When it comes to vacations, I will always choose a spa getaway. Sure the beach is great, and I love the big city. But why on earth would you opt for sandy toes or a traffic headache if you could be lounging poolside in a waffle weave robe, killing time doing nothing in particular while you wait for your massage appointment? There's no question, really.
Since vacations of any kind seem few and far between for so many of us these days, it's nice to create an airy, indulgent spa sensibility at home—and lately I'm loving Nine Space for exactly that purpose. The new-ish online shop specializes in a tight edit of homewares that focus on high-quality natural materials in colors and textures reminscent of a trip to Meditteranean coast.
Even the smallest touches make it easier to imagine you're at a spa retreat. Hang lofty Turkish towels on hooks behind the bathroom door. Sleep under crisp linens worthy of the most exclusive boutique hotel. Serve breakfast pastries with fringed napkins and fresh espresso. Bonus points if you can train the cat to percolate the coffee while you snooze an extra ten minutes!