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How to Hygge with Bothell

Hygge: noun. A quality of coziness and comfort that invites a feeling of contentment or well-being.

The Danish concept of “hygge” is one that was borne out of a desire to get through the cold, dark winter months — a feeling we know well, here in Washington. To make these days a bit more enjoyable, we rounded up the different ways you can enjoy the great indoors, with the help of some of our favorite small businesses in and near Bothell.

Redecorate your space

As you spend more of your days inside, why not make your space more warm and inviting? Pick up a few throw pillows, a thick blanket, and candles from First & Main Design Market to curate the perfect hygge ambiance.

Prepare a favorite meal

Embrace your inner chef and experiment with comfort food staples from Beardslee Public House. The eatery created its Curbside Butcher Box, which is full of ingredients for you to try your hand at new recipes, including the Italian Sausage & Lentil Soup you see above!

Wear comfy clothing

To get into the hygge mindset, you’ll need an outfit to match. From pajamas to sweatsuits, Marlowe Boutique has a variety of ensembles that are ideal for lounging around indoors.

Enjoy a tea party wherever you are

Don’t let the chilly weather stop you from enjoying a spot of tea and biscuits! Graham’s RoyalTea offers Tea Party To-go sets that include finger sandwiches, mini cupcakes, ganache bites, and their infamous tea blends, so you can feel like royalty at home or in your hotel.

Cozy up by the fireplace

One of the tenets of hygge is cozying up by a fireplace. If you don’t have one at your disposal, visit Tavern on the Square at McMenamins Anderson School and enjoy their outdoor dining experience around their warm fire pits.

Sip on mulled wine

There’s nothing like a hot mug of mulled wine in the winter, especially when it’s from 425 Cellars. The Woodinville winery is offering mulled wine gift baskets that include everything you need to make the boozy beverage at home (brandy not included).

Revel in the simple pleasures

The hygge lifestyle is all about finding comfort in the little things, whether it be wrapping yourself up in a soft blanket, cooking a favorite meal, or relaxing by a fireplace.

Visit us in Bothell and discover how our small businesses can help you hygge this winter.

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