We Hygge Hard

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.

Cozy Threads

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

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3 comments

  1. Our niece is married to a Dane and they live here in Auckland. When we were in Denmark for the wedding in 2016 we absorbed so much of the culture and loved it. To make Peer feel more at home, I’m planning a mid-Winter Christmas dinner in July (December here is Summer) and will serve traditional Danish festive food. We’ll light lots of candles and bring a sense of hygge into our home. It’s so worth it. We love hygge!

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