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.
"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 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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BAINA Bathe Volume 14. Lee Mathews
Exploring the solitary rituals, and bathing routines of Australian Designer, Lee Mathews. This edition of BAINA Bathe Lee opens up about time with self, using The BAINA Towelling Set, curated exclusively for Lee Mathews.