Elena Bowes

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

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February 28th, 2019 | Wanderings

Eloise and Weenie go to Durham

Last weekend I went to the cultural hub of Durham, NC to visit my beloved youngest Julia. For anyone who doesn’t follow me on Instagram (shame on you), I brought…

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October 23rd, 2018 | Wanderings

Off Season, On Island Escape

Last weekend Stretch and I went island hopping, from Manhattan to Nantucket. It was the perfect autumn escape – no people, decent weather, long walks, big fires and a lot…

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August 24th, 2018 | Wanderings

Sailing in the Big Blue Yonder

I can’t say I wasn’t warned. About a year ago my friend Jessica told me that she thought the toilets could be a stumbling block. Have you ever pumped one?’…

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November 11th, 2017 | Wanderings

Passage to India with Lisa Fine

Julia goes to Durham, I go to Delhi. That sounded so perfect last spring  when I was dreading my youngest child’s departure for college.The email from elite New York travel…

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October 16th, 2017 | PonderingsWanderings

Notes on Manhattan

Love seems to dictate where I live. I moved to London three decades ago to be with my then boyfriend. And I’m moving back across the Atlantic now for the…

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