Cozy comfort for any occasion

Looking for comfort for any occasion? Hygge (pronounced h(y)o͞oɡə, for those who don’t speak Danish) is a word that encompasses coziness and contentment. Whether it’s a mug of your favorite tea, a cozy blanket or just beautiful reminders around your home that bring you comfort and joy — it is always Hygge season.

Hammer & Stain chunky blanket

HAMMER & STAIN

That’s why the absolute perfect blanket might be just what you need. Check out Hammer & Stain’s website. Located on Parmenter Street, you’ll find the cutest shop that allows you to paint/make/buy home-spun goodness from signs to ceramics to these comfy — and Hygge-worthy — hand-knit chunky blankets. Sign up for a class and create one of your own, order a pre-made chunky blanket, or purchase a kit (pick up in store or have mailed to your home) and receive a link to a virtual class to make one yourself! Check out Hammer & Stain’s site and Facebook page for a friends’ weekend or just something fun to do!

 

THE REGAL FIND

When looking for all things Hygge, stop by The Regal Find. There is literally a jewelry line by the same name, as well as cozy homemade blankets, whimsical mugs and assortments of chocolate, teas and coffee — The Regal Find has its own blends! It’s a great stop if looking for a gift, personal pick-me-up, or just restocking your comfort collection.

 

Chauette Home & Fashion

CHAUETTES HOME & FASHION

Everything about this gorgeous sweater from Chauettes Home & Fashion gently beckons you to cozy up in front of a fire with a good book — or enjoy coffee with friends online. You will be dressed to impress and de-stress. Chauettes is located in the historic Opera House in downtown Middleton — built in 1903 — and in addition to women’s clothing, they also offer a selection of gifts perfect for holidays and weddings.

 

Barriques Café

BARRIQUES

Comfort food in a cup — many describe a warm beverage as such and Barriques Café in Middleton has been serving it up since 2003. This coffee shop and wine store is part of a chain only found (so far) in Dane County with Middleton being the second shop opened. Some of the personal touches you’ll find are actually all around you — the owners (with family and friends) built nearly all of the furnishings and counters and racks by hand. Stop in and have a socially distanced cup of Joe or get it to go (you can also order online for carryout or delivery). The wine selection and beer fridge offer a wide selection and helpful staff can answer your questions.

 

Journeyman Co.

JOURNEYMAN CO.

In 2018 Todd Christiansen made a long-awaited dream come true by opening his own men’s store in downtown Middleton. He brings 30 years of experience to his beautiful store which features clothing and gifts. Looking for Hygge-approved loungewear? Check out the super soft hoodies and sweaters.

 

Board and Brush Hygge

BOARD & BRUSH

Sometimes surrounding yourself with the right message is all you need to get motivated or even relax. Board & Brush on Elmwood Avenue in downtown Middleton has regular sign-painting classes to take as an individual, group of friends, or even book your whole office. Check out their website for details, calendars and to pick your projects. There’s always something going on!

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