Elena Bowes

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

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ageing

August 5th, 2022 | Ponderings

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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January 22nd, 2022 | Ponderings

Turning Sixty

I remember when I was a freshman in college, my boyfriend’s parents came to visit. His mother must have been in her late 50’s at best. She told me she…

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March 1st, 2021 | Ponderings

Reflections by me

In addition to interviewing authors I love, I also am working on a collection of personal essays. Here’s the first one. I hope you enjoy it. Introduction: I will be…

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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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