Last year I caught wind of the Danish term “Hygge” that seemed to sweep our trend circuit in the US of A. See the Danes actually take the act of “getting cozy” seriously and consider it necessary for the soul—we couldn’t agree more. As I mentioned this month has been a slow one for us and we’re rolling with it. Every night we’ve been cooking up good meals, lighting a fire and having a good old’ Hygge time. Here’s my recipe for the perfect night in.
Something Hot In Your Bowl
I have a few recipes I rely on—Winter Minestrone, Beef Stew and my mother-in-law’s chili recipe—that can be thrown in the crockpot earlier in the day so there’s really no cook time and dishes are minimal. Translation, more Hygge time.
Anything that makes you feel warm will do. But for me it’s all about the cashmere socks… with slippers on top. Here are some favorites. Sweater above from Anthroplogie.
Set The Mood
When 7 pm rolls around we usually dim the lights, have some candles burning or a fire and play some mellow music. But the cherry on top is having plenty of cozy throws to snuggle up in. I’m currently coveting this cashmere blanket from Parachute Home.
Alright, now fess up. What are your
homebody Hygge tendencies or essentials?
Photography by Jacqueline Pilar