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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.

Comments? Email me: Michelle-at-InterlakenInn.com


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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!


Sept
24
2009

Wedding ideas

While we are on the subject of weddings, I thought it would be fun to share some of the cute ideas I’ve seen at some past weddings held here at the Interlaken.


Wedding table at Interlaken Inn

I took my usual walk to the Atrium reception area before the event and noticed a very interesting centerpiece on each table. As I got closer, rather than seeing flowers, I saw they were actually cupcakes! Can you imagine that? Each cupcake was decorated like it was a flower, and there was one for each Guest at the table. What fun it must have been to be able to eat the centerpiece!

Another great idea was a couple put together a newspaper about their lives: a timeline of how they met, about their families, a crossword puzzle on how well you think you know the bride and groom, an itinerary of the wedding weekend, along with great photos of their families and friends. It was given to each Guest in their Welcome Bag upon check-in. It was an adorable way to summarize their life to this point before they exchanged vows at our colorful fall lakefront.

Email me any cute things you have seen at weddings you’ve attended – michelle@interlakeninn.com. I’d love to hear them


Sept
24
2009

Lakeville Lake is stunning!

Another gorgeous fall day in New England.  There was quite a breeze today, so I was curious to see how our lakefront was reacting to this gentle wind.  A less than 5 minute walk from the main property, down a shaded paved road, with a view of the water the entire way, I could see the docks moving gently in the lake.  As I approached the lakefront, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of it:  some trees just touched with color, swaying in the breeze, with sunlight dancing off the water.  It always amazes me that there aren’t more people out on the lake given how beautiful and peaceful it is. (our boats, kayaks and canoes are all complimentary for Interlaken Guests)  And did I mention that it is the deepest lake in Connecticut?  Learn more about Lake Wononscopomuc at www.lakevillelakect.org., just one of the two lakes that the Interlaken Inn is set between.  The weather is supposed to be just as beautiful tomorrow – I am certain the bride and groom are quite happy about that!  More on their special day in tomorrow’s blog!


sept
23
2009

Strahm / Luke Wedding at Interlaken Inn in Lakeville CT

We were featured in the Fashion & Style / Weddings & Celebrations section of the New York Times in August when the stars of HGTV’s Cash in the Attic celebrated their union here at the Interlaken Inn. Greg Strahm and Tim Luke exchanged vows before their family and friends lakeside, then danced the night away in our beautiful four season atrium-style tent.  It looks like Interlaken is becoming a regular in this section of the New York Times!


sept
22
2009

Fall dining – CT’s local, organic dishes

Check out The Interlaken’s fall menu in Morgan’s Restaurant.  Exquisite dishes prepared from fresh ingerdients, using local whenever possible.  Items include “Garganelli pasta with a variety of local “Farm Girl Farm” vegetables, arugula pesto, and pinenuts” and “Roasted organic chicken breast with preserved lemon-olive broth and herbed cous cous”.  These and other excellent culinary delights are on the menu at Interlaken Inn!


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