Glamour, Luxury & the Art of Beautiful Design

“Good Design lies at the Heart of a Truly Beautiful Home”.

  – Rita Tanos

Bellatano Luxury Home Collection – Featuring Bellatano Luxury Linens from Italy

“It always pays to dwell slowly on the beautiful things – the more beautiful the more slowly”.

  – Atticus

 

There is nothing more soothing at the end of the day than opening up the door to your home and immediately feeling a sense of beauty and comfort for the simple pleasures of home sweet home.  From beautiful furniture and textiles to lighting and art, our homes are our inner sanctuaries where we rest, sleep, love, create, raise families and entertain friends. But in every beautiful home, it is always the most intricate of details that makes it so personal, so special and unique with our own signature that gives us with a sense of belonging.

These series of photographs reflect some of my design work in Newport Beach, California.  The designs, colors and styles were carefully chosen to work with our clients existing art and a few pieces of furniture, such as leather chairs that could not be replaced…so we found ways to work around what had to stay.  

All the Luxury Linens in the master bedrooms are my designs, under the name of Bellatano Style & Bellatano Luxury Home, all made in Italy.  The first photograph above was the Garland Collection with accents of the Empire Collection in yellow and white.  The bedroom furniture is called Natchez, and is part of the Henredon/Ralph Lauren Collection.

 

The Casanova Collection from Bellatano Luxury Linens in Cafe, Taupe and Ivory.

Bellatano Style & Luxury Home; Made in Italy

A Swirl Design of Embroidery in Cafe & Taupe on Ivory Pique Matelasse with Silk Striped Pillows.

 

Valdese Collection by Bellatano Style. Made in Italy.

The Valdese Collection by Bellatano Style

A Regal Crest Design in four color ways;  Cafe, Ivory, Taupe & Beige.  Intricate detailed Embroidery on Sateen Sheet Sets, Duvet Cover & Matelasse Bedcover & Shams.

 

Newport Coast Home : A different kind of Living Room

Newport Coast Home

Chocolate Brown Velvet Wingback Chairs with wheat colored embroidery design. Custom made chairs and round ottoman.  Silk striped panels. Marble floors and stone fireplace. A cozy sitting and conversation area.

Details of Sitting Room

 

The Piano Room

The Piano Room just off the main Living Room. Fabulous animal print chair and gorgeous piano, but a bit challenging to work around this large piece of art.

 

The Entry Way

The Entry Way and Staircase. 

Entry leading into Dining Room

The Entry Way leads directly into the main Dining Room which opens to the Great Room and sitting area.

Dining Room

Details of the Dining Room Table & Chairs.  Custom.

Dining Room Table

Custom table for eight. Suede chairs with large nail heads and custom Wingback chairs for the ends in a stunning animal velvet weave.

 

Family Room

The family room with oversized velvet stripe chairs in greens, browns, rusts, and tan velvet. Thickly ribbed and woven velvet.

Velvet ribbed chairs

These two velvet ribbed and oversized chairs were a perfect fit for this family room which was just off the kitchen nook.  Custom chairs.

 

 

Kitchen Nook

Woven Chairs in kitchen nook. This was a temporary table which was replaced by a handmade custom wooden table with a fabulous base.

 

 

Kitchen Details

All the kitchen cabinets were stained a dark color wood along with the cabinets in the family room facing the other side of the kitchen nook.

And one more Living Conversation Room:

Conversation Room

Four Wingback Chairs in front of the fireplace create a lovely conversation room.  Luxurious Fabrics that are raised velvet in the animal pattern.  Lovely Asian Antique table.

 

It’s all in the D E T A I L S.   Always!  From the luxurious fabrics and warm colors to the unique ways of designing and creating custom furniture with style and a bit of Pizzazz that is a combination of glamour, beauty and vitality with some surprising details.  Easy to live with, yet comfortable and beautiful to look at.   It’s all about good design, comfort and luxury with ease and grace.  Bella Grace! Bella Design! Bella Tano Style!

If you would like more information about Bellatano Luxury Home & Bellatano Style please contact us by email at LuxurySpecialistRT@gmail.com

Our Website is currently under re-construction, but you can have a peek here: 

Bellatano Style & Bellatano Luxury Home

 

Bellatano Style & Interior Design Stylist

Please Note:  Our new website is Bellatano Style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjust Your Sails…It’s 2018

 

Adjust Your Sails

Every New Year begins with a cycle of new beginning’s… new hopes…new dreams… new possibilities, and also endings.  For some of us it is also about letting go of someone or something often important and meaningful in our lives.  It’s not easy, never easy, …but in some ways we find Grace and Gratitude along the way.

