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 ...

  • Lily
    Oct 31, 2016

    Lifecycle of an idea:1) hear about it on NPR2) identify with it. tell friends about it.3) buy book about it.4) begin reading book.5) realise there are suddenly *a lot* of books on this topic.6) start ...

  • 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...

  • Alexandra 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,...

  • Clara
    Dec 21, 2016

    La lecture idéale pour ceux qui ont du mal à voir le bon côté des choses... et pour tous les autres ! Le Livre du Hygge rend vraiment heureux et donne le sourire... On y apprend plein de choses su...

  • Hilary Woolf
    Nov 22, 2016

    This book is beautifully presented, nice cover, quality paper, modern typeface, and beautiful photography. Looks like cross between an ikea catalogue and a waitrose food magazine. I found the content ...

  • 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! ...

  • Victoria
    Nov 12, 2016

    This book is so so amazing and is essential for this time of year! I have already started to light candles everywhere and it has made me more positive in a time of year when everything starts to get d...