Pampering yourself doesn't have to cost a fortune, or take all day. The simplest things can be the greatest luxuries. Mpls.St.Paul Magazine style editor Allison Kaplan showed us how to prepare the ultimate bath.
Robe: New styles are warm and cozy without making you look like a marshmallow
Slippers: Shearling lined for warmth, but slim and elegant
Bubbles: A pretty bottle, an Italian brand, or try a bath bomb
Brushes: Swedish, hand-made, with natural fibers
Towels: Indulge in Japanese towels, 100% cotton and super absorbent, better with use
Basket: Towels this lovely should be displayed, in a pretty basket made of natural fibers
Lounge wear: Sweats get a major upgrade in cashmere
Flirt Boutique, 177 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-698-3692, flirt-boutique.com
The Foundry Home Goods, 125 N. First St., Mpls., 612-333-8484, thefoundryhomegoods.com
Lush Cosmetics, three metro locations including Rosedale Center, 651-633-9249, lushusa.com
Room No. 3., 4948 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-746-3003, roomno3.com
Find more of Ali's picks for the ultimate bath in the February issue of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.