Happier Place offers sustainable outdoor leisure products, tips, and inspiration to be happier by having fun outdoors and appreciating nature and each other. Let’s make the world a happier place together!
We provide practical accessories for your outdoor leisure (e.g., drinking, eating, socializing) and inspiring articles, photos and videos to encourage you to go exploring more often, enjoy nature responsibly, have fun, feel connected and create lasting memories. Our aim is to help make this world a happier place by inspiring you to be happier.
We believe everyone deserves to take rejuvenating breaks in their nature happier place before getting back to whatever needs doing! Therefore, we have pledged to work against racism in the outdoors and help increase the visibility of black people and other underrepresented groups in nature. Read more: Nature Features All The Colors… But Does It? Well, It Should!
Who are the people behind Happier Place you ask?
Luci Westphal and Scott Solary. We’re a married couple who has lived in Florida, Brooklyn, Berlin and Colorado. We have traveled on four continents and love exploring new places as much as relaxing in familiar Happier Places close to home with our dog Whiskey.
No matter where we live or travel, we always find a place in nature where we can “take a break from it all” and just enjoy the scenery, the company and some refreshments. This may be Brooklyn’s Prospect Park with a gaggle of friends, a deserted Cuban beach for just the two of us, or taking a visiting BFF to a hidden meadow on Arthur’s Rock for a Colorado picnic. We believe that these kinds of “outdoor breaks” bring more balance and happiness to our lives.
And everywhere we go, we like to keep our beverages cold, sit comfortably, have everything we need and don’t leave any garbage behind. So we became experts on bringing the necessary accessories and packing practically to transform any Happy Place into a Happier Place.
For the record: we’re neither extreme survivalists, hippies nor athletes. Happier Place is not about challenging nature adventures or doing yoga on a paddle board. But if you’re into that, that’s very cool – and we think our products and tips can also enhance your nature experiences. Personally, we’re just more about sipping a mojito while watching the summer sunset over Horsetooth Reservoir.
Definition of “Happy Place”:
noun (with possessive adjective)
- A place which a person associates with happiness, visualized as a means of reducing stress, calming down, etc.; (hence) a happy state of mind.
- A geographic place where a person experiences happiness (alone or with others). Most often found in nature: like city parks, mountains, beaches or on the water.
Definition of “Happier Place”:
noun (with possessive adjective)
1. A Happy Place enhanced by enjoying food, beverages or whatever floats your boat. Reducing stress even more by bringing everything you want efficiently and leaving nature unspoiled.
Side effect: creates happy memories and the desire to go outside more, revisit your happier place often, be kind, and enjoy life fully!
2. A a physical or mental place where people feel happier.
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please write to us via the contact form or you can send us a postcard to our new address (since we just exchanged the mountains for the beach):
3135 1st Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33733
We really hope we can help you make your life a bit happier by reducing stress, having fun and staying connected with nature.
xx Luci and Scott