Elena Bowes

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

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short breaks

February 16th, 2020 | Personal

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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September 22nd, 2017 | Places

What’s Cooking in New York this Autumn

Autumn in New York, the air is crisp, the sky a cloudless, cerulean blue, anything seems possible. It’s back to school, work, life. And entertainment. “The New Season” came out…

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September 30th, 2016 | People

Carmen Herrera – 101 and going strong

For most of her life Carmen Herrera’s pictures of vividly coloured geometric shapes went unobserved. The Cuban-American artist didn’t sell her first painting until she was 89. Now at 101…

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September 10th, 2016 | Places

Ola Barcelona & Mallorca

Well, the first night was a bit of a bomb.  Months before this trip to Barcelona and Mallorca with my boyfriend Stretch and his youngest son Will I had suggested…

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