The nitty gritty definition of Cosiness: The Hygge Planner Show

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Episode 31: My Guilt-Free Holiday Recipe

No Idea Whatsoever About What Hygge Is?

Don’t worry. I got your back. 😉

If you’re already a Hygge fan, just skip this part and start enjoying today’s blog post.

Still with me?

Ok.. awesome. Time to have fun.

What’s Hygge?

It’s a feeling you can’t buy of safety, warmth, peace, calm, contentment, and everything in between.

Based on cosiness, togetherness, and uniqueness, it’s a whole guide to craft a cosiness-based way of life for you AND your family.

To me, Hygge is like a roadmap to enjoy simple pleasure, slow down, unplug, and eventually becoming unapologetically yourself.

How can I learn more about it?

1/ Read the reviews I made at  How The Hygge Book helps me to love my own quirks

2/ Request a special invitation for #TheHyggeLounge at

3/ Buy Meik Weiking’s book by clicking here (Where you’re buying from this link Amazon will give a percentage to WWF on your behalf. I’m not owning a penny nor a compensation by any means) 

How do you pronounce it?

Truth is, no one cares how you pronounce it as long as you can experience it day in and day out.

That said, it’s commonly admitted to be [HOO-GA] .

Keep it simple and don’t over complicate the process.

If you don’t get it the first time, no big deal.

Is there a Hygge lifestyle?

YES!! and I mean absolutely without the shadow of a doubt.

Hygge is more than just a list of things to do or have. It’s NOT a decor (see below for more infos).

If you’re quiet/ introvert, chances are you’re already living a Hygge lifestyle without even knowing it. Now, you can model what you’re already good at to enjoy that cosy, comfy, and homey feelings 24/7.

If you’re totally new and you’d love to implement that simple, decluttered, down to earth, eco friendly, and comfy way of living for your family, that’s totally doable.

Truth it, it’s WHY I created this entire site: to provide you the tools, the resources, and the inspiration to turn your life into a cosiness-based living without adding stress. (To get a weekly dose of cosiness-based pep talk, join #TheHyggeLounge HERE )

Where does it come from?

Hygge comes from Denmark (but the word itself comes for Norway). At some point in history, Norway and Denmark were one kingdom only.

For the records:

  the first mention of Hygge is circa 1840 (which means Hygge is everything but a fad trends)

– Denmark is ranking on the top 3 of the happiest countries in the world every singe year!

– the tax level in Denmark is one of the highest in the world. Yet, the citizens ARE full of happiness.

—> Who doesn’t want to model what the happiest people in the world are doing to be happy, content, and joyful day in and day out?  I know I do (so does my Great Grand Mother in her journals)

Is Hygge only a decor for Fall & Winter?

This is a common myth I HAVE to bust once and for all. Danish people don’t stop living 6 months of the year. They enjoy and practice Hygge ALL YEAR LONG.

They just adapt what they do and how they do it. It’s definitely easier to have a snow day in winter and it’s definitely easier to have a BBQ outside in the middle of Summer.

Hygge is not stuck in Fall & Winter nor is a home decor.

If you want a decor, ask a professional to set up a stage… You won’t feel better in a snap because you have a fireplace and tonnes of fairy lights.

If it was that simple, everyone would be happy and medication wouldn’t be needed to avoid anxiety.

(If you’re under medication, NEVER EVER stop without a professional help. Asking for help should be your #1 priority. There’s no shame nor guilt to seek for a better health, or a better mental clarity)

You don’t have to spend $$$ to revamp your living room so it looks like a country living magazine cover… and you can show off on Instagram. Hygge is NOT a popularity contest. There’s no mandatory list of items to buy.

You can live Hygge in a moroccan house, a contemporary penthouse, a cottage close to the sea, a tiny house, a small apartment that looks like a boudoir, or a fancy super modern house. Hygge is what you made out of it.

Eh… you’re done with the introduction.

If you want to dive deeper:

– request your invitation for #TheHyggeLounge HERE

– check our workbook to craft a cosiness-based way of life for your family in 7 days HERE

– download our 108 Done for You ideas to practice Hygge as a family (when you have no time for brainstorm) HERE

Today I’m sharing my guilt-free holiday recipe (a drinkable one) 

  • If you’re from the US, thanksgiving is over
  • If you’ve got kids, they may already think about their Santa Letter
  • If you’re in love with DIY you may spend your time looking at treat recipes, trying new things (like I do right now… searching for rice noodles soup & eye dragon sushis)

→ So… I wanted to help you to slowly transition from autumn to winter in the cosiest way possible with a simple holiday recipe you’ll crave to replicate every week.

Grab your pen, I’ll be sharing my hot apple juice crockpot recipe


Why you’ll love this holiday recipe, it:

– suits kids/ teen/ pregnant women

– suits people who can’t or don’t want to drink alcohol

– helps to share the same drink

– can be done in a crockpot or in a traditional pot (up to you)

– is budget friendly

I truly love those adaptable holiday recipe where you can mix and match ingredients, while accommodating every guest. It can be tricky to manage allergy/ food preferences/ and everything in between when you’re hosting a party. 

Each time, I find a holiday recipe that matches those criteria, I save it on a notebook where I can take note while I’m testing it over and over. 

What you’ll need:

2 L of apple juice (try to find some without chemical, additives etc..)

2 apples (one pretty sour like a granny and one pretty sweet like pink lady)

1 cinnamon stick (or 2 if you love intense) → u can use ground cinnamon in a tea bag (like the one you use for tea leaves)

1 fluffy table spoon of 4 spice mix in a tea bag

–> Listen the podcast to get the entire recipe process 


How to twist this holiday recipe: 

Remember my notebook where I clipped holiday recipes, this is an extract from my mad scientists moments for this hot apple juice.

You can add:

  • slices of orange or lemon (be sure they’re safe and organic if you can afford them)
  • cranberries
  • one or two juniper berries if you enjoy very strong taste


Bear in mind you don’t have to “drink” the big chunk of apples, you can put them away, puree them and voila.

You’re already trying our holiday recipe? The best is yet to come.

What’s your favorite Holiday season’s drink?

I’d be happy to share your recipe with other members AND quoting you. Feel free to share them so I’ll be able to create a free hygge beverage mini cook book just for you

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Episode 31: My Guilt-Free Holiday Recipe

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