Welcome! I’m Catherine. For me, it's important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

Weekend Links / / Branching Out

Epice Nashville It's becoming a tradition for Jordan and I to try one new restaurant on Sundays. At least on the Sundays I'm off from work. Nashville is bursting with flavor outside of traditional southern fare and while we still eat primarily at home, we don't want to miss out on the many great offerings available in our city. After a late morning photoshoot last weekend, we were starving and chose to eat at Epice, a Lebanese restaurant in our neighborhood. We hadn't heard much about the restaurant despite passing it all of the time. I'm glad we took a gamble because our meals did not disappoint! Our neighborhood continues to surprise me.

Nashville is experiencing a legit snow day today. 8+ inches of snow has fallen, covering the streets and creating a beautiful winter wonderland. I hope you are safe and warm wherever you find yourself on this Friday.

Onto the links!

Homemade London Fog Latte / / Earl Grey tea is my absolute favorite. My dad drinks it often but I only recently discovered my deep love for the often misunderstood black tea. Earl Grey pairs really well with milk and vanilla and this homemade variety sounds delicious!

No, I Do Not Need A Kids Menu / / Summer shares some hilarious musings on being only 4'11. I often get mistaken for still being in college but I haven't been handed crayons at a restaurant since I was a child!

Dressing Downton / / Emily recaps her experience visiting the traveling exhibit of costumes from Downton Abbey. The exhibit will be in Nashville over the summer and I'm looking forward to going. I wasn't aware but many of the costumes are refashioned from vintage fabric!

13 Nutritious Energy Bars / / Most on these list I had never even heard of!

10 Things To Do in Amsterdam / / Amsterdam has inched its way up my list of must visit cities in recent years. Jordan and I are in the beginning stages of planning a European trip in 2017 and Amsterdam is being considered. It appears to be a great tourist city with its walkability and culture!

Happy Weekend, all!

A Southern Snowfall

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