I am struck by the beauty of what Liz Gilbert shared yesterday in her posts on Instagram and Facebook about her best friend, her big love, and her beloved companion of many years, Rayya Elias.  It speaks to all of us.

“She was my love, my heart, my best friend, my teacher, my rebel, my angel, my protector, my challenger, my partner, my muse, my wizard, my surprise, my gift, my comet, my liberator, my rock star, my completely impossible non-cooperator, my otherworldly visitor, my spiritual portal, and my baby. I loved you so much, Rayya. Thank you for letting me walk with you right to the edge of the river. It has been the greatest honor of my life. I would tell you to rest in peace, but I know that you always found peace boring. May you rest in excitement. I will always love you.”

What I Love and Adore most about this deeply meaningful prayer message is:                                   ” Thank you for letting me walk with you right to the edge of the river.”

I too am walking this path to the edge of the river right now with my Beloved Mother. It is a complete lifetime of our loving each other, and our many decades of  beauty, joy, friendship, hardship, and learning how to love each other more beautifully and kindly each and every day.  We have shared so much Love & Joy for so many decades and I can’t imagine my life without Mum.  We are One.  She is the anchor to my heart and soul.  But I know too that one day she will say goodbye.  I can already witness the signs of her tiredness and a beginning to let go of it all.  There are many sights and sounds that I am aware of. 

I thank God and the Divine that my Mother is still here with me now, healthy, happy, and full of wit, humor, good sense, and energy!  At the graceful age of 94 , Mum still drives her car, and she works out every morning for 20 minutes. After breakfast and a relaxing morning, she drives herself to her club where she plays mahjong, and bridge every day.  It keeps her mind sharp and active.  And one day a week she volunteers at the Senior Center in the morning and does the accounting and check-in for all the luncheon attendees.  I am so Blessed to have an active and independent Mother like this! But she would have it no other way.  Nor would I!

When we get inside the thick and the thin of it all, we manage to adjust our sails.  It’s all about going with the flow…some days are easier than others, but we manage to make it work beautifully, gracefully, and with endearing hearts for each other.

Life is always about adjusting your sails to make the most of each moment. And the beauty always lies within each moment.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The World is our Oyster!

The World is Our Oyster!

 

Miami Beach;  Golden Beach and Sunny Isles, Florida 

 

I am so blessed to have grown up as a young girl in such a beautiful environment as these sunny beaches along the Florida coastline. And I am forever grateful that my European parents landed here, after so many travels along their path, from Europe to Shanghai, and from New York to Miami Beach. It became my ‘home sweet home’ in my youth. Every day I count my lucky stars! 

Miami Beach was a haven of natural wonders and every day of my life, I was either in the ocean or on a boat.  Water skiing, surfing, sailing, swimming, diving, fishing, speed boat racing, or just exploring the coastline and the beach, gathering shells that washed ashore the night before.  Some nights I would sit quietly and just listen to the ocean.  It soothed my soul.

Small beach coastal communities connected to bridges that brought you to the mainline…from Golden Beach/Sunny Isles to Surfside and Coral Gables, to Key Biscayne, and to the inland waterways.  You could drive by boat or car from Miami Beach to Ft. Lauderdale, up and down the coastline.  These were my favorite drives as my hair blew wildly in the wind.  On the boat, or with the top down in the car, I felt completely free!  Recently my friend picked me up in Palm Beach and drove down the coast to Ft. Lauderdale.  I loved every moment of it. . . so many memories came flooding back to these precious times of my youth.

I love the Ocean and I’m never far from it.  I’m grateful for the extraordinary gifts it always offers. . . Peace.  Quiet.  Calm. Warm waters to swim in. Crystal clear oceans. Water sports.  Happiness!  I thank God and the heavens for the gift of growing up along these beautiful ocean shores.

 

Coastline of Miami Beach

The water…always blue, green, and aqua colored, and so clear and clean you can often see small fish in the water beside you.  And sometimes jellyfish that sting!

 

The piers were always lovely!

