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Robyn and Kerry Brannigan

Robyn and Kerry Brannigan

Some 8 years back Robyn had an idea of creating a “PLACE”, where people especially (after many years in early childhood as kindergarten teacher) mothers and children could go and feel all the things home offers where the whole family could enjoy.

Children could play, mothers could shop/browse, families could relax, spread-out and feel welcome. All while being taken care of with fresh food and refreshments.

The Term“Hygge”discovered some years back has always resonated as a concept that mirrors Robyn and Kerrys’ philosophy on life, especially home. This philosophy sits behind all that is Hygge. Unable to find a word or term to match, Hygge has become the concept and the name.

After looking for a Place that met a number of criteria, especially a Destination, the Old Clifton Café was discovered and available. In need of a major overhaul a deal was struck, the business bought and renovations begun. A deadline of 30 days of renovation both inside and outside was made.

Fittings, building, plant,painting, grounds, utilities were reworked and exactly 30 days later completed with Hygge opening 11th May 2018. The ambient interior, natural outdoor area, especially the children friendly hill with rocks, tunnel, slide and driftwood logs, has proven extremely popular. Major seawall revetment work has seen a new limestone wall, new road and gardens along Hygges’ boundary.

The Deck under the Olive trees was designed for Yoga sessions in summer and as a wedding ceremony site with Cape Kidnappers as a backdrop. Music was a theme focused on and Sunday sees musicians every week outside in the summer andinside through the winter. All in all Hygge was set up as a PLACE for everyone and anyone. No pressure to perform and no pressure to leave.

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