Who among us has not fallen in love with another Instagrammer?! Instagram, by far my favorite social media app, has taken the world by storm. Millions of users can’t be wrong – well, they can… but anything with a constantly-trending tag about cats can’t be wrong. There are so many beautiful accounts on Instagram, from professional, reputable magazines to small-town, stay-at-home mummies.
Instagram is another fabulous opportunity to surround ourselves with beautiful, luxurious things. When I open the app and scroll through the home page, I am instantly transported to London, New York, Rome, and Lisbon. I am drinking cappuccinos, touring museums, climbing a mountain, and playing with a puppy. I choose beautiful accounts that make me happy, because when I see other people living la vie en luxe, I am so easily inspired.
Many of these photographs are life seen through rose colored glasses – but what is wrong with that? Perhaps if we looked at our life and saw only the good things – only the Instagram-worthy moments – we might be happier.
Some of my favorite accounts are below, but since I follow nearly 200 people there would be too many to list!
Hunters and Heels – Lauren lives in England with two very handsome men and a dog. She eats breakfast in bed very often, which is exactly how life should be. I love to see her share her love for her boys, her country setting, and her busy-but-beautiful life. Her posts are my new inspiration for my own Instagram pictures (although hers are much nicer!).
Marissa Hermer – It is no surprised that I am Marissa-sessed (Marissa-ddicted? Hermer-sessed?). My darling friend Christina and I not-so-secretly love her. Marissa lives in London with her husband, Matt, and her heir and spare, Max and Jake. She is the definition of yummy mummy – beautiful, dedicated, loving, and real. I also sometimes sneak a peek at her hubby’s account, @MattHermer.
Mushroom Stew – The lovely Ashley lives in Chicago with her husband and her pugs, Apollo and Johnny. I love the way she uses flowers in the most interesting ways – such as her #pugvase series! Apollo and Johnny are fabulous models, but it is also so nice to see her beautiful bags, accessories, recipes, and outfits.
Sparrows and Spatulas – Batya is a New-Yorker-turned-Denverite with two little ones named Otis and Theo (how adorable are those name?!). She is always, always, always exploring interesting places – Madrid, the mountains, Portugal, a neat new restaurant, all sorts of places. Who wouldn’t love that life?!
Christine @ Effie – Okay, okay, I know – it isn’t exactly humble. I have just recently found my Instagram stride, inspired by the ladies above. My most recent photos – bright, colorful moments from my very blessed life – remind me of what a wonderful life I lead. Yes, these are rose colored glasses, but scrolling through these blissful moments remind me of how lucky I am.