Elena Bowes

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

There are a few authors that I don’t even need to know the title of their latest book, I’m a buyer. Donna Tartt (if only she published more frequently), Nora Ephron (if only she were still alive), Anne Lamott, Anne Patchett and Alice Munro, to name a few.  Curtis Sittenfeld made the list when I...

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11 months 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?

11 months 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.

11 months 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.