Sep 052013
 

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It doesn’t matter how old your kids get, there is nothing like wrapping your arms around them with a nice soft towel when they get out of the pool. My little 8-year-old son is always ready to snuggle, but especially when he gets out of the cold water! Somehow, crawling up on Mom or Dad’s lawn chair in the sun is way more fun than staying in the pool and playing water games. I think these moments will stay with me forever, even as he and my daughter grow up.

For my daughter, the idea of a warm towel in the sun is something a little more like growing up. She wraps herself up like a little lady and walks around like she’s queen of the pool. As she continues to grow each day, I love seeing these little flashes of her future life as a woman and knowing I was there to enjoy every second along the way.

So what’s a great towel got to do with all of this? For some reason, the cheap versions you find in dollar stores and other discounted places don’t give you that same level of comfort. Thick, soft towels are more than just an investment–it’s a feeling of love and security you wrap your loved ones in every time you use them. These are memories you’re making and not just times when they need to dry off.

If you’re able to spend some time looking for just the right towels, they will be around for a long time and you won’t have to make another purchase again for a while. This is why shopping for towels is not something you should do on a without checking out your options. See what’s available, what fits in your budget and then go with the best you can afford. You’ll love the feeling they give you and your family alike!

Mar 022012
 

Kids Robe

As you age, you probably worry about the health of your skin. But what about your kids? Caring for the skin should begin at a young age, and that includes worrying about the sun. Yes, the sun is a beautiful thing, but it’s one of the main causes of skin damage, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

One of the best ways to teach your kids a valuable lesson is to lead by example. What are some things you can do to show your kids how to protect their skin from painful sunburns?

Sunscreen

A sunscreen with an SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, of at least 30 is important. Sunscreen filters the sun’s harmful rays, causing less of it to injure the skin.

Teach your kids how to apply it, and do it at least 15 to 20 minutes before sun exposure. Teach them the importance of reapplying often, about every two hours, and especially after a dip in the water. Help them to apply the sunscreen in areas of the body that are difficult to reach, and make sure they don’t forget places like the tips of the ears and the back of the neck.

Some kid sunscreens are scented. Let your child pick one out! Also, sunscreen sticks are fun for them to use as well.

Hats

Hats are always a smart buy for protecting the skin from the sun. A colorful, fun hat will be loved and desired by your child. Let your child choose the hat, but look for a hat with a brim all around to protect not only the scalp, but the ears, forehead, eyes and nose. Some hats have added fabric to protect the neck.

Kids Robes

When your child is done swimming in a pool, lake or ocean, give them a kids robe to wear. A comfy hooded kids robe, such as one made of velour out of 100% Turkish cotton, is a fun way to protect your child from the sun’s rays.

As you can tell, showing your kids that sun protection is important will teach them to protect their skin when they are older. Allow them to have fun under the sun, but be sure to keep them safe.

 

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.

Apr 152011
 

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According to Douglas Adams, author of the incredibly successful “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series of sci-fi/fantasy books, a towel is the most important item that a galactic traveler could ever carry around with him.

In his books, Adams lists the many and varied uses to which towels can be put, and, although most of us don’t have to battle Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts of Traal on a daily basis, we can surely think of at least ten practical situations that could instantly be improved should towels be introduced into the equation. Although towels – along with fine bathrobes and bath mats – are usually found in bathrooms, there’s no rule saying that they have to stay there, and the congenial towel is also known for its appearance in the kitchen (the oven towel), next to the pool (the awesomely absorbent chamois sports towel) and on the beach (the common-or-garden beach towel).

Towels are popping up in all sorts of strange places these days, and, while Japan gives us the exotic oshibori wet towel – used to wet one’s hands before eating – England offers the traditional tea towel, which dries cooking implements in the kitchen. Specific types of towels have also been developed for specific parts of the body, and foot towels and hand towels are common examples of these types of towels.

Monogrammed towels – where the towel-owner has made his or her ownership of a particular rectangular piece of absorbent fabric obvious by embroidering his or her initials on it – are no longer the domain of only the rich and famous, and, these days, anyone who buys a towel can choose to have it so personalized. Bath robes can also be monogrammed, but, as towels generally run a larger risk of getting lost among general bathroom laundry, monogramming seems to work better for towels than bathrobes.

Those who worship towels should mark every May 25th on their calendars: this is when Adams’ Towel Day is celebrated and also when every wannabe galactic hitchhiker carries their favorite – and oh so useful! – towel around with them.

Feb 092011
 

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Before planning pre-wedding celebrations that are hosted at the beach, alongside of a pool, or inside of a hot tub location, remember to order the new soft cotton towels or bathrobes that are needed for this type of event.

Luxurious monogram cotton bathrobes and towels or hand towels are always thoughtful friendship gifts that will be used and appreciated by the special people who were invited to your pre-wedding events. Monogrammed bath towels, terry robes and kimono wraps are reasonably priced gifts that your friends can use daily for years. Unlike the other types of wedding party trinkets, these luxury bath accessories are fun and sensible gifts.

Monogramming normally includes two or three letter choices that represent individual names. For wedding parties, it is possible to have these eco-friendly gifts monogrammed with the texting abbreviations for special favorite friends or laughter. The three spaces provided on an order form for monogrammed bathroom accessories can be used to create towels with scout troop or date numbers and other gifts with unusual meaningful initials.

Nov 302010
 

Kimono Robe

The term “kimono” is Japanese. It refers to a robe worn by men, women and children. The traditional Japanese kimono includes the robe, socks, obi or sash, sandals, etc. It is a national costume of Japan and can cost thousands of dollars. However, in the United States it is typical to see a cozy robe given the name of kimono. For example, a cozy terry kimono bathrobe is a favorite.

An American version of a kimono robe is great for a variety of ways. They are perfect for after a shower, by the pool or just lounging around the house. These are the types of robes that you want to keep close by for easy access.

Finding the perfect kimono robe can get tricky. Pajamas are easy to find and so are nightgowns, but robes are not always as available at physical stores. Ordering the perfect robe online from a reputable company assures that you can get the perfect purchase.