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Lucy and Lentils

May 16, 2016

lucy and lentils

I am a huge fun of Lucy Parker’s foodie account on Instagram (Lucy and Lentils) – all her recipes are simple and perfectly replicable at home on your own. I also love how she photographs and displays her food – gorgeous!

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The Sun Shine Eatery
 

April 21, 2016

Who wouldn’t want to try their recipes when you hear the name Sun Shine Eatery – denotes everything wholesome and good. Like this creamy banana smoothie bowl with all the trimmings!

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Reblondonfridge

March 31, 2016

 I have completely fallen in love with Rebecca Maier’s Instagram account Reblondonfridge. Her pictures are so naturally wholesome and the food looks utterly mouth watering – with both sweet and savoury treats to tempt us! She is an Italian food writer living in England, what a winning combination. Definitely one to watch, so take a look :)

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The Instagram Obsession

July 24, 2014

After reading countless articles recently about the website Rich Kids of Instagram (RKOI), a site for all the images posted by teenagers with a lot of cash to spare, I have been pondering why our generation is so obsessed with following, liking and lusting over the material wealth of celebrities and/or simply the Rich Kids on Instagram. I do not follow many accounts that are simply a display of wealth, I much prefer those centered around food or clothes because I just don’t like the vulgarity of some Instagram users. But why is everyone else so obsessed with admiring the lifestyles of the rich and famous? Surely every refresh button would just make you more depressed about your own life?

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From what I have gathered it is all about following icons and knowing (living pretty much) their life through Instagram, which is much more personal than any other social media platform. It seems we just love to know all about a celebrity so that we can talk about them as if we know them personally – which is just ridiculous. And we also take to heart their messages about the meaning of life by reposting them. We even imitate their Instagrams with similar style pictures, but for some reason they just never look as cool or spontaneous. I love Instagram, but only really for one reason. I am no photographer so it makes my images look so much more professional. I post some and keep others for photo albums. Has Instagram then just become another way of gaining admiration for the user, but creates self esteem issues for the viewer due to the social comparison? Not only is it a form of self promotion but Instagram has become the ultimate procrastination tool.  What are your views?

FX

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