The Universe is Always Whispering…

The Universe is always speaking to us!

 

The Universe was whispering to me today.  It always does, but this afternoon it spoke a bit more loudly than usual.  Enough to pay attention to and lean in closely.  To listen carefully and feel what I was feeling.  Frank Sinatra music was playing in the background: “It was a very good year”.  A lifetime of reflection indeed.

I was gazing out the window, waiting to pick up dinner for my Mum.  This has always been her favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant, and pasta, pizza, and a salad were on the way.  Her comfort food for a night in.  As I sat there quietly, two of the waiters came over to greet me, leaving me with a hug and soft touch on my shoulder.  Mum and I have known these waiters for at least ten years.  Perhaps they sensed that I was missing the days when my Mum and family would come to dine here often.

Peering through the windows of gardens on the street, I reminisced about the days when I would bring my Puppy and leave her close by.  Always at the gate, nearby the table on the patio we always sat.  Many family get togethers over the years were shared here and many happy days!  And today, as the music from Frankie pipes through and I listen to his lyrics, “It Was a Very Good Year”, it reminds me of all those lovely years and times gone by when our family was together, year after year. 

What I felt and noticed today was that only I was visible, picking up a take out dinner for my Mum. All had changed, as life does. But the waiters were there, in all there sweetness, acknowledging me in the kindest of ways.  Somehow I think they felt my heart skip a beat in that moment.

I am always reminded each day when I get to share time with my Mum that it is an Extraordinary Blessing!  My Heart is filled with Gratitude.  And yet, I know her time is near.  She is 94 years old…soon to reach 95 and her lifetime batteries are slowing down.  Mum’s time on this planet and her Love she has given to so many has reached out, into the Universe, and is so very precious and beautiful. I simply don’t know how I’ll ever survive without her, but I will.  She has always been a BIG part of my Life, and a Pillar of Strength.  But letting go, when she is ready to let go is also a part of the journey of Life and Love. I pray that I will be ready when she is ready.  And a Blessing to her Life and Legend.  She is one of a kind!

What I do know for sure is that Life continues on, long after the physical human form is gone.  I left my body at the age of 19 and came back.  There was more to do and so much more beauty, life, and love to discover.  I was Gifted and Blessed with a return home to earth, before I make my soul transition. I am here for now. And I am grateful and recognize the Blessing of each new day. 

I know for sure that Life goes on…that there is total Oneness, and that while I’m here, there are so many more gifts of Beauty, Love, and Friendship I am yet to discover.  

For Mum:

“But now the days grow short
I’m in the autumn of the year
And now I think of my life as vintage wine
From fine old kegs
From the brim to the dregs
And it poured sweet and clear
It was a very good year…”

– Frank Sinatra  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bhNz6saaE8

 

 

 

 

Total Lunar Eclipse: Full Moon Yoga

Golden Ceiling

Look Up!  Tonight is the longest total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st Century!  

Full Moon Yoga at the Beach.  Monarch Sunsets with Full Red Moon rising. 

Be a Stargazer and a Moon Watcher for some stunning Celestial Skies tonight.

Mars will be one of the brightest celestial objects lighting up our night time sky along with a blood red eclipsed Moon, as Mars makes its closest approach to the earth since 2013.

During this rare occurrence of celestial events, we will be able to see the Red Planet glowing brightly in Aquarius beside the Full Moon.  

Certainly a beautiful summer night for Star Gazing & Moon watching.  

Where will you be and what beautiful thoughts will you be thinking about?

 

 

 

 

Years May Go By. . .

Rosemarie Stack & Rita Tanos

Years may go by. . . we lose touch with cherished friends we think we’ll see again soon, and in the blink of eye, they are gone.  Into the ethereal realms of the heavens and God space…the eternal oneness.

This is my dear friend Rosemarie Stack whom I shared a beautiful friendship with for more than 25 years.  We were introduced during my years as head of W Magazine for the Western U.S. and became instant friends.  Her husband, Bob Stack was still with her at that time when they lived in a lovely home in Bel Air.  We co-hosted many parties together with friends, and friends of friends when Bob was still in good health and full of life.

