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 

Thank you!

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My Uncle Ted

 

My Uncle Ted - Laughing it up with the Boys!

Uncle Ted – Laughing it up with the Boys!     

 

What is it about a Human Life that can inspire, spread joy and laughter, and influence another?  What kind of energetic vibration are they sending out to the Universe to attract those closest to them?  This photograph of my Uncle Ted was taken in his mid-life, laughing it up with the boys. Not a woman in sight….just a fistful of boys having fun!  A few drinks close by and Uncle Ted’s jokes would surely light up the room, along with a bit of rum!  Bootleg and Puerto Rican rum were his favorites.

I hardly knew my Uncle Ted.  Although he was often present in my youth at our family gatherings during the holidays at Aunt Helen’s home, he would soon disappear from the scene.  Off to sea again!

Ted loved his freedom, and he loved the ocean and his tug boats.  From the Islands of the Bahamas and the Caribbean, to Puerto Rico and the U.S., he loved traveling at sea.   This was his first love and passion.  Why tugboats of all things?  I’ll never know, but something about this excited him beyond measure.  He loved his freedom and adventures at sea.  His second biggest love was Timmy, the beautiful, curly haired baby boy he adopted from Aunt Helen.  From the arms of Uncle Ted, to the arms of Uncle Sandy, and to the arms of my Father, Dusty, I’m not sure who adored Timmy more. Everyone wanted to hold him!  I have a very clear memory of my Father holding Timmy in his arms as a baby boy and laughing so hard while they played that he cried!  It made me cry too with tears of joy and laughter!

But it was Ted’s Tugboats and his passion for being on the water that was his driving force.  He loved it, just as much as Uncle Sandy loved the Coast Guard, and Dusty loved the Merchant Marines. They all loved the Ocean and Ships!  These three brothers were all about the sea and the unknown mysteries and adventures that lie ahead of them. Their union as brothers was inseparable.  But it was the sea that was their driving force of energetic connection with the Universe. The sea was always their best friend.  They know it well, and every day was a new landscape of adventure.  All three brother’s were well trained and educated in navigation. It always amazes me that they could read a map of their next course of action by the Stars. How extraordinary is that!

Uncle Ted was a child at heart.  With a tough exterior to cover up his own personal wounds, like a breastplate of sorts, he often hid his sweet heart from those closest to him. And when the rum set in just long enough for him to feel good and loosen up, he would let them know just how much he loved them.

Uncle Ted loved Life. He loved adventure. He loved the mystery. And he loved rum! Especially Puerto Rican rum, and bootleg rum! He used to bring the bootleg bottles of rum back to my Dad and Uncle Sandy upon many of his adventures at sea, and these three brothers would hoard it like gold.  The back of the liquor cabinet in our home was where it would take up space, until Uncle Ted arrived to drink it with them.

Besides these three brothers in arms, of all the many family members in our tribe, these three were the Rat-Pack. They hung out together every opportunity they had. They laughed so hard at their own jokes that they cried and howled. They argued well together.  And more than that, they learned how to debate well with each other. It was no longer an argument, but a different point of view that led to a deeper understanding and revelation. They loved each other well!  This was their gift to each other.

Three opinions, and three extraordinarily different life experiences, close enough to compare salt samplings, they were always in a place of love and laughter, no matter how long the discourse went on.  And often it went on for hours. In quiet places and small spaces, as well as at family Christmas and Thanksgiving gatherings, there they were, the three brothers, always together throughout the years, and inseparable.  Joking, laughing and pulling pranks on each other.  These three brothers were devoted to each other!  Through thick and thin, nothing would ever come between them. Through rough and tumble times, they always had each other’s back, even when they did not agree with each other.  They understood and had clarity about what the other needed. Blood is always thicker than water.  And they always came through. This was their unique gift to each other.  And I, as a young girl was the lucky one…young enough to hang out with them, and witness their relationships with each other through the years.

I felt their heartache, just as much as I felt their joy. There is an eternal love between Ted, Sandy & Dusty that will live on, inside of eternity. They simply loved and cared for each other, no matter what.  Family was their rock of Gibraltar, and every brother and sister, every niece and nephew mattered to them. 

What else could anyone ask for?  To Love and to care for one another is the greatest gift we can possibly give to another.  The more open your heart, the more Love you have to give.

Thank you Uncle Ted for Shining Your Light so Brightly.  Onward and Upwards, towards the Heavens to join your Beloved Brothers once again! Don’t forget to sprinkle a little Stardust upon us every now and then.

I will always remember you as a Bright Light of Joy and Happiness in my Life.  

 

Ted's Tug Boats

Ted’s Tug Boats

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Lovely product display of India Hicks Holiday Collection 2015.

Lovely product display of India Hicks Holiday Collection 2015.

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India Hicks - Cruising Harbour Island with her little Dachshund.

India Hicks – Cruising Harbour Island with her little Dachshund.

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India Hicks – An Invitation to join our Team

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The Good Life.  How Sweet It Is!

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3 Dogs in tow, Pink Sand, Warm Ocean Waters, Sunshine, and a cool Wooden Boat floating around Harbour Island in the Bahamas.  Can it get any better than this?!!