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; 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.


In Bed’s linen sheets are dreamy and will last forever. $140–$200/sheet, Cedar & Hyde, Boulder.


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.

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Browse. Buy. Eat. Discover. See what's new and trending, plus tips for great local finds. CH&L editor at large Rebecca Gart shares her favorite discoveries from around the state of Colorado. 

A former reporter for The Daily Camera in Boulder, and writer/editor for InLine magazine and Delicious Living, Rebecca has also written for Cooking Light and Natural Health. She currently writes about what’s trending in home design, food, lifestyle, beauty and shopping for CH&L. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, snowshoeing, skiing, biking and playing tennis. She and her husband Ken have three children.

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