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What I’ve been doing…

Sunday, April 17, 2011 by Marianne Elliott

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I’ve been a wee bit quiet for the past week or so. That’s because I’ve been working 18-20 hour days on a very special project. It’s my sweetheart’s life-long dream project and yesterday it came to fruition.

We just opened a Mexican restaurant in Wellington, New Zealand!

This is what opening day looked like:


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22 Responses to "What I’ve been doing…"

  1. Laura says:

    Wow, fantastic!! what a pleasant surprise, so now I know which restaurant I’ll try first if I ever come to Wellington 🙂

  2. Clare says:

    Yeah! so delighted for all of you, including your Mexican friends who made the brave and bold journey over.
    It looks great- colourful, inviting. I love the raw brick and wooden counter top.
    One day I hope to be able to visit.
    Clare. x

  3. Emily says:

    a visit will definitely be on the cards when we come back to nz for another visit 🙂

  4. Marcela says:

    Very nice! Congratulations and good luck!

  5. Roxanne says:

    Given that I live for pico de gallo and burritos some days, I really hope to be able to visit. I love the raw brick on the bar, the colors and the lighting. I hope you and your sweetheart can have some time to rest and celebrate.

  6. Marianne Elliott says:

    The brick was recycled out of the walls – we needed to remove it to make it earthquake-safe but didn’t want to lose all the history that went with it. The wooden bar is from a tree on our neighbour’s property!

  7. Lindsey says:

    Congratulations!!! xox

  8. Sam says:

    Congratulations and many best wishes for the future!

  9. Wow! Looks wonderful!! Congratulations!!! And hopefully both of you will catch up on rest soon!

  10. Abbie says:

    Yay! Congrats to you both!

  11. Robin says:

    Congratulations! I wish you both the utmost success with the restaurant! 🙂

  12. WOW!
    Congratulations–it’s a little like birthing a child, those restaurants!

  13. kathleen says:

    Congratulations and all the very best!! xo

  14. Brigitte says:

    It looks amazing! Congratulations!

  15. Sarah Wood says:

    Simply delicious. Enjoyed myself thoroughly and can’t wait to come back when the other section is opened. Particular favourites were the guacamole and the corn chips.

  16. Mary says:

    Yay! Well done. Can’t wait to come over for some tacos. Yum.

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  18. Anna says:

    Congratulations! I love real Mexican food and we don’t have enough of it here in NZ. Will definitely come check it out next time I decide to visit Welly!

  19. Emma says:

    Looks wonderful! 🙂

  20. Anne-Marie says:

    Wow! Congratulations to you both. It looks like a lovely, inviting place xx

  21. Maria says:

    There are plenty of ways to make a taco.

  22. Sasha says:

    Looks fabulous Marianne, where is it? 😉

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