Definition: Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used to acknowledge a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cozy, charming or special.
The Danish Art of Comfort
This winter we have been all about getting cozy and enjoying simple pleasures - a hot chocolate on a cold afternoon, reading a book under a warm blanket, and savoring a good glass of wine with friends. In Denmark, this is referred to as "Hygge," the concept of being cozy in the moment.
Slowing Down To Enjoy The Moment
Hygee doesn't refer to actually being cozy, but rather a state of mind where you feel comfort and contentment. You can be in the middle of a crowded street and still be "Hygge."
In the busy hustle and bustle of SF life, especially around the holidays, it's nice to slow down and just be present. That's why at the Canvas Office we've decided to dedicate this Christmas to finding more moments to enjoy simple contentment.
For Kimberly, it's being outdoors with her family and sweet niece. For Megan, it's setting her phone aside and finding a spot in front of the fire. And for Devon, it's soaking up her favorite NYC spots while she is home.
Creating a Little Hygge Of Your Own
If you need a little inspiration to slow down or feel cozy, here are some of our favorite things that help us capture a little "Hygge" this winter that we will be sharing with loved ones!
Reflecting and Recharging for a New Year
As we get ready for the holidays and wrap our final shopping trips of the year, we are already starting to reflect on 2017. With that in mind, Megan and I will be taking a break from blogging between Christmas and New Years to rest, recharge, and cherish the joy of the season-- moment by moment with loved ones.
Below are a few of our favorite "Hygge" moments from the past year.