“As the days get colder and shorter, I’m thinking more and more about the Danish concept of hygge: hard to translate, but basically meaning cozy, comfortable, unpretentious, and lacking in anything unpleasant. Think candles or fireplaces, soft blankets, warm lighting, cherished friends, and good conversation. A safe haven”

That’s how Jaime Kurtz, PhD, opens a recent blog post on her favorite hygge spots in Charlottesville, one of which is our own Barboursville theater.  Jaime would know!  She’s performed on the Four County stage in such shows as Annie, Into the Woods, and Backwards Broadway.  And she’s an expert in happiness:  An associate professor of psychology at James Madison University, Jaime authored, among other books, The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations, to be published in 2017.

Read My Top Five Hygge Spots Around Charlottesville, and learn why Jaime thinks Four County Players, as she says, “never ceases to be welcoming, charming, and unpretentious.”