It’s official: Michelle Branch’s life is the one we covet. The 24-year-old is not only an Grammy award-winning musician who has guest-starred on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, she’s now opening a partially-organic bakery.
The Nashville Business Journal reports that Branch’s new bakery will be a sit-down affair in Nashville called The Sugar Bar. The singer, who scored hits with “Everywhere,” “All You Wanted” and “Are You Happy Now?” explains on her web site’s message board that the baking bug bit her when she was young:
“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.”
She says the bakery will offer good old-fashion Bourbon Chocolate cake. (She might want to use some of Tennessee’s own Jack Daniels whiskey in a recipe or two).
Rebekka Seale, The Sugar Bar’s pastry chef, is blogging about the hijinks at the bakery’s web site.
And no, this doesn’t mean, Ms. Branch has retired from music. Though the Wreckers, her country-rock duo with Jessica Harp, is on hiatus, she found time away from the flour to record Everything Comes and Goes, her third solo album, which will be released this summer. Sweet success!