It wasn’t all that long after Rebecca de Ravenel launched her jewelry-and-accessories collection, in 2015, that her signature earrings—Les Bonbons—were gracing the ears (and dusting the shoulders) of stylish women all around the world. Lightweight, brightly colored, and made of silk thread, they turned de Ravenel into a style star, and within a few years she launched a popular ready-to-wear collection. The designer grew up between the Bahamas and Paris, but she now lives with her young son in Los Angeles. Herewith, she shares her key components to the good life. —Ashley Baker
Airline: Singapore Airlines.
Airport: At the moment, any airport will do.
Alibi: “I’m walking the dogs.”
ARTISTS: Man Ray, Rothko, Claude Lalanne.
Bag: Anything straw.
Beach: Clifton Bay, in the Bahamas, where I grew up.
Birthday: August 6.
Breakfast, weekday: Black coffee.
Breakfast, weekend: Green juice and pain au chocolat.
Car: I have my eye on a 1971 Range Rover “Suffix A” Convertible.
Child: My son, Charlie.
Cocktail: Ron Zacapa rum, tonic, and lime.
Cocktail appetizer: Smoked salmon.
Couple: François and Betty Catroux.
Date: A drink and a boogie.
Dinner, weekday: On the go.
Dinner, weekend: Ideally, by the sea.
Disguise: A stroller and sneakers.
Drive: I prefer someone else to do that …
Excuse: “The baby is crying.”
Expression: Mieux vaut être seul que mal accompagné. (Better to be alone than in bad company.)
FLAW: I’m too trusting.
HIDEAWAY: My parents’ garden.
HOTEL: Belmond Splendido, in Portofino.
Jacket: A tuxedo by Racil.
LAST MEAL: Cacio e pepe at Sant Ambroeus.
LUNCH, WEEKDAY: Greens.
LUNCH, WEEKEND: The catch of the day.
LUNCH SPOT: Azenhas do Mar, in Portugal.
MENTOR: My mother.
MOVIE: A Bigger Splash.
NAME: Beccs or Bibi.
NONFICTION BOOK: Letters to Yves, by Pierre Bergé.
Novel: Embers, by Sándor Márai.
PetS: Luna and Frida.
Piece of advice: “Dance it off.”
Restaurant: Giorgio Baldi, in Los Angeles.
Saying: I have a one-year-old boy, so, at the moment, “Just go with it!”
Shoes: I’m barefoot whenever appropriate.
Singer: Beres Hammond.
Storm: A summer-afternoon storm in the Bahamas.
Time of day: Bathtime.
Toast: I prefer to raise my glass.
Vacation SPOT: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi.
View: Usually, my desk.