(n.) the absence of anything annoying or emotionally overwhelming; taking pleasure from the presence of gentle, soothing things
The Danes are reportedly the happiest nation on earth and they credit their well-being to an untranslatable concept, a little something called hygge. So what is hygge?
Well, plenty of things - warm fires, good food, the comforting feeling of being surrounded by friends and family, hot baths, holding hands, walks through crisp autumn leaves, being curled up with a good book…
If you’ve not yet heard of hygge, then you’re certainly about to: a quick Google search will confirm its moment in the spotlight (or perhaps that should that be candlelight?) and if you’ve not found your hygge yet, then we have plenty of lovely books to tell you how. From creating the perfect home environment (that’ll be those candles again) to the hygge philosophy on living well, we’ve got everything you need to live life well the Danish way.
And how do you know when you’ve found hygge? Well, as the Danes are likely to smile and tell you, you’ll know it when you feel it.