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Happy Friday! I’m very excited it’s finally the end of the week and I can sleep in tomorrow, no alarms necessary.

Some of my favorite things from the inter-webzzzzz this week:

  1. How cute is this Ikea rocker hack? Sarah Sherman Samuel sure makes DIY look easy!
  2. Obsessing over this 15 year-old’s Instagram account. He is Munich-based and it makes me daydream of Europe.
  3. I have a very big black thumb and the only plants I can keep alive are fake ones. I’m going to adopt these tips, especially because I am eyeing some snake plants for my place.
  4. Thinking of visiting these cafés soon.
  5. Target has been stepping up its game recently when it comes to home decor. Loving this lounger + ottoman set (I think intended for outdoors?) and picturing it in a cozy reading nook by a window.

Have a happy weekend! Days are getting longer here, anticipating the arrival of Spring.

Source: Jannik Obenhoff‘s Insta.


Pico Iyer: Where is home?

My friend Irene shared this TED Talk with me this morning, while we were discussing my blog and blog post ideas and it made me think so much about my home and my heritage. Take a look:

There are 220 million people that live in a country that is not their own. 220 million. I am one of them.

And although I am an “alien” here in the US, I feel more comfortable with other people like me, other “aliens,” than with people from Argentina, where “I am from,” or where I instinctively call home.

But it’s OK, because home, in the end, is where the heart is. And I think that my heart has been here for a long time.

What do you consider home?