How-to-HYGGE: Cozy Winter

In the winter, all you need is hot chocolate & fuzzy socks. Lately, I have been really liking the Danish-lifestyle Hygge. While there is much more to hygge other than cozy socks & shopping the Swedish food section at IKEA--Hygge overall means to be at peace, calm, & yes, cozy.

Hygge is particularly great this time of year aka snowy days & ski trips. While I am not going on any ski trips there are a few ways anyone can have a 'hygge day' or 'hygge winter.' It's easy!


- Enjoy your morning hot coffee accompanied by something {or someone you love}
--Dress cozy!
- Take a mid-morning brisk walk
-Cozy up by the fire & read a book {or magazine}
-Start a winter indoor craft
-Make hot chocolate--go all out with marshmallows, whip cream, extra chocolate shavings
-Be present & positive!
-Cook a warm dinner--soup & bread or breakfast for dinner!
-Cap off the day with a movie--yes, by the fire

Basket full of 'hygge goodies' 

Beanie {c/o} CK Bradley 

Aside from winter hygge activities; here are a few very cozy & true to {my} aesthetic winter essentials to have around the house!

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Also, beanies are excellent 'hygge' accessories--loving this really warm one from CK Bradley--they're Newport, RI based {which I love} & you can see more of their styles on their Instagram feed!

Have you ever had a Hygge Day? Tell me on Instagram @Katelynchef❤


  1. I love talking cold walks..not only does it feel great - they make me walk faster! LOL :)


  2. I love all these ideas- especially curling up with a mug of hot cocoa :) You're adorable!

  3. Great ideas!

  4. I love this!!! It has naps, cozy clothes, and hot chocolate!!


  5. You look so cute here, lady- super cozy!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. These things look so cozy!! I love it.

  7. Aww I absolutely love this post! Such a cute and cozy idea :)

    Lauren Lindmark |

  8. This lifestyle is so incredibly appealing to me, you have no idea, lol! As I'm sure you will agree, us Americans are always on the go, particularly on the east cost, so the thought of incorporating these routines already puts my mind at ease. Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a great week so far, beauty!



  9. I didn't know what hygee was until this post but I'm all about it!! Love how it's all about comfort!