Hygge at Home

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Photo by Stella Rose on Unsplash In his tiny tome The Little Book of Hygge, Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, offers guidance on everything that is needed to achieve a happy state of hygge at home. “Hygge is about...
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A Writer’s Cozy Lair

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When I set up my very first office, I bought a modern glass-and-steel desk. It seemed clean and orderly. The problem was that I’m not clean and orderly; the desk quickly became heaped with papers, pads, pens, books I...
Hygge, the Danish word used to describe an approach to living that has a quality of cozy contentment, evolved as a way to embrace and celebrate the cold, dark Scandinavian winter months. I live in Maine, where one must...
Jessica Clark-Bojin Baby Yoda Pie

Warm-Baked Artistry

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There is a moment in the charmingly cozy and whimsical television show Pushing Daisies when the handsome young pie maker says, “Candy is sweet, but it’s a traveling carnival blowing through town. Pie is home, and people always come...
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Your Hygge Checklist

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 • Start with pillows. Lots of fluffy, soft pillows. These can be used to take drowsy naps or to start giggle-inducing pillow fights, if you’re getting cozy with a friend. • Add a blanket, or ten. Winter is cold, and...

Hekate’s Supper

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Recipes and Photography by Danielle Prohom Olson (a.k.a. Gather Victoria) Samhain is a time for honoring the ancestors and feeding the dead—so why not invite Hekate, queen of the shades and shadows, for dinner? Despite her bad reputation as sorceress of...
The common and spicy herb thyme has a surprisingly colorful history of magical and mystical uses. Dating back to ancient Rome, thyme has long been associated with strength and bravery. Roman soldiers were said to have bathed in thyme...
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Autumnal Magic

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After the heat and stagnancy of late summer, the crisp evenings of autumn are a welcome reprieve. The winds carry a beautiful magic, one that feels both nostalgic and refreshing. Perhaps you can feel it too, that shift in...
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Bewitching Housewares

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We are always looking for ways to bring a bit of magic into the home, which is, after all, where we spend most of our time. And that often starts by finding unique pieces that bewitch, enchant, and delight...
Caption: Crystal decor by Sarah Sparkles for ENVY installation at Bonnet Bash- Carnival of Capital Sins   On a cool spring night you stroll down the iconic tree-lined streets alongside Gramercy Park and enter a bastion of glamorous old New York:...