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Style icon India Hicks's charming take on entertaining, featuring dreamy tablescapes, found centerpieces, and enjoyable family anecdotes.
Daughter of the late David Hicks and goddaughter to Prince Charles, India Hicks is known for her irreverent take on style. In her previous books, she invited readers into her homes on Harbour Island and in England. For her third book, India presents her own slightly madcap spin on entertaining. Organized by meal, the book begins marvelously with the most important meal of the day--cocktail hour--and ends with breakfast. In between, there are family suppers and big dinners, birthday cakes and Christmas crackers, great British breakfasts, quick teas and long lunches, mustard pots as vases, and bedcovers for tablecloths. Like India, these stories are full of personality, from the Panic Dinner (or what to do when you suddenly have a crowd descending) to the Naked Cake (cake decorating for the harried or untalented) to a White Christmas in the Bahamas. Each celebration includes clever advice and inspiration for place settings, homemade flower arrangements, table design, and more. These are parties that make use of what is on hand, whether it's beach towels thrown down a long table, children's candy piled in cups on a tray, or massing palm fronds collected from the lawn. Beautifully photographed and embellished here and there with a bit of Hicks family lore, the book is rounded out with a sprinkling of recipes from India's beloved cook, Claire Williams, fondly known as Top Banana, and other family members, from traditional English fare such as Victoria Sponge to tropical treats such as the Marquess's Banana Daiquiri.
About the Author
Author, model, entrepreneur, TV personality, and daughter of famed designer David Hicks, India Hicks comes from both British and design royalty. Her godfather is the Prince of Wales, and India was a bridesmaid at his wedding to Lady Diana. Brooke Shields is an award-winning actress, model, and author.
"She's invited us inside her island escape in Harbour Island, Bahamas, and her estate in England. Now interior designer India Hicks reveals her secrets to entertaining in style in her new book..." —MODERN LUXURY
"Style icon India Hicks, daughter of the late David Hicks and goddaughter to Prince Charles, is known for her irreverent take on style. And in her third book, she shares her charming take on entertaining, featuring dreamy tablescapes, found centerpieces, and enjoyable family anecdotes." —LOVE HAPPENS
"Rarely do I sit down with a coffee-table book and end up reading the entire thing (223 pages!) front to back. But that's what happened with India Hicks: An Entertaining Story (Rizzoli, 2020). The photos, anecdotes and irreverent style of this book captured me and made me crave the togetherness of my own family." —COLORADO HOMES & LIFESTYLES