 

The Hotel Pools. . .

From the Deauville to the Fontainebleau Hotels , the Castaways and further north to the Beachcomber and the Golden Nugget, these Collins Avenue hotels were the pools and cabana’s I grew up in and spent most of my summers.  When I met the Beatles at The Deauville one summer, it was quite a spectacular moment in a young girls life! I was quiet at first, and then I squealed like every other young girl did.  

 

February 1964 – The Beatles taking a swim at The Deauville Hotel. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

The High Dive – the great risk to do it, or not…and I did to my amazement!

This was the scariest thing of all… besides being in the deep blue sea so many miles off shore, and feeling something in the ocean you were not very sure of.  But on land there were these lovely hotels and motels with high dives and shuffleboards and Tiki bands…everyone danced to Caribbean music and steel drums.  There was also Luau music, Calypso music & Junkanoo: a mix of Afro-Bahamian music and dance. And of course the Limbo. I loved it all!  So many waves of influence from the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago. These were the best days of my youth and my summers in Miami Beach with aunts, uncles, cousins, and European friends.

 

And then there was this.  The development of high-rises on these beautiful, pristine beaches.  Years later.   

 

Even though one of my best friends at the time lived in one of these high-rises with her parents not so far from me, I hated visiting her in such a superficial environment.  20+ something floors up from the natural coastline and beach I grew up on.  I thought it was an obstruction of justice, as the environment was destroyed by these high-rise monsters and the natural beauty of what once was…and was now gone. 

And then I left…moving onward with my life to Europe and New York.  I never looked back and I never returned to Miami Beach until my Beloved Father passed away.  It no longer felt like home.

The High-Rises…

and more of the same.

Once upon a time there was this…

And then this…

And this…

The beaches of Bakers Haulover.

There was also Eastern Airlines…once upon a time.

and The Miami Beach Times…

 

Frank Sinatra & Ava Gardner honeymooned in Sunny Isles – Miami Beach, long before traffic and high-rises appeared on the beach.  Not long after that romantic holiday and celebration, the Press announced their honeymoon on Sunny Isles, and that changed everything.  Within a couple years larger hotels and motels started buying and building on the beach.  Several years later the high-rises came and so did  people from the Northeast, mainly from New York & New Jersey, who started buying condo’s and houses as they desired sunshine, warm weather and a place they could call home during those cold winter months.  It was never the same after that.  Miami Beach lost its true Glamour, its natural beauty, and it sold its soul to large real estate developers who could care less about nature, the natural environment, and preserving the beauty and dignity of a coastal community.  

 

 

And then there was this… John F. Kennedy at The Deauville Hotel

 

And this…

The Beatles at The Eden Rock Hotel. . . rehearsing for the Ed Sullivan show.

I was the lucky one who met them at the swimming pool…

 

A magical mystery tour of my youth…

The Deauville, The Eden Roc and the Fontainebleau were the most significant hotels along the coastline in Miami Beach where all the best of the best musicians, rock stars and politicians came to visit, speak, and perform.  The energy along this Florida coastline and Sunny Isles was magnetic.  You could feel it in the air.  

Across the street, on the inland waterway of Miami Beach were docks that housed beautiful houseboats.  It was there that my father would take me for a chat.  One of his friends owned a 3-story houseboat that was magnificent.  I loved the setting …much more quiet than across the street on Collins Avenue.  I still remember that precious night with my father, across the street from the Deauville Hotel.  Precious memories indeed.

Yes!  The world is our oyster!  And sometimes our most beautiful memories are those held inside the oyster shell of our youth.  This is one of mine.  

 

 

Hello Sunshine! Curated Collections with India Hicks

Curated Collections with India Hicks:

India Hicks does it again!  Her new Curated Collections are exclusive, limited edition designs created just for IH from Holicow and Finlay and Co. To top that off, she’s just revealed her Summer collection…new bags, jewelry and treasures you’re going to love. Make sure to check it out here:  India Hicks Summer Collection  

Perfect for Mother’s Day gifts, Graduation gifts, or just for YOU.  All summer long.

The first of these Curated Collections launch with sunglasses handmade by artisans in the foothills of the Italian alps with the London-based Finlay & Co., and Holicow apparel featuring a modern take on the traditional craft of hand-blocked indian prints. 

