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Set 1, 2014 / 4 note

BEST 5 RESTAURANTS | MYKONOS DESIGN REPORT PART 7

Here are my 5 top favorite restaurants in Mykonos…clearly for different reasons from a stunning interior design, to a breath-taking view or a perfect pizza…

  1. Catari: the best pizza in Mykonos served in a palm garden with a stylish Mediterranean setting…The owner is the most friendly and professional person ever…You will love him and he will love you!
  2. Interni: the most beautiful garden in Matogiannia, the luxury shopping street, inspired and designed by renowned designer Paola Navone, combined with a personal touch from owner Nikos Varveris. When you walk in is just like “wow!”
  3. Spilia: a super romantic taverna on a cave overlooking the sea. A lovely striking contrast between the natural setting and the posh services (champagne, sea urchin pool, dj set…) 
  4. Jackie ‘O Beach: a beach with a lovely restaurant and a pool that lays on the cliff overlooking the sea of Super Paradise beach…A cool Miami-style setting with a drag show at sunset… 
  5. Balthazar: just opened in summer 2014, this new eatery is located in former Pierro’s - actually the first cool gay bar in the island - premises. Great vibe and food in a buzzy atmosphere

And a sneak preview: former Philippi restaurant will turn into the next Hakkasan Family venture next season!

Set 1, 2014 / 3 note

BEST 5 BARS | MYKONOS DESIGN REPORT PART 6 

What I love about Mykonos is that there is a really subtle line between bars, restaurants and clubs, so that the best bars are sometimes restaurants in the first place and the best places for having a bit of a dance are actually bars and not discos…So here are my favorite 2014 places for a good evening cocktail: 

  1. Jackie ‘O: a must, a place that is already legend, hidden away in the old town port…I love the interior design sooooo much…Great music and fab drag show after 1 o’clock at night
  2. Remezzo: a new addition to the Mykonos nightlife, one of the oldest bars in the old town dating back to 1967, has just reopened in summer 2014 with a very posh restaurant overlooking Mykonos old port…stunning view and great atmosphere after dinner with people (aka beautiful models) dancing on tables
  3. Caprice: another Mykonos legend, a small bohemian bar literally facing the sea in Little Venice…Best place in town for watching the sunset (whilst enjoying the kite-surfers daily show…) or having a dance whilst waiting to be chatted up
  4. Alemagou: best beach bar on the cool and windy Ftelia beach, the surfers’ paradise of the island. It’s just cool at any time of the day…
  5. Lola: a small bar hidden away in the labyrinth of Chora…I love the interior decoration: a drag queen symbols galore decorated with pictures and dolls of the most beautiful gay icons of all times, from Barbie to Rita Hayworth…just so unique. 

What about yours? :-)

SKULL VODKA BOTTLE 
I love this crazy vodka bottle in an even crazier 60’ies wallpaper mood. http://www.crystalheadvodka.com
Set 1, 2014 / 1 nota

SKULL VODKA BOTTLE

I love this crazy vodka bottle in an even crazier 60’ies wallpaper mood. http://www.crystalheadvodka.com

Set 1, 2014 / 7 note

RESTAURANT ISPIRATIONS | MYKONOS DESIGN REPORT PART 5

Just some of the decor inspirations seen in Mykonos this year!

Set 1, 2014 / 7 note

CAPRICE, ART NOUVEAU DEN IN MYKONOS LITTLE VENICE

For over 30 years Caprice Bar has been a must of the Myconian nightlife. Located in the oldest part of the city town, the sleek interiors mix French bohemian style with traditional Greek detailing. From dusk to dawn, Caprice’s just magic!

Ago 28, 2014 / 1 nota

SPILIA, THE POSHEST SEA TAVERN EVER

Located on the sea shore inside a charming cave at Agia Anna beach, this tavern is the ultimate place to be seen in Mykonos for some serious champagne lunch. From the cool dj-set to the amazing sea view, from the sea urchin pool to the fab food selection…you won’t disappointed! Definitely one of my favorite places this year in Mykonos.

Ago 25, 2014 / 3 note

DESIGN SHOPPING TIPS | MYKONOS 2014 REPORT part 4

In Mykonos antique traditions and crafting co-exist with the ultimate design stores. These are some of the places that I visited this year…for a real Myconian design experience:

  • Galatis Art Gallery: where you can find beautiful wooden art crafts, among others the lovely colored engraved doors and windows that can be used for home decor in many creative ways
  • Linea Più: designed by Kois Associated Architects, the boutique carries some of top women’s luxury fashion – think Chanel, Tom Ford and John Galliano. The interiors are a great example of sleek Mykonos style and the bag selection is just fab!
  • Optique Boutique: I love the original industrial decor of this store boasting an amazing selection of rare spectacles and sunglasses 
  • Cosset: the ultimate home decor store, full of any kind of furniture and small objects to style your dream sea-side home! 

 

Ago 25, 2014 / 13 note

ALEMAGOU: SURFERS’ DESIGN DEN IN MYKONOS

Alemagou - an ancient Mykonian word meaning at last! - is a beach bar & restaurant at Ftelia beach designed by k-studio
. The inspiration is a  traditional Greek tavern with a twist in design of traditional Greek elements such as the whitewashed, smooth-edged houses, the dry-stone walls, the practical and durable screed concrete floors and the natural reed-thatched roof insulation that provides shade. At night, handmade pumpkin shell down lighting continues to animate the canopy from within, creating a warm, intimate atmosphere. The toilets are a great surprise, boasting basins made of real stones that creates a stunning water sculpture. And the way the toilet paper is hang on to the wall, isn’t lovely?

VIA http://estmagazine.com.au/island-luxe-greek-islands-travel-guide/

http://www.blog.coulsonmacleod.com/2012/08/15/coulson-macleod-loves-alemagou/

Ago 21, 2014 / 6 note

SAN GIORGIO HOTEL: THE CHIC POOL AREA | MYKONOS 2014 REPORT part 3

The San Giorgio Hotel in Mykonos has a wonderful pool area, surrounded by lovely white hammocks and gazebos, with a palm garden and a private floating platform on the sea overlooking Paradise Beach. The rustic design setting is outfitted with rough-hewn communal tables and cozy lounge chairs and is lit by sparkling lanterns at night. See more pics of the hotel interiors here. I am totally in love with the laid back boho-chic atmosphere of the place! Ph Lavinia Colonna Preti

Ago 21, 2014 / 16 note

SAN GIORGIO HOTEL: COOL RELAXED LUXURY | MYKONOS 2014 REPORT part 2

On my Mykonos design “tour” a must-see is the San Giorgio Hotel by Design Hotels, the top of the boho chic accommodation in the island. Located between Paradise and Paraga beaches, the hotel interior was designed by the Berlin firm Lambs&Lions with the collaboration of Annabell Kutucu, Interior Stylist and Michael Schickinger, Creative Director Lambs & Lions (former Creative Director, Design Hotels AG).

Inspired by the style and simplicity of the Aegean rural heritage, each room is a collection of Arcadian treasures and organic materials. Every piece was handpicked in order to recall ’60s bohemian chic, with abundant natural materials, handmade fabrics, and vintage pieces sourced from Athens flea markets, an eclectic mix of items like canopied beds, cotton matelassé, and traditional Greek woven-rush stools. For example, the wall behind the reception is composed of old shutters coming from old traditional houses.  And the 2 suites are just to dying for! Ph. Lavinia Colonna Preti