Hygge took the world by storm the other year and I feel like it’s a staple of autumn/winter now. The candles, the warmth, the blankets and the whole feel is amazing and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. However, getting that warm, hygge feel a bit more difficult.
If you’ve been living under a rock and have no clue what Hygge is, Hygge is a danish term which google defines as;
acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cosy, charming or special
The best way I can describe hygge is a feeling of content and cosiness where you just feel comfort. There isn’t actually an english definition or translation, it’s just a feeling.
Hygge has so many connotations with autumn/winter, being all cosy indoors with lots of candles. Lets be honest, as lovely as that is, in the summer months, when it’s warmer, sitting inside with blankets and a book isn’t necessarily what you want to do. I don’t know about you but when summer’s here I want to spend as much time outside, soaking up that vitamin D!
The good news is hygge isn’t just for the colder months and there are plenty of ways to get that warm, fuzzy feel in summer. From eating al fresco to reading on the beach, lets get into how to het hygge in summer!
Eating Al Fresco
Al fresco dining is such a good way to get that hygge feel! Recently, my friends came up to visit and we went out one evening for tapas and it felt like I was on holiday! The feeling of warmth and love whilst sitting, eating spanish food and drinking sangria definitely was hygge to me!
Like I said, eating outside is a fab way to get your hygge on in summer. I love a good picnic, not only do you get to have yummy food there’s often the connotation of going on an adventure, going somewhere new and just becoming one with the outdoors a bit.
Walking around garden nurseries
Plants give me such hygge vibes and I love wandering around garden centres and nurseries. It gives you that feeling of being in nature without having to get too dirty or do too much walking! Take yourself on a trip to your local garden nursery when the suns out and just have an explore. If you’re in Cumbria, I can highly recommend Larch Cottage Nursery – it’s so magical and feels like you’re walking through the secret garden.
Sitting round a campfire with your friends, maybe having a BBQ and just soaking up each others aura’s and company. Watch the sun set and have a good ol’ catch up with your pals and get that warm hygge feel!
Go on a bike ride
I’m not going to lie, I’m not the biggest fan of bike rides. Mainly because they normally involve being near cars on roads and I’m just not that confident. However, when we were in France and Holland, there were (lots) of places to bike where you weren’t by a road and I enjoyed it so much! There’s a real sense of achievement and going for a little bike ride can really feel like an adventure!
Outdoor cinema’s seem to be all the rage at the moment and I am living for them. Pack some snacks, sit under the open sky as the sun is setting and enjoy the show! I haven’t been to an outdoor cinema (I really want to though!!) BUT I have been to an outdoor theatre performance and there is something really magical about the whole atmosphere!
That’s just a few ways to get your hygge feels in summer. I’d love to know how you feel hygge in summer! Let me know in the comments below