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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Is Hygge Still A 'Thing'?

Hygge Outdoors Cosy Sheepskin SceneIn one word, YES!  So, I very much doubt the word 'Hygge' (remember? it's the Danish idea of 'cosiness') was even in our vocabulary before last Autumn.  You know, the time when the cosy concept boomed and had us all embracing chunky knits, mugs of hot chocolate and fluffy throws.  It even helped me justify my candle obsession - which, believe me when I say, is a very tricky thing to do (can't help it, I'm addicted to bergamot, amber and cinnamon scents).  It's talked about less often now, but perhaps that's because we've all successfully incorporated the Hygge lifestyle into our daily routines?  Even now, it feels like a movement that allows us to enjoy time to relax and just... be cosy!  It definitely seems as though people are more open about their downtime and sense of enjoyment when it comes to general cosiness now, at least in the online world!  Anyway, while recently spending the night in Norwich, I took the opportunity to wrap up warm, take up position on my hotel room's balcony and with a warm drink in hand, do nothing!

Oh Hygge, how I love you...
Just Sheepskin Ladies Duchess Chocolate Brown Slippers
Fashion blogger Cosy Alpine Balcony Scene
Dulwich Cream Small Jewellery Box Case

Nightgown - NK iMode

Bonsoir London Grey Cashmere Cape Photoshoot
Just Sheepskin Ladies Duchess Chocolate Brown Slippers Review
Early morning and with a few hours to spare before checking out, it was the perfect opportunity to wrap up warm and head outside onto the balcony to soak up the morning sun.  Remember my love for loungewear?  Well, it's reached a whole new height thanks to this dreamy cashmere blend cape from Bonsoir of London.  The size and comfort level are particularly ideal for wrapping up in when travelling; be it snoozing on the plane, heading downstairs in your hotel for afternoon tea - or enjoying a warm morning drink on the balcony!  A beautifully cosy touch of luxury, bliss.  Speaking of comfort, my Just Sheepskin slippers arrived and my feet are now forever indebted to me.  Oh.  My.  Gosh. Tell me I'm not the only latecomer to the sheepskin slipper party?  Why haven't I tried these before?!  They're like hugs for your feet!

Psst!  Take a look at last month's The Art of a Gentle Morning for more Bonsoir of London dreaminess...
Mint Velvet Cream Cableknit Hat Fashion Blogger
Bonsoir of London Grey Cashmere Cape Fashion Blog
Bonsoir of London Luxury Cashmere Balcony Photoshoot
One year on, how are you feeling about Hygge?  Let me know if there are any particular ways you embrace the concept during these chillier months!  Also, looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the loungewear featured in this post - can I get a show of hands from other loungewear lovers?!

The Norfolk Mead Hotel
Church Loke
NR12 7DN

With love,

Gabrielle x



  1. I will never be ok with Hygge not being a thing :) thanks for sharing all this coziness! I love the choker too.

  2. It's perfect for this time of year! Though I'm sat with a fan in front of me as it's 32C in Oz, I'll be getting my Hygge on as soon as I step foot off that plane into 6am Manchester cold next week!

    Corinne x

  3. Everything looks so beautiful!! Love the hat!! You look amazing Gabrielle! Looks so cozy

  4. I love how luxurious and beautiful this outfit is! The beanie is so cute, you look gorgeous, honey <3

  5. I'm such a fan of hygge as well. Sign me up! That hat is so cute and cozy!

  6. Looks so cosy and I also love hygge, such great photos too lovely x

    Adventures in May | Miss Nev

  7. Nice beanie!

  8. Even before we had a word for to, Hygge was a thing. And I doubt it will go out of style anytime soon!

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

  9. I'm a huge loungewear lover as well, in fact I own more pyjamas and loungewear items than I do regular clothes. I remember the first time I read anything about Hygge and I gotta say, I did think initially that it meant something very different! :/

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  10. I only learned about "hygge" a few weeks ago but when I watched the documentary about it my initial reaction was... it's practically my life. I'm living that way without even being aware that there's a term used to describe such lifestyle XD

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  11. Ahh you look so cozy sitting there Gabrielle! I loved your pictures. You know I'm obsessed with the Hygge lifestyle and love your Mint Velvet hat :)

    Gemma x

  12. Nothing like enjoying the simple things in life. Love the feeling of this post. Cozy, warm and beautiful. Love the cashmere cape and everything else too. xoxo Cris

  13. It's astyle and it's perfect have showned by you on your pictures - you look stunning dear- and you have so cute hat

  14. Firstly, I'm also obsessed with amber and cinnamon candles! Anything pumpkin/cinnamon related, or anything musky and amber-y and I'm THERE. And secondly I have a really similar cashmere shawl/cape thing and it's basically the cosiest thing of all time. My mum gave it to me when I moved to Toronto because she thought I'd need it since it gets so cold over here, and now that it's getting a lot cooler I've loved wearing it around the house and cosying up with it on the lounge. It's so warm and soft!

  15. Hygge is definitely still a thing in my book! Nothing beats embracing a slower paced lifestyle and appreciating the charms of all things cozy and comfy especially as the cold weather settles in. It works out especially well when one has FOGO ;p

  16. Hygge definitely helps me to justify my candle obsessed too! You look so cosy and elegant sat there, what a gorgeous morning too!
    Amy xx

  17. A great hygge and great way to do it Mz Gabrielle , well done. love that hat so damn cute!!

  18. It's funny how my personal/home style always been so but I am learning about the word today only haha! And yes, hygge is definitely a thing for me :D Love the cozy & effortlessly elegant style you have shown in this post :)

  19. I don't think Hygge or cosiness will ever go out of trend, every time the colder weather arrives I will curl up in the thickest, chunkiest sweater available. LOL!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  20. What a perfect comfortable and cozy look! Nothing says Hygge like a cashmere cape, so beautiful!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  21. You look so warm and cosy in this beautiful Wintery Warmer of a post, I love how cosy and gorgeous you look in this outfit!

