Get the Danish 'hygge' feeling in Ipswich

POSTED ON: 10/10/2016

Get the Danish 'hygge' feeling in Ipswich

By Cathy Frost
Loveone

There really is no better place to witness the change of the seasons than a walk through Christchurch Park. There's a nip in the air and the leaves are beginning to fall, the ground is full of conkers and the squirrels are out in force ready to hunker down for the winter. Against this backdrop I began to contemplate warming up with a coffee at my favourite indie coffee shop, my neighbours , Applaud coffee. I was experiencing a"hygge" moment.

This Scandi import pronounced "hoo-gah", is more of an expression of feelings and emotions. It's the feeling of cosy, delighting in small pleasures and conjuring up images of candlelight, piles of blankets, hot chocolate and fluffy socks. It's a refuge from the long dark evenings and cherishing the magic of the seasons , clear skies and  frosty mornings.

Down on the Saints (St Nicholas and St Peter's Street), there are plenty of opportunities to indulge this feeling of "hygge". From warming coffee shops (Applaud and Doorsteps), and home made pasta (Valentino's and Locanda di Palma), to inviting homeware (Loveone and The House in Town), Cosy knitwear in this season's hot colours (Marianna, Cake and Catwalk and Isobella's). You could even knit your own little bit of hygge, visit Jenny Wrens Yarns for inspiration.

So before you start to bemoan the darker nights channel your inner hygge... It might make the Autumn a little bit cosier.

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