Instagram… Yes, I Am Hooked

February 4, 2013

Are you playing on Instagram?

I know what you are thinking… No more social media… not another application to worry about or think about or squeeze into the day… And I agree… there is so much, often too much… but I have to admit that Instagram has got me… it’s just a snap.. a few filters.. a hash tag if you so desire and that’s it. The places you have been and what you have seen are preserved in thumbnails … a record, a visual diary. When I look at my shots above I am immediately transported… to Saint Rémy de Provence… to London… to the English countryside… and I am reminded in little ways of what has been going on in life… There is no rhyme nor reason to my shots… no themes.. no message.. just a dose of the pretty.

Not only can you see what is happening in your friends lives but also you can follow people from all over the world… I enjoy the work of several photographers and in the space of a few minutes I have been transported to Africa, South America… Australia, Japan  and the United States… to places I might otherwise never get to see.

If you would like to play along download the app onto your phone… If you would like to see what I am up to… click here… and follow me… I would love to see you there… xv

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  • Faux Fuchsia says:

    I luff instagram too. So much faster than blogging and a real sense of community with everyone.


  • I love following you along on Instagram Vicki. Your photos are some of the very best! Thanks for sharing all that’s beautiful in France. xx

  • Quintessence says:

    I’m hooked too – just love Instagram! Am now following along!

  • I love Instagram, too, for all the reasons you have stated, Vicki, and it’s a joy seeing your photos there! xo Gigi

  • Well, now I am really excited Vicki. I just unlocked my Instagram account and tagged all 191 photos. It was a marvellous trip for me..Vietnam, Surrey, London, Manhattan, Paris…it was so nice to visit them all again and I have you to thank. Another form of social media? Why not? I get to follow you…and enjoy your wonderful photos which inspire me to no end. If you go thru my photos you will see a little mention #withvicki.. :) Once again Vicki, thank you for the inspiration.. xx

  • Vicki says:

    I’m with you. I have become a big fan of Instagram. It’s my on the road social media.

  • I haven’t heard about this so will definitely check it out – sounds great- thanks!

  • La Contessa says:

    Okay, once again…………you are ‘with it!”I have been told about it and downloaded it but cannot get on it!Willnot take my password, bla bla bla………..tried to re-set here on your site and those crazy letters and words willnot accept me!The RECAPTHCA, something like that!I’ll keep trying!Computers and MOI doNOT get along too well…………..meanwhile I was out yesterday and found the REVLON PRIMER!Cant wait to try today!Will report back in…………XXX

  • Jeanene says:

    I’m not a fan of Instagram, at least not yet. Although the pictures in your email are beautiful, I must say. What I really dislike are the washed out pictures that look like they were done in the 70s and have faded completely. What is that about? I don’t get why anyone would want to have their pictures look like that. We have better technology these days, our pictures can look fabulous! Why would I want washed out and sort of blurry, not crisp and clear color? But I guess that’s just me. So many people love Instagram! Maybe I just don’t like the filters most commonly used. Anyway, I’m enjoying your blog very much, by the way!

  • Virginia says:

    Well I”m a newbie to this iPhone photography scene. Dear Carla tried her best to show me how to use Hipstamatic while in Paris last week. I am practicing but so far, none of mine are as fab as yours or hers!

  • Must admit I am not a fan of Instagram, maybe i just don’t know how to use it yet. Your photos are lovely. I will make another attempt!

  • CMN says:

    So I have to ask…. Do you have any details on that fabulous red handbag?? (Where, Who, How much??). It’s calling my name with a plaintive voice!

    • Vicki says:

      It is by Nancy Gonzalez… and you don’t want to know the price…:) I didn’t even look… One of those bags that are best admired at a distance… but …it was oh so beautiful…:)

      • CMN says:

        Hmmm… yes, I see why! I went browsing online and found several of her gorgeous bags at Net-a-Porter and Neiman Marcus, but I’ll be the first to admit that they are **sadly!** out of my price range. Definitely a lovely investment piece though. Definitely!

  • Gina says:

    I’ve been hearing it and seeing it, but not doing it..yet

  • Hallie says:

    Oh no! I’ve been wondering what that was and now you explain it in such an enticing way. How are we to get everything done?
    I would love to hear about how you schedule your days, how you manage time because clearly you are very very adept and successful with the calendar!

  • kellen says:

    TOTALLY obsessed with Instragram, I’ll follow you now!


  • Andi says:

    Following now! I am hooked on it too!

  • lisa thomson says:

    Instagram is lots of fun. My pic’s aren’t of exotic places but some funny, quirky highlights of life in general. Your pic’s are so pretty, I will follow you 4 sure.

  • Malena says:

    Looks beautiful! I’m crazy about Instagram as well ;) (find me at username fashioncontainer)

  • Sarah says:

    I’m not though I wish I could…I just don’t have a sophisticated phone – I’m still using Tracfone – its inexpensive with no monthly fees etc…hopefully sometime in the future I will – I love the way the pics look! ;-)

  • Robyn Dunworth says:

    Because of you I am firstly hooked on French Essence,then from there you took me to
    Instagram and from there Pinterest. I really can’t thank you enough for showing me the way
    Lots of fabulous shopping,loving the older woman theme..and can’t live without My daily Robyn .

  • yes, completely addictive, isn’t it? the only social media i keep up with these days :)

    thanks so much for the daily click feature xo

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