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August 2016

Eastern NC in 19 pics

August 30, 2016

Car ride - Sunrise in the Mountains 2

Sky 1

Char Grill Orders

Beach View 2

Summer reading

Liz at the Beach

Ocean 3

The Beach and the Pier 4

The Beach 3

Liz taking Pictures of the Beach area

Beach Walk with Liz

Beach Evening 2

Shells on the Beach 3

Beach Evening 8

Pink Sky

Pink Sky and the House

Sunset Sky 3

Fireworks Time

Goodbyes at the Airport

| road trip | char grill | family | quality time | early mornings | beach | relaxation | warm | sunshine| restaurant visits | beer | walks | ocean | chats | sunsets | fireworks | laughters | olympic games | goodbyes |

the beach and usa, i love you ♥

 

Stay tuned, a beach week video is being posted tomorrow!

My Saturday in 46 sec.

August 29, 2016

I thought we needed a little break from all the States pictures/blog updates, so let’s check out what my Saturday looked like instead. Come on & tag along!

Western NC in 26 pics

August 28, 2016

Papas Produce Sign

Highland Brewing Company Deck

Liz at Highland Brewing Company Roof Top Bar

Mountain Road 3

Breakfast 1

Shopping bags

Beer love

Main Street Waynesville 2

Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe - Liz

Mexican Food 2

The Wedge Bar

The Wedge Friends 8

The Wedge 1

Liz is Driving

WALK Inside

Liz outside WALK

Selfie at WALK

Harvest Records AVL

Liz at Lake Junaluska

Blue Ridge Parkway 7

Blue Ridge Parkway Liz and her parents

Hole Doughnuts Front Desk

Hole Doughnuts

Julia and Mark at the Asheville Guitar Bar

Chris at the Asheville Guitar Bar 1

Trade and Lore Coffee Phone

| family | friends | craft beer | breweries | local food | coffee | shopping |slow mornings | live music | asheville guitar bar | nature | mountains | trees | views | hole doughnuts | bookstore |

asheville, the mountains, and family/friends, i love you ♥

MA, NH, ME, CT in 15 pics

August 27, 2016

Road Trip Essentials

Morning Coffee on the Deck

Gunni 2

Lina and Liz 2

Nick at the Lighthouse Area 1

Fishing Stuff 1

Tom and Liz 3

Lighthouse Area Flowers 2

Street Crossing

Plants 5

Earth Eagle Brewings Table

Earth Eagle Brewings 5

Pizza Dinner 3

Road Snuggles 2

Hotel Bed 1

| family | roadtrip | craft beer | coffee | day trips | pet snuggles | nature | exploring | hotel bed |pizza | plants | views | ocean | rv | adventures | harbor | storm | rest |

family, i love you ♥

liz+lina

August 26, 2016

Liz and I decided during our vacation in the States, after we’d been guests in a podcast which I wrote about here, to start our own podcast. So we went to a store, bought a microphone and pop filters, brainstormed, and planned.

liz+lina 4

liz+lina 2
Once we were back in Sweden, we set everything up, and started recording.

Yeti Microphone

Liz + Lina Podcast 5

Liz + Lina Podcast 1

We edited it a bit, and then uploaded it/requested a review in iTunes, and once we were approved, it was there – available for the world! Gaaaah, such a good feeling. So reader, feel free to subscribe to our podcast!

lizlina

You’ll find it by searching liz+lina or just simply click on the links below and choose the platform of your choice. We’re still working on figuring our additional platforms, so if you prefer or miss the platform you’re using, let me know, and we’ll work on it. But as of now, you’ll find it by following the links below.

Hope you’ll enjoy it as much we enjoyed recording it. It’s a journey for us, and hopefully you’d like to tag along. Feedback is also warmly welcomed ♥

>> iTunes
>> Soundcloud

Shoe Love

August 25, 2016

When I was in the States this summer, I did some shoe shopping since it’s way cheaper there than in Sweden. Today I decided to waterproof/impregnate the new ones along with some older shoes as well, and while I did it, I thought, why not take some pics, and show you some of my favorites here at home. So here we go.

Shoe love

I’ve been wearing Converse (tall and short ones) for more than half my life and have owned quite a many pair. Unfortunately, I’ve gave/sold many pairs, or a majority of, my Converse when we moved to the States…one of the things I actually regret that I did. Oh, well. I’m working on expanding my collection now, and I decided to go for some classic ones this time. Tall and black.

Shoe loveThe Adidas Superstar has been pretty popular the past years, and I got really retro-looking ones when they came out, since they were really popular when I was around 14. Of course, I had to get a pair as the age of 32 as well. Yes, nostalgia. I bought the Nike ones this past spring, which you can see more of in this blog post.

Shoe love

Vans has also become a favorite brand, and I’ve been wearing these ones quite a bit, and they’re still going strong.

Shoe love

Ok, readers. Friends. Toms. Is. The. Most. Comfortable. Shoes. Liz and I have had several pairs for multiple years, and we both love them. This trip to the States, I came home with fresh new black ones.

Shoe love

New Balance. So comfortable and nice looking. Do I need to say more? Oh, this is model 420.

Shoe love

Dr. Martens. Shoes who look and fit better the more you wear them. Bought these several years ago. I believe I have an Instagram picture from when I got them.

Shoe love

The newest pair of shoes in my collection, and to me, also a new brand in my closet. Clarks. I think we’re gonna have a nice fall together.


Some favorite brands of mine when it comes to shoes
Dr. Martens
Vans
New Balance
Converse
Toms
Adidas
Nike
Clarks
Birkenstock
Vagabond

NY in 15 pics

August 24, 2016

Street and a Sunset

Mexican Food

Williamsburg Bridge 5

The Woods 4

Airbnb Fireplace

Tobys Estate Coffee 1

Little Coffee Shop

Me and a view of Manhattan 1

Egg Restaurant 1

Blue Bottle Coffee 5

Liz at Blue Bottle Coffee 1

New York Building

Lina on Williamsburg Bridge

Washington Square Park

Patti Smith Concert 1

| mexican food | airbnb | friends | patti smith | williamsburg | brunch | inspirational | creativity | independent stores | coffee shops | bars | sunsets | views | williamsburg bridge | parks | heat |summer | noises | walks | sunsets | shopping | hidden gems |

i love you nyc ♥

Finding Asheville Podcast

August 19, 2016

Finding Asheville Podcast

Liz and I were asked to be guests on a podcast, called Finding Asheville, while we were in Asheville, and of course we wanted to! We felt honored doing it, so a huge thank you to hostess Emily Trimnal, co-host Janet Bray, and Nathan Miller at Finding Asheville, we had so much fun doing this!

The episode is called From Asheville to Sweden and was released on August 15th, 2016. This is the iTunes description on the episode.

We’re back! We took a mini summer vacation, but Finding Asheville is back with a fascinating new episode. While Benny plays at the beach, Emily and guest co-host Janet sit down with our guests for the week. Elizabeth McGuire and Lina Eriksson are a couple living in Sweden. Liz is a writer – formerly of the Mountain Xpress – and expat who now calls Sweden home. Listen in as Janet and Emily learn about life in Sweden, and how the social life differs from here in the United States. Gain knowledge about how a socialist country cares for their citizens, and how people overseas view our current presidential race. All of this and much much more on this special edition of Finding Asheville. 

 


Check it out

iTunes
The Finding Asheville website