Last Christmas I got given “The Little Book of Hygge” (2 copies of it, actually. Am I predictable, or do my family/girlfriend just know me really well?) and since then, I’ve fallen in love with the Danish concept of hygge.
There’s no literal translation of what hygge is – but it’s something close to cosiness. That feeling you get when it’s raining outside, and you’re curled up under a blanket on the sofa, with a cup of hot chocolate, basked in candle light. Or the nice feeling that you get from sharing a meal with people you love. The author of “The Little Book of Hygge“, Meik Wiking, puts it way better than I can:
It’s about an atmosphere and an experience, rather than about things. It is about being with people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe, that we are shielded from the world…
With this in mind, and inspired by a conversation we had in our shop the other day, we put together this playlist of songs that could be the background to a dinner with some old friends, or a way to unwind, calm down, and be in the moment by yourself. We hope you enjoy it!