Growing up in Denmark I never knew us Danes were different. Of course being different is not always a bad thing! In my early 20s I moved to New York to study interior design. It was during my time in New York that I realized the importance of hygge. Everyone seemed so busy, so stern looking, and so stressed! After spending two long years in New York I decided I had to spread the word about hygge and so I wrote my book Hygge: A Danish Concept of Simple & Cosy Living.