By Barbara Balfour 

A cozy setting with cinnamon candles and cinnamon sticks.

1. Find warmth amidst the cold

2. Create a cocoon of safety

3. Lighting is everything

4. Avoid “stuffocation”

5. Cook comfort food

6. Channel nostalgia through vintage and antique items

7. Embrace neutrals

8. Take periodic tech breaks

9. Stop to smell the roses

10. Channel hygge at work

Barbara Balfour

Written by
Barbara Balfour

Barbara is a TV host, producer and prolific print journalist with bylines in BBC, ELLE, the Economist Group, and every major daily newspaper in Canada. She has salsa danced in Cuba, sipped wine in the country of Georgia and interviewed Noam Chomsky in his office in Boston. Her work has taken her to more than 40 countries.