It’s nearly the end of winter and this time of the year can feel a bit dreary with long, dark nights, snow stormy weather (to date our coastline has been battered by six storms!) and summer still feels like months away yet. However you don’t have to give up with despair, winter can also be good time to slow down and take some much needed downtime.

At the Beach Boutique we have selected some inspirational things with a hygee vibe which are perfect for this time of year. Never heard of hygge? It’s the Scandinavian way of riding out winter by staying home, getting cosy and enjoying your time to family and friends. Summer’s not far away!

Uplifting Candles

Banish the dark nights and fill your home with these gorgeous smelling candles. They really are amazing especially when you get home from work, it gives you an instant uplift after a long day.

Luxury Wool Blankets

Make your home cosy with these colourful and luxurious wool blankets, perfect to throw on your bed for a hygge vibe. Or hide under on the sofa and catch up with Season 2 of Stranger Things or whatever else floats your boat.

Eat Well

Make some nourishing meals to get you through winter with Surf Cafe Living which is stuffed with tasty, fresh recipes. It’s a cookbook which focuses on entertaining and eating in the home, perfect for winter social gatherings, the perfect Scandi vibe.

Get Creative

Have your friends around and create a new year moodboard or have a pom pom session and make colourful pom poms to adorn your bag or home. Get mindful with the Surf Girl’s Journal, it’s an inspirational journal for you to tell your story, filled with colouring pages, space for your artwork or photos, as well as pages to plan your year ahead.

Read a book

Make a cup of your favourite tea or coffee and snuggle up on the sofa with a good book. If you’re more of a picture person then grab a copy of our beautiful wave photography coffee table book, Amazing Waves. It’s sure to inspire you to plan your next saltwater adventure this year.

Do a Home Workout

You don’t want to lounge around all the time but also sometimes going to a class feels to much of an effort at this time of year. That’s where YouTube comes in, there’s loads of great yoga and fitness instructors online like Boho Beautiful.

Get the right gear on with our range of technical and stylish fitness clothing and leisurewear. Also check out Surf Girl Guide to Surf Fitness and get onboard with fitness workouts at home and healthy eating tips.