Then came the terrible news that Bob had cancer and was undergoing radiation treatment.  It was a difficult time for the Stacks, especially Bob.  He was always so energetic, full of life and laughter and always telling jokes.  He simply loved life so much.  Within a heartbeat his life changed, and so did Rosemarie’s.  They shared a beautiful marriage, and a life long friendship and romance until the end in 2003, when Bob passed through the veils.

Rosemarie knew instantly that she could not stay in the home they shared together for so many years. Too many memories of the Love of her Life. So she decided to sell it and buy a condo on the Wilshire Corridor that once belonged to Lucy Doheny Battson, widow of the oil heir Edward “Ned” Doheny Jr.  Yes, those Doheny’s. 

Soon after a complete renovation of this stunning 5,000 square foot residence with 2,000 square feet of limestone patio and gardens, designed by David Jones, that included serious huge trees, flowers and waterfalls, Rosemarie decided to buy a gorgeous Villa in Cuernavaca, Mexico.  She asked me to come and join her to decorate her master bedroom, and 8 guest rooms.  So I said yes.

But before taking on that opportunity and challenge of a huge Villa in Cuernavaca, Rosemarie choose to have several parties at her new Wilshire address that included extraordinary people. Nancy Reagan, and Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the Moon were among them.  And so many others from the film industry that Bob and Rosemarie shared a friendship with.  It was quite a series of welcoming parties into Rosemarie’s new abode.  

Upon every visit, I was asked in advance to stay overnight in her guest room/den. She always teased me with the flirtation that Steven Spielberg has slept in her den (and he did) and has a plaque on the wall, above the bed that proclaims it.  So I stayed, and spent several overnights while looking up at photographs of the Stacks’ life in Hollywood. There are images of Clark Gable and Carol Lombard, and one of Robert Stack playing polo with Spencer Tracy, and with President and Nancy Reagan, and a Life magazine cover of Rosemarie.

After four years of back and forth trips to Mexico, Rosemarie finally moved into her Villa in Cuernavaca.  It was stunning and peaceful and beautiful.  And we were both delighted with her Master Bedroom and the 8 guest rooms I helped to design.  

Rosemarie pursued her painting (which she was quite good at) and loved full retirement, away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.  When I last saw Rosemarie, she had recently sold her Doheny Condo on Wilshire and already moved to Cuernavaca full time.  There was a knowing between us that this day would be the last time we would ever see each other.  And so it is and was.  Surrounded by glass tower windows in the Wilshire corridor of L.A., there we stood saying our final goodbyes.

Years may go by. . . so quickly, and in the blink of an eye your cherished friends may be gone.  Life is precious, and every one we share it with is even more precious. Treasure every moment together, and recognize the gift that they are in your life.  Today I am left with the wonderful memories and the laughter we shared together for so many years.  

 

 

 

 

 

Unfinished Manuscripts

Unfinished Manuscripts

 

So many blank books lie in my hands,

unfinished manuscripts broken by time,

yet unwritten, and barely just begun, 

or in need of a new beginning once again,

or a final ending, if there is ever an ending.

 

Disappearing words with forgotten notes,

sliding off pages, with chapters hidden,

no where to go, with this or that…

just the in-between space of silence.

 

Half forgotten blank entries 

inside a journal,

holding too many secrets,

that spill over into next chapters

that even I am yet to discover.

 

There lies an opening…

a chapter half written, 

with barely discovered voice

crying out with passion

inside the distance,

somewhere between voice

and silence.

 

It is always there,

the great silence,

firmly grounded in memories,

and in presence, in this moment,

slipping through conscious mind,

into the unconscious,

and back again.

 

Here and now.

Always and forever.

Constantly changing form, forever changing,

always seeking new beginnings

along side final endings.

 

The Yin and the Yang.

The circumference of their universe.

Forever evolving,

Always moving forward with every current,

Energy always flowing,

forever changing,

moving us all towards

next steps of evolution.

