Objects of Desire
Book Mykonos Muse, Assouline
Mykonos Muse. In our simple longing for sea, sun and escape, it’s easy to forget that Mykonos comes too with a rich cultural and mythological history. Fortunately this Assouline publication is on hand as a reminder to whet the holiday appetite with a colourful chronicle of Mykonos through the ages. Known as the island of the winds, it’s said to represent the bodies of the gods felled by Hercules. Fast-forward centuries later, it’s also been a hideout for luminaries such as Le Corbusier and Antonis Benakis, while serving as a mecca for the gay community. Lie back and enjoy the many stories associated with the island – ideally on a beach en place.