Hygge Tahoe shopping meets your Danish comfort needs  

By Heidi Bethel  
Hygge Tahoe Shopping
Perenn Bakery

Taking things back to the simpler ways seems to be a natural pivot in response to the many curveballs that have been thrown our way recently.

I’m reminded of the Danish concept of hygge, pronounced hooga, offering a cozy, comfortable atmosphere embodying soothing elements and a fondness for the sweet little pleasures that often go overlooked.  

Taking things back to the simpler ways seems to be a natural pivot in response to the many curveballs that have been thrown our way recently.

Several local purveyors have embraced the pleasurable styles for the home, fashion, food and hobbies. They’re offering a way to take a break from the hurry with comfortable contentment.  

Hygge for the home 

Live edge tables bring a bit of nature and can really add a simplistic character to a room. The Urban Elements collection from Hygge Lake Tahoe is beautiful, highlighting the natural curvature and grains in each matchless piece.

Add to the aesthetic design with greenery and pots from Old Stone House Gift and Garden in Reno and with a beautiful three-dimensional map from Tahoe Wood Maps. Complete the ambiance with a soothing scented candle or bath salts from The Freckled Frog at The Summit in Reno. 

Hygge Tahoe Shopping
Jimmy Beans Wool
Hygge fashion 

Soft and comfortable are my go-to’s these days. As the weather remains cool, I love to cuddle up in something slouchy that feels great on my skin. Head to Sidestreet Boutique in South Lake for a cozy Sherpa blanket or soft shawl, a perfect addition to your hygge Tahoe shopping list.

At Truckee’s Tahoe Mountain Sportsthey have slippers for the whole family. For a Sierra-inspired sweatshirt, Reno’s Home Means Nevada stores are filled with snug options with creative adornments (I’m in one of their “Battle Born” zip-ups as I write this.).

And, I can’t forget the effortless jewelry that helps create a carefree look, head to Tahoe City and visit Trunk Show for some dainty options.  

Hygge foodies 

Who doesn’t love a little wine, cheese and dessert? The Danish are known for their delicious morsels and you can enjoy the same culinary mentality in Reno/Tahoe. The Cork and More in South Lake shelves wines from around the globe perfectly paired with their simple snacks.

Grab a Danish-inspired pastry at a variety of renowned bakeries ­— in Reno visit HomagePerenn Bakery(two locations in Reno and one in Tahoe) or Josefs Vienna Bakery; at the Lake Tahoe House Bakery and Gourmet and Sugar Pine Bakery are a must; and, L.A. Bakery and Paul Schat’s Bakery are the places to go in Carson Valley. Wash it all down with a cup of hot tea from Salty-savory-sweet or Too Soul Tea Shop in Reno.  

Hygge Tahoe Shopping
Jimmy Beans Wool
Hygge hobbies 

Settle in with light crafting or hobbying to take your mind off the hustle and enjoy some quiet. Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno carries miles of house-dyed yarn, knitting and crocheting needles, patterns and the experts to help you through that next project.

A stop by Wild Wood Makers Market in Tahoe with have you walking out the door with journals and crafting supplies. Or, spend some time at Sundance Bookstore in Reno where the book-lined shelves offer a good read for any preference.  

Whether it’s the aroma of a calming candle, snuggling up under a warm hoodie, enjoying a soothing drink, or sitting down to a comfortable pastime, go a little hygge with help from some Reno/Tahoe favorites. Stay simple!