by Lianna Norman and Jessica Giles | May 13, 2020

22 Top Florida Instagram Feeds to Follow this Spring

A roundup of Sunshine State foodies, fitness gurus, founders and more that have upped our Instagram feeds

SHARE IF YOU ENJOYED IT

Let’s face it, we’re all getting alerts that our screen time is up 112 percent since quarantine started. Given our current situation, we all might be finding ourselves scrolling through social media a little more than we used to; it’s one of the easiest forms of escapism while we’re cooped up at home. If you’re looking to add some fresh faces to your Instagram feed, we’ve rounded up 22 accounts that we’re loving this spring, from foodies posting drool-worthy dishes to fashion bloggers giving us all the work-from-home outfit inspo.


FOOD

@andymiami
South

You won’t find fancy filters or frills on this Miami foodie’s Instagram but that’s because he lets the food do all the talking. With a focus on local businesses and authentic restaurant reviews, Andrew Giambarba’s well-written posts often dive past what you see on the plate and address the story behind the food.

@thisbabeeats
Central

This feed is full of good grub that’s beautifully photographed and curated to include small businesses. Kiera takes her followers on a culinary tour of Tampa Bay by giving them a peek into her delicious dining experiences. She also gets bonus points for helping her followers find good food during the pandemic with her COVID-19 guide to takeout in Tampa.

@FatGirlHedonist
South

Just looking at Cari Garcia’s Instagram feed can make you gain 10 pounds, and we’re not mad about it. Besides taking ridiculously gorgeous photos of food around Miami, she’s also always giving her followers new recipes to try, from low carb chicken parmesan to dulce de leche cheesecake.


FITNESS

@mendezfitness
South

This Puma Performance coach is an awesome follow for beginners and seasoned athletes alike. Whether you’re looking for fun partner circuits, simple at-home workouts or ridiculously difficult advanced bodyweight exercises, Anthony has you covered. Bonus: He also shares photos of his super cute family.

@amandatress
Central

Following this Tampa fitness guru will remind you that working out can actually be really fun. Her feed is full of snapshots of her family life; info about her fitness and nutrition business; and positivity. Not only will you leave feeling inspired to pick up a pair of dumbbells, but also with a little more confidence in yourself.

@fitstylegrace
South

Ditch the fancy gym equipment and feel the burn right at home with these straightforward Instagram workouts from a certified fitness instructor. All of her workouts are done with just your bodyweight or things you can find around your house (hello dining table glutes and total-body pillow exercises). Didn’t think our brooms could help us get a six pack but we’re not complaining.


DESIGN

@craigrobins
South

The South Florida architecture and design visionary launched the Miami’s hottest enclave known as the Design District, where public art installations collide with luxury storefronts and glittering locals and wide-eyed tourists wander the promenade. Think: Rodeo Drive meets MoMA. His feed buzzes with high-style, eye candy for the jet-set crowd (or those who aspire).

@jennasuedesign
Central

Jenna is a blogger and interior design enthusiast who has graciously brought her talents to Instagram to create a great lookbook for all things home. This Tampa-based designer’s stunning DIY’s and makeovers have been featured in both HGTV magazine and Country Living—and for good reason. Scroll through her feed and you’ll see that Jenna can turn even the most drab room into a magazine-worthy masterpiece, whether it’s adding just the right piece of artwork or, you know, DIY-ing a swinging bed. If you’re looking for an account that will inspire you to stop dragging your feet on those home improvements, this is the one.

@Andrewjhow
North

If you take architecture and design as seriously as your jokes, Andrew Howard’s feed is a must-follow. The award-winning interior Jacksonville-based designer boasts picture perfect projects from the Hamptons to Los Angeles and a sense of humor as sharp as his work. On his profile you’ll find sleek, spacious kitchens next to rustic, Lowcountry living rooms. Be on the lookout for a sneaky tiger-faced pillow that makes the occasional, comical cameo. Come for the on-point design, stay for his wonderfully whimsical ramblings, too-tight turtlenecks and airport shennanigans.


FEMALE FOUNDERS

@sarablakely
Central

The inventor of Spanx and all-around boss lady is just as inspiring online as she is in real life. Sara fills her instagram with posts about her family, charitable projects she loves and a general sense of keeping it real. Follow for encouraging coffee mug selfies, motivational quotes and a behind-the-scenes look at her family. We love that the Clearwater Beach native’s feed keeps us feeling uplifted rather than insecure (which is rare on an app where everything seems to be perfectly polished).

