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Beach Weeks

September 21, 2015

Liz’s family has a tradition of spending a week together at the beach in North Carolina. I’ve been lucky to be a part of this tradition for some years now, and I love every single minute of it. 2014, I filmed a little bit, and forgot about the film snippets, until today. So I decided to put it all together and show you all what it looks like when the Reynolds family clan gets together. It’s usually filled with laughter, beach days, restaurant visits (some years we’ve created lists of our favorite restaurants and then get to vote on a few, and the winning restaurants are the ones we’re visiting during the week – a really serious voting system organized by Liz’s aunt), boat rides, grilling out evenings, fireworks on the beach, long chats in the evenings, wine/beer – but only after 12 o’clock (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere…hehe), and just a lot of quality time together. I love it so so so much.

Enjoy 5 minutes and 13 seconds of family beach stuff fun!

Ps. If you would like to watch it in HD, check the video directly on → Vimeo

A Fall List

September 19, 2015

Fall in Atlanta, GA

It’s the middle of September and fall is pretty much just around the corner here in Sweden, so I though of sharing a little fall-focused list. I found it on this girl’s blog, who found it from someone else’s and so forth. The charm of blog lists! Here we go.

What do you imagine when you think of fall?
Either a crisp fall day with a blue sky, colorful trees, and being out in nature or a pretty gray day, sitting inside under a blanket, candles lit all around you, and a hot drink in your hand (preferbly hot cider from Barber’s Orchard in Waynesville, North Carolina or chai latte or pumpkin spiced latte).

What’s the worst with fall?
The darkness and grayness here in Sweden. Last November, Sweden had, apparently, only 3 hours of sunshine in the whole month of November!!! I don’t know how I’m gonna be able to deal with that if it happens again.

Hot Springs, NC Halloween

And what’s the best with fall?
All the fun holidays and celebrations. My wife’s birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the whole line up to Christmas Holidays.

Your fall outfit?
See here.

Follow Lina Eriksson’s board S t y l e on Pinterest.


Blue Ridge Parkway

What do you have on your to do-list?
Hopefully some longboarding before the leaves have fallen down and make it too slippery. Go to concert(s?), perhaps a musical, spend some time in Stockholm probably, and as mentioned earlier, celebrate some American Holidays. But mainly, to get better – focus on my health.

How to you treat fall “depression”?
Light a lot of candles, spend time with family and friends, and try to focus on the fun stuff coming up.

Candles Hot Drink

Best music for rainy days?
I’ll be playing my own little fall playlist, called “fall coziness 2k15”, which you can find here. I keep adding songs to it, mostly songs I find on Spotify’s Discover Weekly! Love it. But I will also play my cousin’s “septemberregn” (September Rain) playlist, which you can find here, and Liz’s “41 | September 15 // create + connect” playlist, which you can find here.

What TV-series are the best to watch?
I love The Walking Dead (which will start soon again!), but I’m planning on starting a few new TV-series, such as Fear the Walking Dead, Derek, and Game of Thrones.

Your most fall-ish meal?
Soups! But I’m dying to eat Thanksgiving food again – I love it!

Thanksgiving Food

Any trips planned?
Not really planned…but probably Stockholm a few times since we live so close. Norrköping to see family. We also really wanna go to Dublin, Paris, and Berlin. Liz’s cousin has just moved to Paris. A close friend and her husband have moved to a new house right outside Dublin and also given birth to a really cute little boy – we wanna meet him so badly! Another close friend lives in Berlin and has also moved, together with her boyfriend, to a new place, and my extra little American sister has now moved to Berlin (before that, she lived in China!) Gaaaah, so many reasons to go to these places ♥  But if we aren’t making it to any of them this fall, we will during the year of 2016!

How do you prepare for winter?
Make it cozy at home – changing some interior design from the summer theme to a more fall theme. Thicker and more fall-ish looking blankets and pillows. In addition to the textile changes, bring out some more candles. I also change my clothes in the closet from summer to fall/winter ones. Thicker sweaters, darker colors etc. We don’t have that much closet space so we’re pretty much forced to separate the more summer-ish clothes from the more fall and winterish clothes. Something you can do here in Sweden since it won’t suddenly get really warm on a winter day, and so forth.

Fall in Atlanta, GA

River Beauty  All pictures taken fall 2013 and 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia and Asheville/Hot Springs, North Carolina


May 26, 2015

This post is a collaboration with
Are you interested in Art and various artists? Do you like to check out art on a regular basis or to be exposed to art? Are you having a hard time making it to a gallery or an art museum? Or do you just want to check out some art whenever you feel like it, without having to even go to a museum or a gallery?

If you’ve said yes to one or more of the questions above, then I believe that I have a great website to share with you. Its called Artsy and you can find it here. Artsy is an online gallery where you can not only check out some awesome art, but also read about the artist and get a detailed picture of the person behind the art as well.


As they say on their website;


Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.


We are a resource for art collecting and education.





When I studied History of Design at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, I wish that I had the access to or known about Artsy since it gives you so much knowledge along with the art you’re looking at. When I went to Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York City last spring (which you can read about here), we checked out, for example, Piet Mondrian (who I had studied at school and who you also can read about here on Artsy!). To be enriched with the knowledge that I had gotten from school about Mondrian’s work, and then look at his actual work made a huge difference. However, if you can’t make it to MoMa, for example, or you don’t attend a school to study art or design, but you just love art, then I would say that Artsy is a great resource. Check it out and enjoy!




