Bathing Beauty

When you make an epic journey to a wedding—one that involves planes, a rental car, highways through the evergreen mountains, covered bridges, and dirt roads—the first thing you may want to do after reaching your destination is take a quick shower. But when there's a clawfoot tub situated in the center of your room, quick showers aren't really the point. Even in the humblest of farmhouses in the middle of rural New Hampshire, there's something so decadent about a freestanding clawfoot tub that makes you want to climb in and soak it out for hours (and you should).

Recently, I visited the new NoMad Hotel, just a block down from the Ace. Designer Jacques Garcia has a knack for creating hotel rooms that guests don't want to leave, especially when you walk in and see this kind of setup. Near or far, city or country, there's something inherently luxurious about both these spaces. The tub sets the scene.

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