Move over, Hygge: There’s a new foreign—and ’gram-friendly—lifestyle trend in town. Introducing Còsagach, a term hailing from Scotland that loosely translates to feeling sheltered and content. According to VisitScotland
, it’s the next big thing.
But how is Còsagach different from its Danish counterpart? Well, it’s not really: Both espouse similar principles of warmth and coziness. The main difference is that it’s of Scottish extraction, meaning that the recommended activities for achieving peak Còsagach are tailored to the country’s traditions; for example, VisitScotland suggests you “bag a Munro
” (AKA climb one of Scotland’s many mountains) before retreating indoors to sit in front of a fire.
That said, if you live somewhere with a distinct lack of Munros ready to be bagged, there are still many ways you can replicate this trend. Like Hygge, Còsagach is more of a feeling and can be achieved in various ways. Whether you fortuitously live in a wooden cabin full of rustic touches and a working fireplace or call a 500-square-foot
city apartment home, here are some small ways to incorporate this new trend to your life. Bundle up.