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What is hygge?
hyg·ge /ˈh(y)o͞oɡə,ˈho͝oɡə/ noun
a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).
If there was ever a time for Americans to embrace the Danish feeling of hygge, it is now. Think fires, hot drinks, deep soaking tubs, snuggly blankets, warm socks, books, candles, puzzles, and more. Anything that makes you want to stay in and get cozy. If you are having trouble being inspired, we've got you covered with our hygge virtual event kit.
What is included in the Hygge Kit?
• A set of 3 sleek, skinny 1/2" candlesticks – unique & hand-dipped, and dripless and smokeless. Fragrance-free. Made in the USA.
• A glass candle holder made to house the skinny 1/2“ tapers. Metal top.
• Exclusive to this Kit is a 4oz Salacia Salts Botanical Relaxation Tea Soak made with pure sea salts and an exquisite tea blend of chamomile, rosehip, blackberry leaves, lemongrass, lemon verbena, and orange peel, scented with rose, jasmine, verbena, and basil essential oils.
• Relax Herbal Dream Tea Box – a delicious Herbal tea that contains rosehip shells, blackberry leaves, lemongrass, lemon verbena, chamomile and orange peel. It helps to promote natural relaxation and improved sleep. Includes 15 pyramids of tea.
• An invitation to our virtual event to learn more about Danish culture and the hygge lifestyle (read below to sign up for the event - no purchase necessary to join!)
• Plus, a $10 gift card, compliments of a Savannah business with the same namesake – Hygge (600 E Broughton Street)!
How are these kit items hygge?
Candles: translated into Danish is 'levende lys' which literally means “living light”. Danish people experience very little natural light during winter, and candles allow them to create natural light quickly, which is why they are referred to as instant hygge. The Danes are obsessed with lighting and strive to create a warm and inviting atmosphere through the use of lighting, especially candles. In fact, Denmark uses more candles than any other country in the world and 28% of Danes light a candle every single day. Hygge candles should not be strongly scented, they are meant to be as natural as possible with a minimalist design.
Tea: One of our favorite definitions of hygge is 'coziness of the soul', and sipping on a warm drink is the epitome of that type of coziness. Tea is especially hygge because it has less caffeine, so it truly allows us to relax and unwind while sipping it.
Salt Soak: hygge is about giving yourself a break and taking time for yourself. Self-care is such an important part of the hygge concept, and soaking allows us to take the time to focus on ourselves for a few minutes longer than our typical cleansing routine. It is important to use natural elements to adhere to the hygge concept. Soaking in the tub allows you to empty your mind and be in the present moment. If we do not take care of ourselves, we have nothing left to give to others.
How does the virtual "armchair" travel fit in?
We have arranged for Sine Louise Schmidt, CEO of Luxury Beyond, to join us for our virtual event. She is a Danish citizen and resident of Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen. She will discuss all things hygge, tell us about life in Denmark, and share a few highlights about Denmark for travelers. Jen will also throw in a few anecdotes about her travels to Denmark with her twin boys! We promise absolutely NO sales pitches here. We are just sharing our love of travel and culture with those who are missing it as much as us!
The event will take place January 31st at 10AM. Make sure you bring your tea (or coffee) to sip on! Please sign up below to register!
The event is free and you are not required to buy a kit to attend.