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Bringing Hygge into January

Leaving the festive and “hyggelige” (cozy) month of December behind and entering January is for me always followed by a certain sadness. Gone are all the Christmas decorations, parties, comfort foods and “hygge” (coziness/togetherness). Instead we get New Year’s resolutions of eating healthy, working harder and all the demands of starting a new year in the cold Winter months. This year I am determined to keep the “hygge” from December going. Maybe not with Christmas gnomes and ornaments but the comforting “hygge” part.


“Bakery by Hermann” in Lyngby, Denmark

The photo above from “Bakery by Hermann” in Lyngby, Denmark, captures what my January “hygge” will be like – soft and cozy lambs wool throws and hearty baking the Danish way. I love how this bakery brought the lamb skins outside on a bench. That is exactly how I envision myself in these cold winter months ahead of us: sitting on my porch on a warm lamb skin with a steamy hot drink – be it hot spiced wine, coffee or hot chocolate. This way January can be the month of relaxation and “hygge” after the hectic December. I wish you all a Happy and “Hyggeligt” New Year!


    • Thank you,Cindy! So the lambswool throw was just something I saw at this bakery. I don’t know where they got it. But IKEA usually has white lambswool throws for sale at a great price. But I would also like to get a grey one and I haven’t found that yet. Will let you know if I find it!:-)


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