Our unwritten manuscripts make no difference,

it is only in the energy of now,

and in the gifts we share each day

that make a difference. Be here now.

 

Unfinished Manuscripts

The Royal Wedding: The Duchess of Sussex & the Veil

Prince Harry & Princess Meghan at the Alter

The Royal Wedding:  May 19, 2018

That Veil!  That Tiara!  That Wedding Dress!  Have you ever seen a more beautiful and modern couple than Prince Harry and Princess Megan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex?  

Meghan Markle made a dramatic entrance at Windsor Castle with a long, flowing veil draped over the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau Tiara that was made in 1932.  How exquisite!  Designed by British Designer, Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy Couture who also designed her wedding dress – arguably one of the most elegant, minimal bridal designs in royal history. 

Megan expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony.  Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country, united in one spectacular floral composition.  The veil was 16.5 feet long and made of silk tulle with embroidered flowers representing all 53 countries.

Elegant!  Modern!  Feminine!  But most of all, it carried a special meaning of union, and people coming together from 53 nations and cultures.  As One.  Love has that power.

You are an Extraordinary woman Megan Markle!  The depth of your vision and the significance of your veil does not go unnoticed.  It will leave a powerful impact for generations to come.  About Love. About union.  About collaboration.  About evolution and change.  Powerful.  Beautiful. Extraordinary.

What a gorgeous moment when Prince Harry lifted your veil just before you took your vows.  It revealed a moment in history when everything British and everything American changed in that single moment.  

Noteworthy:  The Duchess of Sussex has more authoritative confirmation of her new royal status: her own page on the British monarchy’s website.   Link:  https://www.royal.uk/duchess-sussex

 

And the final get-a-way in a stunning Stella McCartney dress for the evening reception.

 

photo credits:  Getty images

 

 

 

 

Frank Gehry : Legendary Architect & Design Icon

I had the honor of meeting Frank Gehry and Larry Ruvo at the Las Vegas World Market Center this week.  Two extraordinary men with exceptional talent.  Ruvo approached Frank Gehry to design the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas, also known as the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health that is operated by the Cleveland Clinic.  

Ruvo wanted Gehry to design a building for an Alzheimer’s research center on 61 acres, across from the World Market Center.  Gehry agreed if Ruvo would stretch the research mandate to include Huntington’s disease, which Gehry has long championed. With Gehry signed on, Ruvo who had lost his father, Lou, to Alzheimer’s, tried to enlist a research institution that would occupy and run the building. “I believe that with a great building, people will come.”  Two years after construction started, the Cleveland Clinic signed on.  

 

Frank Gehry: The Cleveland Clinic, Las Vegas – Iconic architectural landmark

 

This 60,000 square-foot complex is composed of two radically different buildings joined by a steel trellis with a clifflike facade of angled glass and cubes with windows.  Avant-garde for an expansive healthcare center that features all the amenities of a modern hospital and research facility.  

The 100 million dollar project features Gehry’s signature style of modern architecture.  Deconstructivism encourages radical freedom of form.  The building is draped in a metal-clad skin, and faced in shingled panels with grids of windows.  The extensive, large scale four story structure serves as a clinic, research center, and Ruvo’s nonprofit ‘Keep Memory Alive’ foundation headquarters. 

Frank Gehry delivered the architectural gravitas that was needed for Larry Ruvo to attract attention to the foundation and the Cleveland Clinic.  

“We wanted a statement that would show we were serious about curing a disease and would let the doctors know we were not underfunded.  I told Frank that I was going to put his celebrity and talent to use to help cure chronic brain diseases.”  – Ruvo  

Gehry understood the need.  How Extraordinary!  How distinctly Gehry!

 

Frank Gehry & Larry Ruvo

An informal and sincere discussion between Frank Gehry and Larry Ruvo at the World Market Center in Las Vegas on January 30, 2018. 

 

Frank Gehry: 2018 Design Icon Award

Frank Gehry accepting the 2018 Design Icon Award at the Las Vegas Winter Market.

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is a national resource for research, education, prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s disease and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

 

 

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 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

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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!

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Happy Summer!