Hi.

My name is Catherine Courtney and I am a Nashville Native with a penchant for culinary creativity and epic travel adventures.  I'll admit... I also have a slight obsession with handbags. 

Recharge and Refocus

Recharge and Refocus

Buongiorno amici! Some of you may have been wondering where I have been. No, I have not fallen victim to a food coma nor did I fall out of the blogosphere. To say that life has been a hot mess lately is quite the understatement. I decided to take some time to recharge and refocus...in Italy! Over the next couple of weeks, I plan on sharing all of the juicy details of my adventures through Puglia, the southern region of Italy forming the "heel" of Italy's "boot" as well as my escapades through the canals of Venice. By far a trip of a lifetime.

Relaxing after a wine tasting at I Pastini

In the midst of my travel scheming, I stumbled upon this question:" what if we recharged ourselves as often as we do our phones?" Immediate uncontrollable laughter. I don't know about you, but I make sure my phone is charged at all times. Rarely does it get below 50% without me grabbing a power cord. While this holds true for my phone, it's not my personal philosophy. Between the never-ending to-do lists, adulting and my "real" job, I find it hard to carve out time where I unplug from my daily tasks and recharge my own battery. My travel to Italy allowed me to re-energize and stimulate my senses with new surroundings and experiences. I even had a chance to take a small tech detox (note, I said small)  While I can't say that I am 100%, this trip most certainly put things into perspective. 

What do you do to recharge your battery and live your best life? 

Until next time! 

Overlooking the grotto restaurant in Polignano di Mare at sunset

Going, Going, Gondola- A Guide to Venice

Going, Going, Gondola- A Guide to Venice

Tasty Takeaways from Music City Food +Wine

Tasty Takeaways from Music City Food +Wine