Louisa Thomsen Brits

The Book of Hygge
  • The Book of Hygge

  • Louisa Thomsen Brits

    The most beautiful guide to the Danish custom of hygge, the everyday life philosophy for better living.

    Hygge is a feeling of belonging and warmth, a moment of comfort and contentment. This beautiful little book will help you to find hygge and embrace it every day. Make a pot of coffee, relax in your favourite chair and discover for yourself how life is better with hygge.

    'Best [book] for the philosophy of hygge' You Magazine

    '...a philosophy for mindful living' The Guardian

    ‘Her book is a thing of beauty’ Irish Examiner

Louisa Thomsen Brits is half Danish, half English, a writer and journalist. Born in Africa and brought up in the UK, Louisa spent every summer with family in Denmark, learning the language of hygge to establish a place of belonging wherever she has found herself. For Louisa, hygge is a quality of presence and togetherness. It’s a daily practice, a way to affirm interconnectedness and enjoy wellbeing. She believes that hygge is an experience of contentment rather than a pursuit of happiness and is about being not having. As a Dane, hygge is bred in her bones. As an Englishwoman she can comfortably translate the concept and share its universality as an impetus common to us all.