Volume 09.
Anna Cordell

Our series of BAINA BATHE explores the personal connection to one's daily bathing rituals. Seeking the moments where we allow ourselves to go a little deeper, indulge in time with self, and disconnect from the world beyond the bathroom door.

Anna Cordell is an Australian-born, LA-based creative, and the face of BAINA's most recent campaign. Anna shares with us where she feels most renewed, the scents that accompany her bathing routine, and the breathing techniques that calm her.

"I prefer the ocean to lakes as I grew up in Perth (Nyoongar country), Western Australia, on the Indian Ocean. Wherever you are in the city, the beach is only 10 minutes away."

"Even if I have already bathed that day, I always take a quick shower right before bed. I'll tell my husband, "I need to rinse." It washes off the day, the evening. It's soothing.

I always sit down in the shower and lean forward over my knees. I like to feel the water drumming against my back.

My hair is short and fine, so I'll wash it most days. People find it to be such a chore, but I've always loved washing my hair. I like shampoo that smells woody or like peppermint."

"If I'm anxious in the night, I'll do several rounds of the 4-7-8 breathing method. Inhale for 4, hold for 7 and exhale for 8. It helps lower your blood pressure and always makes me feel relaxed. My heartbeat can be erratic, and when I breathe this way I can actually feel it steady."

I feel most renewed when I'm in Perth on the drive back from an early morning beach swim, searching for coffee. Salty and wet, wrapped in a towel.

- Anna Cordell

"My go-to playlist, when bathing"


01 My Sister, My Spouse - Cass McCombs
02 Salt - Alex G
03 Suddenly - Drugdealer, Weyes Blood
04 Blue Vein - Lael Neale
05 He Needs Me - Punch-Drunk Love
06 Reason to Believe - Karen Dalton
07 Down Where the Valleys Are Low - Judee Sill

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SENTINEL Bath Sheet | Clay | 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton bath sheet by BAINASENTINEL Bath Sheet pair | Clay | 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton bath sheets by BAINA
NZ$130 NZD

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