The holidays are over but that doesn’t mean you need to let the old winter winds of January and February 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 practice hygge. So we decided to share our tips on how to hygge fancy style.
Tip 1: Light those candles! The glow of a candle is the best way to embrace the hygge tradition. We have a great selection of the best smelling candles on this planet. One of our favorites is our Paddywax soy candle collection. These candles come in a variety of colors and scents – the salted grapefruit is a staff favorite! The cute jar with an aluminum lid is so pretty you will want to reuse the jar once the candle has run its course.
Note: Even the act of lighting a candle can be made special with our darling matches. They are so pretty with their colored tips.
Tip 2: Put on the kettle and brew up a cup of tea. Tea has always been important to Fancy That. We only carry the best. We have yummy flavors such as candied apple or earl grey macaron just to name a few.
Tip 3: There is something special about a well made mug that makes you happy to just to look at. Our 14 oz mugs with gold detailings are not only pretty but can be inspiring or snarky. Whatever makes you smile! Come check out our selection and pick one that tickles your fancy.
Tip 4: Find the best cozy socks you can. We especially like theses from Portland’s own Sock Dreams. Angora can not be beat for comfort and style.
Tip 5: Choose the ultimate blanket. We love Pendleton and their merino wool throws.
Tip 6: Now that you have lit the candles, put on some socks, gotten wrapped up in a blanket with a hot cuppa, all you need is a little delicious treat. Try our Seattle Chocolates truffles and bars. There are so many amazing flavors. My favorite is espresso!
Apply these 6 tips each day and you are on your way to a cozy happy winter. Hygge kits make a lovely gift – stop by our Orenco Station shoppe and we will help you put one together!
Visit our pinterest board for more ideas on how to hygge!