Several years ago when I was apartment hunting, I had a short list of requirements—beggars can’t be choosers after all—and I was on a strict budget. But right near the top of that list (right after no basements) was a bathtub. It might seem like a little thing, but bath-lovers like myself know that there are few things more relaxing that a perfectly drawn bath. Here are a few reasons—and some stellar bath quotes—that will make you want to take an hour or two for yourself in the bath.
“My evening really begins when I take a long, hot bath. I light a candle, and I turn on the news and try to catch up. It’s when I can breathe from the day to the night, and that means a lot to me.”
Transitioning from a high-energy day to a low-key night isn’t always such a smooth ride. Especially after a hectic or stressful day. But, as Vera Wang notes, taking a bath is a great way to wash away (metaphorically and physically) the things you’d rather let go of before bed. The hazy steam of a bath seems to exist between reality and dreaming, so it makes sense that many use a bath to bridge the gap between the two. Our recommendation for the ultimate escape? Accessorize your bath with this Teak Bathtub Caddy ($50) and bring your book into the steam with you.