Table of Contents
- Katherine Ormerod (Work Work Work)
- Lifestyle Over Luxury
- Emily Osmond (Get In My Home)
- Yasha Langford & Juergen Klein (Dare2Go)
- Jamie Chung (What the Chung)
- Charlotte Groeneveld (thefashionguitar.com)
- Camille Styles
- Ella Woodward (Deliciously Ella)
- Kierston (The Blonde Abroad)
- Kaye (Hello Archie)
- 5 Inch and Up
- Kimberly Lapides (Eat Sleep Wear)
- Coco (CocoCozy)
- Janae Jacobs (The Hungry Runner Girl)
- Stingy Nomads
- Sarah Wilson (I Quit Sugar)
- Oh, Sweet Basil
- Tony Gentilcore
- Russ Crandall (The Domestic Man)
And now, 2018 is on the threshold, the internet’s ablaze with trends that spread like wildfire, and everyone, in their own way, is sitting down to imagine what their life will be like, in 2018.
So while you start penning down fitness goals, travel plans for your vacations in 2018, and think about all the changes you want to bring about in your life, here’s a little something to inspire, motivate and help you. A neat, worth-its-weight-in-gold, handy list of all the blogs you can turn to in 2018, for when you need to plan a dinner party, apply that make up flawlessly for your first date in the new year, refurbish your home, or find your next getaway for the summers! Whether you’re a home baker, or you’ve recently done up your bar and can’t wait to entertain your team from work over some cocktails, or a couple looking to start traveling on a budget – this list is sure to make your eyes sparkle!
This list isn’t just for people with one specific kind of lifestyle, goal or choice of brands. Think of it like a Christmas tree of sorts – a whole lot of different kinds of goodies, in all shapes and sizes, but with something for everyone. There’s beauty, fitness, fashion, food, home decor, parenting and travel, all packed into one delightful read. So read on, and don’t forget to bookmark the blogs you think might come in handy later. Go on, you can say “thank you” later.
First up, with a sparkling recommendation from none less than Marie Claire, is Katherine Ormerod. An editorial director, stylist and brand consultant by profession, Katherine recently started Work Work Work – her newest venture where she brings together all the things she writes passionately about – fashion, life, career, and of late, pregnancy. She is on top of her game with new, exclusive brands, and is a style inspiration to her Instagram followers.
Lifestyle Over Luxury is all about sustainable clothes – their clothes are rooted in the idea of minimizing waste, and creating adventure-friendly clothing that is also sensitive towards nature – after all, what’s better than camping in nature, while wearing something that you know doesn’t harm it. In a world full of brands, labels and buying, this blog is refreshing, putting experiences over materialistic things. What’s awesome is that all their products look great, are perfectly weather-resistant, and add a touch of glam to your ordinary camping weekend.
Image sourced from Get In My Home (getinmyhome.com)
If you’re looking to remodel your house this coming year, or are looking for inspiration to do up a single room, let Australian decor blogger and home stylist Emily Osmond show you how. With her carefully curated blog, Get In My Home, Emily teaches you how to breathe a little beauty in every corner of your house, showcasing some of the best products, interior lookbooks and ideas, showing her readers how to transform their homes into elegant, beautiful spaces.
Image sourced from Dare2Go (dare2go.com)
Go over to Yasha and Juergen’s blog, Dare2Go for your adventure fix. They
love traveling and will give you some serious travel goals with their overlanding escapades, sharing stories of their adventures in their self-built overland camper. With plans to take their overlander as far as Europe and the Middle East in 2018, this is one blog to follow if you need inspiration to put down your cell phone and start going around the globe, one place at a time.
With oodles of style and oomph, Jamie Chung, American actress and lifestyle blogger brings her readers an interesting mix of fashion, food, lifestyle and inspiration, documenting her favorite looks, places to eat and every nugget of inspiration that she takes from the world around her. She is also a big believer in karma, and is known to be super-interactive on Instagram, often asking her readers to share stories that touch their heart, spreading smiles whenever and wherever she can.
