Elena Bowes

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

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Ponderings

April 2nd, 2020 | Ponderings

Love in the Time of Corona

I hate ethical dilemmas.  On the one hand, I have zero symptoms, I feel totally fine. On the other hand, Stretch has tested positive for Covid 19. On the one…

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February 16th, 2020 | Ponderings

60 is the new 40

I went to two 60th birthdays in England last week. Both quite off-piste and telling as far as birthdays go. One was organised by a woman, several months in advance,…

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February 4th, 2020 | Ponderings

Confessions of …

Let’s just say, this article did not surprise me. Not at all. You are welcome Amazon. Without my support, your  sales would have been flat as a pancake. I may be…

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May 20th, 2019 | Ponderings

A Woman Obsessed

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…

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April 20th, 2019 | Ponderings

Perfection is so over-rated

It’s a big year for me. Not only is it my 30th reunion of the Columbia Journalism School, but my daughter is getting married. At both events I will be required…

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