If you’ve chosen to wait out the storm in your home, and you have adequately prepared for a potential blackout, snow damage, and heat loss, then it’s time to get cozy. Real cozy. While the winter winds whip outside, grab a hot tea and embrace the Oxford Dictionary’s 2016 word of the year: hygge.
What is Hygge?
The Danish word “hygge” (pronounced hue-gah) is a unique feeling -- so unique that there is no translation in the English language that properly describes it! The closest we can get is “cozy”, which still doesn’t completely do it justice. Hygge is the feeling of complete and utter comfort, warmth, and safety. Think: cozy socks, a roaring fireplace, your favorite relaxing music, a good book, surrounded by those you love, and feeling that everything will be okay. Some may describe that image as paradise, but the Danish just call it hygge.