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Gezellig
Literally, it means cozy, quaint, or nice, but can also connote time spent with loved ones, seeing a friend after a long absence, or general togetherness.”


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To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our lives are rich because of the love & personal investments of “successful” people in our lives. 

We have been thinking often lately of the influence of our parents & grandparents and when I think of my childhood, I remember fondly the cool days where after school my mom would have tea & windmill cookies ready for a moment to decompress from the day’s activities. 


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There is a Dutch word for cozy: 

Gezellig [ge‧zel‧lig]

It describes moments of warmth, care, and all the good feels…. these moments were all of that.

Growing up with my Dutch Mom & grandparents, everything was “so Gezellig”! Walking into a room and hearing the buzz of laughter and conversations, the smell of food and warm lighting still make me exclaim, ‘“wow, it is just so gezellig in here”!”

So it is with great joy that we will be introducing more Gezellig products in 2021 to give you moments of respite.

It is my desire that you will take time for pause. That you will listen to a loved one, share a simple snack and breathe in rest & peace in the middle of these chaotic times. 

This is success. Beautiful & simple moments, shared with loved ones. 

-Reneé


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To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.


— Ralph Waldo Emerson