Instagram accounts to cheer you up

In days often filled with home schooling, washing and cooking, we don’t mind admitting that we find a world of distraction in Instagram.  Here are our top accounts for lockdown escapism:

@therealgracecoddington – whether it’s her cats or snapshots of past shoots (see left with Tim Walker from May 2014), there is always something witty and whimsical about Ms Coddington’s feed.

@newyorkercartoons The New Yorker Magazine cartoons are so good they even have their own account with almost 3 million followers.  Always droll and always on point.

@milliproust Milli is a florist who often photographs her beautiful garden in Sussex – pure floral dreaminess.

@celestebarber  If you haven’t discovered the Australian comic, then do go back through her past feed as she hilariously sends up people who take their IG feed too seriously.  One of our favourites is the Victoria Secret’s Christmas Model special.

@svenskttenn It might just be us going back to our Swedish roots, but we find the bright florals of this Scandinavian design company extremely uplifting.

@connellschain Missing Normal People?  Then here’s a whole account dedicated to Connell  Waldron’s chain.  Crazy but true.

@humansofny  These are incredibly human, mostly good news stories about the small connections in our lives as told through the inhabitants of NY.  Sounds mushy but actually rather wonderful.

@ravensmith Funny British writer making us laugh.

@londonartstudies Art, wisdom and humour.  A great combination for anytime but particularly right now.

@stanleytucci We couldn’t be without Stanley Tucci for his outstanding cocktail recommendations.

Instagram accounts to cheer you up
— Francesca
14th May 2020

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