Elena Bowes

New York-London travel & design writer of a certain vintage looking for meaning and wholeness in life

No Longer Next of Kin

October 5th, 2020
Ponderings

When I dropped Kate off at Georgetown ten years ago, I was prepared. My first chick to fly the coop was not going to send me in a downward spiral. No siree. In the months leading up to the big goodbye, I would announce at Sunday night dinner, that in xxx number of months and...

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September 11th, 2020 | Wanderings: US

Travels to Martha’s Vineyard

Picture this. I am choosing corn at the Chilmark General Store in Martha’s Vineyard when who should sidle up to me and complement me on my corn choosing skills but…

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1 year ago
Opinion | The 2018 Campaign Worked

I totally agree with NYTimes columnist David Leonhardt -
if the Democrats want to win, like they did in 2018, it’s vital they campaign with what matters most in swing cities - affordable healthcare and good jobs. Not global warming and immigration. #climatechange #healthcare #campaign #immigration #totallyagree #thedemocrats

Have Democrats forgotten?

1 year ago
Designer Charlotte Barnes Brings Old Charm to a Rhode Island Home

My piece for July addition of @CottagesGardens ... Designer Charlotte Barnes Brings Old Charm to a Rhode Island Home http://bit.ly/2SIaZiG

Family mementos, colorful fabrics and unique finds fill a Rhode Island getaway.

1 year ago
Opinion | Depressed? Here’s a Bench. Talk to Me.

This community effort to treat depression may not be perfect, but it’s a good start in dealing with a pervasive illness - depression. Sometimes just having someone to talk to, a compassionate person to listen to your problems is a step towards recovery http://bit.ly/FriendshipBenchWorkers

On the streets of New York, the city supports a program, first used in Zimbabwe, of having peers offer an ear to people who are suffering but are not in a position to seek professional therapy.