Vanessa Barcus Shares Her Go-To Goods
Vanessa Barcus, owner of Goldyn clothing and jewelry boutique in the Denver Highlands, divulges what she's loving lately.
It’s hard to call out just one. Kristen Hatgi Sink’s wet-plate photography is otherworldly, and I absolutely love the collage art by Mario Zoots. Laura Krudener also makes incredible abstract expressionist paintings.
Le Labo Santal 33 is my jam. I also love to carry a little Olo roller scent in my bag. They’re crafted from essential oils and are divine. Le Labo Santal 33, $175/1.7 ounces, at nordstrom.com; Olo, $45/9 milliliters, at Goldyn, Denver
I love Jonathan Adler’s funky, tongue-in-cheek style, and I especially dig the abstract Malachite dishes. $18–$98 each.
I am a veritable bag freak. My two go-to’s alternate between Building Block’s Minimalist Bucket Bag ($485, above) and Jerome Dreyfuss’ Twee Mini Cross Body ($575). Dreyfuss crafts the most beautiful, well-thought-out bags, with so many convenient pockets and even a little interior light. Both available at Goldyn, Denver
I just purchased a travel bag from local brand Topo Designs, which can work as both a carry-on bag and a backpack. Best travel purchase in a while.
If I’m a bag freak, I’m probably even more jewelry-obsessed. I love how Woods Fine Jewelry blends luxury with more organic and understated style. They also have a sense of humor with many of their designs (think diamond smiley-face pendant). At Goldyn, Denver
I’m a huge fan of antique Native American textiles, and luckily my friend Ian from Ruby + George has the best Navajo throws around. From $400.
If there’s any opportunity to support female empowerment and self-sufficiency in third-world countries, I’ll take it. Creative Women happens to make gorgeous tea towels, napkins and tablecloths working with female artisans in Ethiopia. $32 for a tea towel, Cedar & Hyde, Boulder.