Hometown British-born Hicks has called Harbour Island, Bahamas, home since 1996.
Occupation Mother of 4, model, fashion and jewelry designer—to mention a few. You can see her collections and blog at indiahicks.com.
She’s royalty in more ways than one Not only did India serve as a bridesmaid to Princess Diana (she’s a second cousin to The Prince of Wales), she is design royalty as well. She’s the daughter of England’s iconic interior designer, the late David Hicks.
England still feels like home “I love going back to England and my mother’s home. It holds the secrets of my childhood. And it has the extraordinary garden my father designed—a green garden of allées, vistas, hedged rooms, and grassy labyrinths.”
She cherishes promptness “I think every man should own a stylish, reliable watch. They then have no excuse for being late.”
She knows how to travel in style And she thinks dachshunds just may make the best travel companions. “They fit under the seat of an airplane, and they don’t borrow your clothes.”
She treasures family history What does she love most about her home? “That it holds our history as a family. I even sleep in a Lord Mountbatten tester bed, named after my grandfather.”
She has a competitive streak “Growing up, my favorite family tradition was playing Racing Demon—a card game—and learning to be unhealthily competitive with my cousins and siblings.”
I am traditional She loves Gone With the Wind, has mad organizational skills, hates sand in her bed and speeding tickets, and still owns her first pair of jodhpurs.
Photograph: Colleen Duffley