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THE LAKESIDE BLOG

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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Sept
30
2009

CHAIRish the ARTS program

Have you driven through the towns in the Northwest Corner and noticed unique chairs decorating some organizations and businesses? We are happy to support this amazing event, so let me tell you about the program.

The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council launched this tour in August where local artists decorated chairs of all shapes and sizes that are now on display at participating local businesses. The proceeds from the event will be divided amongst organizations to provide scholarships to those students interested in the Arts. Everyone is invited to take a tour of the chairs displayed, then will be eligible for prizes at the auction on October 17th at Mohawk Ski Lodge in Cornwall, CT. Learn more about the program at www.chairishthearts.org.


Sept
29
2009

International Friends

Another sign of fall around the Interlaken property - the emotional departure of our International students from various countries all over the world. Students are entitled to work in America for their summer recess as long as they have yet to graduate. Interlaken has hosted students from Bulgaria, Romania, Argentina, Brazil, Macedonia, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Hungary, Russia, and Sweden. Over the years we have learned so much from our International friends, and hopefully we have taught them a few things about American hospitality that they can bring back to their country. Three of our students are in their last year of educating themselves in European studies and economics. It would be wonderful to see one or all of them help to improve the crisis of the economy in today’s world.


Sept
27
2009

My daily stroll

It’s quieter than usual this Sunday morning.  It’s just after a shower, and the aroma of the wet leaves in the air - I know you know that smell – a flock of geese flying overhead, and then just pure silence.  As I get closer to our lakefront, I stop to admire one little sailboat.  What a peaceful morning.  It’s so peaceful even the bunny didn’t move as I walked by.  Fall foliage is just starting to show its touches of color – I am glad I brought my sweater as there is a chill in the air.  We do have some great midweek packages to offer at the Interlaken so that you too can come and take advantage of this wonderful serenity.


Sept
26
2009

Today’s fall wedding at Interlaken Inn

Again, a perfect crisp fall day at the Interlaken.  The gardens surrounding the pavilion look gorgeous!  For the cocktail hour, the Guests will be mingling outside in the courtyard amongst colorful mums, fall cabbage, and a new (to me anyway!) interesting dark purply plant called Millet.  Inside the pavilion area, tables are set beautifully to accommodate 170 Guests (our maximum is 225).  The centerpieces are amazing:  tall, clear cylinders with a huge cluster of hydrangeas, pink gerber daisies, and purple statice, all grown and picked from the Bride’s Grandmother’s garden.  Each chair is covered with a white cloth and a bright turqouise organza ribbon is tied on each one.  We purposefully do our base cloths and chairs in white so that the bride and groom can accent with any color they wish.  I only wish I had my camera so that I could show you how pretty this looks!


Sept
25
2009

Teambuilding – the old-fashioned way.

We had the chance to provide one of our signature team building programs this week, and had the most perfect weather for it.  Our client – National Grid – chose to experience our “Radical Race” teambuilding program, and we ran them through the paces on our 30-acre property.


Teambuilding at Interlaken Inn

Though it’s considerably smaller than its TV counterpart (The Amazing Race), it was still an immense amount of fun for this group, and they had an amazing time with our “clues” and tasks.  This teambuilding program (and others) are described on our Teambuiding webpage.


The Human Knot exercise. Fun!


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