Home is Where the Hygge Is



Photo: Alison Vagnini

Alexandra Gove was clearly ahead of her time when she launched her lifestyle blog Hygge Life three years ago. The Danish word for cozy, hygge (pronounced HOO-gah) has become a fast-moving, worldwide trend.

“It’s all about being cozy and slowing down to enjoy a moment,” says Gove, who discovered the movement while living in Denmark and traveling around Europe in a 1971 camper with “Hygge Life” painted on the side. Now back in Denver, Gove and her fiancé, Koen van Renswoude, have started a retail company by the same name, selling alabaster candles, ethically sourced sheepskin throws, Turkish towels and other cozy lifestyle items on their website and at flea markets around Colorado (look for them this summer at the Denver Flea, Vail Farmers’ Market and Renegade Craft Fair). hyggelife.com

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Browse. Buy. Eat. Discover. See what's new and trending, plus tips for great local finds. CH&L editor at large Rebecca Gart shares her favorite discoveries from around the state of Colorado. 

A former reporter for The Daily Camera in Boulder, and writer/editor for InLine magazine and Delicious Living, Rebecca has also written for Cooking Light and Natural Health. She currently writes about what’s trending in home design, food, lifestyle, beauty and shopping for CH&L. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, snowshoeing, skiing, biking and playing tennis. She and her husband Ken have three children.

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