Cheers to the first Friday in May! This week, we took a visual vacation to Barcelona, mused on the importance of the thank you note, and stepped inside an eclectic Sonoma oasis. As for what caught our eye elsewhere? Here are our top links of the week: 

— It’d be worth braving the IKEA crowds, yes even on a weekend, for this cute DIY by HonestlyWTF. 

— Holy views! This minimalist hotel in the Himalayas is absolutely epic. 

— From now on, we’ll be color coordinating all of our dinners. Can’t wait to try out this crispy chicken & purple cauliflower from Design Love Fest. 

— If you’re more messy than minimalist, don’t fret. Refinery29 is pleading the case that it’s not actually a bad thing!

— Fan girl moment! Patricia Field recalls what it was like to style the one and only Carrie Bradshaw. 

— Finally, refresh your home this spring with art! We’re loving Minted’s seasonal collection.

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