My first visit to Mykonos was brief – just two nights, with my sister, staying at the lovely Grace Mykonos on the west of the island. We explored Mykonos Town, sunbathed and ate delicious food by the sea on Ornos Beach, and took a lot of photographs, including all my outfits.
I found that, as usual, I wore about half of what I took. One pair of shorts was ample, if I had had a few pretty interchangeable tops, and I took just one linen tunic dress that could double as both beach coverup and dress to wear in the evening.
So, we’ve put these together in one summer holiday post – although the AW collections are starting to drop, I’m just setting off for my hols, two weeks in Cornwall with my friends at St Mawes Retreats, and I’m still looking for lovely summer things to buy.
Top: Boden Bridget in Ivory Trees (also available in a lovely sky blue) £49.50 reduced to £39.50
Shorts: La Redoute Denim £24. Sunglasses: Stella & Dot Miramar £115.
Sandals: Swedish Hasbeens here. Fedora: AccessorizeStraw – this season’s here £15.
Tote: Kate Spade White Leather (nearest equivalent: the Cedar Street Medium Harmony £134.00)
Turquoise earrings: ASOS Love Rocks £20. Mykonos Blue eye charm (on handbag)
Above: Grace Mykonos.
Above: Sasha on the balcony of their room at Grace Mykonos.
Baukjen Goswell Striped Top £65 reduced to £45.
(New season version here: Baukjen Franklin off the shoulder top (navy & white) £49.
Stella & Dot Miramar Sunglasses £115
Above: on the sunbeds, poolside at Grace Mykonos.
Tote: Kate Spade White Leather (nearest equivalent: the Cedar Street Medium Harmony £134.00).
Beauty: Clinique SPF40 Sun Cream £20.
Towel: J Crew Lightweight Striped Towel (I bought this in New York. Try lovely hammam towels here.)
Sandals: Nicholas Kirkwood Leda. (Wedge version £197 in sale here.)
Above: Sasha on the steps to the honeymoon suite at Grace Mykonos.
Top: Baukjen Lea Print top £89.00 reduced to £62.00.
Shorts: La Redoute Denim Shorts £24.
Sunglasses: Stella & Dot Miramar £115.
Sandals: Swedish Hasbeens. From £95 here. Bag: Grace Mykonos.
Above: Entrance hall at Grace Mykonos
Above: Holly in an old French Connection sundress, and her trusty black FitFlop sandals. On the hillside behind her is Grace Mykonos.
Dress: Boden Casual Linen Tunic £69.50 (available in denim blue).
Hat, sunglasses, bag, as before.
Above: Beautiful Ornos Beach
Above: Sasha on Ornos Beach.
Top: Boden Printed Popover £39.50 reduced to £23.50.
Shorts & hat: as before
Lunch on Ornos Beach.
Sunglasses & hat as before
Above: On the sand at Ornos Beach
Shoes: Boden Sienna Sandal in Ivory/Rose Gold Metallic
(also available in four other colourways) £69.50, reduced to £34.75
Beauty: Nails Inc Nail Kale Polish in Hampstead Grove £14
Sasha on the beach, just beneath Grace Mykonos.
Top: Boden Floral Lace Top in Ivory (also available in navy) £89.50.
Bag & Shorts: As before
Above: Painted doors in Mykonos Town
Above: A square in Mykonos Town.
Clothing supplied by Boden, Baukjen, Stella & Dot, Swedish Hasbeens, Kate Spade
With many thanks to Grace Mykonos for hosting Sasha & Holly in June 2016.
Sasha and Holly flew courtesy of EasyJet, who fly to Mykonos from Manchester, London Luton and LondonGatwick in the UK. Holly used EasyJet Special Assistance, across wheelchair, buggy and bus transfers, at London Gatwick, Mykonos and London Luton, and they were amazing!