well, you guys. it’s labor day weekend. and, for americans, that means that it is the last official weekend of summer. time to start shifting gears + winding down into the coziest season of the year (in my opinion).

but, before i say goodbye completely to the summer of 2016, i wanted to create a little post in honor of these crazy, wonderful days that i have experienced these past few months. and let me just say, i am so grateful for this amazing summer that i’ve had. there are no words to really describe all of the adventures and moments that have touched my soul.  i have done some insanely awesome traveling, seen tons of people that i love, and made memories that i will never forget. and all of it has inspired my soul in ways that i did not expect. i am filled with ideas, motivation, and a feeling that there is so much amazingness waiting just around the corner for me…

so, to celebrate the end of this inspiring summer, i decided to scan through my instagram photos and let my photos do the talking. here are the 5 places that i visited and the top 5 photos, according to my instagram followers, in each place.

top 5 Paris photos

Paris 2016
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Paris 2016 street music buskers
bookstore montmatre paris
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top 5 NYC photos

NYC bar the woods Brooklyn Williamsburg
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Williamsburg NYC architecture
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top 5 New Hampshire photos

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top 5 Asheville photos

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Lina and I had an MAGICAL time yesterday with the incredible, inspiring, soul-filling friends who came out to catch up with us over a beer, or two, or three! Even though it poured down rain and was oppressively hot + humid (for us Swedish-living girls), a
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top 5 beach photos

atlantic beach, north carolina summer

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How I've spent my week: On the porch. At the beach. In the surf. ✺❍↠. : : #beach #atlanticbeach #crystalcoast #exploretocreate #kinfolk #vscocam #summertime #northcarolina #travel #vacation #vscofolk #liveauthentic

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all around top 5

NYC airbnb Williamsburg
Our Airbnb in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC
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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina // Family beach week

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Morning coffee at my parents’ home in the NC mountains

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Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC

my personal top 5 moments (sooooo hard to narrow down)

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atlantic beach family summer

thank you, dear readers, for following along both here and on instagram. it’s pretty damn awesome to know that the crazy stuff that i put out there, that just sharing bits of my life, is somehow shared with each of you.

i sure do hope that you stick around to see what adventures, stories, and moments i am working on creating in my life for this upcoming season. there are a few things you already know about (the podcast), something HUGE that you don’t know about yet (but is already being worked on – and it is amaaaazing), and, of course, many things that neither one of us could even imagine.

aaaah. life. it is an incredible journey, isn’t it? thanks so much for walking with me. and, know, that i am always here for you as well.

happy last weekend of summer! 

xoxo. liz.