Oct 292011
 

Kids Bathrobes

As we all know, children get dirty – often – but this is a problem that is rather easy to solve and that usually involves dunking them in the bath at least once a day! After bath-time is over and done with would, however, be the ideal time to wrap junior and the little miss up in their very own snug kids’ bathrobes.

Possibly the most popular type of kids’ robes available today are the hooded terry velour robes, which are perfect for both boys and girls. These robes, which come in two colors – pink and white – will fit all children from the tiniest tyke of three to the eleven year old who has just had his latest growth spurt. This is not a “one size fits all” situation, though, and the small and medium robes (“S/M”) are specifically designed for the three through six age-group, while the large and extra-large (“L/XL”) ones are tailored for the seven through eleven year olds.

Hooded terry velour kids’ robes are known for being extra soft and extra absorbent – possibly because kids are usually extra active and extra dirty – and they are also known as being extremely comfortable to wear, not to mention extremely durable. Terry velour children’s robes are made from Turkish cotton of the highest quality, and, despite the fact that they are actually manufactured on sight in Turkish factories, they are incredibly reasonably priced, and buying one or two or more of these robes will never break – or even unduly strain – the budget.

Due to the growing popularity of monogrammed towels and monogrammed adults’ bath robes, parents should be happy to learn that they also now have the option to have monograms embroidered on their children’s bath robes. Monograms are available in a large selection of styles and colors – with the latter including such exotic hues as Bright Mint, Lake Blue, Lavender and Cranberry – and kids will love to see their initials appearing on their personalized bath robe in some bright and shiny color. Bath robe monogramming is usually also a service that is offered for free, which makes personalizing a robe or two all the more attractive.

Towels, bath mats and bath robes – for both adults and kids – are all must-have bathroom accessories, and buying them can be fun and exciting, especially when the price is just so right!

Oct 212011
 

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Waffles, the sweet and crispy dough-based snacks that are sold throughout the world, are known and loved by just about everyone. All waffles, whether from America, Belgium or Hong Kong, are made by frying dough in a patterned steel grid, and waffle bathrobes are so called due to their fabric’s resemblance to the waffle-grid shape.

It is, however, the fabric’s extremely unusual square-patterned weave that gives it it’s “waffle” label and that makes the robes so very soft yet durable as well as so comfortable yet highly absorbent. Kimono robes are, furthermore, usually double stitched to give them that extra bit of strength, while spa robes are ultra-lightweight and plain waffle robes are known for the speed at which they dry.

Waffles are versatile and can be enjoyed with cream, syrup, fruit, cheese, peanut butter or simply with dusted sugar. Waffle robes are similarly versatile and can be used at home, at the spa or at the gym, and, as they don’t take up a lot of space, they can easily be packed into a suitcase and taken on vacation. Waffle bathrobes also come in a variety of styles, colors and sizes, and, as with monogrammed towels, Waffle robe owners can have their initials embroidered on the latest addition to their bathwear wardrobe in a number of hues and alphabet and letter styles.

Consumers in the market for buying Waffle robes should, while they’re in the mood, also pick up some matching towels and maybe even some bath mats. All three styles of Waffle bathrobe are, furthermore, unisex, and they’re also all machine-washable. They can therefore be enjoyed by the whole family, and, with their discounted prices, free monogramming and free gift-wrapping, they also make first rate gifts.

Whether they’re served with bacon, kiwifruit, chicken, or good old maple syrup, waffles are loved by all, as are the plush and beautiful Waffle bath and spa robes.

Oct 162011
 

Bathtub Addition Towels

The idea of soaking in a warm, relaxing bath is a thought that appeals to many. In addition to the benefit of solitude and quiet in a bathtub, the warm water stimulates the body’s blood flow, an effect that has the well-known result of reducing tensions both physical and mental. While bathers that are truly tired and stressed out find it easy to “check out” and relax, others may find a bath rather boring! The remedy? A selection of fun and interesting bathtub additions that can turn any relaxing soak into one that’s stimulating for all the senses.

