It has been a week, also a month, a few years, and everything is a lot. I asked the reviewer team to share some of their favorite serotonin-boosting happy places online, from Instagram feeds to YouTube Channels to physical locations we love.
My latest online happy place is Cloud Gardener UK on YouTube. Jason Williams lives on an 18th floor apartment in Manchester and has the most incredible balcony garden. He was recently accepted into the Chelsea Flower Show to highlight his container garden. I’ve followed a few of his tips and they’re wonderful. I love, love, love this channel .
One of my happy places offline is Ooh La La Bakery in Wheaton, Maryland. It’s relatively new, and the Viennoiserie and patisserie is exquisite. I love getting pastry for everyone on weekends. For me, pan au chocolat is a food I most often eat on vacation, and to have it on a random weekend gives me such a boost.
Shana: Paula Sutton’s Hillhouse Vintage content brings me a lot of joy. It’s lovely to see an older woman living her best #cottagecore life, complete with fancy cake, pretty dresses, and happy plants in her garden. And she just exudes kindness and compassion in a way that never fails to make me happy.
Sarah: I love Hill House Vintage so much.
Lara: My online place for happy vibes is @mommyfarmer on TikTok. Currently there are baby goats and the daily updates are adorable.
Then there’s @coasterandbuttercup the story of a horse and their emotional support goat. Love it!
What about you? Where do you go for a boost, online and off?