Elena Bowes

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

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April 9th, 2023 | PersonalPlaces

Notes on Easter Day

I love my husband, I do. But Stretch challenges me in areas that I fear exceed my comfort zone. I’m talking about this Spanish pilgrimage hike, the Camino di Santiago…

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December 7th, 2022 | Personal

December Nerves

December, that jolly month, is always a tricky time for me. I recently saw something on Instagram that triggered my Martha Stewart insecurities —In this case a pair of bookcases.…

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August 5th, 2022 | Personal

Can a Sexagenarian Be Sexy?

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…

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