“Our new Curated Collections are unexpected finds from brilliant designers that inspire me and that I admire.  These collections are completely exclusive to us, made in limited editions, and found nowhere else in the world. This is a hugely exciting idea and something that no one else is doing in the world of Social Selling. I truly believe we are in the right place, at the right time for this big new idea.”  – India Hicks

Take a peek at these gorgeous curated collections here:

Holicow!  The Hankerchief Dress 

So lightweight and lovely for hot summer days!

The Hankerchief Dress & the Caftan.  Sweet summer days in Biscayne Bay.

 

India rockin the Caftan with jeans & heels.

Caftan worn with the Free Spirit Necklace.

 

Beach Towel;  Terry on one side, hand block print on the other. Perfect for a hot day at the beach or poolside.  

Looking fabulous in a beach towel!

 

Those gorgeous Sunglasses!  Classic, chic, and oh so feminine.  Two designs to choose from.  Handmade by artisans in the foothills of the Italian alps with the London-based Finlay & Co.

Happy Summer and Happy Shopping!  India Hicks Summer Collection

Hello Sunshine!  Your going to look gorgeous all summer long!  Be Happy.  Smile.  Kick up your heels.  Do a happy dance.  Laugh!  The sun is shining and so are you!

~          ~          ~          ~          ~     FYI:

India Hicks is doing it differently, and truly, that makes all the difference. I’m so proud to be partnering with this creative, savvy and smart entrepreneur…consider joining me as the real fun is just beginning.  If you’re interested in learning more or joining my tribe with India Hicks, see my website:  India Hicks with Rita Tanos

Or contact me by leaving a comment on this post with your name and email address. It will not be published. For contact purposes only.

Happy Summer!

Biscayne Bay – Summer 2017

Who would have thought that Biscayne Bay would be the location of a recent photo shoot with a high style collection of beautiful products by India Hicks?  What a lovely surprise!  

Only 8 miles wide and 35 miles long, Biscayne Bay is a lagoon that lies between Miami Beach barrier island and the mainland.  The old wooden Collins Bridge was renamed the Venetian Causeway that crosses Biscayne Bay between Miami and Miami Beach.  Fisher Island is a tiny little island that sits across Biscayne Bay, where my father used to deliver newspapers as a very young boy.  

I find it charming that today India Hicks introduces her new collection with the name Biscayne Bay.  It reminds me of my childhood in Miami Beach and all the many islands I used to live and play water sports growing up.

Take a peek at these gorgeous new Collections here:

India Hicks Summer ’17 

Summer 2017 on Biscayne Bay 

 

My parents had a high winged light pink convertible Cadillac in the early 1960’s.  It reminds me of this gorgeous white one with India in the driver’s seat.

 

The Biscayne Bay Tote Bag & the Baby Biscayne Bag.  Sand & Navy with Neon leather handles.

 

The Hook Bracelet on a perfect sandy beach.  Navy or Flamingo. Love the toenail paint!

The Hook & the Fin – Bracelets & Earrings that remind us of a Dorsal Fin. Love those Dolphins!

 

Sea Cord Necklaces & the Catch Necklace.  Flamingo, Storm Cloud, or Navy. So unique and lovely!

 

Looking Gorgeous in Biscayne Bay!

 

The Insta Pouches:  India Hicks style….totally unique!  Natural leather with rope handles.  Images from India’s Instagram posts of her home in Harbour Island, the Bahamas.  Very cool!

 

British – Bahamian and the coolest of them all… India Hicks with her Instagram Pouch.  Beautiful, unique, and always in her inimitable style.  The image is from India’s Instagram post of her dock in Harbour Island. 

 

 The Madly Deeply large tote Bag.  In Navy Blue Duchess fabric.  Large enough to stuff everything in for a long weekend, a day at the beach, or a long plane ride. Serious travel accessory bag!

 

The Royal Navy Collection of Bags; The Madly Deeply, the Duchess of Windsor, & the Baby Duchess.  Best of the Best!

 

 

The Baby Duchess;  for all your make-up, jewelry, computer cords, and essentials.  Waterproof interior.  Lovely details with IH logo in leather.

 

Totally cool Key Fob:  “Turn Me On”  or  “Harassed Mum”.  Perfect for the main key in your life.  Home Sweet Home.  

