The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
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The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well


Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge.

'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight...'

You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right.

Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress.

Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world.

Title:The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages

    The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well Reviews

  • Vanessa
    Jan 09, 2017

    4.5 stars. This book made me so incredibly happy while reading it. The phenomenon and idea of hygge is something that appeals to my very soul, and it is something that I want to try and implement far ...

  • Karina Read
    Sep 04, 2016

    Beautifully published. Gorgeous photos, charts and drawings. The writing is funny, interesting and engaging. A really fun read! So...when are we moving to Denmark?? ...

  • Caitlin
    Sep 07, 2016

    I really enjoyed this book. For me, this is a bit of a follow-up to The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country which I also enjoyed and which ...

  • Clare Holman-Hobbs
    Oct 08, 2016

    The Little Book of Hygge presents to us what millions of Tumblr aesthetic blogs are trying to accomplish, and just by opening the book and looking at the photographs, the way the book is set out, ever...

  • Annie
    Sep 27, 2016

    This was a very sweet and beautifully produced book which I loved reading, I'd highly recommend it either as a gift for someone or for yourself! ...

  • Alex Wild
    Sep 10, 2016

    This is like a cosy (hygge!) Tumblr blog in book form - I LOVE it. There seems to be a lot to learn from this simple little word and the Danes' treatment of it. Meik Wiking is an amusing, fascinating,...

  • Emilija
    Dec 07, 2016

    I really, really enjoyed reading this little book, and for multiple reasons. 1) It was very nice to see the hygge places mentioned in this book because when I visited Copenhagen this past summer I wen...

  • Sarah Marsden
    Jan 12, 2017

    A good introduction to hygge. Many (myself included) have deemed it to be the latest fad – which it may well prove to be. But, for me, finding personal happiness and a sense of security amongst the ...

  • Alicia May
    Oct 07, 2016

    This was the perfect autumnal book. I'm so glad I read it. I took its advice and read with candles going and tucked into a warm blanket and now I have such fond memories and will probably read this bo...

  • Gem ~ Bee
    Oct 07, 2016

    Perfect book for perfecting the art of Hygge (Hoogah) the Danish phenomenon of cosy living accompanied by beautiful photos, artwork, recipes and a historical look at the origins. Fab little book!...