Elena Bowes

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

Two months ago, I turned 60, and next month I will be a grandmother. (My daughter Kate below) These two milestones have contributed to a minor identity crisis. I’d like to say midlife crisis, but that ship has sailed. In my fifties chasing youth seemed ok. After all, 40 wasn’t that long ago. But at...

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April 26th, 2022 | Calling All Authors

Q&A with Wajahat Ali

I felt like that in these dark times, I needed to read something funny and Pakistani American Wajahat Ali is very funny. What I didn’t realise is how much I…

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March 17th, 2022 | Ponderings

Throwing Stretch Under the Bus, Again

“I’m dedicating this weekend to making a digital photo album for all our wedding celebrations,” Stretch informs me. I don’t say anything. We’re  driving to Old Greenwich in Connecticut. It’s…

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January 22nd, 2022 | Ponderings

Turning Sixty

I remember when I was a freshman in college, my boyfriend’s parents came to visit. His mother must have been in her late 50’s at best. She told me she…

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