Planning a trip to a shore? A long weekend flee? Lounging your leisure away poolside? Whatever your escape hatch of choice, pack these 5 must-haves to get body, mind and spirit in full Hygge (enjoying life and seizing the moment) mode for the most chillaxingly fun summer ever:
Read much? That's OK. Sadly, most of us lack the time and/or attention spans for much perusal these days, but a summer break is the perfect time to retrain the old brain to engage with the pleasure of a great book/eBook/Audible recording. In addition to a Hygge tome (try the satisfying yet wee and portable, The Little Book of Hygge), we've stacked our bag with several recommended reads, paperbacks, natch (also see below).
Hello!?! Did you think we'd tiptoe past your toes? We're obsessed with soft, softening socks. Sorry we like our feet silky and supple. Maybe it’s just us (not). After a long day of sun, sand and surf (what torture!), there’s truly nothing like the soothing, toes-y treat of reflexology, argan oil-infused slipper socks. Go ahead, safely pad around those cold, tile beach condo floors as they cushion, soften and message your put-upon plates. Pick up a pair (or actually two—they come in convenient 2-packs): Non skid chenille socks with grippers.
Speaking of sand, you need a great towel between you and it (or you and your beach chair). We have one that dries like a dream (so you can take a second dip) and dries YOU like a dream. (Something about the high tech fabric sucks the moisture away in, like, one second.) It also packs teensily, folding to the size of one of those cute baguette purses. Final detail we love: The pocket! For your: phone, money and keys. No more tragic “I can’t finds” in the sand. Summer stress averted! Check out our: BeachTech High Performance Beach Towel.
Did you think toting one little Hygge book was enough? Nope! Now you gotta actually practice what you preach. Sure, Hygge is about sensations, experiences, the clink of a glass by the sound of the waves, the taste of the tropical drink, the thrill of a good read, all the while feeling the sun on your newly smooth skin and soft feet. But it's also about noticing while it’s happening and really, really appreciating it. So do. And remember to tell your companions how much you enjoy spending time with them and what they mean to you. There. NOW you're good to go.
Back to school means back to cool weather. Suddenly there's a need for cute, comfy and comforting Hygge-inspired items to send students off to school in style. We call it Collegiate Cozy (CoCo) and it's all about increasing well-being, decreasing studying stress and providing a-dorm-able items to make campus dwellers feel at home wherever they're off to. Here, our picks for the top 5 college must-packs right now.