The Biscayne Bay Collection from India Hicks.  So many Gorgeous Goodies for Summer to choose from.  Have fun shopping and curating your very own collection here:  India Hicks Sumer ’17 

 

 

Keep Calm, Carry On & Shop for Mom! Mother’s Day 2017

Mother’s Day Love

MOTHER’S DAY = LOVE 

Our Mother’s are often our best friends.  Their love is eternal, unconditional, and forevermore.  They make us laugh at ourselves, smile at our mistakes and learn from them.  

Honor your Mom this Mother’s Day with a beautiful gift on her special day.  What will your legacy be to your Mom?  What will you give her that is unforgettable and makes her smile? 

Do you like Giving more than Receiving?  Visit my India Hicks site between Wednesday, April 26th and Sunday, April 30th and 15% of your purchase will be donated to a charity close to my heart – the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Let’s do as much GOOD as we possibly can.


Find a gift for Mom here & GIVE back: http://bit.ly/2pZUoLm 

After April 30th, orders can be placed here:  India Hicks Mother’s Day Gifts

 

Fabulous Gifts for Mom:

Beauty:  Perhaps a beautiful GIFT BOX of FINE FRAGRANCE from India Hicks. All Gift Boxes ordered between April 19th and May 12th will come with the limited edition slip-over of a hand painted rose designed by India (while supplies last). 

Jewelry:  LEGACY  LETTERS  –  Inspired by India’s father, the famed Interior Decorator, David Hicks.  Gold Vermeil Necklaces that are simply stunning!

 

Perhaps a fabulous HANDBAG or Tote – so perfect for Mom!

 

 

Or simply a mix of Beautiful ACCESSORIES your Mom will adore!

Honor the Moms in your life with a special Gift this Mother’s Day.  She deserves your attention, your appreciation, and your LOVE.  

To shop the entire INDIA HICKS Collection and order a Gift for Mom, click here:  Personalized Gift Cards are available when you place your order.

India Hicks Mother’s Day Gifts 

To participate in the Fundraiser and send a Gift to Mom, place your order here by April 30th, 2017:   http://bit.ly/2pZUoLm

Happy Shopping!  Your Mother will Thank You for your kindness and never forget that you remembered her with a Special Gift on Mother’s Day!  Make it SPECIAL.  She is your one and only Mom! 

A Life Well Lived – Summer 2017

Take your life from ordinary to extraordinary. . . 

India Hicks on Harbour Island

Ever wondered how you might be part of something extraordinary?  We share our rather lovely collections of luxury lifestyle accessories, bags, scarves, jewelry, fine fragrance, bath & body, and gifts with savvy entrepreneurial women who aren’t kidding around.  Join us and learn more about this uncommon opportunity here:  India Hicks 

 The Riviera Basket – Palm, Rapeseed Yellow, or Poppy Red 

You don’t have to travel to the South of France to evoke the Riviera vibe.  Just carry this basket.  Large enough for several baguettes, sausage dogs and swimsuits. 

With the Junkanoo Tassels

And of course India’s dog (not for sale).

The Palm Collection:  Basket, Duffle Bag, Tote Bag, Wash Bag, & Baby Palm Bag.  Perfect for a weekend get-a-way with the Palm Scarf.  These Palm Fronds were designed by India.  (Traveler’s Palm Scarf in Green or Gray).

The Rivera Wash Bag;  Palm, Poppy or Rapeseed (Kitties not included)

Riviera Duffle Bag, Tote Bag, Wash Bag, and Baby Riviera Bag.  Palm, Rapeseed Yellow, or Poppy Red.

Love Tokens – Gold or Silver 

See the entire collection of India Hicks here:  India Hicks Collection

Nobody Puts BABY in the Corner 

The World is Our Oyster

Love Tokens in Gold or Silver – 18″ or 32″ chains available

Mamacita – with a Red Heart on the other side.

To learn more about India Hicks, these beautiful Lifestyle Products for Women, or more about the Opportunity to Join Our Tribe, please click here:  India Hicks 

Legacy Letters – Alphabet of Geometric Letters

The interior decorator David Hicks (father of India Hicks) created an alphabet of geometric letters.  These designs became the wallpaper of India’s life, and everywhere she looked there they were on umbrellas, ties, slippers, notepads.  

In her own inimitable style, India Hicks introduces these Legacy Letters inspired by her father’s geometric letters.  They are meant to tell a story — your story.  Wear them well.   

