It’s been a really long time since I shared some of my Instagram favorites with you guys—and not because my Insta addiction has waned at all. No. I’m still a screen-scrolling zombie come bedtime. My eyelids may droop, but my thumb keeps scrolling and double tapping until I just. can’t. even.
Is this the most productive use of my time? Uh, no. Most definitely not. But sometimes I try to trick my brain into thinking it’s OK by saying, “Hey brain. I’m actually conducting really important research here by checking out some local accounts to find some cool things to do. For the girls.” Because my brain is highly susceptible to mom guilt.
In case any of you local readers are interested in a really pretty time suck—I mean, highly productive research project for the good of your children—I put together a list of some of my favorite Hudson Valley Instagrammers. These guys regularly post gorgeous shots of things to do and see and eat and buy in our pretty stinking beautiful NYC suburbs.
Hudson Valley Compass: a gorgeous guide to the Hudson Valley
MaMeMimaNY: Peruvian mom/architect/designer/blogger living in Westchester
Hudson River Exchange: a collective a local artists and makers
Nixie Sparrow: DIY workshops / private events / decor
Escape Brooklyn: daytrips, weekends and worthy destinations from NYC
The Pfotoshop: soon-to-be-open shop run by a local photographer
GrassfedMom: adventures in healthy eating and locally grown food.
Good Homes HV: beautiful photos of interesting things around the Hudson Valley
Hudson Valley Ruins: exactly what it sounds like
If I missed any of your favorites, please, please, please do me a solid and drop them in the comments!