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Island Life

by habituallychic

03 . 31 . 09

I need a vacation. And if I had known earlier that you could rent out The Guest House and Cricket Pavilion on India Hick’s propoerty Hibiscus Hill on Harbour Island, I would have thought about planning a trip sooner. They both look heavenly. Instead I will make do by drooling over all the photos in her book, Island Life, and wishing I was there. Sigh.

Photos from Domino, Cookie, Island Life and Hibiscus Hill website

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  1. gatherings home March 31, 2009 | 3:43 am

    These pictures completely encompass the island feel…blissful, serene, nostalgic and simply chic! Beautiful!!

  2. Laura Trevey March 31, 2009 | 3:45 am

    Love Love Love your gorgeous photos!
    They inspire me to paint~~

  3. royalapothic March 31, 2009 | 6:35 am

    So sereen!! Im there…..
    Heather, I think you need to come to LA for vacation….

  4. The Antiques Diva™ March 31, 2009 | 9:53 am

    The white floors in the lower photos make such a wonderful fresh punctuation point in the room… it’s amazing what a difference they make in the feel of the room. I love the picture of India Hicks in the backless gown with her kids – it conveys how at home she is in her glamorous life!

  5. pve design March 31, 2009 | 10:02 am

    New meaning to “wish I was there” – oh the color of the water…..

  6. tartanscot March 31, 2009 | 12:31 pm

    breathtakingly lovely.

  7. ArchitectDesign March 31, 2009 | 1:08 pm

    I need a vacation 🙁

  8. Jill March 31, 2009 | 2:24 pm

    What a dress!

  9. Sam March 31, 2009 | 3:13 pm

    i went to Harbour Island last year and stayed at The Landing, which was designed by india hicks. the decor was just so elegant but at the same time easy and comfortable for an island lifestyle. i love all the little plantation home touches!

  10. red ticking March 31, 2009 | 4:56 pm

    this was so refreshing to see today..thank you heather..
    luckily, i was fortunate to have few days in the sun,beach and palm trees and have just returned…i advise a little of this for everyone who can do it… the best medicine ever…

  11. Easy and Elegant Life March 31, 2009 | 6:48 pm

    What’s not to love?

    The photos are luscious. Thanks for the virtual vacation.

  12. Gramsx9 March 31, 2009 | 7:11 pm

    Yes, luscious is the word! Thank you for giving me a quiet, smiling moment today.

  13. My Favorite and My Best March 31, 2009 | 7:20 pm

    thanks heather! i have been meaning to pick up that book- this was just what i needed to make that happen sooner rather than later! i love that shadowbox with the shells. and that dining room!

  14. Anzu March 31, 2009 | 9:12 pm

    I love this post! I have the Island life book already, but hadn’t seen a lot of this photos and your selection is beautiful. Your blog is always glamorous and a real pleasure to read.

  15. Habitually Chic March 31, 2009 | 11:24 pm

    Gatherings Home – Can’t you just picture yourself barefoot and lounging around? Heaven!

    Laura – How wonderful! I love that!

    Royalapothic – I need to go somewhere! And I don’t think home at Easter is going to cut it!

    The Antiques Diva – I don’t think there is any part of the houses that I don’t like! They are perfect!

    Patricia – I hear ya!

    Tartanscot – sigh. I know.

    Stefan/AD – let’s go!

    Jill – I will remember to take a gown when I go there 😉

    Sam – I will have to check out that one next!

    Red Ticking – I’m so jealous! I bet it was wonderful!

    Easy and Elgant Life – Virtual Vacation is the perfect description! But I still need a real one!

    Gramsx9 – welcome!

    My Favorite and My Best – it’s a good one!

    Thanks Anzu! Glad you enjoyed it!

  16. Ivy Lane March 31, 2009 | 11:38 pm

    NOW I know what to do with all my seashells! Gonna make a seashell shadow box like the one in the pics! love, LOve, LOVVVEE, this post!! Getting me ready for summer!

  17. franki durbin April 1, 2009 | 12:09 am

    I knew I was due for some beach time, but now I”m convinced I need island time. *ahhh!*

  18. Jennifer April 1, 2009 | 1:44 am


    i’m a bit surprised that they have what appears to be formica for the kitchen counters….they obviously don’t need to budget.

  19. Renee Finberg April 1, 2009 | 11:29 am

    oh heather,

    is this paradise ??
    i say yes !


  20. K @ Blog Goggles April 1, 2009 | 1:00 pm

    Can I join you?

  21. SIDD April 1, 2009 | 4:37 pm

    Perfect visual summation of the island feel. We still have snow outside, but looking at these has made me feel a bit warmer.

  22. Lauren April 1, 2009 | 11:24 pm

    gorgeous pics- want to be there now!!!! 🙂

  23. Design Cupcake April 2, 2009 | 5:58 am


  24. ...love Maegan April 2, 2009 | 7:49 pm

    when can I move in? seriously.

  25. My Notting Hill April 5, 2009 | 1:49 am

    Love that book – and her houses. Saw a few pictures in your post I hadn’t seen before, thanks.

  26. katie fine April 30, 2009 | 4:30 am

    All time favorite beach house. Love Island Life and use it a lot for inspiration.

  27. photohogger September 1, 2010 | 3:21 pm

    Gosh, so pretty!