Elena Bowes

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

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November 14th, 2014 | Places

How I Love a Good Pop-Up

One of my all time favourite design blogs, Remodelista, is holding a one day fair tomorrow (Saturday, November 15) at a terrific recently-opened interiors shop in north Mayfair called  The…

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November 7th, 2014 | Places

Mayfair Bejewels and Bedazzles

Mayfair just keeps getting more marvellous. I stopped in for a cappuccino at the brand new Maison Assouline on Piccadilly, a shop as luxurious and comforting as freshly pressed linen…

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June 13th, 2014 | Places

Ham Yard Heaven

Prepare to be dazzled by Firmdale’s latest, largest and boldest hotel, Ham Yard. From the huge bronze Tony Cragg sculpture  in the leafy courtyard to a Texan, solid maple, 1950’s…

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April 22nd, 2014 | Places

Half-Pipe Skates to Selfridges

At the moment, I am loving Selfridges. And not because of what’s in the store so much as what’s next door, namely England’s largest in-door skateboard park. As part of…

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Chilternist Choices

Next time you’re near Marylebone High Street, take a detour and check out Chiltern Street, my new favorite low-key, shopping street. Actually, it’s not that low-key because Andre Balazs’ Chiltern…

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