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! 

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 

Thank you!

#IndiaHicks  #IndiaHicksStyle

 

“Madly Deeply Love”

“Madly Deeply Love” 

I love this phrase from India Hicks “Madly Deeply” as it describes perfectly all the madly and deeply places and spaces my life has taken me to, through each decade of my life. From the deepest darkest corners of a dark night of the soul, to the lifting of the heart through Grace, Gratitude and God! “Madly Deeply” can be everyone’s place and space in their lives, from the past to the present tense. It certainly has been mine. It exemplify’s everything great and grand in one’s life, as well as everything that one struggles with from time to time, and even throughout a lifetime.

 

Before I go on with my own story, I want to share with you what I think is absolutely gorgeous and fabulous about India Hicks. First of all, she is a very Modern Woman! India holds the reins of her own life, in her own hands and takes complete and total ownership of it all, from her family and lifestyle to her many creative expressions, including her fabulous new company “India Hicks: London – Harbour Island”. She gives it her all, in every way! Total commitment, exquisite Pizzazz, and undeniable talent…India has a gorgeous and attractive combination of vitality and glamour that touches the heart of every woman! Her authentic warmth, humor and style are evident in how she lives her life, and in every design and product she creates. From handbags and jewelry, to fragrance, gifts, scarfs and accessories, her signature style is in everything she does.  India is a passionate force of Love, Beauty, Style and Humor! Take a peek here. 

 

As for me and my “Madly Deeply” in this moment, today is the day I gave birth to my daughter.  She would have been 46 today.  But two years ago she passed through the veils of life into the ethereal ever after.  I can’t possibly tell you about the pain and grief and sorrow. I can only tell you that she is my “Madly Deeply”.  Her life still lives on, inside of me.  I know she is in the hands of God, just as I know she is also here with me, somehow… someway, over the rainbow, beautifully and intricately woven inside every madly deeply corner of my soul. She breaths my breath and I breath hers.  It is an eternal breath of life that lives on, past death, into eternity. 

 

Her last gift to me was a gorgeous enamel frame with a ladybug, vines, and crystal flowers. She is and always will be my “Madly Deeply”. I have her photograph inside this frame with ‘Angel Gabriel’ in front of it at all times. Somehow I feel she is safe and protected here. And when I look at the video of India’s “Madly Deeply” with her beautiful daughter, Domino popping up out of nowhere, I am reminded that life is full of beauty and surprises. It makes me smile and feel happy and proud to be a part of India’s Team. I am Madly Deeply in Love with it all. Thank you India for all the reminders of how Precious Life is!! 

India Hicks & Domino – Short Video:  https://vimeo.com/143421912

#IndiaHicks  #MadlyDeeply #Heritage #Love #RitaTanos #Halloween2015India Hicks with her Dog

The Madly Deeply Tote

The Madly Deeply Tote by India Hicks

Fall 2015 Collection by India Hicks, an Extraordinary Woman!

 

India Hicks - Fall 2015

India Hicks – Fall 2015

India Hicks is one bright and beautiful woman who just happens to live an Extraordinary Life!  A bit of British heritage, a lot of Island story, mixed with a marvelous sense of humor, not to mention her exquisite Good Taste!  Early in 2015 India launched her new Lifestyle Company under her own name, India Hicks – London – Harbor Island.  

These are Brilliant & Beautiful Lifestyle products that women Love!  Enjoy having a look around and shopping here:  Fall Collection

Affordable Luxury and well designed Lifestyle Accessories, Gifts, and Fragrance that help women feel Beautiful! Fall in Love!  Have Fun! 

Here is a sneak peek from the new Fall Collection.  See India Hicks Fall Collection Catalogue for full details and to view the entire collection of Handbags, Computer Bags, Scarfs, Jewelry, Fragrance, Gifts, Candles, Bath & Body, and more! #IndiaHicks Here is the link to view the Fall Catalogue:

India Hicks Fall Collection – 2015

The Take Out Bag and Agra Tassel Key fob.

