Elena Bowes

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

My friend Becky has recently opened an interiors shop in Westport, Connecticut. I work all the time. I never have a chance to exercise or do anything, Becky laughs. I love it. I’m totally passionate about it. Becky says she has noticed  that she’s not alone. As we women hit our fifties, with  no kids...

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These books spark joy: The bursting, beautiful shelves of famous bibliophiles

I love this article. While Marie Kondo is right that the power of de-cluttering one’s house, helps de-clutter one’s mind, I think people should be very careful about clearing out old books. My advice for what it's worth (not much, I know) is not to get rid of books that you loved, even if you’ve read them before because you might want to re-read them or just look at them, flip through them ... See more

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Opinion | The Best Restaurant if You’re Over 50

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It’s not just sex and sleep that change as you age. It’s supper.