Marie Sonalet

Meet Marie, owner of Ogia Heart Healthy Breads. I am originally from France but have travelled the world and lived in many places. I arrived in Bend in December 2019. I have a bread company and I love my work!

Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
My husband Jorge and my daughter Uma

Q: Please tell us about your current career. What do you love most about what you do?
I live baking a delicious bread and being in direct contact with the people of Bend.

Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?
Kebaba, Jackson’s corner, El Sancho

Q: How long have you lived or worked in our community?
8 months

Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
My neighbor Christine

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
Here

Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
Frida

Q: What advice would you give to people?
Sing, eat healthy and enjoy the present

Q: What is something on your bucket list?
Skydiving

Q: What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to?
Hanuman Project

Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?
Spontaneous outdoor gatherings

Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
Basque Country

Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
I dance flamenco

Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
Sun River

Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
Today

Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
10

Q: Who inspires you to be better?
My husband

Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?
Patchouli, cacao and bread

Q: Finally, what 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
Cozy, warm, quiet