Food and beverages are a big part of creating a cosy atmosphere and giving you that nice warm feeling. How do you guys achieve 'hygge'?
When I come home after a long day I get a big cup of hot water and dissolve 1 and a half tablespoons of honey in it. Maybe put a bit of jerky, nuts or sliced fruit etc in a small dish to go with it. Then sip the hot honey water while I watch a youtube video or lurk /ck/ for half an hour before I go to bed.
I like to turn the central heating up to full, gradually get naked and dunk my balls into a cup of cinnamon tea while shouting 'hygge nygge'. The sound of my balls sizzling for up to an hour afterwards really fosters a sense of relaxation and togetherness
I put in my time paying too much for shitholes and dealing with awful landlords. But yeah, I lucked out buying a nice place cheap before the neighborhood started becoming fashionable. Now I have a cozy, cheap home base to hang out and watch the coffee shops start opening. (Two new ones last year, and another on the way, so it looks like I got in just in time).
>lucked out buying a nice place cheap before the neighborhood started becoming fashionable
That's the dream bru. My parents did the same, now that the area is getting heavy traffic they're thinking of moving on.
When I get old I may sell if the place ends up being worth a big pile of cash and the neighborhood gets all yuppie. But for the time being there's no place I'd rather be. There's lots of good, cheap Mexican food (because Mexicans live here), the biggest Chinatown in NYC, a few yuppie joints down by the waterfront and just north of here and excellent Middle Eastern and old school Italian American just south of me. If I need anything more than that Manhattan is a 15 min subway ride away.
And I'm paying less per month to live here than anyone I know who is renting, because I bought when it was still cheap. Plan on enjoying this as long as I can. And it's cozy as fuck.