The Danes have hygge. The Swedes have lagom. Now, Laura Weir, a beloved lifestyle journalist and editor-in-chief of London Evening StandardA??s weekly ES magazine, introduces American readers to the BritsA?? best-kept secretA??cozinessA??an indulgent, luxurious, yet unfussy way of creating comfort and joy.
Cosy is A??the slackerA??s guide to staying at home, an antidote to peak frazzle.A? With trademark Anglo cheekiness, Laura Weir perfectly captures the British essence of cosy. She celebrates socks, warms to the joys of toasty open fires, and extols the virtues of a quiet walk, ultimately enticing us all to create the British magic of cosy in our everyday lives.
With interviews with British lifestyle experts, including Melissa Hemsley, Sophie Dahl, and Dolly Alderton, Cosy is a perfect reminder to slow down, have a cuppa, and settle in when life pushes you into overdrive.
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"Michelle Ford's pleasantly British narration invites listeners to withdraw from the stress of an uncertain world, make tea, and curl up with this British cousin to Danish hygge or Swedish lagom schools of thought. Whether the author is chatting about how to make the perfect cuppa or musing on the cosy joys that open fires, brisk walks, and dressing for winter bring to our lives (socks get a particular shout-out), she highlights pleasurably unfussy ways to create personal comfort and well-being. Weir takes care to distinguish cosy from hygge (suggesting that cosy is less contrived and less public), but there's plenty of overlap. Cosy will help listeners slow down time, settle into their homes, and turn inward without the cost or hassle of more public adventures. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"
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