IFI: KC Cheeses’ Steph Rupp & White Hearth Coffee’s Chelsea Dalbey

We all have those unique/interesting/quirky people we like to follow on social media. But who’s flying under the radar? We asked some of Kansas City’s best and brightest social media influencers one simple question: Who are some local folks we need to be following and why?

Rupp (L) and Dalbey (R)

Steph Rupp, Cheese Maven, Fromage Femme Fatale, Dairy Queen

“Chelsea Dalbey of White Hearth Coffee stands out on Instagram because she is true to herself and her passions. Writing about local Kansas City coffee, food, and drinks, she goes far beyond surface level. She also talks about the amazing places she visits, the wonderful people she encounters, and the books that are impacting her.

Her photos and descriptions give you a strong, fuzzy feeling of home. And—in her words—coffee shops are her ‘happy place’. Within seconds of stumbling upon her Instagram or blog, you’ll realize Chelsea is an extremely talented and creative photographer.

If you don’t follow her page yet, I highly recommend it. She will cheer up your day with smiles, beautiful photos, and wonderful suggestions of where to enjoy coffee in Kansas City. I feel at home on her page.”