How to hygge : the Nordic secrets to a happy life
|Format:||Print Book 2017|
|Availability:||Available at 13 Libraries 14 of 17 copies|
The "Danish coziness" philosophy is fast becoming the new "French living" in terms of aspirational lifestyle books and blogs. There are countless viral articles comparing the happiness levels of Americans versus Danes. Their homes are more homey; their people are more cheerful. It's an attitude that defies definition, but there is a name for this slow-moving, stress-free mindset: hygge (pronounced "hoo-ga"). Hygge values the idea of cherishing yourself: candlelight, bakeries, and dinner with friends; a celebration of experiences over possessions, as well as being kind to yourself and treasuring a sense of community.
How to Hygge by chef and author Signe Johansen is a fresh, informative, lighthearted, fully illustrated how-to guide to hygge. It's a combination of recipes, helpful tips for cozy living at home, and cabin porn: essential elements of living the Danish way--which, incidentally, encourages a daily dose of "healthy hedonism." Who can resist that?
ContentsNature & the seasons
The spirit of self-sufficiency
The joy of fika
The Nordic kitchen
Design & home
Kinship, conviviality & openness
How to hygge, at a glance.
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Happiness -- Scandinavia.
Well-being -- Scandinavia.
Scandinavia -- Civilization -- 21st century.
|Publisher|| New York :2017
|Edition||First U.S. edition.|
Reprint. Originally published: London : Bluebird, 2016.
206 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-204) and indexes.