Ann Benson Reidy: Her Favorite Things

Denver-based art curator and consultant Ann Benson Reidy shares her current favorites.


Fausto Santini is a new favorite. I bought mine at Vertu in Cherry Creek North. Lightweight and elegant, it’s neoprene-type material mixed with leather that is perfect for carrying my laptop and iPad ( My current crossbody handbag is by Marni and has two very accessible pockets for my keys and iPhone. Wonderful for travel! Bandolier bag, $1,400;

Andrew Gn design


Having four children, I like to have many go-to dresses that can be put on in a pinch. My new favorite designers are Christopher Kane and Andrew Gn. My old standby designers are Dries Van Noten, Pauw, The Row, and of course, J. Crew.,,


I usually don’t leave my house for work without a necklace or bracelet made by The Woods Fine Jewelry. Owner Shawn Hecox has built her small jewelry business into a force in the small boutique market. She’s so damn cool and fearless with her design.

Created by artist Ian Fisher


I currently adore the strength and uniqueness of Jamie Wyeth. I also love local artists who are represented here in Denver, such as  Ian Fisher, Wendi Harford, and Derrick Velasquez.,


I have loved my wildly comfortable and weatherproof Aquatalia boots for the past season. They have a short heel and can elevate the look of any outfit, be it a skirt, pant, or dress. Raine boot, $650;



I have to admit that I buy my fragrance from Whole Foods! A friend showed me the roll-on perfume sticks made by Pacifica, and now I keep one in my car, purse, and home for a fraction of the cost of a top-name fragrance. $12;


The Plimoth is a gem. The high-quality food and unique drinks are matched with servers who are professional, warm, and even remember our names. My favorite dish is Cracklin’ Chicken with the Deshler cocktail.


I am focusing on local designers who are fun and easy to work with…Conni Newsome and Ashley Larson from C + A Interiors bring a unique look to any space they create. Mikhail Dantes is a contemporary designer with a neutral palette and strong sense of design. Carolyn Morris knows how to put together a room.,,

From Topo Designs


I have a few stores in town that I love supporting, as they are small-business owners like me. Talulah Jones is special for children’s clothing/gifts, jewelry, and cards.
I also love Topo Designs in the RiNo district—a clothing/outdoor store with unique backpacks and camping accessories. 


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