Charlotte is a Dutch-born fashion blogger, who currently finds her home in the NYC. Known for her edgy, flawless style of dressing, she works magic, adding a touch of quirk to her ultra-feminine, classic statement dresses. Her Instagram account @thefashionguitar, where she showcases some fabulous prints and floaty dresses, the kind every fashionista’s dreams are made of. What’s not to love about her?
Blogging away non-stop and winning hearts in the blogosphere, is Camille Styles, from Austin, Texas with her delightful blog that is a one-stop place for everything from easy yet classy fashion, food, beauty and decor. Between being an ace lifestyle blogger, brand influencer and home stylist, Camille dons several hats, and like a magician, pulls out some nifty tricks from each one of them. Be it date night dressing up, cooking up a cosy meal for two, ideas on breathing new life into your home – this gorgeous looking blog with a classic theme will have something for you, no matter what you’re looking for.
Image sourced from Deliciously Ella (deliciouslyella.com)
Everytime you land on this blog, you’ll end up with a fuzzy, warm feeling – the kind you might get stepping into your grandma’s well-loved, well-cooked-in kitchen. Scroll down, and you’ll see nothing but plates and plates stacked and heaped with gorgeous looking food made with simple ingredients and even simpler recipes. This is one blog to definitely bookmark if you’re a foodie, a newbie to the kitchen, a parent with little prep time on their hands, or just someone in need of their comfort food fix on a cold night.
Ella’s all about cooking food that makes the soul sing, using simple recipes that let the ingredients shine through. This is also an incredibly heartwarming blog, documenting Ella’s own journey from being diagnosed with a medical disorder to wanting more people to pay attention to what they were eating, and eventually creating recipes like her iconic energy balls, which look good, taste even better and more about nourishing the body and the soul, than anything else.
Attention, solo travelers, especially female solo travelers – you’re absolutely going to love this one. Kiersten, a California resident, from The Blonde Abroad, is a solo traveler who takes you on one hell of a journey as she travels the world, from Europe to Southeast Asia, from popular beaches, to little-known towns. Other than some stunning visuals, her blog is also extremely resourceful, with tips and tricks on everything from traveling on a budget, packing light (but still looking like a diva), staying safe in new places and getting the most out of every trip. Between some solid travel advice and some witty writing, scrolling through this blog isn’t too different from making a fun travel plan with your girlfriend.
This parenting blog by Kaye, mother to three beautiful kids, is perfect for new parents who have loads of questions, not just about parenting but also on lifestyle and living a happy life once the baby enters your life. There’s something extremely soft, but real about the posts, and whether you’re reading a post on sleep training, baby clothes, making the house a safe space for the baby, you’ll walk away feeling extremely reassured. The writing is genuine and warm, as though you were taking advice from a friend, and the pictures are beautifully shot but natural – a fresh breath from all those carefully curated, prim and proper parenting blogs – Kaye’s pictures are all about giving her readers an honest glimpse into her life, and so if doing something, or trying something made her jittery, she’ll be absolutely honest about it!
Image sourced from 5inchandup (5inchandup.com)
This one’s for all the shoe-lovers out there – a blog that will absolutely send you into a tizzy in your highest heels. Sarah Hagelstam, a London-based design graduate of Finnish origin, covers some uber chic outfits on her Instagram @5inchandup While her blog covers fashion and beauty, the thing that’s causing an Insta-storm, is her exclusive focus on high heels. Sarah is an absolute high-heel aficionado – she claims she will never wear flats when she has high heels around. While this gorgeous blogger is aiming for the sky, she keeps it real by picking the comfiest heels, giving her readers honest insights into the latest high-end shoe brands.
Eat Sleep wear, the personal fashion and lifestyle blog of graphic designer Kimberly Lapides’ totally reflects her personal design philosophy in its simple, elegant, clean layout and minimalist design. With over 200,000 followers on Instagram, Kimberley’s blog has won hearts for celebrating personal style and fashion, and more importantly, focusing on looking elegant while being totally comfortable in your own skin.
