I had the privilege to meet India for the first time earlier this year at her sprawling plantation-style home, Hibiscus Hill on Harbour Island. Being the Granddaughter of Lord Mountbatten, goddaughter of Prince Charles, one-time bridesmaid to Diana, and the daughter of the iconic 1960s and ’70s interior designer David Hicks, I was, well, surprised to find her immediately disarming. Perhaps it is because she welcomed me in a not much different state than I arrived – bronzed and barefoot – or perhaps it is simply because she is the epitome of island living; she exudes the warmth that many of us Bahamians are famous for and she undoubtedly shares an appreciation for the islands – having eschewed high society for life amongst pink sands and swaying palms.
India most notably lives up to what Ralph Lauren once wrote in the introduction to she and David’s book Island Life, “It strikes me that many people may dream of leaving high-profile lives in New York or London to go and live on a tropical island, but very few actually do it – or have the imagination and creativity to make it work.”
This statement alone deems her an Island Connoisseur in every way.
Here’s how to enter to win:
1. Leave a comment below saying which 1 of the 700 islands of The Bahamas best fits your Island Personality and why so OR if you still have yet to visit the Bahamas then tell me which island you want to experience and why! For some inspiration visit here.
I’ll announce the winner via email this Friday, May 11!
Photo credits – from top to bottom:
Featured Photo: India Hicks. Credit: Brittan Goetz
Top Photo: Savannah House. Credit: Slim Aarons
India’s Tribe + Jenga + India’s Most Treasured + India’s Perfect Day. Credit: India Hicks
India Hick’s Fine Jewelry. Credit: India Hicks
India + I. Credit: The lovely Claire + instagram
Bottom Photo: Island Life. Credit: India Hicks