This Is How Matthew Williamson And Olivia Palermo Do Mykonos

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When we asked British fashion designer Matthew Williamson what he was hoping to gain from his trip to his favorite holiday destination of Mykynos, he suggested he needed desperately to relax, recharge, and refresh. This is something that most of us are desperately seeking on an almost constant basis, and as Matthew does everything in life in the best possible style it seemed like there could be no one better to follow on a week around ancient Greek streets.
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Matthew explains "The island of Mykonos has become an old friend: reliable, fun, and trustworthy. My week visit each August has become a tradition for the last eight years. My younger self swore I would always journey to a new destination each holiday and not do as my parents did when I was a child- visiting the sample place year in, year out. I am slowly turning into them I guess. I always go with a group of friends who I’ve known for years. We get on so well it really does feel a bit like a family holiday. 3.5 hours away with almost guaranteed sun in the summer. I love the convivial town atmosphere and have now become so familiar with the streets peppered with some of the best restaurants I’ve eaten in and cute shops filled to the brim with shine and sparkle to satisfy my magpie eye. The nightlife is also a highlight from romantic sundowners at Cavo Tagoo, to drag queen shows at Elisium hotel — there’s something for everyone."
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What's not to love about a bougainvillea canopy?

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Docking for the day in Mykonos. With Olivia Palermo, fresh from Valentino’s yacht. Who better to spend an afternoon shopping with in the windy lanes of Mykonos?
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Mojitos at the Harbour with Olivia.
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Cavo Tagoo Hotel is ingeniously engineered into the cliff-side. Cavo Tagoo is a multi-pooled paradise of a boutique hotel, minutes from Mykonos Town in the Aegean Islands. Spacious and contemporary, this luxury getaway offers five-star spa pampering, peaceful privacy, and Jacuzzis for all.

Tagoo Mykonos, Mykonos, 846 00, Greece; +30 2289 020100.

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Lunch at Namos Beach with boyfriend James. Nammos is a luxury seashore restaurant located on the beautiful Psarou beach. Make sure you wear your best swimwear!

Psarou Beach, Mykonos, Greece; +30 2289 022440.
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Room with a view at the Belvedere Hotel.

Porta is the best after hours bar in town. Always a must on my list.

Chora, Mykonos Town, 84600, Greece.
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One of my favorite courtyard restaurants, Chez Maria.

27, Kalogera Str, Mykonos Town, 84600, Greece.

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