Instagram is definitely one of my favorite social media outlets. I can get lost for hours in the photo feeds. It’s also happens to be a great resource for ideas, inspiration and motivation for both the blog and my personal life in general. While I love to scroll through my friend’s accounts; there are three general categories I tend to browse when I’m not getting my daily dose of friend updates. These areas are food (no surprise there!), travel, and party planning (My wedding on the horizon has really spiked this category).
With millions of accounts out there to follow it’s hard to hone in on who is worth following. One of my dislikes about Instagram is not being able to easily find accounts unless you know who you are looking for. Over the course of my time on Instagram I have gathered together some worthwhile accounts that I love seeing posts from. I have decided to share some of my favorites out to you so you can load up your feeds with possible recipe ideas, daydreams of travel destinations, and you’re next hostess dinner table designs.
@smithhotels –This company is my new obsession; especially while I’m trying to plan a honeymoon. They are a boutique hotel booking company that boasts properties around the world. Follow along for shots of their hotels in their family and happy vacationers. Their website: www.mrandmrssmith.com
@theblondeabroad – This California girl has 43.5 followers and shares her adventures around the globe along with some fashion sense. She has a blog you can follow along with too! www.theblondeabroad.com
@adventurouskate- Photos from Kate’s travel over the past 4 and a half years where she has hit 58 countries!! She’s an independent woman (full-time traveler) and her blog specializes in travel for us females. www.adventurouskate.com
@alexinwanderland – you’ll wish it was #traveltuesday every day of the week while browsing through the adventures of Alex. You can also read up on this travel writer’s excursions on her website: www.alexinwanderland.com
@travelexecutive –Let the travel day dreaming begin. Have you ever wondered what the world’s top hotel might look like? Not only does this company review the best of the best, they photo document for us to swoon over. www.travelexecutive.de
@eahoneymoons- Looking for dream honeymoon ideas? Ever After Honeymoons has you covered. This high end, luxury, travel agency specializes in creating post wedding vacations to remember for a lifetime. Their Instagram is filled with location ideas that will provide you with some serious wanderlust. www.everafterhoneymoons.com
@lexiscleankitchen – Not only is this one of my favorite blogs to follow; Lexi’s Clean Kitchen has a great Instagram account. Her focus is on real ingredients to make gluten free, dairy free, and paleo friendly recipes. She always finds great healthy ways to put a spin on our favorite splurge foods. www.lexiscleankitchen.com
@missnewfoodie- Do you want to browse through a parade of photo posts of gluttonous, colorful and definitely indulgent food? Here’s the account for you. This New Yorker is constantly showing off her love for doughnuts, pizza and lots of sprinkles. Its foodie fun at its finest. Oh and no website-just purely a viral Instagram account I love to follow for entertainment.
@elizabethpalmerkitchen- A classically trained chef, a food photographer and also a contributor to many food sites including Robyn Moreno’s of the Today Show and Travel Well Worldwide. Her food photo feed is crisp, bright and fresh looking! There are some great recipe ideas with her distinct and unique approach to food. I also happen to know her personally (I’ll be headed to her dream wedding in Sonoma, CA in September!) Go give her account some Love! www.elizabethpalmerkitchen.com
@inspiralized – After experimenting with the spiralizer on my own for Behind the Plates I stumbled on to Ali Maffuci’s Instagram account. She takes spiralizing vegetables to a whole other level. She’s a jersey girl which made me like her even more and she has a fantastic blog and a cookbook that just recently came out with all her creations. Follow for some Inspiralization!
@food52 – If you’re a foodie, you’ve most likely heard of Food52 before. If not, you may live under a rock. With over 600k followers this account has flawless food photos that you can scroll through for hours. *Warning it may cause uncontrolled hunger.
@girl_versus_dough –This carb loving account with a gourmet twist will make you want to host a party. The bisquits, baked bars, bagels and more always look so delicious! Of course for her full recipes you’ll need to head here: www.girlversusdough.com
@pinchofyum – The photos on this feed jump off the page. Their brilliant colors from all the delectable meal ideas draw you in. Twenty minutes later you’ll find yourself scrolling through all the foodporn. www.pinchofyum.com
@feedfeed – This is a curated account from all the hashtaggers out there sharing their fabulous food photos. The feed feed picks the best of the best to share out to its 270K followers. Just proof of the amazing food photography and blogger community that is on Instagram.
@everylastdetail – The flowers, the decorations, the cake ideas; their account name says it all “it’s all in the details”. This sites photo feed is dedicated to sharing out some of their favorite wedding day details. www.theeld.com
@100layercake – Not only do I love browsing this account for wedding inspiration but, I also love following its creator @amanda100lc . She loves to share creative wedding ideas but she also shares a passion for travel. She seems to constantly be enjoying a new location (her recent trip to Greece will make you very envious).
@fashionablehostess – This is just a flirty, fashionable woman’s account to follow. I love her tablescapes and decoration detail ideas. The pink and white hues of her photography will brighten any day!
@littlemissparty – Taco Tuesday, Mother’s Day, Earthday…no celebration is too small to make a party out of it for these NYC Moms. I absolutely love their creativity and inventiveness. For someone who loves to host parties this is a great resource for ideas. www.littlemisspartyplanner.com/blog
@hwtm – The Hostess with the Mostess is another party planning account that has concepts for everything from kid’s birthdays to graduations to themed dinner parties. It’s like having an event Pinterest board right on Instagram. www.blog.hwtm.com
…all for the love of the dish