Tis' the Season of Evergreens
The other day, as I was planning Thanksgiving dinner, my mother called and asked what I was up to. When I responded: "Planning Thanksgiving dinner" she said, "Honey, you can't imagine how special it is for me that no matter where you are in the world, you always celebrate Thanksgiving". I stopped to really think about this and question what this American holiday means to me. I was...
Borrowing ideas and concepts from our Nordic neighbours, or from anywhere else for that matter, gives us the opportunity to combine the best of many worlds. Hygge (think candles, copious amounts of tea and hand-knitted colourful wool socks) was introduced and embraced by nearly everyone in the northern hemisphere experiencing dark evenings and cold winters. When we finally manage to get our heads around the hygge trend, it is now time to familiarise ourselves with lagom, the complimentary lifestyle game changer meaning just the right amount.