Breaking news: it’s cold! I think we’ve all had about enough of the ‘polar vortex’ this week so I thought I’d offer a respite in the form of India Hicks’ Hibiscus Hill home featured in Veranda.
I’m a bit of a India Hicks super fan (seriously, type her name into the search bar at right and see how many posts come up) so I was excited to happen upon these photos that I somehow missed.
India definitely inherited her father’s talent for tablescaping and I always find myself coming back to her homes for styling inspiration. If you don’t have a copy of her book Island Life, it’s one of the most dog eared books on my bookshelf.
Naturally, I couldn’t post about the Bahamas without letting myself do a little daydreaming about jet-setting off to an exotic locale and I somehow ended up doing a little resort shopping. This kaftan and these sandals made their way into my dream carry on.
How many months till summer?
If you’ve been reading for awhile you know that India Hicks is one of my icons. If you’re new to the party, type India Hicks into the search bar to your right and you’ll find at least a half dozen posts. India’s Harbour Island home is one of my all-time favorites and my copy of her book: Island Life: Inspirational Interiors is dogeared from use.
India recently launched a jewelry line featuring collections inspired by her father, David Hicks, her island lifestyle, and even the phases of the moon. The delicate gold and diamond pieces have the effortless elegance I’ve come to expect from Hicks and I imagine would easily be incorporated into my everyday wear.
My personal favorites are the Palm Frond Pendant, Moon Slivers Earrings, and Swinging Bow and Arrow Pendant. Beautiful, right? Going straight onto the wish list!
Just a few things that I happen to think are pretty great…
I picked up this cashmere sweatshirt on super sale and it’s just as heavenly as a cashmere sweatshirt sounds. On the same shopping trip I succumbed to the printed denim trend and bought these floral skimmer jeans. The pattern is just barely there so I don’t feel quite as bold wearing them.
Essie’s ‘Bikini So Teeny’ is going to be on my nails all spring–so
dangerous convenient that you can buy Essie at CVS now! I’ve been wearing these hexagon earrings from Vivid by Esther’s etsy shop on repeat. They’re simple but chic and go with everything. I’m already trying to decide what color to buy next.
My admiration for India Hicks is well documented on this blog and lately I’ve been re-visiting her book Island Life for inspiration. I would love to stay here someday. When I was uploading these photos from my camera, I noticed the first two photos shared the exact same color palette as these potted plants I spotted on in the neighborhood a few weeks ago. I guess life imitates nature?
A few weeks back I babysat for an adorable family with two of the cutest little boys. While I was sitting sentinel outside of their bedrooms I picked up a copy of India Hicks’ Island Life: Inspirational Interiors from the bookshelf.
When I opened to the first page I squealed with excitment when I saw that India herself had inscribed a note and signed the copy! Apparently the couple had stayed at India’s property The Guest House at Hibiscus Hill
. Completely jealous right?!
India really has lived a charmed life, daughter of legendary designer David Hicks, granddaughter of the last Viceroy of India, former Ralph Lauren model, bridesmaid to Princess Diana and now island goddess. That’s quite a pedigree isn’t it? I am completely mesmerized by her and I’m sure you can see why in the following photos…
I’m adding The Guest House at Hibiscus Hill to my ever growing list of must-see destinations. Fingers crossed!