The Take Out Bag and Agra Tassel Key fob

Heritage Flat Stanley Pouch

Heritage Flat Stanley Pouch 

Carmen Clutch, The Insider, & The Take Out

Carmen Clutch, The Insider, & The Take Out  

The Carmen Clutch

The Carmen Clutch  

Fragrance, Agra Tassel & the Love Token

Fragrance, Agra Tassel & the Love Token

India Hicks: Live an Extraordinary Life!

Welcome to India Hicks Lifestyle Collection – 2015

London - Harbour Island

London – Harbour Island

Purpose Meets Passion:
A childhood smothered in privilege may have put India Hicks in Princess Diana’s Wedding Party, but it didn’t prepare her to find her mission in life. Decades of soul searching landed her in a remote island paradise in the Bahamas where she made a home – and is now building a business – that suits her unconventional lifestyle. Learn how you can join our family, and take your life from ordinary to extraordinary.  

Click her to visit India Hicks. 

 

A Bit of British Heritage and a Lot of Island Style! 

Cruising Harbour Island

Cruising Harbour Island

What do you get when you mix Royal British heritage, history, design and an exquisite lifestyle collection? This once in a lifetime opportunity. I invite you to take a look and see if it’s a fit for you!   Click here to learn more.

 

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Can Life get any better than this?!  3 Dogs in Tow, Pink Sands, Sunshine, Clean Ocean Waters, and Harbour Island in the Bahamas!   Learn more about India Hicks here.

 

Take a peek at a few of India Hicks Lifestyle products here. 

A Gorgeous and unique line of the highest quality accessories, gifts, and bath & beauty products infused with a sense of adventurous spirit.  Affordable Luxury items that women Love: Fragrance, Jewelry, Accessories, Computer Handbags, Tote Bags, Scarfs, Candles, Bath & Body, Gifts, and more!

The Duchess of Windsor Bag

The Duchess of Windsor Bag

Duchess of Windsor Bag

Duchess of Windsor Bag- Computer Handbag

The Duchess of Windsor Computer Handbag – A Modern Woman’s Computer Bag!

Named after the Duchess of Windsor:  one of the most stylish women in the world, and for whom King Edward VIII gave up his throne.  A computer case, for her glittering worlds of London and Paris.  From Manhattan to the Midwest, and the West Coast, for today’s modern woman.

 

The Carmen Clutch

The Carmen Clutch & Agra Tassel

The Carmen Clutch & Agra Tassel – By mistake, India’s mother was born in Madrid, and her grandmother did not have time to get back to London.  To celebrate this, her mother was given the middle name Carmen, after a beautiful Spanish aristocrat who ran off with a matador.

 

Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner

Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner – Love Token

A Token of Love – In Britain, the practice of engraving a small coin as a token to give to friends and loved ones goes back for over 400 years.  “Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner” is one of my favorites!  (in gold or silver)

The World Is Our Oyster - Love Token

The World Is Our Oyster – Love Token

The World is Our Oyster – Another Fabulous Love Token (in gold or silver)

 

Wild Spiderlily Fragrance

Wild Spiderlily Fragrance

Wild Spiderlily Fragrance – Using the power of plants, we fine-tune our mind and body with their natural energy.  This courageous Spiderlily is combined with other wild flowers, and a note of fresh sea air.

 

English Rose Fragrance

English Rose Fragrance

English Rose Fragrance – Capturing a summer’s day in India’s secret garden;  freshly mown grass, rose and peony petals, and a hint of warm rain.

 

Body Lotion & Body Wash

Body Lotion & Body Wash

Body Care – Body Lotion & Body Wash in English Rose or Wild Spiderlily

Natural Sea Sponge

Natural Sea Sponge

Natural Sea Sponge – A wonderful compliment to bathing with the Body Wash 

 

Black Hibiscus Candle

Black Hibiscus Candle

Black Hibiscus Candle – Teas and Oranges:  England in the tropics, captured by the suggestion of sea air, oranges and Earl Gray tea.  A Beautiful Fragrance!

Thank you for having a look around!  India and I invite you to join our family and take your life from ordinary to extraordinary.  Or just have fun shopping around the new Fall Collection.  Be an insider!  Link to Shop.