Instagram is definitely my favorite social media platform. Anyone else agree? While Facebook tends to be cluttered with politics, opinions and memes, my Instagram feed is (thankfully) quite the opposite.
On Instagram, I follow a variety of inspiring content creators. Through their photos, I discover new products, places and ideas every day.
There are so many talented storytellers out there that it was hard to narrow this list to only a handful of accounts. I chose the below accounts for my list because they consistently provide me with valuable, uplifting content that has a positive influence on my life.
One: Arielle Vey
Why I love this account: Arielle’s photography is a spectacular showcase of the West Coast lifestyle. No matter what the weather is doing here in Pittsburgh, her photography takes me on a digital trip to sunny California. Arielle regularly interacts with her followers, which is always nice to see. If you browse her page, be sure to check out her online shop where she sells prints of her beautiful photography.
Two: Dani DiPirro
Why I love this account: Bold, uplifting and colorful, Dani DiPirro’s original artwork never fails to inspire me. When I’m having an anxious moment or a stressful day, I appreciate her words of encouragement and cute graphics in my feed. Dani’s content is always original and she has a very recognizable illustration style. She sells books and prints through her blog, which is linked in her bio.
Three: Michael Wurm Jr.
Category: Home & Garden
Why I love this account: A Pittsburgher like me, Michael is documenting the renovation of his beautiful home (he lovingly calls it #bayberryhouse). He consistently posts original recipes and indoor and outdoor decorating inspiration. Michael is the kind of friend you’d love to have host a dinner party! I feel like hosting has become a bit of a lost art in today’s society, and I appreciate Michael’s passion for bringing it back to the mainstream.
Four: Patrick Janelle
Why I love this account: Patrick’s account is full of breathtaking, magazine-worthy shots. He’s based in New York, so expect plenty of those iconic NYC fire escapes, idling taxis and steam plumes escaping from grates. He travels frequently and shares hidden gems and beautiful places with his followers. With as much artistic talent as he has, it’s no wonder he’s the Co-Founder and Creative Director of The Liquor Cabinet (@theliquorcabinet).
Five: Carly Heitlinger
Why I love this account: Carly is one of the most authentic bloggers out there. I’ve enjoyed reading her blog for years. Through her blog, Carly shares bits and pieces of her life, style and family. I love her appreciation for classic fashion and her dedication to producing valuable content for her readers. Check her out at http://www.carlytheprepster.com.
Six: Andrea David
Category: Movies & Film
Why I love this account: Andrea travels all over the world to famous film locations. She brings photos of famous movie scenes and captures the moment as it was in film. It’s hard to describe, I think you need to see it to understand how cool her blog is. She’s been reposted several times by various celebrities including Will Smith and Evangeline Lilly.
Seven: John Kanell
Why I love this account: Middle-school-teacher-turned-blogger John Kanell creates and photographs the most beautiful recipes on his Instagram account. Head to his page for a variety of recipe ideas including desserts, dinners, appetizers and more. He posts recipe videos often, too, which I always appreciate.
Eight: Daphne Moreau
Why I love this account: Daphne’s photos are delicate with a touch of retro, old-school Parisian glamour. Her fashion sense is impeccable and I’m always getting wardrobe ideas from her feed! She blogs at http://www.modeandthecity.net, but keep in mind that her posts are in French – you will need to keep Google translate handy.
Nine: Experience Scottsdale
Why I love this account: Scottsdale was probably the coolest place I’ve ever visited, so it’s no surprise that their official Instagram account is just as trendy and beautiful. The gorgeous desert pictures inspire me to plan another trip very soon.
Ten: Howie Guja
Why I love this account: There’s something so nostalgic and patriotic about old East Coast preppy glamour. Howie does a great job of capturing the beauty and charm of traditional East Coast homes, beaches and lighthouses.