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The holidays are over but that doesn’t mean you need to let the winter blues get you down. In fact, winter is the perfect time to enjoy hygge.
What is hygge you ask?
Hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) is a Danish concept of creating happiness, comfort and coziness in our lives. Think a crackling fire, a pair of cozy socks, a warm blanket, lots of candlelight, a warm cup of tea, good friends and great food. All of us at Fancy That love to hygge. So we decided to share our tips on how to hygge fancy style.
Candles – Light those candles (lots of them)! The glow of a candle is the best way to embrace the hygge tradition. You can also include warm toned lamps or twinkle lights as well. If you’ve got a fire place, light it up! The roar and glow of a fire is perfect to hygge. Need to update your candle stash? One of our favorites is our Paddywax soy candle collection. We have lots of colors and scents – the salted grapefruit is a staff favorite!
Hot Drink – There is nothing more relaxing than snuggling up with a warm beverage, right? Put on the kettle and brew up a cup of tea, coffee or cider (we’ve been known to spike it too!) We love mugs…like a lot! Pick one that makes you smile and brings up happy thoughts!
Get Cozy – Find the warmest, coziest socks you can. Throw on your pajamas or comfy sweats and oversized sweaters. Seriously, ditch the jeans and get comfy!
The Blanket – Get the softest, coziest blanket you can find to wrap yourself up in.
Sweet Treat – What is your favorite treat to enjoy? I will never turn down a brownie or truffle! Whatever you crave, enjoying a decadent treat is the perfect compliment to your hot drink.
Unplug – This is important! Unplug from social media, emails and texts. Journal, read a book or magazine, listen to music, invite a friend over and catch up.
Now, let’s hygge!