10 Ways to Practice ‘Hygge’ Sonoma-Style

Cultivate the art of coziness with the Danish practice of hygge.

In the cold of early January, when Americans are packing holiday lights and candles in storage boxes, the Danish remain deliberate about creating warmth and comfort at home. According to the “Little Book of Hygge,” this includes using candles, turning down harsh overhead light, putting on slippers and cooking for family and friends. This aim of coziness and togetherness, the practice of “hygge” (pronounced HUE-guh) is something the Danish, the world’s leaders in happiness, can teach us. The trend has taken the U.S. by quiet comfortable storm in the past year and is, it seems, here to stay. Click through the above slideshow to learn how to hygge Sonoma style.