Elena Bowes

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

I’ve never really understood Los Angeles. It’s one of those sprawling cities where I get very confused every time I visit. Where is the center? Where is the hole in the center? Where do the real people live? Does anyone ever walk here? Where are the cute neighborhoods, historic neighborhoods with houses from a bygone...

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March 31st, 2021 | Ponderings

Is Stretch My LeBron?

This morning as I was making my 2nd cup of coffee, I started to feel a bit peckish. I noticed there was only one banana on the kitchen counter. The…

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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.