Image sourced from Cococozy (Cococozy.com)
The brainchild of Los Angeles-based lifestyle blogger Coco, Cococozy is a design and decor blog that instantly teleports you into a world of plush, cushy comforts, done up in soft pastels and muted, elegant shades. An executive by day, and a decor and design blogger by night, Coco puts together some brilliant ideas for remodeling apartments of all shapes and sizes. A must-save blog for everyone planning to redo their home in the coming year!
Image from The Hungry Runner Girl (hungryrunnergirl.com)
The Hungry Runner Girl is the inspiring journey of long-time runner Janae Jacobs, where she blogs honestly, and beautifully about her journey with running, as a lifestyle choice as well as a practice. From her first run in 2009 to now, Janae documents the joys and struggles of running, and takes you on a stroll through her tryst with personal records, injuries, and of navigating the turns and bends that life has thrown her, while doing all of this. A must-read blog for anyone passionate about running, or planning to start in the new year – you’ll be inspired by her running experiences, family adventures, and the zeal with which she talks about life.
A delightful read from couple Campbell and Alya, this travel blog is inspiring in more than one way. Leaving behind some very interesting careers, from being a linguist and a research scientist to now traveling and blogging full-time, Stingy Nomads is a jaw-dropping journey across the globe, with useful tips and tricks for budget travelers, to insights about local food, culture and customs.
One more super informative blog for everyone looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle – with I Quit Sugar, Sarah Wilson helps you to kick the habit without compromising on the sweetness in your life. This blog comes packed with meal prep ideas, recipes with natural sugar substitutes, and a whole lot of motivation on eating healthy and living a guilt-free, sugarless but sweet life.
Image from Decor8 (www.decor8blog.com)
A thoughtfully curated, eclectic design and decor blog, Decor8 is all about giving their readers everything they need to know about putting together a home that is a treat for the eyes, and nothing short of heaven to live in. One of the most well-known design blogs in the world, Decor8 has been getting rave reviews in publications all over the world, for over a decade. Once you start browsing, it’s easy to fall head over heels in love with the beautiful spaces featured here, but it’s so worth spending hours bingeing on this blog – you’re sure to use the tips and tricks when you put together your dream home in 2018!
Image from Oh, Sweet Basil (ohsweetbasil.com)
Cade and Carrian, the husband and wife duo behind Oh, Sweet Basil are all about putting a fresh, delectable spin on dinner. Their focus is one good food, the kind that leaves your licking your fingers but also feeling really good on the inside. Their recipes are easy to follow, and tell you how to use the freshest ingredients. Together, they stir up recipes they grew up eating, the kinds you would call oldies but goodies -family recipes that are keepsakes, and will help you rustle up a feast in no time!
This blog by fitness expert and core trainer Tony Gentilcore is a treasure trove of valuable information for all you fitness freaks. With decades of experience in core-strength training, Tony brings you some honest truths about building core strength, stamina and getting your body in good shape. An absolute must-have on your list of blogs to follow in 2018, whether you’re looking to switch your fitness routine, or think you want to push yourself harder, and pump in some solid core strength.
Image from The Domestic Man (thedomesticman.com)
Last on this list, an absolutely delectable find – a beautiful food blog by New York Times’ award-winning food writer Russ Crandall. Perfect for those planning to jump on the Paleo wagon in 2018, this blog has some mouth-watering, hearty recipes that are 100% gluten free and paleo-friendly. What makes this blog special, is that the inspiration for these recipes comes from Russ’s own desire to heal through healthy food after battling a stroke at 244 and an autoimmune disease at 26. A great read to help you put together delicious and healthy meals for your family, whether you’re cooking for two or throwing a dinner party for 15.
With this, you’re all set to ring in the new year – so let 2018 be the year you eat and cook some stellar food, find yourself soaking up the leisurely vibes of some exotic destinations, and have a good life. All you need to do, is spend some time taking inspiration from these absolutely fabulous blogs curated just for you, and sit back and watch 2018 turn your life into the dream you always wanted to come true!