Bath Bombs

Sometimes called fizzies, tablets, or bathballs, bath bombs are spheres of baking soda, colors, scented oils, flower petals, and other fun ingredients that fizz when added to the bathwater. The water and baking soda react to one another, providing a science-fair-like stream of bubbles that feel good on sore backs and feet. The oils and other additives float in the tub, coloring the water fun hues like blue or rose, and in some cases even shedding sparkling glitter along the way. Bath bomb addicts recommend sliding large bombs or ones with a lot of “confetti” into a knotted hosiery sock before tossing it in the bath, thereby keeping any stray pieces in an easy-to-toss container.

Bubble Bath

This familiar favorite of kids everywhere is one that moms and dads are calling their own these days. With the development of solid “bubble bars” that can be crumbled under running water, luxurious scents like chocolate, lavender and orange blossom are quickly gaining popularity over youthful “bubble gum” type scents. People of all ages love a big tub of bubbles, after all!

Bath Salts

As much a staple of the high-end bath experience as turkish bathrobes, bathers are enjoying this spa ritual at home on their own time. Made from actual salt crystals blended with essential oils and occasionally herbs, bath salts help open the pores for true relaxation. When using salts, be sure to put the crystals in while the bath is filling up, otherwise you may end up sitting on an uncomfortable patch of gravel.

Whether using one addition or several, these fun and enjoyable products can turn any regular bath into an experience you’ll be anxious to repeat. Happy bathing!

Oct 072011
 

Hooded Bathrobes

Chances are you’ve owned a robe or two in your lifetime, but have you ever owned a hooded bathrobe? You may ask yourself why a bathrobe with a hood is something you would need. Well…you don’t need such a robe, but they sure are nice to have.

A hooded bathrobe made of quality fabric, such as Turkish cotton, is an item you’ll own for many years. You’ll love wrapping yourself in the luxury and the softness. You can have a robe waiting for you when you dry off from your bath or shower. Or, you can slip into one as a substitute for a towel.

Then, once you’re inside a fluffy bathrobe, cover your wet hair with the hood. With a hooded bathrobe, you can wrap your wet body in a cozy fabric and stay nice and comfortable before you change into other clothing.

Bathrobes with hoods are great for the bathroom, but they’re also wonderful poolside or at the hot tub. You’ll love a luxury hooded bathrobe so much you may find yourself wearing it all day.

Sep 262011
 

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Most people bathe several times a week, considering it a hygienic necessity and automatic part of their day to day lives. The act of community bathing, which functioned as a social network in the age before computers, has become sadly neglected in the fast pace of the modern world. Where once friendships, business deals, and gossip were exchanged over a relaxing soak from Rome to Russia, today’s bather is more apt to multi-task alone with everything from televisions to radios being installed in shower walls. Next time you’re considering a leisurely bath, why not bring your partner in to relax with you, or pick up the phone to chat with a friend? It’s easy to devote the time and attention needed for good conversation without the distractions of folding laundry, cooking, or other chores. Take a forced time out, brew up a bubble bath, and enjoy the results of a more rewarding connection!

When taking a quick shower in the morning, don’t be afraid to indulge. Just because you only have a few minutes to spare before work or school doesn’t mean that washing up should be anything less than enjoyable. Supplement your shower with some relaxing music, light a few scented candles, or try out some special shower-specific fizzy tablets. These scented tabs are placed on the floor of the shower, slowly dissolving as water droplets fall, releasing essential oil blends intended to do anything from waking up the user to clearing their lungs if they’re under the weather. Other accessories, such as a mounted foot scrubber or textured loofah, can join your shower routine to slough off dead skin and leave you looking radiant and refreshed almost instantly.

When stepping out of your bath or shower, don’t reach for that same tired old towel with the rough surface. Treat yourself to a soft Egyptian cotton towel or a turkish bathrobe to dry off in supreme comfort. A great investment in your well-being, these luxury bath items keep you warm and dry as you continue with your grooming rituals and feel sensational as well. Pick up a cotton mat for outside the shower and you can take your time to dry off in indulgent softness after every soak or rinse.

With very little effort, you can turn your ordinary bathroom into a special spa just for you! A few unique and affordable additions can turn the simple act of bathing into an experience that will have you smiling all day long.

Sep 092011
 

Bath Mat

A lot has been written about towels – even monogrammed towels – as well as about bathrobes, but bath mats tend to be the country cousins of the bathroom-decor world as not much is ever heard about them. This is not quite fair, however, as, just like towels and robes, every single bath mat has a lot to offer.

