As the temperatures drop from brisk to frigid, flurries drift into blizzards, and the days grow shorter, it is apparent that winter is here. Minnesota winters can be harsh, but they can also slow us down so we can rejuvenate and take care of ourselves. This time around, we are taking notes from the Danish, some of the happiest people on the planet, and embracing this season to the fullest by welcoming hygge into our homes and winter celebrations.
Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) — often thought to refer to “coziness” — is a word defined more accurately by a feeling than by a literal translation. Hygge is that feeling you get when you finally carve out some “me time”; wrap up in a cozy, oversized blanket; crack open your favorite book; and sip on a hot, steamy drink. Hygge can also be an evening surrounded by loved ones, gathered around a table lit by candles, sharing a meal sure to warm your belly. Above all, hygge is being intentional about making the everyday, simple tasks meaningful and special by creating a warm ambiance surrounded by family and friends.
Stop into either store January 14th and 15th between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. for our Hygge Event and enter to win a gift basket filled with items for creating a warm and cozy environment in your home