Hello higher self, it me. 👋
“The new year is a great way to refresh,” says illustrator and tarot card creator Danielle Noel (@daniellenoel.art). “Setting intentions does not need to be stressful, as we can take tiny, gentle steps by simply first checking in with ourselves.” #ThisWeekOnInstagram
Illustration by @daniellenoel.art
“When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut,” says artist Scott Listfield (@scottlistfield). “I thought I’d grow up and live on the moon with my robot best friend and my flying car.” 👨🚀🌒💫
Scott’s home isn’t off Earth (yet), but he’s made more than 400 paintings featuring the same astronaut exploring the unknown. “I find the deserts and mountains of California to be as beautifully strange and alien as the moon,” says Scott, who lives in Los Angeles. #ThisWeekOnInstagram
Illustration by @scottlistfield
#HelloFrom Shirakawa-go, a historic village in Japan’s Gifu prefecture. The steep, thatched-roof farmhouses, which are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are designed to withstand heavy winter snowfalls.
Photo by @hirokingraphy
Meet the new bathfluencers. 💕 On today’s #WeeklyFluff, we are cleaning up for the new year with dachshunds Finn and Ember (@mylesandwillows) — and their dear friends Hagrid the hedgehog + Maui the parrot. 🛁
Video by @mylesandwillows
For Dutch pastry chef and chocolatier Robin Hoedjes (@robin_hoedjes), working with chocolate is an art form. “All sorts of things matter,” he says. “It’s important what materials you’re using, the temperature, the environment that you’re working in. There is so much that goes into it.”
When the winter holidays arrive, Robin and his team at @huizevanwely unleash their creativity in the form of precisely crafted chocolate ⛄️ and 🌲.
Feast your 👀 on Robin’s chocolate treats on today’s episode of #HiddenGems.
Award-winning pastry chef and chocolatier @robin_hoedjes knows exactly how to celebrate the Christmas season. Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. On today’s episode of #HiddenGems, join Robin as he unveils a few of his festive holiday masterpieces.
Makeup artist Kaneshia Shana (@kaneshiashana) loves getting all wrapped up for the holidays. 🍭
“I love that this look makes you think of the holidays as soon as you see it,” says Kaneshia, who lives in northern Virginia. “Halloween and Christmas are my favorite times to create because I can do as many outside-of-the-box looks as I want and everyone enjoys them.” #ThisWeekOnInstagram
Photo by @kaneshiashana
A smoothie may not be your typical holiday drink, but these festive concoctions by Hazel Zakariya (@hazelzakariya) might change your mind.
“The holiday season just feels magical, cozy and festive all around,” says the London-based food artist, who uses natural ingredients to create incredible smoothies. “I feel that it’s important to spread love and kindness even through art.” #ThisWeekOnInstagram
Photo by @hazelzakariya
When life gives you sprinkles, make doughnuts. Food blogger and TV host Molly Yeh’s (@mollyyeh) kitchen cupboards are stacked to the brim with colorful icings, tasty treats and, most of all, countless varieties of sprinkles. “I feel like you can never have a bad day if you eat something with sprinkles,” says Molly. 💗🎉
Right now on our story, Molly celebrates the first night of #Hanukkah as she whips up some homemade, sprinkle-covered sufganiyot — deep-fried, jelly-filled doughnuts that are traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday. 🍩🤤
Photo of @mollyyeh by @chantell_lauren