Getting into Hygge
This may sound trivial but it’s not. Canadian winters are hard; your clothing and shoes should not be. That extends to your home as well. I recall was I was a kid going to my Italian friends’ houses and being horrified at their plastic encased sofas. WTF? I did not understand this. Why would anyone want to sit on it? It was the most unwelcoming thing I’d ever seen. It stuck. So when I got my own house I made a point of filling it with denim and velvet and big woolly throws and pillows - many, many, pillows. And then, happily, I discovered the Scandinavian concept of Hygge.
The New Yorker recently published an article on this subject noting:
“ ‘hygge,’ a Danish term defined as ‘a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.’ Pronounced ‘hoo-guh,’ the word is said to have no direct translation in English, though ‘cozy’ comes close”
I love this! And I’m so happy it’s being adopted by North Americans. With our long, dark winters we need hygge! So now you can get some hygge too, next time you visit Buck’s. We’ve got cozy throws, big fluffy slippers, soft cozy sweaters, oversized wrap scarves, candles, more candles (I could go on). All in time for the long haul of winter. And, as it is January (aka sale season), we’ve got lots of great items marked down so you can get comfy and cozy and get a great deal. That’s one more reason to feel all warm and fuzzy inside after you visit us, take home your new booty, and snuggle up with a candle or two or three (if you’re like me).
Check out the full article here: