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Article: A British take on hygge

A British take on hygge

Hygge is a Danish word for cosiness. It describes a feeling of warmth, togetherness, and contentment that the Danes depended on to get them through the long harsh winter. While we don’t have quite the same climate concerns, we certainly deal with our fair share of dark chilly nights.  So here are our recommendations to make your winter a bit more bearable.

1. Cashmere, obviously.

There’s nothing we love more than coming home on a Friday night and settling in for the night wrapped in our favourite jumpers, like the Alexis Waterfall Cardigan, Julia knit top, or perhaps borrowing his Angus crewneck jumper.  Top it all off with a glass of wine and some takeaway.

2. Candles, fireplaces, and other forms of flattering light.

Nothing says cosy quite like the sight, sound, and smell of a roaring fire. If you live in a flat, recreate that glow by clustering candles around your living room. Now crack open a book and relax.

3. Hot tea, hot cocoa, hot porridge.

Start your day off slowly and enjoy a mug or bowl of something that will warm you from the inside out.

4. Layer it on.

Why limit your cashmere? We recommend wrapping up in a blanket or our Camilla oversized scarf and slipping on a pair of our Jocelyn or Jasper cashmere socks. Just be sure to take extra care around those open flames…

5. Sneak off on a Ski Holiday.

When all else fails, skip town. Because winter in London can sometimes feel like an extended autumn, we recommend jetting off to Scandinavia or our favourite, Verbier, where winter is in full swing. No need to hit the slopes if you’re not up for it.  It’s very Hygge to enjoy apres ski activities or explore by snowshoe. No time to travel? Make a stop at the St. Moritz Bar at the Goring Hotel in London’s Belgravia neighbourhood for a taste of the alps without the hassle of airport security.

6. Keep it going.

There’s no need to limit your Hygge habit to winter. Our jersey line allows you to stay cosy but cool in the spring and summer. Our jersey tops are the perfect layer under jumpers making them our second skin all year round.

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