Without a single translation in English, the Danish concept of hygge more of a feeling than a single word. Cosy, content and enjoying the simple things in life is what the idea of hygge embodies. And although hygge is something important to Danes every day of the year, there’s no doubt that it can work particular wonders in winter.
Especially in January! The Christmas festivities are over, the twinkling lights have come down and the colder weather is less inviting now there are no festive markets with mulled wine… Hygge is a concept to welcome with open arms at this time of year.
Here are five ways to embrace all things hygge at The Athenaeum: