Elena Bowes

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

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October 23rd, 2018 | Places

Off Season, On Island Escape

Last weekend Stretch and I went island hopping, from Manhattan to Nantucket. It was the perfect autumn escape – no people, decent weather, long walks, big fires and a lot…

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January 11th, 2018 | Places

Boot Camp with Mel, Me and the Moose

Some people are cold weather people. Others are not. I fall into the latter category. I have bad circulation, am an intermediate skier at best and look horrible in snow…

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July 1st, 2016 | People

John Derian, a Creative at Work and Play

Renowned designer John Derian made his first decoupage plates in his bedroom in Cambridge Massachusetts nearly thirty years ago. He got inspired after discovering  a box of unique antique prints in…

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