How to have the cosiest Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder treason and plot. We see no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot. I’m not really a Halloween person – horror films bore me, I don’t own any costumes (apart from my Trixie Mattel look from Pride) and as a kid, I always resented giving trick or treaters…

3 ways to bring nature into your home for autumn

Could it BE any more grey?! As I write from inside my blanket burrito, I’m looking around me and seeing a lot of fabric. Wool, cotton, velvet, fleece, pretty much everything. For those of us who just can’t get enough of the hygge way of life, I imagine your home looks pretty similar right now….

7 ideas to get more sunshine in autumn

At this time of year, it’s easy to cancel all your plans and stay wrapped up inside. I know I’m guilty of doing it – when the wind is whistling and your skin is turning an alarming shade of grey in the chilly climes, the temptation to draw the curtains and huddle under a blanket…

Hygge places: Bled, Slovenia

I recently took a little trip to Bled (and the surrounding area) in Slovenia. My friend and I considered several places for this trip – Cannes, Sorrento, Krakow… but my friend had taken a day trip to Bled once before, and I’d heard good things, so we went for it. Guys, if you love autumn…

31 ideas for October hygge

Guys, I couldn’t be happier that October is finally here. It’s my favourite month – I love the unpredictable weather, I love the darker evenings, I love the bright crisp mornings. I’m not big on my own birthday (though I love other people’s!), but my birthday is 31st October – finding out I’m a spooky…

Bright, golden September

Now we’re sidling our way through September, I’m doing silly things like getting up at 7.15am on a Saturday just so I can experience as much of autumn as possible. ‘Experiencing autumn’ at that time of day generally just means relocating from my bed to the sofa to grin gormlessly out of the window as…

Hygge mythbusting

In the last few weeks, amid the deluge of posts about hygge, I’ve seen a few creeping through talking about how it’s smug, it’s ‘ruining London’ and it’s Denmark’s ‘least welcome import’. I think it goes without saying that I think this is all pure nonsense, and I can’t help but wonder how many of these…

Why autumn is the best season

I always used to think I was so original for loving autumn more than the other seasons, but now it seems as though everyone’s on the crunchy leaf hype. Finally, everyone understands me! I’m cool with it though – it means I get to enthuse about scarves and orange leaves more. Our heating kicked in at…

Book review: The Art of Hygge

Want to know a secret? I don’t know if you’ve heard, but hygge is THE hot topic of autumn 2016. There are something like nine books about hygge being released in the next month or so, which is amazing considering nobody in the UK really knew what it was when I started blogging about it…

How to hygge this autumn

I’m in an autumnal frenzy. The first question I ask anyone at the moment is ‘Have you seen any conkers and if so where can I get them?’. Conkers are my autumnal drug. I crave that gorgeous rich brown. I feel the same way about blackberries too. I spotted some on a Sunday walk on…

Getting autumnal with the Yankee Candle Harvest Time collection

Autumn is obviously the best season, and I’m MASSIVELY in love with all the smells associated with it. Hot cider, ripe berries, wet grass, bonfires, crisp apples… mmm, I can’t wait. And we all know that candles are an integral part of the hygge experience, which is why I’m so excited to share with you…

Hygge dressing for autumn

So what happened to the ‘heatwave’ we were predicted then, Met Office?! Because all I can see right now is clouds, and I’m totally cool with that. Even at 1pm today, the shadows seemed extra long and the sun looked lower in the sky than I’m used to. I’m wearing socks this evening because it’s…

An autumn walk in Preston Park, Brighton

Living in a seaside town has lots of benefits; especially one as well positioned as Brighton. We get a beach to play on in summer (pebbles and all), a refreshing coastal breeze, the drama of violent storms over the sea and a constant flurry of new people to look at. But I think that Brighton…

Getting hygge with pumpkin recipes

Firstly, welcome to all my new followers! The vast majority of you have probably come from this excellent BBC Magazine article, which mentioned my little old blog… except now it doesn’t feel quite so little. I’m very excited to have so many new people in the Hello Hygge family, and I can’t wait to share…

A basic bitch guide to autumn

It’s finally here! It’s autumn! It’s my season! I don’t trust anyone who says they don’t like autumn. I love the volatility, I love the russet leaves, I love coats and boots and spice and pumpkins (god I love pumpkins) and spooky things and drizzle (yes) and having an excuse to stay in and be…