Hygge Hip

The Danish aesthetic of organic materials, soothing things and coziness of the soul is the perfect way to usher in spring

By Katy Erikson  and Leslie Moore

Jiggety-Jog. It’s cozy o’clock somewhere! These On the Fly Joggers ($118) look good enough to wear out of the house, yet feel like your favorite sweats! And so you know, wearing pajamas in public is so over. Lululemon, Thruway Center, 312 South Stratford Road, Winston Salem, (336) 723-3002 or

Under the Big Top. Nothing says “cozy” better than an oversized top and the name of this one says it all: the Hygge Cardi from Anthropologie ($198). Paired with joggers (see above!), or your most comfy skirt, it is a win-win. Anthropologie at the Shops at Friendly Center, 3320 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, (336) 834-2633 or

Match.com There is nothing more important to the concept of Hygge than light and warmth. Skip the disposable grill lighters and get lit with these beautiful colored glass cloches ($30 for small; $50 for large) containing safety matches, available through Randy McManus designs. While you’re there, might as well pick up a supply of candles as they always have a large variety in stock. Randy McManus Designs, 1618 Battleground Avenue, No. 1, Greensboro, (336) 691-0051 or

Toe the Line. Keep the little piggies warm by going whole hygge with Jcrew x chup smartwool socks ($36). They’re super soft and you don’t have to tell your friends they aren’t hand-knit! J.Crew Factory, Thruway Center, 282 South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, (336) 773-0271 or jcrew.com.

Get Up and Glow. Spring is all about rebirth, right? Then shake off the winter blahs for some much needed self-care at a Relais & Châteaux getaway — Westglow Resort & Spa in Blowing Rock. Perched in the Blue Ridge Mountains and centered around a restored Greek Revival mansion — once the summer home of renowned artist and author Elliott Daingerfield — Westglow combines elegance with modern comfort. Inside its calm and cozy environment, hunker down for some serious pampering and emerge feeling renewed. Westglow Resort & Spa, 224 Westglow Circle, Blowing Rock, (800) 562-0807 or

Angle of Re-Posy While you are waiting for the Vernal Equinox to arrive, settle in with the awesomely beautiful imagery in Florists to the Field by Memphis “buy-local” floral designers Greg Campbell and Erick New (Southerly Media, $50). Not only will it inspire you to dust off your garden spade, the book also includes fabulous entertaining ideas for your festive spring flings. Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, (336) 763-1919 or scuppernongbooks.com.

Hoofin’ and Puffin’ What goes with your slug from a mug? Why Ugg, of course. These Fluff Yeah slides ($100) will also take you through the morning carpool line — to the envy of all the other moms. Ugg.com.

Great Neck. Hygge is all about layers, layers, layers, so bring on the scarves! This Helsinki Striped Scarf ($58) adds a little snap, crackle and pop to your most basic outfit. Anthropologie at the Shops at Friendly Center, 3320 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, (336) 834-2633 or anthropologie.com.

Tête-à-Tête Offensive Cashmere and cozy go hand in hand. Or in this case, head in hand. Ramp up your hipster cachet with the Toni unisex cashmere beanie from NakedCashmere ($85). Nakedcashmere.com.

Writer’s Block. With the juxtaposition of wood and metal, the Archer Writing Desk by Baker is hitting all the right organic notes within its design. Maybe its spare elegance will inspire you to pick up your pen for something other than paying the bills. Available for $4048 through Furnitureland South, 5365 Riverdale Drive, Jamestown, (336) 822-3000 or furniturelandsouth.com.

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