“Hygge is humble and slow. It is choosing rustic over new, simple over posh and ambience over excitement.” – Meik Wiking, ‘The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living.’

By now, you may have heard of the Danish lifestyle concept that has gained wider popularity in recent years. Hygge is everything you would hope it would be. It’s one word that describes the many forms of comfort, relaxation and warmth of the colder weather seasons.

Hygge is a soft blanket on a chilly evening, curled up with hot cocoa, reading your favorite book. It’s sharing a slow-cooked meal with a close knit group of friends while you make pleasant conversation and celebrate your time together. Lighting candles and setting up the perfect folk record on your turntable is hygge. Nearly any small pleasure that makes you feel cozy and at ease can be described as hygge.

To prepare us for the winter months ahead, we have prepared a most hyggelig playlist for those wonderfully snug nights spent indoors:

Feature Image via Katie Kopan



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