Legacy Letters by India Hicks –  Necklace Initials and Chain in Gold Vermeil

Link to shop:  Legacy Letters Shopping

Beautiful geometric designs: The Legacy Letters

Each initial is bold and classic geometric, inspired by David Hicks of course! (See center photograph of David with Lady Pamela Hicks and India Hicks & family).  Notice the H initial logo design on David Hicks notebook.

The collection of Legacy Letters

Each initial has a unique geometric design. . . I love them all!  

What’s your initial legacy?

Create your own wearing two at a time…your initial, your love’s initial, or your child’s first name initial.  They are meant to tell a story — your story. Wear them well.  

India Hicks with Domino

Link to shop:  Legacy Letters Shopping

Watch the video with India Hicks & Lady Pamela Hicks:

#InitialLegacy

Growing up, my father created an alphabet of geometric letters.These designs became the wallpaper of my life, everywhere I looked there they were, umbrellas, ties, slippers, notepads.Here they are again, my way… http://bit.ly/2mu1MMU#InitialLegacy

Posted by India Hicks on Monday, March 6, 2017

#InitialLegacy

#IndiaHicksStyle

 

Spring with India Hicks: London – Harbour Island

Open the windows.  Smell the fresh air after the rain.  Spring has sprung!  With a bit of British Heritage and a lot of Island Story, India Hicks reveals a stunning new Spring Collection that is both inspiring and beautiful. Glamorous and sexy too!  #IndiaHicks  

India Hicks – Spring 2017 in Harbour Island, The Bahamas 

I am excited to share India’s lifestyle brand with you.  A unique line of the highest quality accessories and gifts for women, infused with a sense of adventurous spirit.  Fine Fragrance, Bath & Body, beautiful Jewelry and Handbags, Scarves, Accessories, and Gifts.  (70% of the collection is priced under $100.)

Spring Collection here:  India Hicks

The Duke & The Duchess of Windsor – Even if your abdicating for a weekend, this will carry most of your kit.  The Duke luggage in dark gray.  And of course, The Duchess Computer Handbag for every busy woman on the go. 

 The Duchess in Royal Navy or Natural Gray.  This bag is named after The Duchess of Windsor.  Considered one of the most stylish women in the world, and for whom King Edward VIII gave up his throne.  A Computer Case, for the glittering worlds of London and Paris, to Manhattan and the West Coast.  Designed for the Modern Woman.

The Duchess in natural gray with leather adjustable straps and handles.  Side pocket for passport, plane tickets, and a bottle of water.  Large interior bag space and another compartment for files and papers with a magnetic closure.  Certainly the most functional and gorgeous computer bag out there.

 

The Jet Pack!  A very stylish and sophisticated backpack to set those hands free.  Black or Army.  Very unique design…the straps unhinge and tuck inside a pocket to turn this stylish backpack into a tote bag.  It also has a Computer insert compartment that holds your Laptop! Leather handles and trim with pockets all around.  A well thought out design! For women or men.

The stylish Jet Pack in Army.  Finally, a Gorgeous and Functional Backpack.

The Solitaire Bag – Black or Taupe;  Adjustable for any situation…the handles on both sides adjust to different heights, for a shoulder bag or carrying on the arm.  Beautiful hardware. One of a kind and  Absolutely Fabulous!

The Lady P: Black, Ivory or faux Snake –  Designed with India’s elegant mother in mind, Lady Pamela Hicks, The Lady P is understated and classic.  Crossbody or over the shoulder, or handle.  Adjustable strap. 

The Firefly – Gold Crackle;  This little bag is small, bright and perfectly formed.  Lovely for an evening out, or simply used as an accessory bag for all your goodies.

Note:  There are so many lovely bags in the IH Collection, but too many to post here.  To see the entire collection click here: #IndiaHicksStyle

Beautiful Accessories & Jewelry: 

The Crown Jewels – Dark Gray;  A place to keep your inheritance safe, such as your jewelry when traveling, this is a portable vault.  Just like Granny used to carry, but in a smaller version.

The Shuffle and Deal – Somewhere to keep your deck of debit and credit cards, and cash.

The Casino Cuff and Baccarat Earrings inside The Crown Jewel Case.

The Leticia Bracelet, Ring, and Pyramid Stud Earrings – named after India’s friend, these gold plated pieces are high-octane Glamour.  Simply Stunning!

