move-in progress over the next couple of months!
And who do you know that doesn’t have it?! Interlaken has a real HIGH fever this weekend – we are starting this first weekend of Spring with a BANG, and we love it! And the weather?! One could not ask for a better first day of Spring!
Our first wedding of the Spring season begins in a few short hours, and our wedding pavilion is set and ready to go! Kamilla of Kamilla’s Floral Boutique in Millerton, NY just finished decorating, and our service staff is putting the final touches on the tables. Doesn’t it look wonderful? Sixty Guests, mostly from out of town, will enjoy dancing and dinner, with Sea Bass with cherry tomatoes, basil and shallots as just one of the entree choices this evening.
Also staying and dining with us this weekend is the Hotchkiss School Lacrosse team, who are getting a head start on their season. As the saying goes, “Practice makes perfect”, so why not get started even before the Hotchkiss spring break is over? With Interlaken and Hotchkiss School being right next door to each other, it was certainly an easy arrangement to be made!
And last, but not least of course, is the 3rd annual Style Fabrics quilt gathering in our largest meeting room, Will Rogers. About 2 dozen ladies, equipped with colorful materials and sewing machines, all at their own work stations, are enjoying their craft time – and of course, food time! One woman made me laugh as she said “I come here to quilt, but all I do is eat!” We offer packages that include all three meals per day, as well as two coffee breaks. Many of the ladies also make time in their day to book facials and massages with ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary - and all come back from their treatments relaxed and radiant! More news from ELLORA in the next few days!
Now stop reading this blog and get out there and enjoy the day before it’s over!
Arrangement from Kamilla's Floral Boutique
Set and ready for dining and dancing!
Quilting the weekend away!
The views are breathtaking!
And the view I am referring to is the one from the latest landscape painting of famous artist David Dunlop now hanging in the Interlaken main lobby. This is our second purchase from David, and we find his paintings so exquisite! David captures the Lakeville area perfectly. No wonder he is an Emmy award winning artist! Be sure to admire Mr. Dunlop’s beautiful paintings during your next visit to Interlaken! You can’t miss them!
It’s OFFICIAL – we are GREEN!
We have always been environmentally conscious, but over the last six months we have really pushed forward with “going GREEN”. With assistance from the CT DEP, we made some changes, some simple, some not-so-simple - and it’s clear the result has been well worth it! I have blogged about many of the changes we have made, so now you will have to go back and read all about them! Thank you to you, our Guests, and the staff at Interlaken for taking care of our environment!
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