Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Can You Keep a Secret?



Do you know where I am in this picture?

It's a really tiny place, cozy.
It's in a lovely neighborhood.
And it's mine.

I will be opening my own little place. Simple. Nothing flashy. Just good food.
I have been working hard putting together all the paper stuff and soon I will be able to start the reno. With tears in my eyes, I quit my job and will embark on this crazy venture.

The blog will undergo a transformation for sure.
For one, my french blog will be more active - I want the people in my community to know me more, to see what is happening in my shop. I will be so happy to speak French again during the day, I have been speaking a second language for about 6 years now at my jobs.

I guess you will see pictures of me and the family hard at work with paint, you might even see Simon, if he lets me put pictures of him here. This will eat up his life too.

The food you ask? I will be doing a lot of testing in the next weeks. I might not put all recipes on here, but you can email me - I put my email in the about me section. In two weeks I should be able to photograph in daylight - right now I am working long long hours to tie all loose ends at work before my departure.

My friend Rachelle will be following me around when she can - you will be able to read her point of view... The two sides of this story, interesting.

So. End of October, hopefully, I should be able to welcome you to Edgar.


Here I am, early morning, in front of future Edgar, no make-up, white hairs. Happy.

38 comments:

Alana said...

Congratulations! You have inspired me and brightened up this drab morning. Good for you!

Psychgrad said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing how Edgar develops.

The French said...

Wow. Congratulations! Can't wait to watch the development. Love the name 'Edgar.' What's the significance?

Holly Bruns said...

Holy crow! Now I know why you have been so busy... and are about to get busier. You go girl!

treesaw said...

Congratulations Marysol! I look forward to visiting with Rachelle often!

George Young said...

Wow! How wonderful...for you and for those of us who love good food and good food experiences! You have made me very envious today...
Let us all know soon where Edgar is located!!

Deborah said...

Congratulations! Wow! What an announcement! I just wish I lived closer so I could come try your tasty food and see your place.
Keep us posted!

Camille said...

Félicitations Marysol! J'ai bien hâte de venir faire un tour quand tout sera prêt! x

jacqueline said...

Oh my goodness! Your new place looks so cozy and delicious :) Congratulations, Marysol! It's high time you opened your own cafe, with all these yummy recipes, I'm sure it will be a success.

Eva said...

Félicitations la belle! Tu le mérites bien. Au plaisir de découvrir Edgar sous peu! Bonne chance avec les rénos.

makescoffeenervous said...

Congratulations, Marysol!!! I got goosebumps reading your post. :)
From a thousands of miles away, a great big hug! I am sooo thrilled for you!

One of Ottawa's Real Foodies said...

Congratulations from me and the mister. We are 7 kms away from this great place. So easy peasy to hop over the river and enjoy!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Congratulations!!!! THat is so amazing and inspiring, I'm so happy!

kirsten said...

That is SO AWESOME!! Congrats :)

amy said...

Marysol, I have been following your blog for quite some time now and this makes so much sense. I look forward to tasting your wonderful food.

Rachelle said...

yayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bullie named Moses said...

congrats, so very exciting for you! can wait to come out and visit. all the best.

Roxstar said...

No make-up, white hairs (which we don't see btw) and looking gorgeous! Congratulations!!!! Look at you - artist, chef and business owner. You go girl ;)

Georgia said...

Congratulations Marysol, you are quite an inspiration! All the very best for Edgar!!

Amber (Woodmouse) said...

Congrats to you! Such an inspiration that you are following this dream!

Breenuh said...

How exciting!!! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear and see more :.)

JMN said...

WOW! Congratulations! What an amazing adventure!

JMN said...

Sorry, me again. What is the address? Or have you not announced it yet? Unfortunately I am not in the region right now, but I have lots of friends in Ottawa and I would love to send them your way.

shine little light* said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meats, Roots and Leaves said...

Well done! Can't wait to try your food.

Mélodie said...

Quelle belle histoire! J'ai hâte de prendre mon vélo et d'aller visiter Edgar (et toi).

Alisa Moore said...

Oh, this is wonderful news, and how lucky are your local residents to get to enjoy your fantastic meals, not just look at the luscious pictures?! Best wishes on your new endeavor, Marysol. I just know you'll be a huge success, just like your incredible blog. Alisa

Marysol said...

Hi everyone!

thank you thank you thank you soooo much for your kind words!

I will post more about it soon. I did not want to give out the address so that the girl still working there not go crazy! September 30th, it is mine officially, so then I will post more details (and you can come peek in and say hi! while I am repainting and sanding and putting in a floor and and and...

Marysol
xx
(actually, big hugs to you all!)

mustardandsage said...

Congratulations, Marysol! That is SO exciting! xo, Meghan

kaitlin said...

oh my word!!! félicitations marysol. je suis fiere de toi et je peux pas attendre à decouvrir ton éspace!

Pickles said...

Congratulations!Looking forward to your opening. Best of luck :D

foodiePrints said...

Congratulations Marysol! Can't wait to find my way to your new eatery!

Only, you'll have to bare with my broken French :)

Heather said...

Congratulations, Marysol! I wish you all the success in your new venture! Curious about the origin of the name "Edgar" -- how did you come up with that?

Asha at beFOODled said...

Wow, congratulations Marysol! I can't wait to meet Edgar!

Shannon said...

I am so happy for you! I almost had a few tears reading about this - and we never even met! You inspire me! I will be sure to come and enjoy some wonderful food at Edgar once it is open. Me & my sister in law Marie-Eve (who you do know) will make the trip from Montreal!

Marysol said...

Shannon, please hug Marie-Eve for me. And then hug her again...

The Benny's said...

Wow!....WOW! Felicitations!!! PLEEEEEEEEEEEESE tell me it's in Aylmer??!! We are in great need of a great place like yours!

marysol said...

no... Sadly, it is in Hull (Val Tétrault neighbourhood) I looked and I looked and I prayed for a place in Aylmer, but nothing came up for sale.

It is less than 10 minutes from home. I just go down lucerne, then go through the lights and it is right after a grade school and park.

 
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