Recently I have been inspired to upgrade my bed pillows which are only a few months old. This may seem like a weird thing to do, but hear me out. I am pretty serious about having quality bedding and really making your bedroom a peaceful place to retreat to each night because sleep is so important to your overall health. Having a few ordinary down pillows was a standard for my bed. They served me well. Or so I thought…
Back in June I was invited to friends’ wedding in Northern Michigan. It’s a few hours’ drive from home so I planned on making a weekend of it and booking a hotel to stay in. At the last minute, a business acquaintance of mine, Sam, offered to let me stay at his house which was nearby the wedding, but also nestled in the woods. I jumped at the chance for the peace and quiet and convenience of it. He and his wife were going to be out of town, so my “date” who was actually one of my good girlfriends, Carla, and I had the place to ourselves.
Let me tell you, Sam and his wife Hillary sure know how to incorporate luxury into their everyday. Their place was gorgeous and I can’t remember the last time I slept so well. I don’t know if it was the quiet of the country, or the accouterments. Maybe both. The guest bed I sleep in was fitted with the highest quality linens, which I am used to, but let me tell you about the pillows! I have never had a better pillow. In the morning both and Carla and I were talking about how soft and comfortable our pillows were. Honestly, every other pillow I have used in my life was either adequate or not. Nothing special. These were different. We checked the tag and saw they were made by Cuddledown.
After my trip I went to their website to see why my experience was so different with their product. Every one of their pillows is custom made in Maine after your order is placed. They hand select the highest quality fibers tested by a third party to guarantee quality. They are also picky about “ticking” which is the fabric that keeps the feathers from poking through (they don’t). Pillows are then sewn and shipped to you! Amazing, in this fast paced world how charming to have a slow-made product. I have since bought some for my own bed and am quite convinced they were worth every penny.
What is an unexpected luxury item you won’t live without? Comment below.