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How to be Hygge

ICYMI: There has been a Nordic-style trend word that has swept through our homes and into our hearts this year – ‘Hygge’.

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Pronounced ‘hoo-gah’, the word has no direct translation but the concept stands for all things cosy, and all the warm feelings that come with the idea.

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There’s so much to discover in the wake of the obsession, with many of us realising new concepts and hobbies, and learning about other key words such as ‘fika’ – usually referring to having coffee, often accompanied with pastries or sandwiches.

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Being surrounded here in the Portes du Soleil by Alpine chalets and apartments, it’s quite easy to grasp the concept to Hygge; after all we’re already set up with snowy mountains, log burners inside and copious amounts of throws and blankets.

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Make your home an inviting space by following these simple rules:

 

  1. Candles – all you need is a few simple flickers of an open flame to feel warm inside.
  2. Tones – opt for a neutral palette, too much colour can complicate the aim of simple relaxation.
  3. Warmth – Throw another log on the fire! Is it just us, or does anyone else feel mesmerised by an open flame? If a real fire is not achievable in your home, then try other cosy fixes like soft, fluffy socks or a luxurious blanket (or all of the above – tick, tick, tick!).
  4. Pick a favourite – Spend your time doing something reflective, maybe accompanied with great book, having a cup of your favourite drink (we recommend hot chocolate with Bailey’s…), or talking with a friend.

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With Winter settling in here in Morzine, we’re busy nesting, relishing in the idea of long (and cold!) evenings spent at home…

 

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