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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



Clueless nearly never got made because of Hollywood sexism

As Cher would say, as if

by Jasmine Andersson
23 Jun 2017

Starbucks are hiring 2,500 refugees across Europe

by Nicola Colyer
23 Jun 2017

Man carries out flower girl duties with immense pride and solemnity

His commitment is quite something

by Amy Swales
23 Jun 2017

Shocking US law says men can finish sex if woman withdraws consent


by Moya Crockett
23 Jun 2017

Serial fans, Adnan Syed has been given a second chance in court

New hope for Syed supporters

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Jun 2017

The scientific reason summer turns you into a horrible person

A new study confirms that we’re not very nice when we’re too hot

by Moya Crockett
23 Jun 2017

The 5 most surprising things I learnt from appearing on First Dates

What's it really like to appear on First Dates?

by Jasmine Andersson
22 Jun 2017

Rihanna just gave a heartbroken fan the best relationship advice

The pop star took time out to give a fan this brilliant tip

by Stylist
22 Jun 2017

First Dates fans respond to “shocking” mansplaining incident

“A frightened, insecure monkey hanging on to his patriarchal perch for dear life”

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Jun 2017

Golden rules of work happiness from Europe’s female tech leaders

From nap rooms to therapists and no overtime

by Anna Brech
22 Jun 2017