The concept of "hygge" is not necessarily new, but Meil Wiking's "The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living" is — and it's a tidy read for anyone looking to throw off the shackles of a chaotic, materialistic, sad existence for a pair of warm socks and a mug of mulled wine.
In a nutshell, hygge is the Pottery Barn version of pleasure. Candles, lamps and soft textured blankets over a favorite overstuffed leather chair, in front of a roaring fireplace with a book in your lap make up the I Ching of Hygge. And while much of it is simply setting the scene (remember: CANDLES), the concept of hygge is centered on comfort and joy.
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