I recently interviewed India Hicks for the current edition of the My French Country Home Magazine.
Having followed India for a while now, I’ve always loved her enthusiasm for anything she is involved in. Be it laying a beautiful table, enjoying water-sports with her family, interviewing her Mum for their fantastic podcast series or helping out with the recovery effort after a hurricane hit the Bahamas.
India lives an extraordinary life. Daughter to the renowned interior designer David Hicks, grand daughter to Earl Mountbatten, last Viceroy of India and bridesmaid at the wedding of Charles and Diana, India never rested on her family laurels, but sought to write her own story.
Her audience watched her develop her own brand over the years. Won over by her frank approach to business and to marketing. When her own company folded a couple of years ago, she didn’t pretend that everything was fine, but let her followers feel her sadness and disappointment, and then watch as she picked herself up and worked out her next chapter.
She recently published a new book, An Entertaining Story, in which she explains how she loves to entertain at home and fills the pages with pictures of beautiful tablescapes.
You can read my full interview with India in the current edition of our MFCH magazine`, but today I’d like to share with you our chat together. We spoke by phone when she was in France a few months ago, and I wasn’t disappointed! I hope you enjoy listening to our chat.