The simple sophisticate is someone who prefers quality over quantity, sensible living over mindless consumption, personal style instead of trendy fashions, has an insatiable curiosity for life’s endless questions and a desire to live a truly fulfilling life rather than being led around by the nose. Inspired by her lifestyle blog The Simply Luxurious Life, Shannon Ables (the original Simple Sophisticate) shares with listeners tips on how to live a refined life on an everyday income. From achieving your goals, preparing a memorable meal, creating a capsule wardrobe, traveling the world (Francophiles tune in as Paris is a favorite destination), and living life to the fullest without breaking the bank, living well is really quite simple. You can download the free Player FM’s app which you can get from the App Store or Google Play.
While we are in lockdown due to Covid-19 we can still practice our Hygge by going through all our photo albums and putting them in unique picture frames for the home. Here are some great examples for you.
Check out this amazing Moments Frame which holds a brilliant 52 pictures.
It’s that time of year when we have warmer, longer lighter days. As we all know Hygge represents cosiness, comfort and happiness. Well, with a few tweaks here and there we can soon create Spring Hygge to our homes. Here are 5 ways to instantly create Spring Hygge to your homes.
Yesterday I decided to clean my pantry and go through all my groceries. While still in isolation and lock down during this COVID-19 pandemic certain foods have been difficult to get so it was great to find so flour to bake with which seems to be in short supply.
I got some great ideas on how I wanted the finished pantry look from the images below. My pantry isn’t as big as these beauties but the effect is just the same and I felt amazing after sorting it all out.
Hygge Style have everything you need for a hygge Easter table, from gorgeous wooden and glass eggs to fabulous blue and white china, napkins and lovely little bunny gift bags.
Easter trees are a wonderful traditional in Northern Europe; pop a few pussy willow or spring branches in a large jug or vase, tuck some moss around the top, and you are ready to decorate!
HYGGE Style lovely buttercup and bee range is perfect to bring the sunshine into your home! This pretty jug features a lovely floral painterly design and is perfect for everything from cream to a bunch of hand-picked blooms. £16.99
This lovely little candle will add both fragrance and colour to your home. The candle glass is decorated in pretty blue and yellow flowers, and the gift-box features an adorable Easter bunny! £4.99
Get the carrots out! This sweet little Danish bunny is made of glazed white porcelain, and can either be left plain or decorated with ceramic paints for your homely Easter.£2.49
This gorgeous Gisela Graham food cover will make the perfect addition to your home this Easter!
The mesh dome food cover has been decorated with pretty bumble bees, daisy flowers and a yellow straw trim.
Measures approximately 13 x 30 x 30cm (H x W x D) £7.99
These pretty ceramic hanging Easter egg decorations will add a touch of Spring to your home, even if the sun is not shining! Co-ordinates beautifully with other items in the range.£4.99
Send the little ones out on their Easter egg hunt with one of these adorable baskets from Gisela Graham. Available in three different colours they feature a strawberry motif, and are just the right size for foraging for sweeties! £6.99
These sweet little fellows are tucked up safely in a nice little wicker nest, and come in a box of six. £4.95
If you haven’t heard all about HYGGE then I would be extremely surprised but basically the word ‘Hygge‘originates from a Norweign word meaning ‘well-being‘. For almost five hundred years, Denmark and Norway were one kingdom, until Denmark lost Norway in 1814. ‘Hygge‘ appeared in written Danish for the first time in the early 1800’s, and the link between hygge and well being or happiness maybe no coincidence. Danes are the happiest people in Europe according to the European Social Survey and found in ‘The Little Book of Hygge, The Danish Way to Live Well‘, by Meik Wiking.
Check out these images to help inspire you to create a HYGGE home.