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Publication Date: 2015-04-09

Inspiration

India Hicks: Island Style

Do you ever have those days where you just want to shut it all down and move to an island? If the answer is yes, I would invite you to immediately get a copy of Rizzoli's India Hicks: Island Style to virtually transport yourself to the Bahamas now while you study up on how to master the art of island living. India Hicks and her partner David have lived in the Bahamas, on Harbour Island, for almost twenty years. In her latest book, she opens the doors to her beautiful home, Hibiscus Hill, welcoming readers into the decorative details that artistically mix British Colonial with Caribbean culture. The book is written with such a personal touch that you are likely to feel like a guest actually in her home, having a conversation with her.

It is always a family affair when India and David entertain. This beautiful celebration was to honor their 18th island New Years Eve together. The book mentions the Pinterest photo that inspired this outdoor theme. I know precisely the image, and India did circles around it with this setup.

India and her husband David acquired the above dining table and chairs in New Orleans. Her photos are a historical treasure trove of royal moments that include grandfather Lord Mountbatten, grandmother Edwina Mountbatten, famous designer father David Hicks, mother Lady Pamela Hicks, many famous historical figures, and hopefully a few of her--as bridesmaid to Diana and Charles, as the face of various Ralph Lauren, Bill Blass, Banana Republic campaigns, and other high-profile moments in time.
"My father said hanging photographs on the wall was 'terribly common.' I always wonder whether that counts if they are just leaning against it." -India Hicks

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