Do you like to chill by a warm, crackling fire whilst wearing cozy AF, thick, wooly socks? How about chilling by perfectly scented candle light in a giant, cozy chair, with one hell of a fuzzy blanket, while reading a book that makes you feel warm? Do you love entertaining at your super warm and cozy place with all of your very best friends? If you’re into being cozy, calm, chill, warm, and well, just about comfortable as one could possibly be, chances are you will certainly be down with 2017’s (maybe weirdest) trend: Hygge.
From New York Times:
Hygge (pronounced HOO-gah, like a football cheer in a Scandinavian accent) is the Danish word for cozy. It is also a national manifesto, nay, an obsession expressed in the constant pursuit of homespun pleasures involving candlelight, fires, fuzzy knitted socks, porridge, coffee, cake and other people. But no strangers, as the Danes, apparently, are rather shy. Hygge is already such a thing in Britain that the Collins Dictionary proclaimed it one of the top 10 words of 2016, along with Brexit and Trumpism.
Hygge is basically the Danish word for comfy-cozy. And for Scandinavians, and Brits too, it’s become a way of life. Now, super-stressful America is on board, and nearly every major publisher has a how-to hygge book coming soon. It’s a perfect guide to making your whole life super chill. Hey, this is not just about lighting a candle or taking a bath, it’s about changing your mother-effing life. Forget feng shui or the KonMari Method, this 2017 wellness trend is all about taking care of yourself, indulging, and doing all-things-sanguine with your best homies. Basically, going hygge means living your best life.
So how does this factor into your cannabis consumption? This wellness trend is all about feeling fucking great, and doing whatever it takes to get there. Uhh, enter weed. It’s a match made in heaven, so get cozy and get smoking!
Here’s how to get your hygge + weed life going right now:
The whole point of hygge is to get your pals together and enjoy the shit out of each other. This usually requires some kind of good food, good company, good conversation, and really great weed. Host your favorites at your place, offer some good food, maybe even play some games, or snuggle under some blankets, but don’t forget the pot. Maybe you break out the bong for this very special party. This is the kind of party that makes your heart full and your mind happily hazy. Go the extra mile and cook some seriously good cannabis-infused eats. Try the best stoner cookbook we could find: HERB: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Cannabis.
There are so many cannabis-infused spa products now that you could seriously have the most self-indulgent beauty day of your life, and even smoke a little too. Why not go for some gummies, you won’t have to worry about keeping your hands dry. Turn on your favorite tunes and let yourself unwind, because according to hygge, you fucking deserve it. Try Apothecanna body goods, or make your own weedy bath stuff.
The whole point of getting cozy as fuck is to really try to feel relaxed. So this one is a no-brainer, but get your friends, lovers, or just your peaceful self on the couch, with a lot of blankets, a fire if you can, and tune out to some of your favorite old movies. Get your nostalgia game strong with classics, childhood favorites, or movies that remind you of the good times. Don’t forget the popcorn, and most importantly don’t forget to add the perfect amount of detectable cannabis-infused butter to warm you right up. Try a Magical Butter machine or Can O’ Budder for seriously savory (and lit) results.
Did you know you can make your own hot chocolate with cannabis chocolate just by putting it in a slow cooker? Yep, that’s a thing, and you should totally do it because you will feel so chill and cozy that you won’t even know what do with yourself. Add weed marshmallows for pure bliss.
Hey, having a comfortable chill spot can make all the difference in your life. Spend the time (and maybe the dough) pimping out your favorite nook, and make it so comfy-cozy that you can smoke, sleep, and dream your way to total happiness. Lots of blankets. Lots of pillows. And maybe even a plant too.