Island Beauty: Natural Inspiration for Mind, Body, and Soul
Style and beauty cannot be defined or bought. Finding inner balance leads to outer radiance. This philosophy is central to India Hicks Island Beauty, where she explores and demonstrates the natural resources which surround her in her Caribbean idyll and how they can be applied to life anywhere. Miles from any gym or spa India uses nature to nurture. The "bush medicine" of the Caribbean is an oral tradition passing recipes for both home cooking and health and beauty concoctions down from generation to generation. India has extensively researched these remedies and includes more than twenty essential recipes that can be simply made in your own home. India balances this with a true understanding of what busy western women want. As a mother of three and a woman who flies all over the globe herself, India is no stranger to stress or pollution and still looks fantastic. This is also the first book to present beauty ideas for both black and white women.
India Hicks is the daughter of the late David Hicks and granddaughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten. After working for 10 years as a model in Paris and New York, she went to live in the Bahamas with David Flint Wood who had escaped from a career in advertising to run an eight-room hotel. They have three sons and live an idyllic life on the tiny but devastatingly beautiful Harbour Island. Their houses have been used as locations for fashion shoots by Vogue, LL Bean, J.Crew and Ralph Lauren among others. India also writes interiors features for House Beautiful, US.