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THE ART OF
Hygge with To The Moon Honey

Our founder, Liz, fell in love with the concept of Hygge on her very first visit to Copenhagen, and we’ve adopted it ever since. The art of cosiness, conviviality and contentment is hard to achieve in our busy modern lives, so we asked blogging duo To The Moon Honey to tell us how to perfect the art of Hygge at home.

What does Hygge mean to you?
Hygge is time well spent with your family or friends. No worries for tomorrow and a good gut feeling about yourself, and the people around you.

How do you make everyday more Hygge?
We try to lose the workload in our head by just playing with our children when we come home in the afternoon. It can be anything between 10 minutes to an hour, and helps to reconnect with the rest of the family.

Best advice for Brits to capture hygge at home?
Leave your phone in another room, play a board game, go for a long walk or cook a meal together with your family or friends. Doing the everyday things together is essential.

How do you embrace Hygge at Christmas?
December is probably the most ‘hyggelige’ month of the year. There are many traditions such as baking cookies or lighting a calendar light which counts down the days until Christmas Eve. The children have games in school where elves give them daily gifts and they open their Advent Calendar every morning. It’s a very exciting month for children.

How do you spend Christmas Day? Any traditions?
We celebrate Christmas on the evening of the 24th. All day is about preparing the dinner and for the children it’s all about killing time. Many families go for a long walk in the woods, go winter bathing or something else active, as the Christmas dinner is a very big one. Some decorate the Christmas tree, gift wrap the last presents – overall it’s a very family-oriented day. We go to church late afternoon and then we come home to have dinner, dance around the tree and then it’s time to open the gifts.

SHOP OUR GIFT GUIDE

How do you describe your style?
Bea: “My style is quite casual, I always wear sneakers. My go-to outfit would be jeans, a nice cashmere knit or a blazer with a T-shirt.”
Liv: “A beautiful jacket is key. Then sneakers, jeans and soft materials on top.”

What’s your go-to winter piece?
Bea: “A cashmere knit and a great coat.”
Liv: “Invest in ultra-soft cashmere knits in light colours. They will keep you warm and look amazing over both shirts and t-shirts.”

What’s your favourite piece from our photoshoot?
The knit dress was very comfortable during the shoot and I didn’t want to
take it off.

SHOP WINTER ACCESSORIES

Has your style changed since becoming mums?
Bea: “I’m eight months pregnant so I wear tights and track pants, T-shirts and shirts and a big blazer as my uniform.”
Liv: “During the first year of being a mom my outfits were very comfortable and practical – being on maternity leave and breastfeeding sets some natural limits to how fashionable you can look. But now I think it’s back to the same as before I had kids.”

What does relaxed glamour mean to you?
Staying true to the core of your style. If it feels good, it looks good.

What do you do to relax?
Bea: “The best time and place to relax is when my son is put to bed and sleeping and I take the time to indulge in a nice warm bath. I can lay there for an hour if possible.”
Liv: “There are different levels of relaxing for me. But exercise and yoga work wonders to prepare my mind to unwind. When we travel as a family, we start the day with at yoga session if possible. The kids will participate the first 10-15 minutes, and then they will drift off and do other things.”

What are you looking forward to next year?
Next year is a very exciting one for us – Bea is having a baby this month and we have many interesting new things ahead.

SHOP HYGGE RANGE

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