There are several different types and brands of bath mats to choose from, and, if one is decorating a bathroom on a budget, then pure cotton bath mats are the way to go as these are generally the least expensive. They also come in a variety of different colors – enough to match any color-scheme – including smoke blue, garnet red, tearose and moss. Bamboo bath mats, on the other hand, come in such brilliant and weather-themed hues as rain and cloud, and they are made of 60% combed Egyptian cotton and 40% bamboo rayon.

Elegance bath mats are made solely of long staple Turkish cotton, and these reversible mats are also completely machine washable. The words seafoam, moonstone and desert sand conjure up visions of moonlit vistas on far away shores, but they should also conjure visions of beautiful bath mats, and this is merely a sampling of the shades the Elegance mats are available in. Unlike the Elegance mats, Supima bath mats are made of 100% American Supima cotton, and they are known for their sheer luxuriousness. Supima mats also come in colors that will put one in mind of dinner – examples include merlot, bisque and butter – and they are the perfect side-dish to any main bathroom meal.

The most eco-friendly of all the bath mat types must surely be the organic bath mats, which, as their name suggests, are made of certified organically grown cotton. These mats are manufactured in Portugal, and their stunning color options include stone, coffee and Aegean blue. Egyptian cotton mats are different from the rest as they are textured, and they also extremely absorbent because of their unusual thickness. Starkly simple white, cream and charcoal are on the Egyptian cotton bath mat color menu, as are the more complex – but equally as exquisite – shades of air blue, espresso and lite gold.

Given all of the above choices, no one can say that there isn’t a bath mat to suit every single person, every single bathroom and every single occasion.

Aug 132011
 

Bathtub Addition Towels

The idea of soaking in a warm, relaxing bath is a thought that appeals to many. In addition to the benefit of solitude and quiet in a bathtub, the warm water stimulates the body’s blood flow, an effect that has the well-known result of reducing tensions both physical and mental. While bathers that are truly tired and stressed out find it easy to “check out” and relax, others may find a bath rather boring! The remedy? A selection of fun and interesting bathtub additions that can turn any relaxing soak into one that’s stimulating for all the senses.

Bath Bombs

Sometimes called fizzies, tablets, or bathballs, bath bombs are spheres of baking soda, colors, scented oils, flower petals, and other fun ingredients that fizz when added to the bathwater. The water and baking soda react to one another, providing a science-fair-like stream of bubbles that feel good on sore backs and feet. The oils and other additives float in the tub, coloring the water fun hues like blue or rose, and in some cases even shedding sparkling glitter along the way. Bath bomb addicts recommend sliding large bombs or ones with a lot of “confetti” into a knotted hosiery sock before tossing it in the bath, thereby keeping any stray pieces in an easy-to-toss container.

Bubble Bath

This familiar favorite of kids everywhere is one that moms and dads are calling their own these days. With the development of solid “bubble bars” that can be crumbled under running water, luxurious scents like chocolate, lavender and orange blossom are quickly gaining popularity over youthful “bubble gum” type scents. People of all ages love a big tub of bubbles, after all!

Bath Salts

As much a staple of the high-end bath experience as Turkish bathrobes, bathers are enjoying this spa ritual at home on their own time. Made from actual salt crystals blended with essential oils and occasionally herbs, bath salts help open the pores for true relaxation. When using salts, be sure to put the crystals in while the bath is filling up, otherwise you may end up sitting on an uncomfortable patch of gravel.

Whether using one addition or several, these fun and enjoyable products can turn any regular bath into an experience you’ll be anxious to repeat. Happy bathing!

Aug 062011
 

Beach Towel

I think you’ll agree that no one has come up with a satisfactory replacement for the traditional and comforting fluffy beach towel. Even with the ever-increasing popularity of beach lounge chairs and beach tents with canvas, plastic or rubberized flooring, beach towels in various sizes and colors are still in demand. For, they are still lightweight and easy to transport, even by bike or scooter. And if you live or are visiting at a location nearby a beach area, it’s easy enough to walk to the beach carrying a rolled-up towel under your arm or draped over your shoulder.

