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#1 Michelle

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 09:55 PM

Hey everyone-
I have really exciting news that Iíve been dying to share with you for a while but I didnít want to jinx it.

Besides music, one of my dreams has always been to open a bakery. When I was a little girl I would sneak into the kitchen and sift out a few cups of flour and mix it with water just to play with the dough. Baking, like music, is a creative release for me and can also be very therapeutic. You can always tell when I am stressed out because suddenly my house gets filled with cookies, cupcakes, and pie. It takes my mind off of whatever is wrong in the world. If you follow the recipe, you canít fail (well, sometimes you can, if you have a finicky oven like me) and the smile on peopleís faces when you hand them a slice of fresh warm fruit pie with vanilla ice cream or let a child help roll out cookie dough is priceless.
This dream is finally coming true and at the moment I am working not only on the new record but also opening The Sugar Bar with my new found friend and marvelous pastry chef Rebekka Seale. It will be an old-fashioned bakeshop and bar where you can go grab a drink after dinner and a slice of Bourbon Chocolate Cake or Summer Berry Pie. We will also be using as many local, organic and natural ingredients as possible. Also exciting is the fact that Rebekka will be blogging throughout the entire process at http://www.blog.thesugarbar.com so you will all be able to watch us get this place up and running. I canít wait for you to take a part in this process with us but more importantly I can wait for you to all stop by and grab a slice of the sweet life next time youíre in Nashville.


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#2 DwayneJohnson

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 10:00 PM

that's awesome! I love to cook and bake and having one of my favorite artists sharing one of my dreams and opening her own bakery is pretty cool.

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 10:07 PM

You never cease to amaze me!
I have an odd oven too, some days i will turn it on and smoke will pour from it for no reason and ruin my pastry, maybe there is a serious problem but i suppose i have fire safety training if it decided to set itself alight.
If i ever visit america, and of course nashville i will certainly have to find it and pop in.
But i wish you the best of luck in this business venture!


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Posted 15 June 2008 - 10:37 PM

wow that sounds so awesome I will def stop by whenever im in nashville a bar and a bakery thats an awesome idea can i get an application to work there???

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 10:43 PM

Damn I was just in Nashville couple of months ago! Will def have to go back, but only if M is serving! Good luck with this project too Michelle!

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 10:58 PM

You never fail to surprise us, Michelle. I wanted to open a bakery some day, will you do vegan cakes??

mmmm... cake.
mmmm, vanilla tea...

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 10:58 PM

Wow, that's fantastic! Best of luck on the venture and I hope the Sugar Bar is a great success! I'll surely read the blogs and follow all the adventures in getting set up wink.gif

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 11:55 PM

Michelle, this was surprising news, one of the last things I'd ever expect to hear from you. But it's great news! While you're setting the place up, could you please tell Rebekka to allow your fans to place orders online, as well as in-store? I'm ready to have a slice of Bourbon Chocolate Cake shipped to me right now.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 12:01 AM

Dude, you got mad cooking skillz in the kitchen too! Is there no end to your talent? It's official: You're the perfect woman! Damn you, Teddy Landau! laugh.gif

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 02:25 AM

um...yum!!! i can't wait smile.gif

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 02:28 AM

Wow!!!!! Michelle you're really something!
Am sure you guys r gonna do great!!!!
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 02:47 AM

i am just now going thruogh nashville and going to missouri but wont have time to go by there i wish i could but i will try to when i get to driving in a few months my dad might let me drive.
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 03:10 AM

Michelle... That's possibly the cutest thing I've ever read. Best wishes to you and your bakery.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 03:25 AM

Very cool! I've been wanting to go to Nashville for a while now. When I finally make it there, I will definitely stop by your Bakery! mmmm Cookies.....

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 03:27 AM

How cool and yummy smile.gif

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 04:21 AM

Oh dear Michelle, you are such a Cancer. =D
I'm very happy to see you fulfilling that aspiration.
Best of wishes to you with The Sugar Bar.
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 04:33 AM

LOL this was soooo random

pretty cool though. If I'm ever in the area I'll definitely stop by

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 05:10 AM

awesome!!! more excuses to go up to Nashtown. smile.gif

can't wait... seriously. let us know when we can visit The Sugar Bar... my favorite coffeeshop here in East Atlanta had a barista that also made vegan cupcakes and they were always AMAZING so i'm excited to visit and see what goodies you guys will have!
and congrats on fulfilling one of your dreams, M! laugh.gif
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 05:10 AM

This sounds awesome Michelle, thanks for the update! I'll have to make a trip to Nashville!

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 05:31 AM

Dang, too bad I'm not in Nashville.

You should consider putting one in Montana. happy.gif

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