Hygge Your Way Through Winter

Some photos from Denmark

Some photos from Denmark

I don’t know about you, but this week has sure made me feel chilled! Old Man Winter has definitely arrived. Normally, I cringe at the thought of winter. My blood definitely runs warm and my body would love to be someplace warm, but my heart keeps me here in NY with my family, the Apple Barrel, and all of you. However, this year I am hygge-ing my way through winter.

Last year, my husband and I were fortunate enough to go to Denmark and while there learned all about hygge. Hygge is a Danish word, but so much more than just that. It truly is an art, a way of life. Hygge is pronounced “hooga” and roughly translates to “coziness”. From VisitDenmark.com, “In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too. There’s nothing more hygge than sitting round a table, discussing the big and small things in life.”

So what can you do to hygge your way through winter? Well here are some great ideas to start!

Dining at Apple Barrel Cafe

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Take a break and come and dine with us at the Award Winning Apple Barrel Cafe. Slowly savor a bowl of our Butternut Squash Bisque with a couple of friends and watch the snow fall over the Valley. Very hygge.