In this day and age, joy can be found in a great many things. And yet, there never seems to be anything as comforting as a bath in steaming water at the end of a long and tiring day. Imagine this: hot water, fragrant with oils and cloud-like, a bubbly, blissful sanctuary. Music in the background – a personal, dreamy mix; Sleeping at Last, Florence and the Machine, Angus & Julia Stone. A glass of wine, a magazine to read, and a book to catch up on.
Stranger things have happened, and yet, for many, myself included, this is just heavenly.
It may sound overly idyllic to say, but the modern bathroom has far exceeded utilitarian purposes, transcending the ages to emerge an integral part of daily life. As a coping mechanism for weariness, it is where we wind down, find time for ourselves, and recentre before returning to the hustle and bustle of daily life. And as such, it pays off to give it a special kind of treatment – one that measures up to its importance in life. This month, we explore the beauty and design of dark bathrooms page 42, and also show you how to get the hotel bathroom experience at home page 48!. We also take a look at laundry, with the hottest picks to suit different lifestyles. No matter how you live, and who with, there’s tech out there for you, and we’re here to share it. Turn to page 52 to get the down-low.
We also celebrate Sandwich Day on the 3rd this month, and with that comes four delightful recipes from the gentlemen of Good Blue Men. Don’t miss out on them page 106; they’re real showstoppers, and in my opinion, would make an amazing dinner with that glass of red in the tub.
As always, we’ve got a collection of homes to inspire your next home revamp endeavour. In addition to that, we’ve also put together a special segment for renovations – things to look out for, and ways to save space. We hope you’ll enjoy both very much.
Have a happy, sandwich-filled November, friends.
EMMELYN CINDY MAH EDITOR