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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



There's a sex side-effect which benefits you for 48 hours, study finds

It's all about what's known as the sex "afterglow".

by Hayley Spencer
24 Mar 2017

This is how much the houses in Big Little Lies cost

Spoiler: they're VERY expensive.

by Hayley Spencer
23 Mar 2017

Scientists reveal why you need to stop flaking on plans with friends

Don't flake it 'til you make it

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Mar 2017

Revealed: the number one reason that women break up with their partner

The truth hurts

23 Mar 2017

Been zombied? There’s now a name for this confusing dating behaviour

It's time to talk about the zombies of the dating world...

23 Mar 2017

10 female anthems to share with your mum this Mother's Day

The most moving anthems about motherhood by our favourite female artists.

by Alice Vincent
23 Mar 2017

Londoners share messages of unity and defiance after Parliament attack

“Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism”

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Mar 2017

Games developers donate to girls gaming project after sexist trolling

“It can feel a little helpless to see this stuff and not feel there’s anything positive you can do”

by Amy Swales
22 Mar 2017

10 cocktail recipes inspired by iconic women authors

Intoxicating recipes and feminist literary history: a winning combination.

by Moya Crockett
22 Mar 2017

Footballer charged with murder of ex claims he's 'not a bad guy'

The brazen goalkeeper said 'mistakes happen in life'

22 Mar 2017