Elena Bowes

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

Stretch and I are renovating an apartment in Manhattan that began life as a squash court. If only we were squash players we could have just moved in with our racquets.  I am also redecorating a small flat in London, my home away from home. All this is to say that I have become a...

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1 day ago
A valedictorian thanked teachers in her speech. Then she went scorched earth.

I loved this honest valedictorian’s speech! There’s no sugar coating here. #NatalyBuhr chose her moment in the limelight to chastise the teaching staff who failed her and other their students. Very bold. https://wapo.st/2Ko5hBg #students #speech #theteaching #valedictorian

The San Diego high school senior called her counselor "unavailable," the office staff negligent and lambasted a teacher who was arrested at school.

6 days ago
Donald Trump’s Royal Treatment

As with the great, the good, and the downright villainous whom the Queen has hosted over the decades, the President was smoothly disarmed with smiles, small talk, and a banquet.
For anyone who missed President Trump’s state visit to London, Anthony Lane provides a humorous account. "Banquets with ‘an arsenal of cutlery, even dictators get flummoxed" and a straight jacket-like white waist coat ... See more

As with the great, the good, and the downright villainous whom the Queen has hosted over the decades, the President was smoothly disarmed with smiles, small talk, and a banquet.

4 weeks ago
A Woman Obsessed - Elena Bowes

Apartment renovation in Manhattan & London. Looking for Interiors Anonymous Group! Interior design new york #apartmentrenovation #newyork #london #interiordesign #decoration #design #style http://bit.ly/AWomanObsessed

Stretch and I are renovating an apartment in Manhattan that began life as a squash court. If only we were squash players we could have just moved in with our racquets. I am also redecorating a small flat in London, my home away from home. All this is to say that I have become a...