The Double O Necklace – A smart and seductive necklace that can be worn with the O or without. Classic, Sexy, and Fabulous!

Double O – Gold plated. A winner!

The Pomander Ball Necklace – Reminded of that ancient way of carrying fragrance, this beautiful little chubby ball holds fragrance beads inside so you will always smell delightful when wearing it. My French and German Grandmothers used to wear these, and I’m so glad India has brought it back in a most beautiful and elegant design.  Stunning gold chain and fragrance beads come with.

The Pomander Ball with Fragrance Beads.  Fragrance:  Wild Spiderlily.  It comes with one bottle of the fragrance beads to refresh every 2 – 3 weeks.  Fragrance beads refills are available. 

KOMBOLOI  Prayer Bead Necklace with Tassel – The history of the Komboloi dates back to a time when monks in Mount Athos began making strands of beads by tying knots in a string at regular intervals in order to say their prayers.  In more modern times, the Komboloi is designed to simply help you chill.  Black and Gorgeous as worn by beautiful Leticia.

The Free Spirit – Himalayan Pink, Storm Gray, Burgundy, or Marigold.  Glass beads and mother or pearl.  For the woman who thirsts for adventure, this Free Spirit Necklace is as happy on a red carpet as a deserted beach, worn with a ball gown or a pair of jeans.

The Free Spirit Necklace and the Treasure Box.  Treasure Box in Mint, White, or Gray.  At last, somewhere to hide all that lovely booty.  Box is lined with heritage printed linen and the front displays our gold palm coin reminding us every day to “Live an Extraordinary Life”. 

No Hassle Tassel – Necklaces in Berry & Dark Blue, Ivory, Cloud & Pale Gray, and Khaki & Marigold. Pictured here with the White Treasure Box. Wear them as a necklace or bracelet.  I am told they will bring you good luck.

Note:  There are many beautiful pieces of jewelry in gold and silver, and accessories, but far too many to post here.  Take a peek here to see more: #IndiaHicks

India Hicks Fine Fragrance, Bath & Body, Scarves, Totes, and Pouches.  Beautiful colors, patterns, textures, and scents.

Be sure to check out our Fine Fragrances, Bath & Body, Candles, and Room Spray:  Black Hibiscus, Wild Spiderlily, English Rose, and Casuarina.  So refreshing and light….all the nasty’s have been take out.  Our lucky Beetle, which brings love and luck, is featured throughout the collections.

Have fun shopping:  #India Hicks

India Hicks at her home in Harbour Island, The Bahamas.

We’re so excited to share this lovely collection with you.  Happy Spring Ladies and Happy Shopping!  

If you’re interested in learning more about India Hicks and joining our Tribe as an Ambassador, contact Rita Tanos here:  #IndiaHicksStyle or via email: RitaTanos1@gmail.com 

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Inner Wisdom

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There is an inner knowing that is always calling forth a deeper experience of truth, of beauty, and love that connects us to our highest self. A doorway of revelation that hinges intimately close to our greatest fears and dreams. It is always there. Always present. Always available.

The question is am I willing to walk through that doorway and actually go through it to the other side? How intimately close and honest am I to become that spiritual warrior that is ready to leap into the unknown unfolding of my own vulnerability of existence? It is the place where I can acknowledge how powerless I feel, even though I choose to be fearless. It is the place where I can admit how little I actually know and how afraid I am of the not knowing. It is astonishing how close I can stand inside this doorway of the unknowing and feel my own vulnerability of existence. A crack of light enters the darkness.

Nothing is for certain. It’s all a mystery. We are all in flux, trying to find certainty when there is none. Inside of this beautiful unknowing lies the mystery that invites us to make this journey sacred and to hold our life as an exquisite masterpiece. To say thank you for what we have been given and to receive what we are receiving with full heart, without resistance or closing. Choosing to bring our daily doings into this divine space of our own hands and heart, to guide ourselves into our own wisdom. Inside of this deep quiet inner space I ask what it is that needs to crack open within me. I ask that my heart be uncovered from all the cobwebs of the past, and to simply say thank you. Every morning the dawn breaks and a new sunrise greets us. The light is everywhere saying good morning. Every offering life hands you is a gift that has the potential to create beauty. Life is sacred. All of it.