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:


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