As part of my home-buying process, I’m collecting home design inspiration photos like Celine Dion collects giant mansions. Last week, I drooled over dreamy kitchens. This week, it’s bathrooms — more specifically, bathtubs. Here are 15 fairytale bathtubs to inspire you (“ooh I want that!”) and depress you (“there is no way in hell I could ever afford that!”). Proceed with caution…
Olympic swimmer/world record breaker/real life superhero Michael Phelps now has another title to add to his impressive resume: Louis Vuitton model. The legendary athlete and alleged retiree is starring in the latest round of Louis Vuitton “Core Values” ad campaigns, shot by Annie Leibovitz. One of the photos shows Phelps reclining in a bathtub, wearing goggles and a Speedo, showing off his amazing body and—wait, is that a fart bubble between his legs? OK, OK, so it’s probably just a weird shadow or the outline of a drain or something, but I kind of wish it was a fart, if only because, as my boyfriend put it, “That would make his facial expression so much funnier.” [Fashionista]
The weekend is here! Hooray! If you’re planning on doing it in the bathtub this weekend, here are some pointers from Dr. Thomas Stuttaford and Suzi Godson, because it’s not going to be as easy:
Use baths for foreplay only, and skip the bubbles and all your other chemical-laden products. Bubble bath washes off the skin’s natural oils and lubrication, causing irritation. Irritation=no fun.
Make use of lube — and not a water-based one, which will wash off instantly. Silicone is best.
Try not to hit the faucet. That would be painful.
Also, check out these step-by-step instructions from AskMen.com on how to prepare a bath for a lady friend. They probably won’t help you with your endeavor, but you might laugh. They suggest playing Seal, as his music is soft and sensual. Um, if cheesy music is a requirement, we’d prefer Billie Holiday. [The Times, U.K. and AskMen.com]
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