The spirit of hygge in Fort Wayne

Cozy up at DeBrand Fine Chocolates for a taste of hygge in Fort Wayne. CONTRIBUTED

You may have heard of hygge, pronounced “hoo-ga,” around the winter season. But what is hygge?

Hygge cannot be defined by one word, but it is rather the feeling you get when you’re comfy and cozy, and enjoying the simple things of life! This Danish and Norwegian word may just be the secret to living well and enjoying time with your most favorite people!

Enjoy and spread all of the hygge spirit at these cozy Fort Wayne events and activities! Here are some ways to experience hygge in Fort Wayne:

1. Browse a local boutique

The feelings of hygge can’t be bought, but items like fuzzy socks, cozy sweaters, and soft hats and gloves can help you enjoy hygge more! Pick up some of the coziest items at Fort Wayne boutiques like The Find – they have the softest sweaters, socks and blankets.

2. Check out a local coffee house

Coffee shops are the perfect location to experience hygge in Fort Wayne. Especially at places like Fortezza and Firefly whose décor and atmosphere make you feel like you’ve taken a seat at your best friend’s house.

3. Pull up a seat at HT2

Are you looking for a night out? You too can enjoy the spirit of hygge by pulling up a seat at HT2, which features commodious cocktails and a warm fireplace to warm your spirit!

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