TRAVEL , ESCAPE , PARDON OUR FRENCH
Mehry Mu's Mykonos Diaries
Weekend get away
Today we have interviewed one of our favorite ever-stylish designers, founder & creative director of the Mehry Mu, Gunes Mutlu about her latest trip to Mykonos. She shared details of her visit to the gorgeous island and story of incredible adventures in the Mykonos.
Your travel mantra? How do you decide routes of your travels ?
We are that couple that goes to only certain restaurants in their hometown. This attitude reflects on our travels as well. We allocate most of our travel time to the places we have tried and loved before. We like to almost nest in these places- we take great pleasure in going back to places we love. We love our travel rituals. We do have a long list of new places we want to go to, however. We just need to either create more time for travel or give some of our time to new places. Anywhere with an authentic edge and a decent hospital would go on my list of plaes to see.
Do you have any suggestions of exceptional dining-out spots in Mykonos ?
Spilia has an amazing atmosphere in that little cav of theirs. Kiki’s tavern is great for an authentic lunch. Liasti in Lia beach is wonderful for a long beach day lunch. We always top off our lunch with a large bottle of masticha. Katrin is beautiful for dinner. I like Sea Satin too, even though it can get a bit touristy.
Your favorite place to stay in Mykonos? Any suggestions to stay for our readers?
Mykonos Blu if you are in the mood for love. Santa Maria for a family trip.
Best places to have fun in the sun in Mykonos ?
If we have 3 days in Mykonos we go for 2 days of calm at Lia beach and 1 day of fun at Nammos. There is many other fun beaches but we are not so much into partying anyway. So we go to Nammos for some serious rose wine and their triple chocolate mousse indulgence, and of course some people watching and fun, fun music.
Favorite spots in the island ? Places that make you feel you belong there?
Lia beach for its calm, no music, sandy beach. It is so private and beautiful and unexpected of Mykonos’ reputation. And then a long lunch at Liasti. We also like the mini hike to Spilia and to enjoy our lobster pasta while watching people hop on and off their boats.
Three things that you think essential for packing to the island ?
Just as with any other island; breezy white kaftans, tan leather Greek sandals and a Mehry tote by Mehry Mu!
Which place, in your opinion, has the most entertaining and sociable group of people ?
Anywhere that has my husband and a few of our beloved friends. If we are traveling tete-a-tete, then we create our own fun wherever we are.
New location that you had discovered during your last trip ? Your secret shopping destinations?
Enny Monaco and Appriati. Never goes a visit in Mykonos that I do not indulge myself with a little Appriati bracelet for my stack!