BAINA Bathe
Volume 17.
Lola McDonnell

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

Lola McDonnell, a British model and creative, has made her home in NYC alongside her husband, Zackery, and son, Waylon. Lola's allure lies in her passion for clean beauty and her considered lifestyle that resonates with BAINA.

With parenthood a recent addition to her journey, Lola finds solace in bathing rituals that mark the close of each day. This edition of BAINA Bathe intimately captures Lola at her upstate NY residence through the lens of her husband and photographer, Zackery Michael.

Lola bathes with the Josephine (Hand) Towel and the Miles (Bath) Sheet in Sage & Chalk.

"I shower or bathe to switch off. It’s very sacred time for a parent. Also listening to music whilst doing my beauty routine."

"I always reach for a playlist in the bath. Once my hands are wet, they're staying wet."

"I am drawn to the sound of the ocean, the stillness of a lake."

- Lola McDonnell

"I like to bathe in the afternoon. I love to have a super productive day, then a late afternoon bath ready to relax and switch off for the evening.

I love an ice roller, especially in the morning to de-puff. It’s also a life saver on a hot summers day."

Lola Upstate New York with The Roman Beach Towel in Cedar & Sand.

Bathing feels; like a giant hug from all of my loved ones. Smells; like a camp fire. Tastes; like mint chocolate chip ice cream. Sounds; like a trickling stream. Looks; like a moody cloud of bubbles.

Lola Captured by her husband and photographer, Zackery Michael.

"A playlist to take me on a journey through all of the emotions. These songs make me feel empowered, relaxed, grateful, and grounded."

LOLA MCDONNELL'S BAINA BATHE PLAYLIST

01 Purple Rain - Prince
02 Pearls - Sade (Sade all day, every day)
03 People Get Ready - Aretha Franklin
04 Baby - Donnie & Joe Emerson
05 Vincent - Don McLean
06 Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison
07 Fleur de lune - Francoise Hardy
08 Ballade de Melody Nelson - Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin

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JOSEPHINE HAND TOWEL
Sage & Chalk
A$49 AUD
MILES Bath Sheet | Sage and Chalk | 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton bath sheet by BAINAMILES Bath Sheet pair | Sage and Chalk | 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton bath sheets by BAINA
MILES BATH SHEET
Sage & Chalk
A$130 AUD
ROMAN POOL TOWEL
Cedar & Sand
A$130 AUD
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