HOW TO HYGGE
If you haven’t seen or heard the word “hygge,” you probably will very soon, as the Danish lifestyle trend is quickly moving into the United States. Pronounced “hue-guh,” the term roughly translates to “coziness,” but it’s much more than that. Hygge is described as a feeling, an experience, or a sensation. It’s a way of life that has helped Danes understand the importance of simplicity, time to unwind and a slower pace of life. So how can you hygge? Light a candle with your meals, wrap yourself in cozy blankets while reading a good book, plan a game night in with friends, or relax on a park bench with a cup of coffee. Overall, just be aware of your surroundings and enjoy the moment in a simple, calm way.
Take time for a relaxing bath with an easy-to-store kit of candles, soaps and other soothing essentials gathered in a small basket. DESIGNED AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY KRISTI MERCER OF MAKINGITINTHEMOUNTAINS.COM.