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10 of the most creative and inspiring Instagram accounts to follow

The thing we love most about Instagram is that it gives us a chance to take a look at the alternative lives we tell ourselves we could live.

So, while we sit in traffic on the 55 bus, we can be wondering at the adventures of the woman who packed in the day job and went on a travelling adventure, or staring wide eyed in wonder  at the beautiful home of the girl who has left London behind for an idyllic life in the country.

And, while we are well aware that Instagram is all about presenting the picture perfect moments rather than a rounded impression of a person's lifestyle, we love to indulge in a spot of life stalking.

So, we have gathered 10 of the best Instagram accounts to follow if you're looking for an alternative view on life. These brilliant individuals have carved a different path and built a life that so many of us dream of, so take five and seek a little inspiration from their impeccably curated accounts. 



Artist creates fantastical wedding dresses from paper


Woman takes dying dog on a bucket list adventure


The most beautiful breakfasts of Instagram



First Dates’ Raymond taught us an important lesson about loneliness

by Kayleigh Dray
27 Apr 2017

These cheesy, cheesy recipes will give you life

Get a load of this fromagerie

by Jasmine Andersson
27 Apr 2017

This Commuter Barbie video is the most relatable thing we’ve ever seen

“Commuter Barbie has a seat at the table – and on the train!”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
27 Apr 2017

Woman thrown out of her gym for wearing a sports bra

Her workout clothes were deemed inappropriate by staff

by Hayley Spencer
27 Apr 2017

Black goth ice cream is here to save 2017

Wednesday Addams, eat your heart out

by Sarah Biddlecombe
27 Apr 2017

This is why we won't be getting a Bridesmaids sequel

Some movies really are best left alone.

27 Apr 2017

These are the 15 best-paying careers if you want to travel the world

Time for a change?

by Moya Crockett
27 Apr 2017

Scientists create artificial womb that could save premature babies

The new research is groundbreaking

by Sarah Biddlecombe
26 Apr 2017

First Dates viewers in tears over cancer survivor’s “perfect ending”

Sarah, who had her leg amputated at 16, just wanted someone to carry her into the sea

by Kayleigh Dray
26 Apr 2017

11 craft beers to make you feel summery whatever the weather

Bottles and cans to lift your spirits (beers)

by Amy Swales
26 Apr 2017