I first visited the Cycladic wild child in August 2011 with my best friend Peter Wesley Brown, who is a former fashion photographer in London in the eighties. He did Mossy’s first test shots, and shot Naomi when she was 15. Today, Peter and I wander around the world together scouting locations and shooting galleries for my PR clients. We had arrived by boat, and weren’t supposed to disembark for a few days, but something told us to stay. After being cleared off the ship’s manifest by the equivalent of the coast guard, we were off to discover why the island was so appealing to a cosmopolitan swirl of travelers. While the nightlife was stellar, service was excellent, hotels aplenty, and there was loads of shopping (I opened the first Wanderlista outpost here a year later) our favorite spot was Agios Sostis, where we met my now longtime friend John Shortall, an English expat who made jewelry on the beach. We all bonded over our fellow nomadic lifestyles and I started selling John’s jewelry internationally.
Eat at Nice-n-Easy in Little Venice for fantastic organic, farm-to-table cuisine, and Nesaea, a new restaurant by the same owners, located high above Kalafatis beach serving slightly more posh seafood and Greek island fare. Ask for Dimitris or Christos. Visit Ilias Lalaounis in Mykonos Town for a piece of iconic Greek jewelry. I always buy myself one piece to mark the start of summer. Ask for latest plexi-glass collection. It’s affordable and lovely.