Elena Bowes

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

I've written for House & Garden UK, Architectural Digest, Town & Country and many more.

I am open to ideas for collaboration so please do get in touch. I have written about art and design, travel, books, films, fascinating people and sometimes less fascinating people, namely me. I write about what I see and feel in everyday life as a way to make sense of things, and hopefully, help others make sense of things too. Julia Child said that “You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.” I guess I’m just trying to know what I can, especially about the things I love.

Here are a few examples from some of the media titles I have written for:

Journalism credits


Spring 2021
Idyll Pursuits


November 2019
Local Flavor


September 2019
An English Story

The Women’s Room Blog

Feature writer, reporting on life in NYC after 30 years in London

Columbia College Today

I am on the board of Columbia Journalism School and have contributed to this quarterly title interviewing various  alumna about their intriguing life stories. I also am co-chair of the Alumni Board Development Committee at the Journalism School.

Tate Modern

I look forward to hearing from you. You can reach me via this site, or at elena@elenabowes.com