One of life’s simplist pleasures is grabbing a fresh, soft towel after a shower or bath and enveloping yourself in it. The choice of towel is of course crucial to just how comforting and luxurious you want it to be in that instant. There are those for whom a huge, fluffy bath towel is the only way to go. My grandmother preferred a thinner towel. She liked them even better once they had been through the wash a few hundred times. Perhaps the happy medium for everyone is Turkish bath towels. Made from Turkish cotton, these towels are absorbent, soft and stylish. Lightweight, quickto dry and durable, Turkish towels become even softer and more absorbent the more they are washed according to most devotees. The extra-long fibers in Turkish cotton are key to the allure of the towels. Find the full-sized bath towels at Bed Bath & Beyond and hand towels at West Elm. You’ll likely be compelled to use the full-size towels on the beach or as sarongs, throws or scarves — don’t deny this compulsion or any notions toward gifting the full- or hand towel-size to friends and family. Soon enough, you and everyone you know will be raving about their newest obsession.