Years ago, Trisha Jones read a book, Annie’s Rainbow, and today she is fulfilling the dream that story inspired. In early June, Jones will open Artfully Baked & Brewed, a special gathering place that will feature coffee, tea, baked items, breakfast and light lunches. As a first-time entrepreneur, Jones is excited about what she is creating and believes that its uniqueness and warm atmosphere will fill a void in Hot Springs Village.
Coming from a large family in the Mississippi Delta, Sonya’s parents worked hard and counted on her to pitch in to help with the meals. Sonya will be the first to credit her mother for showing her the fine art of baking. Many family and friends would make excuses to stop by for a visit just to have coffee and whatever delicious desserts her mother had prepared. Sonya’s fondest memories are of the fresh baked aroma of cakes, pies, cookies, pastries, and of course, coffee that filled the home on the weekends and holidays when the family was all together.
Becoming a chef was more of a dream than a goal for Sonya, but her love for the kitchen has always been her passion. When her dream of becoming a chef was within reach, Sonya took hold and didn’t look back.
Michelle Nagode is our 30-year-old Barista who grew up in Dallas, Texas and has lived in Hot Springs Village for the last 5 years. She has been working with coffee on and off for over 3 years and loves to express herself by crafting a beautiful cup of coffee and topping it off with special latte art.
Michelle has an extensive musical background and finds singing while she works to be a genuine pleasure. When she’s not making coffee magic or singing, she enjoys cooking, baking, drawing, and spending time with her 10-year-old son, her boyfriend, and their two cats.