Fine, there is perhaps a conflict of interest here. However, in my defence, this account is just as breathtaking whether you're from freezing Bonnie Scotland or the sun soaked Maldives. From ruins to castles still with riches, this account offers history as well as beauty. Delving into the stories behind the castles, their ownership, renovations and current conditions, as well as providing some stunning videos of turrets and stone. There’s also a few famous castles you will recognise from films and series such as James Bond and Downton Abbey. Aye, go take a look.
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The style team reveal their favourites
Magical snow-capped castles, dancing animations and home baked cakes to make your table sing. These are the Instagram accounts we can't stop scrolling.
A feast for the eyes - and mouth. Predominantly a cooking blog, Antonella Tignanenlli explores food shown in art, highlights beautiful cutlery, and always photographs her own culinary endeavours in that way where it looks so perfect yet effortless. I am still dreaming of her ricotta cake.
There’s a lot of jargon in the fashion world, whether it be greenwashing on climate issues or misinformation on the fast fashion garment production process. @theslowfactory provides an educational platform that helps to inform fashion lovers on topics, issues and human rights issues to create a better - and more transparent - industry.
JAZ BURMY, KOIBIRD STYLIST
Chef turned farmer and gardener Julius Roberts’ account is a one stop shop (or snoop) for all things wholesome. By no means a quirky find as he’s been documenting his journey to living completely self-sufficiently since 2017, Julius’ account is one I come back to when pining for quick and easy homely recipes which are bound to go down a storm with family and friends. His porridge bread is genius.
If, like me, you love a trusted recommendation, @step.your.world provides the inside scoop on the best places to dine, visit, shop and stay across the world. Found whilst scouring the gram for vetted foodie spots before a trip to Copenhagen, this account provided the goods. For future excursions this account features heavily in the saved list.
HEATHER GWYTHER, JUNIOR FASHION EDITOR
Are pictures of food on Instagram groundbreaking? No, but – at least if you wind up on @iso.kitchen – they are heartbreaking (as well as being aesthetically pleasing and effortless). Well, heartbreaking to someone who can barely cook – or inspirational, if I’m in a positive mood. I love looking at the lunch spreads the most.
If you want to give mindless scrolling meaning, look no further than the National Geographic Instagram. It enables you to quite literally see the world through the lens of its roster of photographers. Expect everything from posing pandas to girls skateboarding in Bolivia.
ABI ALAKA, KOIBIRD STYLIST
Who else wants a hand-made cookie of Rihanna’s pregnancy reveal complete with pink puffa and gold chain bling? Me! @bakedbysteph really can create delights for all and any occasion. From trench coats to MET Gala looks, there’s nothing she can’t create. Baked in East London she has UK wide delivery.