Or, just wear your favorite designer towel around your neck like an athlete, and you’re sure to be right in style. Then, of course, once you reach the warm, inviting expanses of white sand, you can spread out your towel and take a snooze under your beach umbrella. Later on, when the gang is ready for lunch, you can relax on your soft, comfy beach towels while you picnic and party. And if you’re at a seaside resort with the family on vacation, the kids always love having their own distinctive beach towel designs—from cartoon characters to turtles, sea dragons and giant starfish. And since attractive, durable beach towels come in a variety of sizes, you can easily find towels suitable for each and every member of the family, from babies to teens to young adults and grandparents.

Even with the added comfort of today’s lightweight, well-designed beach chairs with soft cushions and reclining backs, beach towels prevail. Somehow, there is nothing more relaxing and refreshing than stretching out on a luxurious, thick expanse of soft terry cloth. From the luxury of your treasured beach lounging spot, you can enjoy the warm coastal breezes as you take in the sunlit seascape around you. The design and colors of your beach towel—bright and bold, or subdued and subtle, depending on your taste—will complement and enhance the overall cheerful beach décor. And, after that last refreshing dip in the ocean, you can drift off to dreamland on your soft, comfy cotton towel for a few more minutes of bliss before heading back to home, hotel or seashore guest house.

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.

Jun 282011
 

Charles Barkley

When Charles Barkley was an NBA player, he gained a reputation for being one of the most aggressive players in history – both on and off the court. On the court, at 6’4” he was the shortest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounds. Off the court, he was arrested more than one time for his post-game shenanigans, including the time he threw a man through a plate-glass window.

Given his reputation, it’s a little surprising that Miami Heat fans had the audacity to throw their towels at his head during a live recording of TNT’s Inside the NBA. The crowd was packed full of towel-twirling fans doing their best to drown-out Barkley’s praise for the Chicago Bulls. Ironically, he was in the middle of complimenting the Heat’s two star players, LeBron James and Dwayne Wade, when a towel hit him in the back of the head. It was the second time a flying towel had hit him or come close to hitting him, and this time Barkley had had enough.

Like a mother scolding naughty children, he whirled around in his seat and told the crowd, “Hey! Hey! Don’t make me come over there. Don’t make me come over there, now. ‘Cause if I come over there, it’s gonna be hell to pay!”

Another TNT commentator, Kenny “the Jet” Smith, quickly added, “And I’ll come with you, Chuck.” The Jet is another retired NBA player who’s normally known as Barkley’s “straight man.”

The towel-throwing incident wasn’t the first run-in Barley had with Heat fans. The day before, as Barkley headed inside the arena, the crowd started to chant at him, “No rings!”, presumably pointing out that for all Barkley’s fame, he never won a championship game for any of his teams. Barkley told the press he found the “no rings” comment amusing.

“I always laugh at that statement, ‘You didn’t get a ring,’” said Barkley. “I’m like, dude, you work at McDonald’s. My life’s a lot better than yours. You relax.”

(Source: MediaBistro.com http://www.mediabistro.com/sportsnewser/update-tnt-pregame-show-will-be-moved-inside-following-fans-run-in-with-barkley_b9536 )

It all goes to show that you never know what kind of situation an innocent towel can find itself in.

 

Jun 182011
 

Bamboo Bathrobes

It seems highly unlikely that the classic terrycloth bathrobe will ever go out of style. To be sure, no other type of material provides us with the complete comfort and sense of relaxation that a genuine terry robe does. Even the best quality hotels and spas understand the lasting desirability of this soft, soothing, fluffy variety of after-bath wear. While it may be possible to approximate the classic casual look of a true terry robe, no one can fool the well-informed public on this matter when it comes to absolute luxury in casual spa, sauna and home post-bathing wear.

Can you imagine attempting to create the ultimate comfort in such a robe without the fluff and fuzz of authentic terry? I think we’ll all heartily agree that it can’t be done. By nature, the fluff allows for air circulation while the fuzz provides utmost comfort and a mandatory sense of luxury and laziness. After all, none of us are in the slightest mood for hustle and bustle following a totally relaxing, leisurely bath or shower. It’s high time to do just the opposite–stretch out and luxuriate in the depths of tantalizing terry. Just the texture of this marvelous material obviously created just to offer the very top quality in creature comforts, makes us languish in lazy la-la land until otherwise directed to any necessary activity. You can tarry in your terry robe to your heart’s desire until something of vital importance comes along to burst your leisure-time bubble.