@alexavontobel 
North

Alexa’s Instagram is here to solve all of our money woes and empower us to be the best version of ourselves. As the founder of LearnVest and Inspired Capital, Alexa has made it her life’s work to help people become financially literate. Of course you’ll find money tips, entrepreneurship advice and other career-oriented content on her profile, but you’ll also find that she celebrates her family and friends on the regular, from photos of her kids snuggling on the sofa to her daughter’s piano recitals. Catch the Jacksonville-native chatting it up with tech entrepreneurs on her podcast Inc. Founders Project.

@annariflebond
Central

Stationary geeks will definitely appreciate this Winter Park entrepreneur’s Instagram profile. Anna Bond, founder of Rifle Paper Co., has one of the most soothing feeds out there. The gorgeous floral patterns that have made her notebooks, postcards, planners and other products wildly popular also make a regular appearance in her posts. When she’s not sharing her brilliant artwork with the world, she’s snapping photos of her children and world travels.


ECO-IMAGERY

@floridaexplored
Statewide

Looking to plan your next weekend trip for when quarantine ends? The Florida Explored Instagram is all about stirring up the wanderlust in us by featuring every corner of our great state. When you scroll through these photos of swimmers waist deep in crystal clear spring water and flamingos splashing in the waves of Santa Rosa Beach, you’ll remember just how beautiful natural Florida is.

@carltonward
Central

If you love Carlton Ward Jr.’s “Florida Wild” column in Flamingo,then you’ll want to add his Instagram to your “following” list. His photographs and field notes chronicle the flora, fauna and wildlife unique to the Sunshine State and the issues impacting our precious ecosystems, from the Panhandle to the Keys and all points in between. This storyteller and modern-day explorer will completely diversify your feed.

@Macstonephoto
Central

This Gainesville-based photographer has perfected the art of turning Florida’s swamps into works of art. It’s not uncommon to find him wading through the muck of the Everglades or scampering up a loblolly pine tree to catch the perfect shot. Following this feed will force you to see Florida’s wetlands in a whole new light.

@ClydeButcher
South

Internationally renowned fine art photographer Clyde Butcher isn’t afraid to get his hands—or entire body—dirty, if it means capturing the wild beauty of Florida. Don’t be surprised to see photos of him shoulder-deep in the Santa Fe. To help people understand the raw allure of our state, he immerses himself in it. The result? Photos we could stare at forever.


FASHION/LIFESTYLE

@musingsofacurvylady
North

This Jacksonville Instagrammer is an expert at keepin’ it real while also being unbelievably trendy. Thamarr’s bubbly feed full of fashion, skincare and her adorable abode is all about encouraging beauty and health for everyone. Scroll for some self-love.

@jaime_cittadino
South

Jaime is a South Florida blogger, fashion enthusiast and certified super mom. When we’re not trying to replicate her skincare routine or wine cellar, we’re marveling at how she manages to do all this and dress her family in adorable matching outfits. Her account will bring tons of inspiration and sunny South Florida vibes to your feed.

@lemonhearted
Central

We’re pretty sure no one loves Florida more than Central Florida blogger Lindsey Thompson.  Her Instagram page is all about supporting local women and small businesses in the Orlando area while simultaneously encouraging Floridians to rediscover their state. Our favorite posts? The illustrated maps of different towns around Florida—perfect for helping you plan your next in-state weekend getaway. 

@fashionablyjess
South

Warning: Adding this queen of outfit inspo to your Instagram may lead to excessive shopping. From casual babydoll dresses to flattering swimwear, this South Florida blogger is all about dressing to the nines on a dime. She’s always looping her followers in on sales, hooking them up with discount codes and even scouring the aisles of Walmart for the hottest Spring trends for us fashionistas on a budget.

@shopdandy
North

If Danielle’s infectious smile and trendy wardrobe aren’t enough reason to follow this Northeast Florida beauty, then the cameos from her precious doodle pup should seal the deal. She shares everything from where she scores her everyday style staples to hair tutorials. Lately, she’s also spilling about all the cute decor she’s filling her new home with.

@palmbeachlately
South

These seaside sisters have become the go-to source for all things Palm Beach. The duo’s feed is filled with floral patterns, pastels and palm trees—all things synonymous with PB. They’re all about helping you live the Palm Beach lifestyle no matter where you are.

You don't have credit card details available. You will be redirected to update payment method page. Click OK to continue.