Catherine Downes

Catherine Downes
Catherine Downes is a freelance writer and photographer currently living in California's Inland Empire. Her work has appeared in Success Magazine, D Magazine, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Morning News, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Modern Luxury, and more. While she'll eat just about anything, her favorite food is sandwiches.

What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

By Catherine Downes | September 19, 2020

Losing her dream job amid the pandemic has our writer asking the most basic career question all over again.

The 5 Habits of Highly Addictive Brands

By Catherine Downes | July 30, 2014

My wife and I go for a walk most evenings, and the neighborhood Starbucks is a frequent stop. When I want to order books, Amazon is my first, and usually only, choice. For air travel around the western U.S., Southwest has been my favorite airline for 30 years.  In our personal lives, we are all…