January 28, 2015

Yesterday, I showed you some famous landmarks/sites of DC..My love for Georgetown, a neighborhood of DC, is major so here come some photos from the time we spent there. Bubbles at a cozy wine bar and more bubbles at an Irish bar, the typical buildings and houses, some photos of stores, and absolutely gorgeous sunsets. If you haven’t checked out part I of this little Washington DC series, you can do that here.

Georgetown Crossing

Georgetown Crossing





Moleskine Store

I'm a Traveler


Georgetown Sunset

Georgetown wine place

Bookstore in Georgetown

Bar in Georgetown

Bubbles in Georgetown


January 27, 2015

Before my parents headed home to Sweden, we all went to Washington DC for some days. I lived there back in 2003, and even though it was a tough part of my life, I’m at peace with the city again, so I was excited to show my parents a few glimpses of it. I could spend weeks there just visiting museum after museum – there are a ton of them and with free admission! Perfect. We stayed at a hotel right next to Georgetown, so by just crossing a bridge, you entered that part of town. And how I love it! Liz and I headed over there every now and then to just walk around and take pictures. Well, we stopped for some bubbles and some window shopping (at that time we couldn’t fit anything more in the moving boxes and were strictly forbidden to not buy anything!). Anyway, we toured around the city and saw all the typical sites/memorials, and I think I need to split this post up in two due to all the photos I wanna show you. So here comes part I, some of the typical sites of Washington DC, tomorrow it’s all Georgetown. And because I love it so much, it gets its own post. Extra: If you let the mouse scroll over the photo, you get the information where/what the photo is taken of.

The White House

Arlington Cemetery View

JFK Grave at Arlington Cemetery

Eternal Fire

Lincoln Memorial

Liz Taking Pictures

MLK - I Have a Dream

MLK - I Have a Dream

The Mall

The National Cathedral

The National Cathedral

The National Cathedral

The National Cathedral

View from Cathedral

View from Cathedral

The National Cathedral

Stain glass Window in the National Cathedral

Art outside Air and Space Museum

Air and Space Museum

Air and Space Museum


January 14, 2015

Liz and I went to the movies yesterday and saw, Selma. The movie is about Martin Luther King’s (MLK) famous campaign for equal voting rights, marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.


I truly love watching movies based on true and major historic events – to freshen up one’s memory about the history, and to be reminded about its importance, especially today when various countries are struggling in political, social, and individual ways. I checked with SF for you Swedes who are reading this, and the movie comes out March 6 in Sweden so check it out then! Tip. Tip.


Just a about a week ago, Liz and I stood where MLK stood when he had his I Have a Dream speech at Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Selma came out just a few days ago, and on Monday is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – a holiday marked on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of MLK’s birthday, January 15. Let’s check out what the movie looked like. All pictures are taken from imdb where you also can read more about the movie. Find it here.















January 1, 2015

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you’re having a great start to 2015. Liz and I are going crazy here in the apartment with all the moving preparations. Since my parents are here and were all heading to Washington, DC in a few days and the moving company comes just the day after we come back from DC, we have to prepare everything now. Anyway, back to last night and our New Years Eve celebrations! Let’s check out what our celebrations looked like, through my phone.

We actually started of with champagne at 6 pm already since it was midnight in Sweden then!






At 8pm, we headed over to The Grove Park Inn which is a pretty famous luxury hotel here in Asheville (where a lot of presidents and celebrities stay at when they’re in the area). We had a dinner table reserved for us at 9 there, my parents, Liz, and I. The food was yummy, but my favorite was probably the desserts. YUM.





A little before midnight, we headed to the main hall/entrance at the hotel, bought some champagne and were ready to toast in the new year with a bunch of other people and live music. So much fun and so festive. Once we had counted down the time to midnight, we headed out on the big terrace and had an amazing view of Asheville in a distance. I didn’t really succeed in taking pictures of the fireworks, but there were a few out there. We were actually pretty tired afterwards, and decided to head back home at pretty decent time after midnight. newyear9





December 24, 2014

christmas_collageAll pictures from my XMAS Pinterest board, found here.  You can also find my whole Pinterest account here.

Hope you’re having a great Christmas in just the way you wish it to be ♥.



December 23, 2014



Today, we (mom, dad, and I) relaxed and listened to music at home while Liz was working some.




We also opened up a Swedish chocolate box, and I gladly ate a bunch of pralines while we were having fika.





Once Liz was done, we all headed to the Grove Park Inn, a luxury hotel that opened in 1913, where plenty of celeberties have stayed when visiting Asheville, where they have a National Gingerbread House Competition. The rule is for everything to be edible. Pretty amazing, I think. (The Santa has hair..just the crappy light outside that makes it look like he hasn’t. Hmpf.) We also checked out the Christmas lights on the beautiful houses/neighborhood of Montford, and ate a yummy, early dinner in West Asheville at one of our favorite restaurants – Walk.

tuesday9We ended the day with hot cider in front of a Christmas movie.