    Hygge should always be a thing, there's nothing more I like better than getting warm and snuggly in a cosy jumper sipping on a hot chocolate tucked up on a comfy chair, perfect!

    Lovely post Gabrielle!

    Lots of love,

    Laura xo

  22. I'm so glad you said Yes haha, because I for sure still think it's a thing. I love these pictures, they're so cosy, comfy and warming, so Hygge haha xx

  23. I never heard this word but I am loving all of the hygge vibes!

    xoxo Falasha
    Bite My Fashion

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  24. Hahah yes, I love hygge! And love that you mentioned it justified your use scented candles haha, same here honestly. Being cozy is what it all is about yes?! Lovely post babe, Xx

  25. Your lovely photos and the way you wrote this convey Hygge really well; I also love wrapping up warm, getting cosy, and enjoying the simple pleasure of a hot drink, lots of layers and enjoying being comfortable and content!

    Angharad X

  26. Yes, Hygge never goes out of style. We just had a party with friends for a Scandinavian inspired theme. The cape looks sumptuous and so beautiful. I love this time of the year. Wishing you a lovely rest of the week. x/Madison

  27. Such beautiful place! Love your look, Gab! You're so flawless!
    Have a great week!
    Much love, Len

  28. Great way to do it Gabrille! ;)

  29. I love Hygge - there's nothing more perfect than being cosy in winter and your evening in Norwich looks just perfect! I am totally in love with your cape - you look beautiful as always Gabrielle! xx

  30. Wow!! You look beautiful dear <33 lovely photos :)
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  31. Everything looks so beautiful and cozy! Lovely place hun! xo

    Ann-Marie |

  32. Anything cosy is always in style in my book! Love your loungewear Gabrielle. The scenery around you is gorgeous.

  33. Holy shit, you looks SO DANG COZY!!! You have got me crazy jealous over here!!! <3 -

  34. Yes, I love Hygge too! Great post and awesome photos Gabrielle! :) <3


  35. Definitely my first time hearing the word hygge but visually, I love it!


  36. AH yes I LOOOVE Hygge. Especially this time of year.
    Gorgeous photos - hope you have a cozy weekend ahead :)
    Lyndi xo

  37. I'm also back to a candle obsessions when I saw all the amazing smells of Christmas and Fall yankee Candles haha' !
    I didn't know this word before, but definitely yes. Now I love this word so much.

  38. I’m sure as hell going to be in need of this cosiness when I get back from Fuerteventura. Blankets, candles and cuddles sounds heavenly to me!
    Jaz xoxo

  39. Oh everything about this post is hygge! And I LOVE that white throw. Just gorgeous as are your photos.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  40. Love the concept of Hygge especially during the chillier months, there is nothing nicer than to relax with a hot drink in front of a roaring fire, reading a nice book and I really enjoy wearing comfy loungewear!

    Miriam x

  41. This setting looks absolutely gorgeous and definitely fits with the hyggee concept. Loungewear is my absolute favourite, I definitely need to invest in some new peices

    Abi | abistreetx

  42. sin palabras, magnifico, me ha encantado

  43. I don't know what it is about Autumn (maybe spending more times indoors), but it always makes me crave and recreate that 'cozy' feeling. I've just got back home a few days ago and already I've been planning how to get cozy.

    Beautiful photos. You look adorable with that beanie.

  44. Such a cute word! And you look flawless in that beanie! Love your posts so much!
    Kira Is Wearing

  45. I love this post Gabrielle! Hygge is definitely still a thing. These photos are so dreamy and Autumnal, I love them, and that cape looks so chic and cozy! You're doing cold weather right.

  46. I really believe the Hygge trend was a blessing and will forever be incorporated into many of our routines. It was a highly accepted wakeup call perhaps because it was also aesthetically pleasing? Alas, I am glad the danish shared it with us !

  47. Ultimate level of cozy in your pics! I'm in love with that hat. And I think that the concept of Hygge is amazing and something we ALL could benefit from adopting.
    We make our bed extra warm and cozy during the winter months and I absolutely love it! Especially on the weekend when we stay in for a little longer!

    Susie |

  48. Yes it is, and forever will be. Lovely post dear, really cute beanie.

    Jessica |

  49. Ahhh this whole post gave me such warm feels :) Your beanie is the cutest! xx


  50. Hygge is definitely still alive and thriving! I'm currently in my warm uni room under fur blankets in a big fluffy dressing gown just finished drinking a hot tea. It's raining and cold outside and honestly it's so cosy and cute and it's just so... hygge! I adore these photos (as usual), they pretty much capture the entire concept haha. I've never had sheepskin slippers either, but you've pretty much sold me!

    Little Moon Elephant

  51. I am definitely trying to enjoy the downtime and hours spend at home much more than before, particularly in winter, as I am like a bee buzzing around the flowers in spring/summer :) Love the cozy and classy loungewear featured in this post, beautiful Gabrielle, the cashmere throw seems lovely and so does this northern hotel ♥ Happy hump-day, girl!

    Saida | She talks Glam

  52. That hat is so adorable! Being cosy is the absolute best :)


  53. Absolutely for this season, you look so cute!


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