Most of us have, from time to time, broken out of this terry pattern of perfection to tentatively try other styles and materials in bathrobes. Yet, to date, nothing truly measures up to the endearing design and delicious decadence of an authentic terry robe. Perhaps in years to come some clever swim-and-bath-wear designer will venture forth with a possible substitution. But in the meantime, the vast majority of the leisurely-living and long-time lounging population will probably hang on to that comforting terrycloth wardrobe. After all, it packs well when traveling and never requires ironing. In addition, terrycloth towels are still in vogue, so why not terry ready-to-wear togs? This way, we can all continue to relax to our hearts’ content well-wrapped in the fluff and flair of modern-day terry-wear.

 

 

Jun 122011
 

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It is easy to save money in the kitchen through following the examples of our ancestors. Before paper towels were invented, people would use cotton hand towels to clean messy spills in their homes. In 1931, Scott Paper Company created the first roll of paper towels for use in the kitchen; however, people successfully cleaned spills in their kitchens with bath towels, or soft pieces of terry towels, long before this date.

In 1931, when the first paper towels were introduced, the public scoffed at these frivolous fineries that would create ongoing unnecessary expenses in the home. The act of buying expensive paper sheets to throw away instantly was a luxury that most homes could not afford while their sturdy Egyptian cotton household towels would last for many years. The general public did not embrace the use of paper towels until after World War II.

Modern housewives are misunderstanding the term: kitchen rag. When World War II drew to a close, women were working in war-oriented establishments. As the men came home and retrieved their jobs, females remained employed outside of the home. Many believed that there was little time to hand-wash their messy cloth kitchen rags; however, most people do not hand-wash their bathrobes, bath mats or towels today.

Historically, women did not use rags in their kitchens. Most women took pride in the appearance of their homes and used brand new eco-friendly cotton towels to mop away household spills. Thrifty housewives would purchase one large bathroom towel, tub mat, or absorbent waffle bathrobe and cut these items into sizes that worked for their cleaning needs. Luxurious Turkish bathrobes/towels or kids robes became the new cleaning rags.

Women would keep their soiled kitchen rags in a covered bucket or jar of soapy water that was kept under the kitchen sink. The strong soapy water allowed the towel to refresh between small kitchen uses. Today, many households spend $5.00 each week on rolls of paper towels that are not necessary. Organic cotton spa towels, bathroom towels or hand towels can be used to replace a paper towel habit for hundreds of dollars in savings.

 

Jun 092011
 

Kids Velour Bathrobe

Once upon a time, bathrobes were serious garments that were more at home in luxury spas, hotels and resorts than in actual homes. Often very plush and luxurious, robes were almost certainly something reserved for adults, while kids had to make do with wrapping themselves in character towels when the time came for drying off post-bath. These days, things have definitely changed, with bathrobes joining the ranks of bath time fun for kids in a variety of super-creative colors and styles.

Where mom and dad might be more comfortable in white terrycloth, junior is bound to opt out in favor of a bright green “dino” style robe, complete with a flip-up hood and soft sewn “spikes” to complete the look. His sister will dance with delight when she wraps herself up in a princess robe, which can feature popular movie characters and even an embroidered flower or crown that is the pinnacle of style for the under-ten set. A great incentive for tots who dislike the tub to hop in, kids bathrobes are showing up in major department stores everywhere and thankful parents are having a much easier time keeping their kids clean.

Strangely enough, the best time of year to look for these kids robes may be in the summer, not the winter. Why? Many of them masquerade as “bathing suit coverups”, but function perfectly as bath robes too, as both are typically made of absorbent terrycloth. Kids bathrobes, of course, may also be used as bathing suit coverups, with hooded models providing an excellent escape from the glaring sun for sensitive younger eyes at the beach or pool.

Even when bath time or swimming activities are nowhere in sight, these colorful kids robes are a fun addition to dress up play, enabling a child to “transform” into anything from a mermaid to a ninja master, depending on the style mom and dad select for them. A creative dress up “toy”, a safe sun shelter, and a truly interesting towel all in the same product? Perhaps magic isn’t limited to the imaginations of the youngsters wearing these uniquely designed kids robes!