Instagram is one of my favorite things. I use it to find cute cafes to write at, shop, and scope out recipes. BUT, I’m picky about which accounts I follow.
My unfollow finger is itchy, and I’ve said buh-bye to a lot of accounts over the years for a lot of reasons. Too many posts. Going off brand. Too much promotion. I unfollowed 95% of the accounts that asked to turn on notifications during the last algorithmic timeline scare.
Because I’m contrary like that.
Precious few Instagram accounts have earned my loyalty, but there are a handful I will follow until the inevitable zombie apocalypse. They bring sunshine to my feed and my day.
Here are a few of my favs!
Travel and food are vital to my life. The posts on this account are consistently awesome and always give me ideas for things to eat and places to go. Basically everything I need to continue functioning.
The cuuuutest handmade cat donut from Floresta Nature Donuts @floresta_nature_doughnuts at Shin Kyogoku 新京極 Market in Kyoto. These are called Doubutsu Donut どうぶつドーナツ or “Animal Donut”. I have wanted one since I saw them on instagram awhile back! These animal donuts became a sensation about 4 years ago, created by Floresta in Nara. Due to the massive success of the animal donuts, they now have branches all over Kansai region (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, etc)! There are many different animal designs, but this cat donut is one of their original designs. The donuts are all cake-based and the ears are made of almonds. So adorable! Special thanks to my friend @soulstruck for the tips ❤️! @op.118 and I practically ran to find these donuts when you told us there is one near Nishiki Market! #ShotOniPhone6s #ShotOniPhone6sPlus #toocutetoeat #floresta #どうぶつドーナツ #donutscookiesandcream #eeeeeats #buzzfeedfood
A photo posted by Food & Travel ❤️ (@girleatworld) on Apr 13, 2016 at 5:08am PDT
There are many fine accounts featuring tiny clay foods. I follow more than one… But Petitplat consistently wows me with detail and creativity. Also cute + food = the building blocks of life. How could you not love this stuff???
Learn to sculpt #miniature #crepes https://youtu.be/ZQo4Gb6DnU8 But also make real vegan ones www.petitplat.fr/crepes Because crêpes are awesome. #miniatures #art #polymerclay #fimo #sculpture #miniaturefood #pancake
A photo posted by Stephanie Kilgast (@petitplat) on Apr 4, 2016 at 9:52am PDT
I’m really down for body positivity, and seeing it in my feed makes me smile. Effyourbeautystandards features a whole lot of everyone feeling good about themselves, which makes me feel good about myself. Everyone wins.
A photo posted by EFF YOUR BEAUTY STANDARDS™ (@effyourbeautystandards) on Apr 17, 2016 at 11:58am PDT
I only keep tabs on a few #bookstagram accounts outside of the book bloggers I’ve gotten to know. Ursula is one of the chosen ones. I love how tranquil and booksy and stylish her photos always are. They make me want to curl up with a mug and one of my favorite paperbacks.
Happy #SockSunday guys! How’s everyone doing today? I just got back to Miami from what had to be one of the best Pearl Jam concerts of my life This brand new release was waiting for me when I arrived and it sounds really good, I actually bumped it up on my TBR list. Dreamology by Lucy Keating is a contemporary romance with a twist. For as long as she can remember, Alice has dreamed of Max, a boy who doesn’t exist as far as she’s concerned and was completely made up by her. She’s gone on countless adventures with him from riding imaginary pink elephants to cookie fights at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and they are hopelessly in love, all of this of course in her dreams. That is until she walks into class one day to find a very real Max sitting next to her. Max doesn’t know who Alice is though, at least that’s what it seems. He is a very different boy than in her dreams, he’s complicated and stubborn and has a girlfriend he didn’t quite disclose right away. When Alice and Max keep dreaming of each other strange things start happening while they’re awake, things like giant talking parrots and rainbow shooting stars, they need to figure out how to stop this from happening though and that may mean also putting an end to their dream life. I have a feeling I will really enjoy this book plus the cover is absolutely stunning! What book has swept you off your feet lately? – ✏️ Pillow by @eviebookish ✏️Candle by @frostbeardmpls ✏️Socks from @poppysockscom – – #epicreads #harperteen
A photo posted by Ursula (@ursula_uriarte) on Apr 17, 2016 at 1:53pm PDT
This account is a newer follow, but I can’t see myself unfollowing it EVER. It features tons of videos of street foods in Bangkok… And my list of places to hunt down grows longer and longer and longerrrrrrr. I want to eat all the roti everywhere!
บิดๆเบี้ยวๆ ขอโรตีกรอบราดผงโกโก้หน่อยค้าบ | Homemade pandan roti topped with coco powder and condensed milk. One and only here! : : 20 Baht + 5 Baht (topping) : ตำนานโรตีใบเตย เทพ 25 ปี, ซ.เจริญรัถ วงเวียนใหญ่ : 16.00-19.30 : สูตรเฉพาะทำเองลุงบอกมีที่นี่ที่เดียวเท่านั้นนะจ๊ะ ชื่อร้านไม่มีถ้าอยากกินให้มาหาเองขายอยู่ตรงนี้มานานกว่า 20 ปีแล้วครับ ตัวโรตีทอดกรอบอร่อย ราดนมข้นและผงโกโก้แบบจัดเต็ม ชิ้นไหนที่ผงโกโก้ติดเป็นกรอบๆบอกเลยว่าเด็ดเฟร่อ #starvingtime@whatsup_bkk
A video posted by Eat Food BKK Bangkok, Thailand (@starvingtime) on Apr 17, 2016 at 11:28pm PDT
Now you know what I like…
What other accounts should I be following? Please share and feed my Instagram addiction : )