Ralph Lauren's Caribbean Retreat
Ralph Lauren's second house in Jamaica was inspired by old Harvard and Yale yearbooks from the forties and fifties. Their house at High Rock is a mix of restrained luxury and old world elegance. It has an English feel to it with lots of rich mahogany furniture and white walls. The house overlooks the ocean so the palette has been kept simple so it doesn't detract from the dramatic ocean views. It's white and pure with splashes of royal blue in keeping with the watery setting.
To simply say that India Hicks possesses a remarkable number of talents and titles would be to state the obvious - television host, author, interior designer, mother, model, hotel owner, entrepreneur and author are only but a few. In the past year she has hosted Top Design and launched her second fragrance for Crabtree & Evelyn. But perhaps what impresses me the most is her ability to make it all look effortless. I have long been fascinated by India’s innate style and zeal for life and her ability to pack so much into a single life. It’s difficult not to admire anyone who includes scuba diving, bungee jumping, parachuting, snow skiing, water skiing, running and wake boarding amongst their hobbies.
Images via Coastal Living, swimwear via Jets
Picture this: a sandy beach track winding its way through groves of coconut palms gently swaying in the sea breeze. A hammock is slung casually between two palms and a ahead lies an of sparkling azure water. White yachts glisten on the water as colourful local fishing boats manoeuvre between them. Local kids laugh and splash in the waves and the beach cafe serves up local fish marinated in coconut milk follwed by freshly sliced pineapple, mangoes and paw paw. This kind of laid back holiday appeals to me where the sun never stops shining and the water is always warm.