Jul 302011
 

Stylish Bathrobe

For the ultimate in stylish comfort and luxury, treat yourself to an attractive summer bathrobe or kimono. Just imagine leaning back in your contoured deck chair or chaise lounge by the pool after a swim wrapped in your soft, elegant silk kimono or Egyptian cotton robe. What a relaxing way to spend a few minutes or, if you’re lucky, hours of your summer day or early evening. Whether you are on vacation, a business trip, or at home by your own beautiful outdoor pool, you will agree that such completely calm, comfortable leisure time is excellent for both your general health and peace of mind.

In addition, you will want to expand your casual wardrobe to include several different styles of robes, kimonos and terry cloth garments to suit your everyday lifestyle as well as any special occasions. For after-bath and sauna, you’ll need various types of cotton and terry wear. For example, a short fluffy terry robe with loose fit and short or three-quarter length sleeves is great for springtime, summer months, and warm climates. In colder temperatures and seasons, you’ll want to luxuriate in the cozy warmth of a longer, thicker, textured terry robe with full-length sleeves or a kimono of warm eco-friendly cotton or natural silk fabric.

The best hotels provide each guest with a soft terry or organic cotton robe, usually hanging on the back of the door to your bath or in your clothes closet. And many spas or health and sports clubs offer cotton or terry robes, shirts and jackets for your convenience and comfort. Especially when your lifestyle is busy and complex, you may have a limited amount of time to devote to sports, exercise and leisure activities. All the more reason, then, that you should enjoy the comforts of soft, elegant cotton, terry or silk sportswear and accessories to enhance your every health-related activity and experience. If you haven’t tried them already, treat yourself to organic cotton tennis and golfing wear. Or shop for the latest attractive fabric colors and designs in after-swim wear and leisure clothing. You simply can’t go wrong when choosing modern natural fabrics with cool, comfortable textures and designs to meet the demands and needs of your busy, complicated, and health-oriented modern lifestyle.

Jul 092011
 

Towels

Gift-giving holidays like Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and Christmas teach us that items like monogrammed towels and bathrobes make great gifts, but the world is wide, and there are many exciting and intriguing festival days to be found and enjoyed if only one knows where to look.

Maundy coins may not be in quite the same league as towels or robes, but they are what’s given out in the United Kingdom – and usually by the Queen of England no less! – during Maundy Thursday. This celebration, which commemorates the Last Supper, takes place on the Thursday before Easter and is also known as The Thursday of Mysteries and Covenant Thursday.

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is an important holiday and is observed around the world in such diverse countries as India, Mauritius, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Although the exchange of gifts only represents a small part of this fascinating celebration, which, in some cultures, signifies the ascendance of good over evil, the giving of presents among family members is becoming more and more important.

El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla – more commonly known as Cinco de Mayo – is celebrated in both Mexico and the USA, and the practice of giving gifts in celebration of this sometimes rowdy and boisterous holiday has slowly become more popular over the years. Although The Day of the Battle of Puebla is not synonymous with Mexican independence, it does present a good reason to celebrate as it is probably the most well known example of paying homage to the culture and traditions of Mexico.

Although one doesn’t usually see people celebrate Maundy Thursday, Diwali or Cinco de Mayo by giving each other monogrammed bathrobes, towels or bath mats, these types of gifts are extremely popular and are often exchanged during the more traditional Western festivities like Christmas. Children can also join in the fun, and International Children’s Day would be a fine time to give the teenager in your life a personalized terry velour pastel pink kids robe.

Gifts will never go out of fashion, and neither will luxury bathroom accessories.