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White-hot Refshaleoen: Meet the trendiest neighborhood in Europe you've never heard of

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - The Oxford Dictionary defines hygge as "a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment." The Danish concept has become so popular that it made the dictionary's word of the year shortlist in 2016.

I first discover the true meaning of hygge at La Banchina, a 16-seat farm-to-table pescatarian restaurant overlooking Copenhagen Harbor. Some in today's lunch crowd are frolicking in the sea despite the near freezing mid-winter temperatures. Others are swirling glasses of natural wine as they peruse the three daily Nordic dishes scribbled in erasable marker on the back window - all of which will be cooked right in front of them so as

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