Elena Bowes

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

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December 18th, 2016 | Places

Clifford Street, a gem of a street

Blink and you might miss Mayfair’s Clifford Street, a gem among the marble palaces (Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Dior) that line the famous New Bond street. But the small, charming…

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April 18th, 2016 | PeoplePlaces

Three Lives Bookshop –

There are bookshops and there are bookshops. Three Lives & Company  on the corner of West 10th and Waverly Place falls under the latter category. The  much-loved, well-curated corner gem…

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April 13th, 2016 | PeoplePlaces

A Life In Buttons

The over-sized gold button has hung above this quirky, cosy shop on a tree-lined street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side for 52 years, proof that it is possible to make…

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