5 Things I’ve Learned in My First 6 Months of Blogging

Erin from Cathedrals and Cafes blog wearing the Sloan pant from Banana Republic sits on her office desk

Blogging. What an interesting world I’ve stepped into. Prior to starting Cathedrals and Cafes, I had spent several years blogging professionally in my previous line of work. I dedicated a lot of my time to sharing my thoughts, best practices, and projects I was working on. Then I changed careers and stopped. It wasn’t that […]

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Eat+Stay+Play: A Splendid Stay in Santorini

Erin from Cathedrals and Cafes blog poses next to a blue domed building in Oia Santorini Greece

Part four of my Eat+Stay+Play Greek travel guide series takes us to the beautiful island of Santorini! Be sure to check out my first three guides, too: Eat+Stay+Play: 2 Days in Athens Eat+Stay+Play: Magical Mykonos Eat+Stay+Play: 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Naxos As always, at the end of this post is my free […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Last Days of Summer Spritzer

Blackberry Wine Spritzer Summer Cocktail Recipe

Around here the arrival of August usually signals the beginning of the end. The end of carefree summer days soaking up sun rays, staying up late, and making rosé into its own food group. But don’t put away that unicorn float yet. Mr. Cochran, there IS a cure to those “summertime blues” and it’s my […]

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Eat+Stay+Play: 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Naxos

Erin from Cathedrals and Cafes in the village of Halki, Naxos Greece

The island of Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades islands and yet might be an island that some travelers overlook. We traveled by ferry between Athens and the islands and saw fewer people disembark at the Naxos port than in Santorini or Mykonos. We planned our Greek holiday so that we had a little […]

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Eat+Stay+Play: Magical Mykonos

Happy Travel Tuesday! Today I’m so excited to share part two of my four-part Greek travel guide series – all about Mykonos! Head over to part one – Eat+Stay+Play: 2 Days in Athens – in case you missed it. As with all my travel guides, don’t forget to access my free downloadable pdf of quick links […]

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Eat+Stay+Play: 2 Days in Athens

A view of the Acropolis from Mars Hill in Athens, Greece

Welcome to the first of my four-part Greek Eat+Stay+Play series – 2 Days in Athens! I’m working on guides for the islands of Mykonos, Naxos, and Santorini as well. Greece has so much to offer. I’m not sure why it took us so long to finally get there, but I’m so glad we went. Most […]

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C&C Instagram Recap 7.18.17

A set of chapel bells with Greek flag in Santorini, Greece

Well, nothing like disappearing from your blog for nearly a month! I promise I am still around and among the living. We returned from two absolutely amazing weeks in Greece (get ready for my Greek edition of Eat+Stay+Play) and I’m slowly getting back to reality. I hope you followed along on Instagram (@cathedralsandcafes) where I […]

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C&C Instagram Recap 6.23.17

text graphic adventure awaits quote

Wow, I have really fallen down on the Instagram recap for you all. I’m so sorry about that, but I have a very good excuse. I just returned from 5 fabulous days in California (check out my Eat+Stay+Play guide on the blog) and I’ve been running around like a crazy person getting ready for an […]

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California Travel Playlist

The ultimate California travel playlist of 76 songs perfect for roadtrips

Hello and happy Monday! I hope this week is off to a grand start for you. This week I’m traveling to California with my mom. It’s a long-overdue girls’ trip and I’m so excited. We will be spending some time in Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Carmel Valley, Paso Robles, and San Francisco. It’s been since I was […]

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10 Stylish Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Ten stylish gift ideas for father's day from cathedrals and cafes blog

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” I’m fortunate to have more than one great example of fatherhood in my life. I even count my husband among those. He is such a good dog dad to our sweet fur baby. Show your dad some love with something […]

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